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SDDS Membership Directory

The SDDS Membership Directory is published on an annual basis and lists SDDS members in five counties — Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo. In addition to the member’s name, the directory provides his/her specialty, dental school with year of graduation, contact information and photo. The directory also includes the SDDS calendar of events, SDDS history, a vendor member listing, an advertising section and much more.
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Job Bank

The SDDS Job Bank is a service offered only to SDDS Members. It provides a forum for job-seekers to reach other Society members who may be looking for dentists to round out their practice, and vice versa. If you are a job seeker, associate seeker, selling or buying a practice, contact SDDS at (916) 446-1227 and cash into the SDDS Job Bank!
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Name Phone / Fax Email Dental School Location Specialty
Novan Nguyen,DDS 916.422.3991 novannguyendds{at] UOP/2005 Sacramento P/T GP
Monica Tavallaei, DDS 916.984.0304 info[at] Sacramento P/T, F/T Pedo,Ortho,OS,Endo
Christian Hoybjerg, DDS 916.936.5252 choybjerg[at] Loma Linda/2007 Sacramento P/T Ortho
Sabrina Jang, DDS 916.984.0304 BM[at] Sacramento P/T, F/T Pedo
Madhavi Yellamanchili,DDS 916.529.9085 madhavi132[at] Univ of Health Sciences, India/1998 Roseville P/T, F/T GP
Brian Orcutt, DDS 916.267.5186 brianorcuttdds[at] Univ of Indiana/2004 Sacramento P/T GP
Aaron Reeves, DDS 530.263.2454 derekb[at] Univ of Florida/2000 Sacramento P/T GP>/td>
Peter Kim, DDS 916.481.2000 manager[at] UOP/2007 Sacramento P/T Endo, O/S
Jason Scorza, DDS 916.435.4222 jason[at] UOP/2000 Sacramento P/T, F/T GP
Cynthia Weideman, DDS 916.962.0577 jeffrey-sue[at] UOP Citrus Heights P/T Ortho
Marcela Diaz, DMD 916.667.8783 info[at] Boston Univ/1993 Elk Grove P/T GP
Marcela Diaz, DMD 916.667.8783 info[at] Boston Univ/1993 Elk Grove Oral Surgeon
Robert Catron, DDS 530.919.0265 sacramentodds[at] UOP Cameron Park P/T GP
Monika Gugale, DDS 916.580.7864 monika.gugale[at] Sacramento GP
Thomas Ludlow, DDS 916.983.6767 cheryal[at] SF Univ/2000 Sacramento P/T GP
Raj Zanzi, DDS 916.797.0825 smile_dentist[at] Tufts/1999 Sacramento P/T GP/Ortho
Nina Tecson, DDS 855.354.2242 ntecson[at] UOP/2011 Sacramento F/T GP
Jeff Summers 916.661.5754 drtalent[at] Sacramento/Stockton P/T,F/T Oral Surgeon
Rosemary Wu, DDS 916.786.6585 drw[at] Univ of Pennsylvania/2003 Sacramento F/T Perio
Michael Hinh, DDS 916.436.1750 dr.hinh[at] UCSF (2002) Sacramento P/T GP
R Bruce Thomas, DDS 530.753.4728 drthomas[at] USC (1989) Davis P/T GP
Amy Woo, DDS 916.443.8955 gmlenterprise[at] UOP (1989) Sacramento P/T Endo
Paul Raskin, DDS 916.971.6700 praskin[at] Univ of Detroit (1964) Sacramento P/T, F/T Removable pros
Ana Maria Antoniu, DMD 617.447.3582 idosmilebig[at] Boston/2004 Sacramento (P/T) GP
Dr. C. Tran 916.422.5612 ctran77777[at] Sacramento (P/T) GP
Christopher Schiappa, DDS P: 209.295.5251 marlene-drschiappa[at] Ohio State (1979) Pioneer, ((P/T) General
Jeff Summers P: 916.678.3565
F: 916.469.2293
JSummers[at] Lodi (F/T) Pediatric (new grads welcome)
Wellspace Health Organization P: 916.469.4701 eljohnson[at] (P/T,F/T,Fill-In) General

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Yen Nguyen, DDS408.903.3892yennnguyendds[at]gmail.comUCSF/ 2019P/TGP
Gaetan Tchamba, DDS916.691.1650drgtchamba[at]gmail.comLoma Linda/2016P/TGP

Name Phone Email School Schedule Specialty
Michael Nguyen, DDS 626.780.4412 michaelsnguyendds[at] UCSF/2020 F/T GP
Curtis Le, DDS 916.803.7777 curtiscle[at] UCLA/2019 P/T, F/T GP
Alberto Vargas, DDS 916.521.0141 ajvargas2014[at] Indiana/2019 F/T GP
Yasi Mahboub, DDS 408.603.1349 yasimahboub[at] UOP/2020 P/T GP
Erica Hsiao, DDS 602.751.6402 erica.hsiao[at] UCLA/2011 P/T Perio
Samuel Karavan, DDS 916.340.5774 mrkaravan[at] Loma Linda (2018) F/T, P/T GP
Behdad Javdan, DDS bjavdan2013[at] UCSF/SUNY (2016) P/T Perio
Steve Murphy, DMD 412.855.9914 murphy.steve[at] University of Connecticut (2001)
Boston University (2007)
P/T, F/T Endo
Bruce Taber, DDS 909.289.3086 btaber46[at] Loma Linda (1987) EMERGENCY Fill In Only GP

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Haldipur, Shweta, DDS 415-889-3639 sddentist[at] UCSF/2015 F/T, P/T GP

You Should Know

Reprinted with permission from the CDA; July 2, 2020

Dental professionals also receive license exam waiver
California-licensed dental professionals whose licenses expire in July and August now have through Dec. 1 to complete their required C.E. according to a waiver issued today by the Department of Consumer Affairs.

In late March, following CDA’s advocacy efforts, the California Department of Consumer Affairs temporarily waived the license-renewal continuing education requirements for dental professionals whose licenses expire between March 31 and June 30, giving them until Sept. 30 to satisfy any waived C.E. requirements. That waiver has not been extended.

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s March 4 state-of-emergency order granted the Department of Consumer Affairs the authority to waive statutory or regulatory professional licensing requirements as part of the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CDA advocated for the C.E. waiver knowing that licensees would have difficulties completing C.E. due to the cancellation of in-person courses forced by the statewide stay-at-home mandate and social distancing requirements intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The first waiver was a relief for individuals facing immediate re-licensure, but with in-person education likely restricted for months, CDA has continued to underscore the need for an additional waiver.

Licensees are still required to renew and pay for their licenses by the normal expiration date. The waivers only grant an extension to complete the required C.E.

Licensure exam waiver
Dental professionals who are applying for licensure in California but whose clinical examinations or graduation from RDH and RDA programs have been delayed as a result of COVID-19 now have additional time to complete the required licensing examinations.

The Department of Consumer Affairs last week approved a waiver for applicants whose applications are deemed abandoned between March 31 and July 1 due to the applicant’s failure to take the examinations. The waiver is subject to the condition that applicants take the licensing examination within two years and six months after the date the Dental Board of California received the application.

Although the waiver applies to dentists, as a result of CDA’s advocacy efforts that began in March, dental school graduates in California may use passing scores on the WREB and ADEX manikin-based examinations this summer to apply for licensure in the state.

Options for continuing education
C.E. courses are available to dentists and their teams through CDA’s online learning platform, Brightbox, including self-study courses and recordings of webinars on a range of topics. CDA members can access courses by logging in to their accounts. (Each dental staff member will need an individual account login to enroll.)

Additionally, CDA is already at work developing more innovative learning opportunities for dentists and their teams, including a virtual C.E. event to be held this fall, and will announce more details soon.

Reprinted with permission from the CDA

CDA is actively engaged in the Legislature’s effort to address the state’s flawed new prescription-form requirements. Under AB 149 (Cooper, D-Elk Grove), introduced in January, implementation of the requirement that prescription forms include a unique serialized number would be delayed to a date no later than Jan. 1, 2020, as determined by the Department of Justice. It also imposes new requirements for the forms and allows prescriptions written on noncompliant forms — those approved as of or prior to Jan. 1, 2019 — to be considered valid and eligible to be filled until Jan. 1, 2021. AB 149 is currently pending in the Senate after Assembly approval last week. CDA anticipates the governor will sign the measure by the end of the month. Due to its urgency status, the bill would be effective immediately.
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Reprinted with permission from the CDA

Dentists have reported to CDA that pharmacies have rejected their prescriptions due either to forms that are out of date or are missing required elements. All prescriptions have been for controlled substances, which must be on tamper-resistant forms printed by California-approved printers and containing California-specific pre-printed elements.
A list of approved prescription pad printers can be found at:

Reprinted with permission from the CDA

CDA’s newest subsidiary, The Dentists Service Company, officially launched its services to CDA members this summer. TDSC was established to support dentists with the business side of dentistry, specializing in practice management advising and group purchasing services.
CDA formed TDSC in response to members’ strong interest in CDA pursuing a management services company to help members be more competitive and efficient in an ever-evolving profession, while ensuring all clinical-care decisions and practice ownership remain with dentists.
TDSC’s practice management services take a comprehensive approach to practice advising, marketing and human resources. Member-clients work with TDSC experts as an extension of their team to build a strategic action plan geared toward their own practice goals and vision.
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