Meet the Team

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Dr. Derek Park

Oral Surgeon

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Dr. Derek Park attended the University of California, Berkeley and completed his honors thesis at the University of California, San Francisco. He then attended Columbia University in New York City to receive his Dental Degree (D.D.S.) and Master’s Degree (M.A.) in Biotechnology. His love for the Bay Area brought him back to the University of California, San Francisco where he received his Medical Degree (M.D.) and completed an internship in General Surgery and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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. Jakub Pietrowski

Oral Surgeon

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Dr. Jakub Pietrowski received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his dental degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 2003. Since then, he completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Barksdale Air Force Base, in Shreveport, LA., before heading off to his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield. After completing his residency, Dr. Pietrowski took on a teaching position at Air Force Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency programs while also treating active duty Air Force members, their family, and wounded warriors coming back to the United States.

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. Ehssan Ghassemi

Oral Surgeon

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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. During this time, he and his colleagues were responsible for all adult and pediatric facial trauma surgery. He gained further surgical training at Kaiser Oakland, one of the top orthognathic (corrective jaw surgery) centers in California as well as Children’s Hospital of Oakland.
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. Ghassemi is an American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons candidate. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Sacramento District Dental Society. He is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Dr. Ghassemi is happy to return to his hometown of Sacramento. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors with his wife, tennis, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and spending time with his family.

Dr. Sheldon Sealey

Endodontist

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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. During his time at college, he was awarded the Presidential Scholarship Award for outstanding academic achievement and was also inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society. In college Dr Sealey participated in numerous research projects involving nanoparticles and osteoblast differentiation. His research project was published In the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry.

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.

After completing his training, Dr. Sealey practiced dentistry in Upstate NY for 2 years. During that time, he completed additional continuing education that furthered his love for the specialty of Endodontics. This passion 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 traveling with his family. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys the outdoors.

Dr. Austin Eckard

Oral Surgeon

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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.

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