Dr. Valerie Aoki, a Salinas native, returned to her hometown to serve her community. She graduated from North Salinas High School, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Davis and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. Dr. Aoki is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Monterey Bay Dental Society. Dr. Aoki is married and has 2 children. She enjoys spending her free time traveling and spending time with family and friends.