Oral Surgery • Endodontics
Sacramento Valley Dental Specialists
At Sacramento Valley Dental Specialists we pride ourselves on offering a range of dental services including endodontic and oral surgery. Our office is equipped with the most advanced technology including the surgical microscope, digital radiography, and cone beam CT. In addition, we are a completely paperless office. Our staff is highly trained and eager to make your dental goals a reality.
Patient Experience is Our Highest Priority
We place significant importance on providing outstanding customer service. Your overall experience is our highest priority. If there is anything that we can do to make your visit run more smoothly or anything we can do to make you more comfortable, please, don’t hesitate to call us. Our patient office staff is ready to assist you.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr Scott Sutter
Dr. Sutter was born in Arizona but grew up in the foothills of California. His undergraduate studies were completed at The University of the Pacific where he received a B.S. in Biology. His dental degree was completed at the Arthur A. Dugoni, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. While there he founded the Endodontic Study Club and participated in numerous leadership and educational roles, and received awards for his research in HeLa cancer cells using liposomes for drug delivery. His dental education continued following graduation when he attended the University of Minnesota and completed a one-year general practice residency. He then elected to specialize in endodontics, traveling south to Saint Louis University where he spent two more years in his residency program. It was there that he received a master’s degree for his work in radiology and perception in 2014. He is the author of a chapter on the role of endodontics in dental trauma in the textbook, Modern Sports Dentistry, and recently became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.
Dr. Pietrowski’s goal is to provide the highest quality care possible to his patients and the community in general. He enjoys working in a team environment, and puts the welfare of his patients as his number one priority. Dr. Pietrowski practices full scope care including, but not limited to: surgical extractions, deep sedation, dental implants, ridge preservation/augmentation, sinus augmentation, biopsies, and orthognathic surgery.
Dr. Pietrowski is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. In addition, he is a member of the American Dental Association and is certified in ACLS, PALS, and BLS. When not working, Dr. Pietrowski, along with his wife and two children enjoy hiking, skiing, playing tennis, wine tasting, and many other outdoor activities in the local area.
Dr. Ruvim Zhuk
Dr. Ruvim Zhuk is a Sacramento native who attended Sheldon High School in Elk Grove before continuing his education at the University of California at Davis where he received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Biology with a minor in Russian. He then attended the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health where he received his DMD and Certificate in Public Health, earning numerous awards for academic excellence along the way. After graduating from dental school, Dr Zhuk continued his training at the University of Washington, where he completed a 26 month program in Endodontics and received his specialty certificate in endodontics and Masters of Science in Dentistry. His program focused not only on developing his clinical experience in non-surgical and surgical root canal therapy, cracked teeth, traumatic injuries, 3D cone beam computed tomography and regenerative endodontics; but also in developing an astute clinician capable of analyzing past, present and future endodontic literature to find meaningful answers in our present body of endodontic knowledge.
Dr. Derek Park
Dr. Park is a Board-Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who focuses his practice on outpatient sedation, dental extractions, bone grafting, and implant surgery. The most common compliment he gets is his calming demeanor and compassion for his patients. He makes every effort to ensure that his patients and family have a pleasant experience during their visit. He is passionate about his field and strives everyday to providing quality, safe, and evidence-based care.
Dr. Park enjoys traveling with his family and learning about different cultures. He loves cooking, especially Korean food. During his free time, he enjoys hiking, golfing, and playing tennis.
Dr. Michael Bingham
Dr. Michael Bingham received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and his DDS degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry. He then went on to complete a year long residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
After serving for two years at Lajes Field Air Base in the Azores, Portugal, he completed a four year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Indiana University. Dr Bingham is passionate about teaching and thoroughly enjoys his experience as an instructor at Travis Air Force Base in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program. He is excited to extend his skills and experience to the community outside of his military “family”. Dr. Bingham is continually focused on providing excellent, compassionate care and is grateful for the comprehensive training that has allowed him to do so. His scope of practice includes, but is not limited to: deep sedation, dental implants, surgical extractions, ridge preservation/augmentation, sinus augmentation, biopsies, facial trauma, and orthognathic surgery.
Ultimate Patient Comfort
Comfort is one of our top priorities we offer to each one of our patients. We supply warm towels to freshen up after treatment as well as warm neck rolls to keep you comforted during your procedure. Our office has a beverage bar to meet every patient’s needs. General Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide are available for any patients that are apprehensive about their dental treatment.
We utilize the latest technology to provide you the quickest and most comfortable visit possible
We take pride in our state of the art technology we are able to provide to all our patients. We are one of a very small percent of dental practices to have a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) machine that offers a 3D visualization for the doctors to diagnose and treat any complicated dental procedure. This CBCT scan offers an in house 3D x-ray to immediately perform a virtual treatment plan experience.
We also have a microscope to provide improved illumination and magnification enhancing precision and manipulation of all diagnostic and technical aspects of endodontics. Our office offers digital imaging, which dramatically reduces radiation exposure to the patient while offering quick, convenient image acquisition. We have made significant investments in the best technology on the market to ensure the absolute safest, most predictable outcomes for our patients.