Meet the Petaluma Dentist Team

Mission Statement

It is our belief that each person is unique and of great worth.  Therefore, it is our goal to treat every patient and each other with the utmost of care and respect.  We are committed to partnering with our patients to establish long-term relationships.

We are dedicated to integrity and excellence in everything that we do.  It is our goal to share with our patients, the value we place in quality dentistry and optimum oral health.  We strive for an exceptional experience in our office.  We are grateful to work in a field that allows us to educate and serve people.


tralebroudyTrale Broudy, RDH:
Trale graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College’s Dental Hygiene Program in 2010 and has been working for Dr. Kjeldsen since. His primary concern is always for the patient’s health and he works hard to make sure that each patient receives optimal care. Trale is also an adjunct faculty instructor in the SRJC’s dental programs and a board member of the Redwood Dental Hygienists’ Society. As a former professional baker, Trale founded the Village Bakery in Sebastopol and now enjoys baking as a hobby. He lives in Sebastopol with his wife, two daughters and dog.


Soha Leach, Office Manager:dentist petaluma
Soha Leach joined Dr. Kjeldsen’s team in August of 2018, returning to the workforce after a long hiatus spent as a stay-at-home mom raising her three daughters. She has a bachelors degree in business from McMaster University in the greater Toronto area.

In her spare time, she enjoys baking and volunteering with various organizations that reach underserved portions of the community.


Sarah Good, Front Office Coordinator : Dentist petaaluma

Sarah was adopted from China as an infant and raised in Sonoma County. For eight years she lived in Florida where she earned her MFA in Studio Art and Illustration. It was there that she worked for five years as an illustrator for A Beka Books Publishing and briefly instructed art classes.  In 2015, she moved to Flagstaff, Arizona for a few years before making her way back to Sonoma County.

In her spare time, Sarah is teaching and creating art. Her favorite pastimes include enjoying culinary delights, traveling to new places, and cuddling her 14 lb. miniature golden doodle named Meili.


Bella Esponda, Dental Assistant :

Ysabella, aka Bella, grew up in Petaluma and joined our team in November of 2016. She has an Associate of Arts Degree in Merchandise Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Bella hopes to further her dental career by becoming a hygienist one day. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and getting outside.



Whitney Kjeldsen :dentist petaluma

Dr. Kjeldsen’s wife, Whitney, worked in the travel industry until they opened the dental practice in 1996. She was the Office Manager until they started a family in 1999. Whitney stayed home with the boys and worked for the office from behind the scenes. In 2017, Whitney decided to return to the travel industry, now having over 25 years of travel and planning experience. Designs For Travel is a website and blog, helping people travel with detailed itineraries, travel tips, and packing guides!

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