Our Team

Progressive Health Dental

Dr. Ratto has been in the business of providing patients with quality dental and health care for over forty years. Because of this, he understands that high quality dentistry must go hand in hand with excellent patient care. This is why our goal is to make every visit to our office pleasant, efficient, and comfortable. We do this by using the best materials, the latest technology, and going above and beyond to educate you about your oral health. 

Dr. Michael Ratto, DDS

Dr. Michael RattoDDS

Born & raised in the wilds of San Francisco/Oakland bay area, Dr. Ratto graduated from University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 1975.He started a practice in San Leandro specializing in general reconstructive treatment.  Dr. Ratto moved his family to Turlock in 1981 to start a general practice among the beautiful orchards of the Central Valley. Passionate about the Oral Systemic Link, Dr. Ratto enjoys educating his patients on how their oral condition impacts their physical health. Because of this passion he has been able to travel to many parts of the world, experiencing the art, science, and whole health connections of dentistry. Dr. Ratto has extensive training in Gnathologic Orthopedics, Orthodontics, Esthetic & functional reconstruction, and implant prosthodontics. He has completed a residency in UOP in sleep medicine. Dr. Ratto is a member of ADA, CDA, Stanislaus Dental Society, and the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. Dr. Ratto has been blessed to help his patients and the community for over 40 years. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, bike riding, car racing, and spending quality time with his 4 grandchildren.

Theresa Sheppard, RDA - Administrative Practice Facilitator

 Theresa Sheppard, RDA - Administrative Practice Facilitator

Theresa has been with our practice for almost 3 years and is the administrative practice facilitator or Dr. Ratto’s “right hand.” She loves to teach, so her favorite part of her job is providing continual support and training for the team as well as the patients. Theresa is also very active in teaching and putting together educational training programs outside of the dental office. She lives in Oakdale, has three grown sons, and enjoys traveling and riding motorcycles with her husband in her free time. 

Margaret Oliveira, RDH

 Margaret Oliveira, RDH

Margaret has been a hygienist with our practice for 2 years. She received her BA from CSU Stanislaus and her AS from Fresno City College. Her favorite part of her job is helping patients with their oral health. In her free time, Margaret enjoys playing soccer and spending time with her family.

Cindy Oliver, RDH

 Cindy Oliver, RDH

Cindy has been with our practice for 12 years and counting! She received her AA in dental hygiene from Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene in Boston and her BS and MA in health sciences from Northeastern University. Cindy loves interacting with the patients and staff and truly enjoys helping people achieve optimum oral health. Cindy has lived in Turlock for 36 years, and she enjoys swing dancing, gardening, interior design, and shopping for antiques in her free time.

Allison Benton, RDA - Patient Coordinator

 Allison Benton, RDA - Patient Coordinator

Allison is our patient coordinator and has been with the practice for almost 8 years. She is from Modesto, CA and graduated in 2009 from MJC with an AS in dental assisting. Allison’s favorite part of her job is changing people's smiles and seeing the outcome after doing a full mouth reconstruction. She also enjoys helping patients feel comfortable during procedures. Allison currently lives in Riverbank with her husband of 10 years. She has one son, Aydin, and another on the way!

Megan Musselwhite, DA - Clinical Care Specialist

 Megan Musselwhite, DA - Clinical Care Specialist

Megan recently joined our practice as a clinical care specialist. She hails from Ripon, CA and received her training at Kaplan College. Her favorite part of her job is interacting with the patients and learning new and exciting things about dentistry every day! When she’s not at the dental office, she enjoys running and spending time with family and friends.

Farrah Wallace, RDA - Clinical Care Specialist

 Farrah Wallace, RDA - Clinical Care Specialist

Born and raised in Turlock, Farrah has been with the practice for 9 years as hygiene co-coordinator and clinical care specialist. She says that the best part of her job is the relationship that she builds with the patients. When not working, Farrah enjoys spending time with her husband camping and enjoying time with her family