Our Doctors

Meet Dr. John Van, DDS

Dr. Van was born and raised in the Bay Area and has remained in the community for most of his life. He received a full academic scholarship to the University of California, Los Angeles, for outstanding achievement in high school. After earning his BS in psychobiology, he attended one of the top clinical dental training programs in the country at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

Dr. Van’s true passion for dentistry shines through in his volunteer work. He is a volunteer with Operation Smile, a medical charity providing dental, cleft lip, and palate repair surgeries to children around the world. With this altruistic background, Dr. Van brings an extraordinary amount of compassion and empathy to his patients. His humanitarian work is what brought him to join Dental Arts of Mountain View, where Dr. Van provides care to the community he knows and loves.

Dr. Van has been placing implants and providing cosmetic dentistry since 2011. He is an outstanding clinician who brings expertise in CEREC cad-cam dentistry, endodontics, implant dentistry, and oral surgeries for our patients.

Meet Dr. Ratna Indah, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Ratna Indah, graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine with honors; she was an intern at The Gelb TMJ Center and a tutor during her dental school years. She has attained Fellowship Status with the Academy of General Dentistry; to earn Fellowship in the AGD, dentists must take more than 500 hours of education courses in various disciplines.  Candidates must also pass a rigorous exam before the award is then presented in a formal ceremony.  Ratna Indah, Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique, FAGD is one of only 6 percent of general dentists who have achieved this honor.  To learn more about this award or the AGD, visit www.agd.org.

Dr. Indah believes in a proactive, preventative approach to dental care, as an active member of International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), she is also passionate about the whole-body approach in her dentistry

Dr. Ratna Indah is proudly the first dentist in the Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, San Jose area to be SMART Certified (Smart Amalgam Removal Technique) and is an Accreditation Candidate through the AIAOMT. SMART-certification signifies that a dentist has completed the AIAOMT’s educational program related to dental amalgam mercury removal. To learn more about SMART and to see videos of SMART being applied in practice, visit www.thesmartchoice.com.

She regularly takes Continuing Education courses to keep up with advances in dentistry such as Invisalign, TMJ, Advanced Laser Therapy, Comprehensive Implant Restoration, and sleep apnea alternatives to CPAP. She is a passionate supporter of airway centric facial growth and has passionately advocated for Myofunctional Therapy, Breastfeeding Education, and Tethered Oral Tissue/Tongue Tie intervention. She works closely with Myofunctional Therapists, Epigenetics Orthodontics Practitioners, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Nutritionists, and other Allied Health Professionals that support whole-body health.

Dr. Indah enjoys cooking and traveling the world with her family. Her favorite vacation spots are Bali, Netherlands, and Australia. Dr. Indah treats every patient with respect, honesty, and compassion, as she would treat a friend or family member. She will customize your plan to meet your unique wants and goals. Dr. Indah looks forward to helping you achieve a brilliant and healthy smile for life!

Meet Dr. Davis Beckstead

Dr. Davis Beckstead is a Bay Area native who grew up in Los Altos and is a third-generation dentist in his family. Dr. Beckstead graduated from the prestigious University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco where he excelled in clinical dentistry.

He takes great pride in educating his patients in the importance of oral health. Dr. Beckstead had the opportunity to volunteer at “CDA Cares” before dental school which provides free dental care to underserved communities. This is where he found a passion to help those that are in need and has continued that throughout his career.

Dr. Beckstead and his wife Johnna have two children- they keep him busy when he is not in the office. Dr. Beckstead loves to golf, bike, and ski in his free time.

Meet Dr. Rodney B. Norling

Dear Friends and Patients,

As you know, I have been on a leave of absence from the practice of dentistry since March 1 of this year. I underwent mostly successful back surgery, a life-saving coronary artery stent procedure to correct a major blockage that I didn’t even know existed, and was blessed to be able to care for my mother in our home during hospice, as she was able to live out the final months of her life with her family close by. It has been a time of reflection and gratitude for all that my family and I have been blessed with. One of the richest blessings has been the honor of being able to be a partner in your dental health and to be enriched through our friendships as well. I continually feel as though I have been a small part of each of your lives and families and not just a dental provider.

When I chose to merge our dental practice with Dental Arts of Mountain View, I knew that back surgery was in my future and that I could be completely confident in their commitment to continuing quality dental care while I recuperated. I had hoped that I would be able to return although I envisioned it being with a reduced schedule. Unfortunately, my back surgeon has been less enthusiastic about my return to practicing dentistry. He projects that I would be in pain again, possibly within a year after returning, requiring another more aggressive surgery. He projects that if I step away, I may be relatively pain-free for 10+ years. After more than 40 years of practicing dentistry, it is time to retire. This has been a much harder decision and taken more time than I thought it would, but it is time to move on to retirement so that Mary Anne and I can enjoy as much time as possible with our children, their families, and especially our grandchildren. Again, I will miss each of you and am so grateful for your trust in us all these years. I hope you know that I have that same trust in the doctors and team at Dental Arts. Dr. Van, Dr. Indah, and Dr. Beckstead are all extremely talented and ethical clinicians. The support staff is equally talented and welcoming. They were a joy to work with while I was there (Natalie and Carmen continue to work in the office and look forward to continuing your care). My confidence is evidenced by the fact that Mary Anne and I are still going there for our own dental treatment when we are in the Bay Area. Rosie or Cassy would be happy to help you with any scheduling needs or answer any questions. I know that each of you will continue to receive the highest level of care moving forward. If you just want to stay in touch, I would love to hear from you or can try to answer any questions you have as best I can via email at [email protected] With the deepest gratitude, I wish each of you all success, happiness, and of course good dental health in the future!

Thank you again for your trust and friendship!

Rodney B. Norling, DDS
105 South Drive, Suite# 200
Mountain View, CA 94040
650-684-1875

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