Meet Irene, serving the Smile Matters family since 2010
Irene is the star player of the Smile Matters team, she is wise beyond her years and very talented. She was enticed to consider Dentistry as a profession by Preet and Deann, when, after graduating from UC Davis with a BS in Microbiology, career choices were one too many. She never thought she would consider dentistry but after hanging out with the team, she started on the job training…. and here she is, making a difference everyday!
She loves her dogs Susie and Miko- these adorable dogs have a rather intresting relationship! When she is not preparing for DATs, she reads Romance Novels on her newly acquired Kindle. She is a PRO at Call of Duty on PS3, loves cooking but hates baking, and has started taking snowboarding lessons.
Right now, Irene and Deann have an ongoing “friendly” battle on “Words with friends” and the score is a closely guarded secret!!
We now call the Smile matters team… “Two and a half women” since Irene joined our team ( two and half, very exceptional women, if we may say so, ourselves! )
Meet Deann, serving the Smile Matters family since 2008
After helping us grow for over four years, Deann has decided to go back to Corporate world. We are grateful for all her help and she will be missed. She can light up a room with her smile, connect with anyone and fix just about anything !!
Her tech savvy and streetwise skills are owed to keeping ahead of her four kids. She grew up in Santa Rosa, Ca Went to Santa Rosa J.C. and considered a career change after being laid off from a customer service job during the economic downturn. Well, their loss was our team’s gain! She has been a key factor in making Smile Matters a winning team!! The sports spirit at our office is her gift! This lady can talk sport and lift the teams spirit with her positive attitude. She loves to travel with her husband and four kids.
Enjoys bike riding, reading and baking. This very exceptional lady loves puzzles and is presently engaged in the “Words with friends” friendly battle with Irene.
Our team will not be same without Deann.
Meet Preet, serving the Smile Matters family since 2007.
Born and raised in India, Preet migrated to the States in 1991, eventually becoming a citizen. Her passion for dentistry bloomed very late, since the early years involved many terrifying trips to the Army Dentists in India. Her sweet tooth introduced her to dentistry but the interest didn’t take root till much later. Her Uncle, who practices Dentistry in Florida gets the credit for motivating her to pick dentistry over medicine. To date her favorite compliment is “You are really like a doctor!”
She earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.D.S) from University of the Pacific’s Arthur D. Dugoni School of Dentistry and also holds a Doctorate (B.D.S) accredited by Kuvempu University in Karnataka, India. She has practiced dentistry in the Bay Area since 2002, with the inception of Smile Matters, her private practice, in June, 2007.
She brings to her practice a unique mix of eastern influences and western training. While she chose to be a “General” dentist, Dr. Sahota’s practice is very unique with technologies and treatments that may seem revolutionary to those who haven’t seen a dentist in a while.
She considers herself blessed to share her life with her husband, Mac Sahota, a physicist by training and their lovely daughter. Free time is directed towards her interests in all things science and art.
Research and development never ends, hence the ceaseless indulgence in continuing education and its application to patient care. Dr. Sahota is currently working on Fellowships with Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and the Academy of General Dentistry, expected to come to fruition soon.
Dr. Sahota’s Memberships include:
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- California Dental Association(CDA)
- Southern Alameda County Dental Society (SACDS)
- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
- International Academy of Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
- Dental Organization of Oral Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
- International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO)
Dr. Sahota’s Certifications include:
- K-7 Neuro-Muscular Diagnostics and Computerized Mandibular Scanning
- Epigenetic Orthodontics
- Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea and Snoring
- Oral Conscious Sedation for Adults
- Dental Lasers
- Cerec-CAD CAM technology
Dr. Sahota has specialized training in:
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- TMD (Tempero Mandibular Disorder)
- Full mouth reconstructions for smile makeovers and bite (occlusion) rehabilitation
- Snoring and sleep apnea treatments