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A special advertising section. The Sacramento region is fortunate to have health care professionals who continuously strive to attain ever-higher levels of patient satisfaction through a blend of the latest technologies and careful listening. 

Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern CA 

Suzanne L. Kilmer, M.D. 

FOCUS: Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery specializing in lasers, injectables, skin cancer surgery and plastic surgery. With over 40 lasers and devices on-site, we have the ability to provide comprehensive care that is customized to the individual patient. EDUCATION: Medical Degree-UCD School of Medicine. Internship, Residency, Chief Resident- UCD School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology. Clinical & Research Fellow in Cutaneous Laser Surgery-Harvard Medical School Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine. AFFILIATIONS: American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), American Academy of Dermatology, AMA, AOA Medical Honor Society. HONORS: Elected to American Dermatological Association 2011. Elected to ASDS Board of Directors 2009. ASLMS: Board of Directors 1998-2001, President 2002, Presidential citation for excellence in research and education with cutaneous lasers 2010, and Ellet Drake Lectureship Award 2009. Honoree Sturge Webber Foundation 2008. GREATEST PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Three wonderful children. GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: First and only female president of ASLMS. WHAT SETS THEM APART: Unsurpassed patient care and groundbreaking research including over 120 FDA clinical trials that have led to innovations in the treatment of wrinkles, scars, vessels, birthmarks, tattoos and hair removal including the landmark studies for Laser Resurfacing, Thermage, Fraxel and Coolsculpting. CHARITABLE WORK: Shriners Hospitals for Children, Physicians for Hope, New Beginnings: Radiation Mark Removal Program, Gang Tattoo Removal Program. ADVICE: The truth always wins. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

3835 J Street, Sacramento • (916) 456-0400 • lasercenter@skinlasers.comwww.skinlasers.com 

From left to right: Marla McClaren, M.D.; Susan Silva, M.D.; James Rosing, M.D.; Suzanne Kilmer, M.D.; Rebecca Sprague, NP-C; Vera Chotzen M.D.; Stefani Kappel, M.D.

Dr. Kelly Giannetti 

Dr. Thais Booms 

Orthodontics for Children and Adults 

FOCUS: Orthodontics for children and adults. We are committed to providing patients with impeccable care in both a state-of-the-art and friendly environment. We begin orthodontic treatment with children as early as age 7. EDUCATION: Dr. Giannetti’s degrees include a B.S., Physiology, UC Davis; D.M.D. and M.P.H., Harvard School of Medicine; and an Orthodontist Speciality Certificate, UCSF. Dr. Booms’ degrees include DDS from Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil and an Orthodontist Specialty Certificate, U of Michigan. Both doctors are Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics—the highest form of professional accolades in their field, which only a handful of orthodontic specialists attain. NOTABLE PRACTICE INNOVATION: We are recognized as an “Elite Provider” of Invisalign, placing our practice among the top in the nation. We also use scanning technology to avoid messy impressions and to increase accuracy. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Giannetti & Booms Orthodontics serves patients in two Sacramento-area locations. 

2650 21st Street, Ste. 8, Sacramento • (916) 452-3584 

2101 Stone Blvd., Ste. 130, West Sacramento • (916) 452-3584

Kaufman & Clark 

Plastic Surgery 

FOCUS: Our focus is aesthetic plastic surgery for breast enhancement, post-pregnancy and weight loss, and comprehensive facial rejuvenation. EDUCATION: Dr. Kaufman went to Harvard for Medical School and Stanford for his Plastic Surgery Residency. Dr. Clark went to Wayne State University for Medical School and Stanford for her Plastic Surgery Residency. Both are Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only Board recognized by the American Board of Medical Examiners. WHAT SETS US APART: Our practice is built around patients who we consider our “extended family”. They are moms looking to get their bodies back to their pre-pregnancy look, men and women who have lost a lot of weight after bariatric surgery or diet and exercise, or patients who just want to look refreshed. We follow our patients closely and hold their hand through their entire experience with us. OFF-HOUR ACTIVITIES: Both Drs. Kaufman and Clark spend their off hours with their families—chasing their kids, skiing in Tahoe, and spending time with friends. CHARITABLE WORK: Both doctors have spent time in their Residency Programs and Fellowship providing free surgery to children overseas. Dr. Kaufman continues to go overseas each year with an organization called Medical Mission for Children, providing life-changing surgeries to children and adults in third world countries who have cleft lips, palates, or disfiguring burns. Dr. Clark currently donates her time to the Sutter Craniofacial Clinic twice a year, seeing similar patients from the Sacramento region who have facial anomalies and syndromes. ADVICE: “If there is no wind…row.” 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

2220 East Bidwell Street, Folsom • (916) 983-9895 • www.thenaturalresult.com 

Daniel L. Monahan, M.D. 

SPECIALTY: Board Certified in General Surgery and Phlebology, specializing in treatment of vein disorders. EDUCATION: UC Davis, BA, Zoology, 1976. Medical School: University of Hawaii, 1981, M.D. Memberships: American Venous Forum; American College of Surgeons, American College of Phlebology. PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Marrying my wife, adopting my kids. Spearing a 100+ lbs. grouper while free-diving in Baja. (These are ‘gifts’ more than ‘achievements’.) PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Published a research project which changed the understanding of varicose veins and treatment. Innovations: I treat varicose and spider veins in stages, reducing the amount and cost, resultant problems and improving results. All the most current knowledge and technology are used in our evaluation and treatment of patients with venous disorders. BEDSIDE MANNER: Patients frequently say ours is the friendliest medical office they have ever been to. We treat people personally, with compassion, and the best possible evaluation and treatment. OFF HOURS: Golf, fly-fishing, reading. CHARITABLE WORK: Long-time member of the area YoungLife committee; participate in YoungLife activities. Lead adult Sunday school classes at Valley Springs Church. ADVICE: Varicose veins and spider veins are abnormal. When treatment is called “cosmetic”, it doesn’t mean “vanity.” It’s not vanity to dislike the appearance of abnormal veins. They get worse over time if not treated. You’ll be happy you had them treated. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Monahan Vein Center 

1211 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Ste.120, Roseville 

(916) 791-8346 (VEIN) • Veinfocus.com 

 

Ash Vasanthan, DDS, MS 

Roseville Periodontics and Implants 

FOCUS AND SPECIALTY: Dr. Ash Vasanthan and his team work closely with patients and their Dentists to help save teeth, improve oral and overall health, appearance, and quality of life. With an emphasis on “Oral Care Beyond Teeth®” patients can count on conservative yet advanced surgical techniques and bone grafting methods. CREDENTIALS: As the Sacramento areas only Periodontist certified by 2 boards, one from the American Board of Periodontology and the second from the American Board of Oral Implantology, Dr. Vasanthan has been in private practice for over ten years. Previously, he held a five year full time teaching position at the University of Missouri Kansas City before moving to California. He has lectured at several national and international meetings. PERSONAL: Dr. Vasanthan resides and practices in Roseville. He enjoys spending time with his family and taking care of his two young children. He is actively engaged in facilitating study clubs focused on educating dental professionals on oral health and dental implants. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Perio Specialist 

1420 E. Roseville Parkway, Roseville 

(916) 788-1114 

www.rosevillePerio.com 

Jonathan M. Sykes, M.D. 

Travis T. Tollefson, M.D., F.A.C.S. 

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 

FOCUS: The UC Davis Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery group helps patients improve the way they look and feel about their appearance through plastic surgery, minimally invasive procedures and non-surgical treatments. Under the direction of former American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery President, Jonathan Sykes, M.D., the department serves patients of all ages, helping to improve the skin and facial structures, reverse the signs of aging, and correct functional difficulties. Dr. Sykes and Dr. Tollefson specialize in cosmetic surgery of the face. CHARITABLE WORK: Both Dr. Sykes and Dr. Tollefson are deeply involved with numerous charitable organizations. They often travel abroad on humanitarian missions to provide pro bono surgeries, primarily for those with cleft lips and palates or other genetic deformities. Serving these children in need has been Dr. Sykes’ and Dr. Tollefson’s greatest professional privilege. WHAT SETS THEM APART: The hallmark of the practice is creating a natural appearance, avoiding the “operated on” look of exaggerated features or pulled skin. The goal is to achieve a proportional balance between features for a definite, but subtle, enhancement. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

UC Davis Medical Center • 2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 6206, Sacramento 

(916) 734-2347 • www.sykesfacialsurgery.com • www.drtravistollefson.com

Sacramento Spa Dentistry 

Dr. Jack Harouni, DDS 

FOCUS: By establishing the first dental spa in the area back in 2003, Dr. Jack Harouni and his wife, Hilda Sadigh, RDH, are the pioneers in the field of comfort dentistry for Sacramento residents. EDUCATION: Dr. Harouni is a graduate of one of the premier dental schools in the nation, The University of Southern California. EXPERIENCE: Along with his long-term, amazing team, Dr. Harouni has over 28 years of experience in general, cosmetic and implant dentistry. HOW SACRAMENTO SPA DENTISTRY STANDS OUT: With a full-time Certified Massage Therapist on staff, Sacramento Spa Dentistry offers complimentary spa services, such as head and neck massage, TMJ release and paraffin wax treatment before, during or after dental procedures. LAST NOTES: Centrally located with ample parking and a fountain garden, Sacramento Spa Dentistry offers patients a truly unique experience. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Dr. Jack Harouni, DDS 

2441 Garfield Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608 

916-484-1199 • www.SACSPADENTISTRY.COM 

info@sacspadentistry.com 

Andrea Willey, M.D. 

Surgical & Aesthetic Dermatology 

FOCUS: Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgery and aesthetic dermatology. EDUCATION: UCSF School of Medicine, Internship Yale, Dermatology University of Minnesota, Advanced Dermatologic Surgery at OHSU. HONORS: UC Regents Scholar, Frank H. Buck Scholar. WHAT SETS HER APART: Dr. Willey is a uniquely talented Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgeon and leader in aesthetic dermatology with expertise in laser surgery, facial and body contouring, and minimally invasive aesthetic surgery. INNOVATIONS: Advancing techniques in dermatologic surgery and expanding laser and light technology for restoring youth and preventing skin cancer. AFILLIATIONS: Fellow ACMS, ASDS, ASLMS, AAD. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

2277 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Suite 402 

Sacramento, CA 95825 

T 916-922-SKIN F 916-922-MOHS 

www.andreawilleymd.com 

skin@andreawilleymd.com

Jeff Little, D.D.S 

FOCUS: General and Cosmetic Dentistry for children and adults. EDUCATION: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco. PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Having a wonderful wife and a 6 year old who keeps us laughing all day long. INNOVATIONS: New digital 3D x-ray machine which allows us to take images without putting anything inside your mouth; using a fraction of the radiation as compared to film. CHAIRSIDE MANNER: I focus on creating a relaxing atmosphere with laughing gas, massaging chairs, paraffin wax for your hands and sedation dentistry. FREE ADVICE: We understand walking through the front door of a dental office is difficult; we are there to help and make it as comfortable as possible. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: New patients and emergencies are always welcome. All phases of dentistry are available from cleanings to creating your dream smile. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

344 Placerville Drive, Suite 19, Placerville 

(530) 626-9127 

www.jefflittledds.com 

jefflittledds@gmail.com 

Dentistry For Children 

Janice R. Work, D.D.S. 

FOCUS: Pediatric Dentistry with an emphasis on the disabled and special needs patients. EDUCATION: BA, MFA Brigham Young University, DDS Georgetown University School of Dentistry, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry UNMC. HONORS: Maimonides Scholarship Georgetown University, Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentists, Life Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentists PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Sacramento Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric dentists, American Board of Pediatric Dentists’ College of Diplomats. Member of Sutter Health Cleft Palate Panel. WHAT SETS US APART: Dr. Work and her team are experienced and trained to work with all children, including special needs and disabled children. To make the patients more at ease the office was designed with a friendly atmosphere. There are video games, large TV’s, legos and comfortable chairs for the children and parents. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

9045 Bruceville Road, Suite 180 

Elk Grove, CA 95758 

(916) 683-PEDO (7336) 

drjanwork.com 

Daniel K. Woodson, D.D.S., Inc. 

FOCUS: We are a family and cosmetic dental practice, celebrating our 26th year of serving the community of Foresthill and beyond. We take a holistic approach to dentistry, focusing on the whole person, not just their teeth. Our professional and friendly staff members seek to meet our patients at their point of need, welcoming them into our family atmosphere and designing individualized treatment plans that will help them feel good about their smiles. WHAT SETS THEM APART: Sometimes the smallest things can make a big difference. Whether cosmetic makeovers, implants, or Invisalign braces, our practice specializes in providing leading-edge dentistry in a comfortable environment that attracts patients from the “big city” as well as from our small mountain town. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

24400 Main St., Foresthill, CA 95631 • (530) 367-2250 • www.foresthilldentist.com • foresthilldentist@yahoo.com

David B. Miller, DDS, LVIM MAGD MICCMO 

FOCUS: General Dental Practice with an emphasis on Implant, Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry; plus TMJ and Sleep Apnea. Our holistic approach provides exceptional dentistry in a caring and modern environment. Our team offers a high-tech, yet high-touch approach to dentistry. EDUCATION AND HONORS: With over 4500 hours of advanced dental training, Dr. Miller has earned Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry. He is one of only 25 dentists worldwide to earn Mastership honor from the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). Dr. Miller has been treating TMJ and snoring/sleep apnea for over 25 years. He is Northern California’s only Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain, American Board of Craniofacial Pain and the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Miller teaches an Orofacial Pain course at LVI and teaches in the Full Mouth Reconstruction course. He has spoken at national and international dental meetings and published a number of clinical papers. NOTABLE PRACTICE FEATURE: Dr. Miller and his team provide comprehensive general dental services to patients of all ages from the young to the young at heart. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

1269 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, CA 95747 • (916) 786-4865 • www.hightechsmiles.com

 

Courtyard Dental Care 

FOCUS: General Dental Care for patients of all ages. Preventive care is our goal, but when needed our doctors are all very experienced in Restorative, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. EDUCATION: Dr. Steve Holm & Dr. Stacey Holm are graduates of UCSF Dental School and Dr. Michelle Inouye is a graduate of Georgetown University Dental School. All of our doctors continue to train at highly regarded academies like Spear Institute so they can offer their patients the best care using the most current technology. MEMBERSHIPS: American Dental Association, California Dental Association & Sacramento District Dental Society WHAT SETS THEM APART: We care about our patients and it shows in that we remember your name & take time to listen to your concerns. We won’t try to sell you anything, but educate you & work together to achieve your goals. Your comfort is always a priority. We even send you home with a fresh baked cookie. NOTABLE PRACTICE INNOVATIONS: Courtyard Dental Care was among the first to offer porcelain crowns in one visit applying our extensive experience with CEREC® technology. They are also certified with many years of experience using Invisalign® the modern wireless technology for straightening teeth. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Roseville Office Auburn Office 

2231 Douglas Blvd. 11990 Heritage Oak Pl. 

(916) 784-6300 (530) 823-2568 

www.CourtyardDentalCare.com 

Dr. Charles Newens 

Charles Newens, D.D.S. 

FOCUS: Dr. Newens is an experienced, highly skilled General Dentist in Carmichael, CA. He provides innovative solutions for patients seeking to rebuild their smiles through implants, crowns and bridges. EDUCATION: UC Berkeley (undergrad 1992) and University of Pacific Dental School 1995. AWARDS/ HONORS: Peer voted Top Dentist 2011 -2014 in Sacramento magazine. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS: American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Sacramento District Dental Society. greatest personal achievement: Marrying my wife and raising 2 beautiful daughters. GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Serving and supporting the men and women of the US Army. Building smiles to numerous patients. OFF-HOURS: Hiking, Basketball and Family. CHARITABLE WORK: Serving the dental needs of homeless at Sacramento Homeless Connect events. NOTABLE MENTIONS: Dr. Newens currently is a passionate clinical instructor at Carrington College of California Dental Hygiene School. In addition, he is a dental products evaluator for a major dental technology company and Dental Board of California Subject Matter Expert. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

3609 Mission Ave. #E, Carmichael 

(916) 332-9240 

www.drnewens.com 

Lawrence W. Chu DDS & Michael B. Chu DDS 

Patient Dental 

FOCUS: We are committed to delivering excellent dental care using modern techniques and materials in a friendly, patient focused environment. EDUCATION: Dr. Michael’s education: UC Irvine undergraduate, UC San Francisco School of Dentistry Dr. Chu’s education: UC Davis undergraduate, UC San Francisco School of Dentistry AWARDS: Best of Sacramento Awards for Dentistry (2013, 2014, 2015) by Sacramento Business Recognition, Inclusion in the 2015 database of Top Dentists PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/ AFFILIATIONS: American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Sacramento District Dental Society (Dr. Chu & Dr. Michael) Dr. Michael is a member of the Spear Education Faculty Club INNOVATIONS: CEREC same day crowns, Digital X-rays, Digital Photography, and Patient Comforts including Massage Chairs & Apple TV units WHAT SETS US APART: Our whole practice is built around the idea that the patient comes first! We have built our new state of the art facility with the Patient Experience as the focal point. OFF HOURS: Dr. Chu loves to cook when he’s not in the office. Dr. Michael is an avid sports fan and can usually be found watching or playing sports when not in the office. CHARITABLE WORK: Both doctors are supporters of the CDA foundation and Dr. Chu volunteers at CDA Cares to provide dental care for those in need. ADVICE: Think about what your dental goals are. Modern Comprehensive Dentistry has changed what is now possible for Patients. We invite you to experience what Modern Dentistry has to offer. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

9180 Harbour point Dr. #101, Elk Grove, CA. 95758 

(916) 478.0101 • (916) 478.0103 (Fax) 

www.PatientDental.com • frontdesk@patientdental.com

Anna Sri, DDS 

Roseville Smiles, Family and 

Cosmetic Dentistry 

FOCUS AND SPECIALTY: At Roseville Smiles, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Anna Sri engages her diverse experience to provide preventive, comprehensive and cosmetic dental care including sedation dentistry for patients of all ages. Her gentle approach, with confidence, helps the most anxious of patients. She listens and partners with each patient to design a customized treatment plan. She and her team take pride in their “Your smile…Your style™” motto as they believe a healthy smile is always in style. EDUCATION: Dr. Sri graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Kansas City to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with special recognition from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Thereafter, she moved to California to enjoy her career in corporate and independent practices before opening her Roseville Office. PERSONAL: When she is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children who are 8 and 5. She is an active parent at her children’s school, volunteering for their classroom activities. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

729 Sunrise Ave, Ste 102, Roseville, CA 95661 

(916) 781-3737 www.rosevillecasmiles.com 

Kendall Homer, D.M.D 

Eric Grove, D.D.S. 

FOCUS: General Dentistry, including cosmetics, implant restoration, and emergency dental care. EDUCATION: Dr. Homer completed his B.A. at Sacramento State and earned his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from Washington University. Dr. Grove received a B.S. from Pacific Union College and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Drs. Homer and Grove belong to the ADA/CDA/SDDS. Dr. Grove is also an active participant in the SDDS. WHAT SETS THEM APART: Dr. Homer’s and Dr. Grove’s patients’ appreciation is evident in client loyalty, with 40-year plus patients bringing their children and grandchildren in for treatment. CHARITABLE WORK: Dr. Homer supports Save Ourselves, an organization that provides counseling and peer support to people living with breast cancer. Dr. Grove has participated in overseas dental mission trips and also participates in the Smiles for Big Kids program in Sacramento. FREE ADVICE: Studies have linked diabetes, heart disease and stroke to gum disease. Oral health is a significant part of overall well-being. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Kendall Homer D.M.D / Eric Grove D.D.S 

9216 Kiefer Blvd., Suite 5, Sacramento 

(916) 363-9171 

www.rosemontfamilydentalcare.com 

dentist@rosemontfamilydentalcare.com

Kids Care Dental – Elk Grove 

Scott Thompson, D.D.S. 

FOCUS: Dr. Scott Thompson is an enthusiastic and devoted pediatric dentist in the Sacramento area who is passionate about engaging kids and parents for a lifetime of oral health. PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS: He received his DDS degree from University of California, San Francisco and then went on for an advanced degree in pediatric dentistry from the school shortly after. Dr. Thompson has been helping kids with their oral health for over 40 years, and is now Chief Dental Officer at Kids Care Dental, guiding a network of practices and dentists to new levels of trusted care. WHAT SETS US APART: With over 11 years of dedication to kids at Kids Care Dental, Dr. Thompson uses his passion to provide high quality, patient-focused care to all kids at Kids Care Dental. One of his favorite features is our approach to patient care and families. At Kids Care Dental, parents are encouraged to sit with their children during treatment. This closeness helps everyone relax and facilitates a healthy, trusting relationship between patients and the team. While focused on superb service and highest quality care, he and his staff at Kids Care also make sure each kid has a fun and positive experience in a very kid friendly environment. PERSONAL INTERESTS: He enjoys the adventure of exploring nature and trying different foods. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, American Dental Association, California Dental Associations, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

9565 Laguna Springs Dr., Elk Grove, CA 95758 

844.616.KIDS(5437) 

KidsCareDental.com

Michael O’Brien, DDS 

Michael O’Brien, D.D.S. 

FOCUS: Comprehensive family dentistry with an emphasis on personalized preventive care. Dr. O’Brien offers full-scope dental care for all ages. EDUCATION: Graduated with honors UC Berkeley. Graduated top five of UCSF School of Dentistry with awards for clinical excellence and academic achievement. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Active member of ADA, CDA, SDDS and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Fraternity. PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Part of a community of loving family and friends. PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Long term relationships with patients, staff and colleagues. OFF HOURS: Enjoy time outdoors: hike, bike, wake surf, ski and enjoy sunsets. ADDITIONAL CHARITABLE WORK: Annual volunteer dentist in Guatemala since 2010 and local volunteer with CDA Cares clinic. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

925 Secret River Drive, Suite C 

Sacramento, CA. 95831 

916-391-9200 

www.michaelobriendds.com 

info@michaelobriendds.com 

Uzra L. Khursand, D.D.S. 

Sunriver Dental Care 

FOCUS: A combination of cosmetic and sedation dentistry training allows Dr. Khursand to perform standard and complex dental treatments in the most comfortable and relaxing environment. Sunriver Dental Care provides dental implant restoration, all porcelain crowns and veneers, and Invisalign. The practice provides high quality dentistry in oral health, smile preservation, and cosmetic smile enhancement. EDUCATION: Dr. Khursand graduated from the West Virginia School of Dentistry, and completed her residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at New York University. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, and affiliated with several dental organizations. WHAT SETS HER APART: Dr. Khursand’s all-female staff provides a woman’s gentle touch for patients of all ages, and treats every patient like an extended family member. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

2200 Sunrise Blvd., Suite 100 

Gold River, CA 95670 

Phone: (916) 635-1191 

Fax: (916) 635-7432 

sunriverdentalcare.com 

sunriverdentalcare@gmail.com

Arden Dental Care 

FOCUS: You! At Arden Dental Care we help you determine what matters most to you. Our caring team assists you in discovering your dental conditions so that you make the right treatment decisions for yourself. You and your family will have cutting edge technology and expertise available including porcelain crowns, bridges, white fillings, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign orthodontics, veneers, Smile Makeovers, DVD movie goggles, implant crowns, Zoom whitening, laser technology, and oral conscious sedation for anxious patients. See our on-line reviews to see what patients are saying about us. EDUCATION: Michael S. Boyce, DDS-B.S. U.C. Davis; M.S. Arizona State University; Doctor of Dental Surgery-U.C. San Francisco, Graduate of Northern California Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry, Advanced Concepts in Cosmetic Dentistry; Oral Conscious Sedation certified, Invisalign INNOVATIONS: Your anxiety issues can be addressed through oral conscious sedation and our comforting team. Excellent financing plans are available to make your dream smile affordable. Priority appointments can be arranged to meet your busy schedule. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

1832 Avondale Avenue, Suite 1, Sacramento CA, 95825 

www.ardendentalcare.com • (916) 481-2001

Viren R. Patel, DDS 

FOCUS: Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. We have a great team that helps to cultivate the patient focused environment we have in our practice. Our patients are like an extended family. EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS: University of London Dental School, Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS: Board of Directors of Sacramento District Dental Society; Delegate to the California Dental Association. GREATEST PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT: My family. GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Graduating from the Pankey Institute which has allowed me to offer my patients the highest level of care. INNOVATIONS: Waterlase Laser allows us to treat some cavities with no drill and no injections. PATIENT CARE/BEDSIDE MANNER: I pride myself in being an educator striving to help my patients understand the issues that are present in their mouths. ADVICE: Prevention is the key. Treating an issue early is always easier, quicker and cheaper than waiting. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

6610 Folsom Auburn Road, Suite 8, Folsom • (916) 988-3402 • www.vrpateldds.com • virenpateldds@yahoo.com 

Stefanie Shore, DDS 

Esthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry 

FOCUS: Comprehensive dentistry including Smile Makeovers and Cosmetic dentistry, Implant placement and restoration and Sedation for anxious patients. EDUCATION: Dr. Shore graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley. CHAIRSIDE MANNER: Dr. Shore provides thorough, compassionate and gentle dental care in a comfortable and modern environment. She prides herself on exceptional dentistry and excellent service for her patients. OUR REPUTATION: Voted Top Dentist by Sacramento magazine, Best of Carmichael 2014, Angies List Super Service Award Winner for 3 years. ADVICE: A beautiful, confident and healthy smile can be yours! Visit the Smile Gallery page of our website to see the beautiful results we’ve achieved for our current patients and what we can do for YOU! 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

6660 Coyle Avenue, Ste. 240, Carmichael 

(916) 966-4341 • Fax (916) 966-5344 

www.shoredentistry.com 

info@shoredentistry.com

Weideman Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics 

Creating happy healthy smiles one child at a time for over forty-one years! 

FOCUS: Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. WHAT SETS US APART: Their amazing and highly-trained doctors and team members treat all children as if they were their own. Their doctors are well-respected for excellence in pediatric and orthodontic dentistry and their kind, compassionate ways of caring for children. Their Specialist in Orthodontics works hand-in-hand with their Specialists in Pediatric Dentistry to monitor children’s dental health and ensure their children will have healthy smiles for a lifetime. They are working with the UC Davis Medical School to train pediatricians in the various aspects of pediatric dentistry. AWARDS/HONORS: Weideman Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics doctors have annually won “Top Dentist” awards for the Sacramento and surrounding areas and “Favorite Pediatric Dentist” awards for the Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Roseville, and Granite Bay areas. They have been annually awarded the Angie’s List “Super Service Award” and recently were given the “People Love Us on Yelp” award commemorating how their passionate doctors provide excellent dental care for children in a remarkable environment. CHARITABLE WORK: They have a long history of volunteering to help children in need, including those at Mustard Seed School and Make A Wish Foundation. They were also instrumental in developing and opening five dental clinics for Sacramento’s underprivileged children. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

7916 Pebble Beach Dr., Ste. 101, Citrus Heights (916) 962-0577 • www.SacChildrensDentist.com 

From left to right: Drs. Tommy Clements, Cindy Weideman, Jeff Sue, Lexie Lyons and Chris Lee

Dr. Hamid Nasr DDS 

Dr. Sholeh Rahimi MD, PhD 

FOCUS: Dr. Hamid Nasr DDS and his wife, Dr. Sholeh Rahimi MD, PhD, offer a unique model of health care that combines dental and medical expertise. WHAT SETS THEM APART: This husband and wife team has combined their 40 years of experience and education to create a complete center for medical and dental care that is new to this region. Their synergy creates a perfect “all in one” solution for patients dealing with illnesses such as heart disease, sleep apnea, TMJ, diabetes, etc. Medicine and dentistry often overlap, as good oral health also translates to better overall health. EDUCATION: Dr. Hamid Nasr DDS completed dental school in 1995 at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He continued cosmetic training at UCLA in 2000 and earned a fellowship in laser dentistry in 2002. He was certified in CAD-CAM dentistry in 2004. Spent a combined 4 years in mini residencies in cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry. In 2014, he was certified in Sleep Medicine and Board Certified in IV Sedation. Dr. Sholeh Rahimi, MD, PhD received her MD in 1994 and her PhD in 1997 at the University of Freiburg, Germany School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. TECH INNOVATIONS: Their practice offers the latest in implant technology. Using CEREC, they design and mill crowns and bridges for patients in one day. They also have a CBCT, a 3D cone beam that scans the bone, allowing for placement of implants and virtual planning. GOAL: Dr. Rahimi: “Our patients will receive the highest standard of medical and dental care possible.” 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

1625 Creekside Dr. Ste 100, Folsom • (916) 983-8777 

www.creeksidedentistry.com

Miyasaki Dental 

Dr. Michael Miyasaki, Dr. Daniel Miyasaki and Dr. Myla Villanueva 

FOCUS: Nestled in our Midtown location convenient to all areas of Sacramento, our team has been providing comprehensive dental care to the Sacramento community and international clients for more than 50 years. EXPERIENCE: Dr. Michael Miyasaki started practicing in Sacramento over 28 years ago and has been involved in dental education all over the globe, lecturing and learning from the best clinicians. Dr. Daniel Miyasaki has practiced for over 50 years and is recognized for his contributions to dentistry and the community. Dr. Villanueva continues to take advanced dental courses and has practiced for over 20 years. HOW MIYASAKI DENTAL STANDS OUT: Our goal is to help each client maintain a lifetime of dental health. We take the time to get to know you, inform you of options, and find the one that fits you the best. We utilize the most current techniques and equipment to provide services from general restorative and preventive services to aesthetics, implants, dentures and TMD treatment. LAST NOTES: It is a privilege to work with a community of caring dental professionals in Sacramento, and we encourage you to visit your dental care team regularly to optimize your overall health. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

1428 U St., Sacramento, CA 95818 

(916) 442-8911 

MiyasakiDental.com

David J. Crippen, D.D.S. 

Capital Pediatric Dentistry 

OUR EXPERTISE: Pediatric Dentistry and sedation. EDUCATION: Dr. Crippen graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and completed his residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin where he served as chief resident. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support. TEACHING APPOINTMENTS: Dr. Crippen is an assistant clinical professor with both the UC Davis School of Medicine and Pacific School of Dentistry. He serves as an expert consultant in the field of Pediatric Dentistry for the Dental Board of California and is a Basic Life Support (BLS) instructor for the Sacramento District Dental Society. NOTABLE PRACTICE INNOVATION: In addition to providing routine care such as exams, x-rays, cleanings and fillings, Dr. Crippen is also specially trained and licensed to provide IV “conscious” sedation in the dental office. This type of sedation is a safe and effective alternative to hospital-based general anesthesia for dental treatment and is especially effective for young or apprehensive children or those with extensive treatment needs. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

920 29th Street, Sacramento 

(916) 476-3972 www.capitalpd.com 

Jonathan C. Szymanowski, DMD, MMSc 

C. Thaddeus Szymanowski, DDS 

Campus Commons Periodontics 

FOCUS: We are a father-and-son team of periodontal surgeons with more than 50 years of experience providing exceptional individualized patient care. We uphold the highest standards in the treatment of periodontal disease, implant surgery and oral medicine. EDUCATION: Dr. Jonathan Szymanowski received his degrees from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. C. Thaddeus Szymanowski received his degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University. INNOVATION: We have been providing Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) for our patients for more than three years. LANAP® is a highly effective gum surgery alternative that can remove as much as 90% of inflammation in one treatment. If you have any questions related to your dental care, please do not hesitate to give us a call! 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

99 Scripps Drive, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95824 

(916) 929-5050 • www.sacperio.com 

Gregory G. Olsen, D.D.S 

Folsom Oral Surgery And Implant Center 

FOCUS: Oral and maxillofacial surgery with an emphasis on dental implants and bone grafting. EDUCATION: Dr. Olsen is a graduate of the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, and completed his oral and maxillofacial residency at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago. He also is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: A board-certified dental anesthesiologist, Dr. Olsen holds memberships with numerous prestigious dental organizations including the California Dental Association, Sacramento District Dental Society and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. WHAT SETS THEM APART: Folsom Oral Surgery And Implant Center provides exceptional patient care in a friendly atmosphere. With expertise, precision, and a warm chairside manner, Dr. Olsen and his ACLS/OMFS-certified surgical team pride themselves on the safety and comfort of every patient they see. SPARE TIME: During his off-hours, Dr. Olsen enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as fly-fishing excursions and home landscaping. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

2370 E. Bidwell St., Ste. 130, Folsom (916) 983-6637 • Fax: (916) 983-6610 

www.folsomdentalimplants.com • folsomdentalimplants@gmail.com

Afshin Eslami, M.D. 

Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery 

FOCUS: If losing a significant amount of weight to improve your health is your goal, slimlifesolutions has the solution for you. EDUCATION: Dr. Afshin Eslami is a fellowship trained Bariatric Surgeon practicing in the Sacramento area. His goal is to provide the highest standard of care for his patients seeking weight loss surgery. He keeps current on all the newest information regarding Bariatric Surgery and works collaboratively with the Bariatric Healthcare Team at the hospital where he performs the surgery. WHAT SETS US APART: “It is important to have a seamless transition for our patients between preparing for surgery, the hospital experience and then long-term follow-up” says Dr. Eslami. “I work closely with a multi-disciplinary team to assure safe patient care is provided along that continuum. Because this surgery is not just a physical change for our patients but requires a mental and lifestyle change as well, it is imperative we follow our patients closely for years to come.” OFF HOUR ACTIVITIES: When not working, Dr. Eslami enjoys playing the piano, playing tennis, swimming and spending quality time with his family. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

7501 Hospital Drive, Suite 305, Sacramento 

916) 423-2116 

www.slimlifesolutions.com

Kathryn C. Amirikia, M.D. 

Kathryn C. Amirikia, M.D., Inc. 

FOCUS: Dr. Amirikia specializes in the field of general surgery, with an emphasis on breast surgical oncology. EDUCATION: Dr. Amirikia is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and holds a BS in chemistry. She obtained her MS in chemistry from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, and completed her medical training at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI. She also is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. WHAT SETS HER APART: Personalized care and attention are of great importance to Dr. Amirikia. She carefully creates a customized treatment plan for each of her patients. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Dr. Amirikia holds memberships with numerous prestigious medical organizations including the American Medical Association, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the Association of Women Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the American Association for Cancer Research. FREE ADVICE: Exercise improves your chances of survival. CHARITABLE WORK: Dr. Amirikia donated free surgical services to Muni Ashram in Goraj, India. SPARE TIME: During her off-hours, Dr. Amirikia enjoys playing with her son and reading, as well as hiking, running, poetry and photography. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

7501 Hospital Drive, Suite 305, Sacramento, CA 95823 

(916) 423-2116

Dr. Michelle C. Bartolome / Dr. William H. Swearingen 

OUR EXPERTISE: Our practice has a 30 year reputation of providing a full-range of general dentistry at the highest level of quality. We are uniquely trained and have great experience in the cosmetic aspect of dentistry. We are also licensed in sedation dentistry as well as Invisalign (invisible braces). OUR CONCERN ABOUT PATIENT COMFORT: While the quality of our dentistry is important to us, we are just as concerned about our patient’s comfort. Unequivocally, our commitment is to “excellence in dentistry” period! ABOUT THE DOCTORS: Dr. Bartolome graduated Cum Laude from Boston University. Dr. Swearingen graduated from the University of California, San Francisco. He is one of only about 300 dentists in the world to have achieved “Accreditation” status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. TO KNOW US BETTER: See our website at www.dentalmagic.net and find out what is so unique about Dr. Bartolome, Dr. Swearingen, and our practice! 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 7916 Pebble Beach Dr., Citrus Heights • (916) 966-1175 

Dr. Kevin M. Keane, DDS, MSD 

Practice Limited to Endodontics 

FOCUS: Endodontics. Education: B.S., Santa Clara University; DDS, UCSF; Endodontic Residency, University of Washington. AWARDS/ HONORS: Thomas Moore Award, UCSF; Member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Society. MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS: AAE, ADA, CDA, SDDS. GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Making my patients as comfortable as possible and providing them with the best possible care. INNOVATIONS: We always employ the latest technology, including surgical microscopes and computer images, to help us deliver the highest degree of care possible. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

2605 Eastern Ave., Ste. 4, Sacramento, CA 95821 • 916.486.8926