"I recently had to have a lot of dental work done. I am really the biggest baby when it comes to a dentist. The staff at Sacramento Valley Dental Specialists have been amazing. They are concerned with my comfort level during the procedures. They explain every step. And when I get overwhelmed or claustrophobic they are so patient with me. I highly recommend this office to anyone that needs a dental specialist.”

Lynn D


"Phenomenal. I had all four of my wisdom teeth taken out here. Everyone was so nice and really cared. They made me feel 100% comfortable."

Taylor P


“Dr Zhuk is awesome, made my root canal seem like a walk in the park! Honestly I didn’t even feel the numbing shots! Very smooth hands and very professional! Highly recommend if you are in need of Endodontics”

Richard D

Oral Surgery • Endodontics

Sacramento Valley Dental Specialists

At Sacramento Valley Dental Specialists, we pride ourselves on a collaborative environment offering endodontics and oral surgery under one roof. Our beautifully designed offices are equipped with the most advanced technology in the industry including digital radiography, surgical microscopes, and cone beam CT. In addition, we are a completely paperless office with a highly trained team that is eager to go above and beyond for your patients.

Patient Experience is Our Highest Priority

At Sacramento Valley Dental Specialists, our #1 goal is to make your patients comfortable while providing the same quality of care you would give to them in your office. We do that in a variety of ways including:

  • Collaborative care and a multi-specialty team centered approach
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • Patient experience driven culture
  • Super-satisfied patients with 5 star reviews on Yelp, Google & Facebook
  • Beautifully designed, state-of-the art offices with the latest technology
  • In-network providers for MOST insurance plans

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Ehssan Ghassemi

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Ehssan Ghassemi was born and raised in Sacramento, California. He received both his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree (M.S.) in Comparative Pathology from the University of California, Davis. Continuing his education in Southern California, he then earned a D.M.D with honors at Western University of Health Sciences. Following his interest in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he then returned to Northern California where he competed a four-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of the Pacific and Highland Hospital Level One Trauma Center in the Bay Area.

With extensive training in all facets of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and clinical practice focused on outpatient sedation, pathology, dentoalveolar and implant surgery, Dr. Ghassemi is committed to providing the highest quality of care, ethics and compassion to his patient’s and community.

Dr. Sheldon Sealey


Dr. Sealey grew up in the Caribbean on the beautiful twin island of Trinidad and Tobago. He moved to the United States to attend college and completed his undergraduate degree in South Carolina, where he earned a B.S. in Biology. Dr. Sealey attended dental school at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine where he earned his D.M.D. Afterwards, he completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. His passions led him to pursue an advanced degree in Endodontics at Virginia Commonwealth University where he earned his certificate in Endodontics, in addition to, a Master of Science in Dentistry. Dr. Sealey is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontists. In his free time, Dr. Sealey loves travelling with his family. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys the outdoors.

Dr. Austin Eckard

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Austin Eckard graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley.  He enrolled at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated magna cum laude. He returned to the Bay Area for his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Highland Hospital/ Alameda County Medical Center, Children’s Hospital and Kaiser Hospital in Oakland, California.

Following residency, Dr. Eckard joined a group practice in Southern California before joining Sacramento Valley Dental Specialists. His practice focuses on wisdom tooth removal, dental implants and bone grafting, and outpatient anesthesia. His goal is to ‘treat you like family.’ 

Dr. Eckard is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. 

In his free time, Dr. Eckard enjoys getting outdoors as much as possible and enjoys adventures with his wife, and two children.

Dr. Elizabeth Rose


Dr. Rose received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of California, Davis and her DMD degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of dental Medicine in 2009. Afterwards, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry 1-yr. program at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, in Pittsburgh, PA.   She then entered into public health, working for Indian Health Services in Montana, New Mexico and Minnesota.  During her time with Indian Health she had the opportunity to complete an Endodontic residency program at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.  After completing residency, Dr. Rose continued working in our nations most underserved areas as an Endodontist.  Dr. Rose’s goal is to provide the highest quality care possible to the patients in the community.  She enjoys working in a multispecialty practice and puts the health and comfort of her patients as a primary goal.

Dr. Rose is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontists. When not working, Dr. Rose enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.   Dr. Rose is excited about returning to the Sacramento area and looks forward to serving our community’s dental needs.

Dr. Christopher Fries

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Fries received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his DDS degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center School of Dentistry in 2010. He then went on to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry 1-yr. program at Langley Air Force Base, VA, followed by his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base. Upon completing his residency, Dr. Fries had the opportunity to live overseas for 3 years while serving in Okinawa, Japan as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.  Dr. Fries recently moved back to the states and now holds a teaching position at the Air Force Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program at Travis AFB.

Dr. Fries strives to provide a relaxing environment for patients while delivering high quality care. He practices full scope care to include, but not limited to: surgical extractions, deep sedation, dental implants, ridge preservation/augmentation, sinus augmentation, biopsies, and orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Fries is a Board Certified Diplomate of 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 certified in ACLS, PALS, and BLS. When not working, Dr. Fries enjoys exercising, trying out new restaurants, wine tasting, and many other outdoor activities in the local area.  Dr. Fries looks forward to providing care to the greater Sacramento community for a very long time.

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.