Meet Dr. John A. Santamaria

Dr. Santamaria is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and received his dental degree from Georgetown University's School of Dentistry in 1985. After receiving his doctorate degree, he returned to his home in southern California before moving with his family to Sacramento in 1989. Dr. Santamaria has served as a clinical instructor at UCSF School of Dentistry and has donated his time at the C-Street Clinic, caring for the underserved citizens of Sacramento. Being committed to providing excellent dentistry to all of his patients for the past 28 years, Dr. Santamaria has practiced the last 19 years at his Madison Avenue location in Carmichael.

Dr. Santamaria strives to provide compassionate and comprehensive family dental care based on our patients individual wants and needs. His outstanding reputation has been built on the trust and respect of his patients. Dr. Santamaria is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Sacramento District Dental Society.

In his spare time, Dr. Santamaria enjoys being involved in church activities, cycling, coaching and spending time with family and friends.

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My family has been very fortunate over the years to receive our dental care from you and all your staff. Thank you for providing excellent care to us.
Leann & Dave
10/17/2013
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Meet The Staff
Darleen - Patient Coordinator

Our front office is here to help you with your registration paperwork and assist you with your appointment needs. If you have any questions regarding your registration and/or insurance paperwork, or anything about your appointment today, please ask the front desk for assistance. We're here to help!

Cheri - Head Registered Dental Hygienist

A Registered Dental Hygienist, Cheri joined our team in 2006. She began her career as a registered Dental Assistant after graduating from Western Career College. She continued her education with a degree from American River College later receiving her dental hygiene degree from Taft College. Because of her warm and gentle touch and love of dental hygiene, it comes natural for her to provide quality dental care to all our patients. Away from the office, Cheri enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and loves to play softball in her spare time.

Sara - Registered Dental Assistant

We will make sure you understand the condition of your mouth and necessary treatments for that condition and will also provide you with helpful homecare tips. We're here to help!

Oksana - Registered Dental Assistant

After moving from Ukraine in 1989, Oksana and her family chose the Sacramento area as their new home. She began working in the dental field as an assistant in 1993. After graduating from Western Career College in 1996, Oksana received her license as an RDA. She is certified in radiology, OSHA and CPR and is also fluent in several languages. Oksana began working with Dr. Santamaria in 2006. She loves working with patients of all ages and truly enjoys seeing their confidence grow due to healthier and brighter smiles. When she is not working, Oksana is involved in church activities, singing with her fellowship and spending time with her husband and 3 beautiful children.

Cyndi - Accountant

Our front office staff is here to help you with your registration paperwork and assist you with your appointment needs. If you have any questions regarding your registration and/or insurance paperwork, or anything about your appointment today, please ask the front desk for assistance. We're here to help!

Office Policies
Payment Policy

We understand that your smile is as important to you as it is to us. In an effort to help our patients reach their dental needs both physically and financially, we will assist you in reaching a comfortable financial solution that will fit your situation and financial budget.

Our payment options include CHECKS, VISA, MASTERCARD and CareCredit.

Sadly, even those with dental insurance can be left hanging. The fact of the matter is, many dental services aren't covered by insurance. CareCredit can help you achieve a healthy smile with special financing options, whether you have insurance or not. You can get your dental care promptly with the healthcare credit card designed for your health, beauty and wellness needs. You can also use CareCredit for the follow-up appointments. We offer an "in office" application for CreditCredit. The application and response takes less than 5 minutes.

Your dental insurance is a product designed by your employer. Your benefits are dictated by the choices your employer made within the cost of the coverage. We will do everything possible to maximize your insurance utilization; however, please do not let the lack of benefits dictate your desired or necessary treatment.

Take charge of your dental health! We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns regarding your treatment and insurance coverage.

Do you need dental work done? Do you need a regular cleaning or are you looking for a brand new smile? Requesting an appointment is available online 24/7 and is as simple as submitting a simple form.

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