John W. Bristow D.D.S

Changing the world, one smile at a time…
(707) 642-3319


Dr. Bristow

Dr. Bristow was born and raised in Vallejo, Graduating from Vallejo High School. He then attended UC Davis, Graduating with high honors in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fermentation Science. He then went to the University of Southern California, earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1979. He moved back to Vallejo later that year, and began his practice of Dentistry. A dentist for over 35 years, Dr. Bristow has always been a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and The Napa- Solano Dental Society. He has, over the years, volunteered his time at the Sister Ann’s Dental clinic for children as part of the National Children’s Dental health Month, and recently at CDA Cares in Vallejo for adults.
Stacks Image 462

Married to Beatrice, together they have six children, and five grandchildren, who are often at the house, or traveling with them on vacation. An Eagle Scout, Dr. Bristow volunteered his time on many outings with the Boy Scouts when his sons were in Scouting. He enjoys the great outdoors, especially hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, or just going for walks with his family. Dr. Bristow has always loved to garden, and with his wife Beatrice, maintains a large garden, complete with 30 fruit trees. Another passion they have is home wine making. They maintain a club with several friends, making wines that have won awards at several amateur wine competitions, including the California State Fair. Most of all, Dr. Bristow and his wife Beatrice love spending time with their family, whether it be a family dinner, or vacation.


I joined Dr. Bristow’s practice in 2001. I began my dental career as a registered dental assistant in 1981 and eventually started in the front office as well. I have 34 years experience in the dental field and am looking forward to many more years with this amazing team. When away I enjoy spending time with my family and the outdoors.
Stacks Image 1335
Stacks Image 1346

I joined Dr. Bristow’s practice in 2011 and have been in the dental field for 20 years. My husband and I have two boys and are kept busy with their passion for playing football and baseball. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to the movies, traveling and watching the 49ers PLAY!


I am fluent in Spanish and and have been with Dr. Bristow for over three years. My husband and I are both natives of Vallejo and continue to live and raise our three children here. I enjoy staying involved in my children’s activities. In my free time, I enjoy doing arts and crafts and baking. I have ten years of dental assisting experience and truly enjoy what I do. To provide the best service to our patient, I have completed and maintained my CPR and infection control certifications. along with annual continuing education classes. Over all, I love being part of Dr. Bristow’s team.
Stacks Image 1354
Stacks Image 1362

I’ve been working for Dr. Bristow for over two years. I reside in Vallejo and enjoy raising my family here. I’m married with two children and our favorite thing to do is cheer on our favorite teams which are the 49ers and the Giants. I’ve been dental assisting for two years now and what I love the most is interacting with all of our patients and assisting Dr. Bristow with the best care possible. I have certifications in radiation safety, infection control, and CPR. Working for Dr. Bristow has brought much joy for me and my family.

Mary graduated from UCSF dental hygiene program in 2004 and has been practing dental hygiene with Dr. Bristow since 2006. She is friendly and dedicated to providing her patients with a comfortable and pleasant experience during all of their visits. Mary came to the United States with her family when she was hight years old and is now living in Concord with her husband, daughter and son. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.
Stacks Image 1382
Stacks Image 1370

Esther has been practicing with Dr. Bristow for eighteen + years. She started as a registered dental assistant for Dr. Bristow but has obtained her registered dental hygiene degree from Santa Rosa Community College in 2012. She has joined our dental hygiene team since her graduation and our patients love to have her back. Esther also works for the Winters Community Clinic in Winters, CA.; as well as in a periodontal office in San Rafael. her professional skills and enthusiasm are great assets to our practice. She is fluent in Spanish and she loves hiking with her husband and three children.


Lisa started working for Dr. Bristow in 1988 at the front desk. I left for 2 years in the mid 1990’s to obtain my degree as a registered dental hygienist. I immediately returned to the practice where I have worked for Dr. Bristow and Dr. Gordon ever since. I have thoroughly enjoyed treating 3 generations of patients over the many years of working here. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, biking, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Stacks Image 1375