Oral Surgery • Endodontics • Periodontics
Sacramento Valley Dental Specialists
At Sacramento Valley Dental Specialists we pride ourselves on offering a range of dental services including endodontic, periodontal, 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. Du earned his degree at the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry (UCSF). He completed his Periodontal Residency and MS in Oral & Carniofacial Sciences. Dr. Du’s treatment philosophy is providing outstanding and compassionate patient care. He values the relationships that he forms with his patients and goes above and beyond to make sure that patients understand their treatment plan and that they feel comfortable with the procedures that he provides. Dr. Du is trained in classical periodontal therapy and the latest surgical techniques.
Dr. Nelson-Chrystal has had a passion for oral surgery since she was a child. Dr. Nelson-Chrystal is an accomplished oral and maxillofacial surgeon. She graduated with honors during her undergrad and from UCLA’s Dental school. Dr. Nelson-Chrystal has a phenomenal bedside manner and strongly believes that patient education and comfort are key in the role as a health care provider in her community. She is interested in obtaining a smooth and pleasant experience for her patients and their family. Dr. Nelson-Chrystal’s areas of focus include wisdom teeth extractions, sedation, implants, bone reconstruction/grafting, CT guided implant surgery, orthognathics, TMJ disorders, benign tumors and cosmetic surgery.
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.
Well Trained Staff
At Sacramento Valley Dental Specialists, we have well trained staff who are available to assist you with your every need. Greeting you with a smile, they are ready to answer any questions or help with any concerns you may have.
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.