Dr. Sasha is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry and has been practicing dentistry in southern California ever since. He is a firm believer in minimally invasive dentistry and his attention to detail, his gentle touch and perfectionism make him one of most caring dentists in South Orange County.
Dr. Sasha is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry; a member of the Orange County Dental Society; the California Dental Association; the American Dental Association; and International Dental Implant Association.
He believes that the patients comfort and premium quality dental care should be every dentists primary goal. When Dr. Sasha is not busy at work, he spends his spare time hanging out with his wife and two kids. He also likes to ski, watch movies and listen to music. Out of all of his hobbies, the continuous study of dentistry and his love of cars remain at the top of his list!
Dr. Sara is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she earned her DDS degree. She has received multiple awards including membership to the prestigious OmicronKappa UpsilonHonor Society. Dr. Sara was selected to complete her Pediatric dental residency at the USC Specialty Program because of her academic achievements and she is on the medical staff at Childrens Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). Dr. Sara is also certified in Basic Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
She regularly attends professional meetings and continuing education courses to stay on the cutting edge of pediatric dentistry. She is active in many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Orange County Dental Society to name just a few.
Regarding her practice, Dr. Sara says: I believe very strongly in the quality of care that your children should receive. I believe that by working together in cooperation with children and parents, most dental disease can be prevented. Our office is a solo private practice, so your loved ones will be seen by the same pediatric dentist every time. My patients, as well as their parents, should always feel that they have been listened to, and that their questions have been addressed with both skill and compassion. In all aspects, I hope that every patient and parent has a positive experience in our office.
Dr. Sara, her husband Sasha, and their two kids have been proud residents of South Orange County since 2005. In her spare time, Dr. Sara enjoys walking, cooking, reading and shoppingbut most of all she enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family.
Gabrielle is the friendly face you will see when entering the back office. Born and raised in the Chicago area, Gabi enjoys spending her free time coaching her OC Magic boys soccer team. Soccer has been her passion since she was two! She is very family oriented and her friends call her a nerd because she loves teeth. With years of Dental Assisting experience, she is ready and available to help you with whatever your dental needs may be.
We are pleased to have our RDA, Chrystal , as a part of our team. Chrystal grew up and spent her childhood in Oceanside, CA. She has three children from ages 5-17 that keep her happily busy outside of work, adventuring and trying new things! She started out in dentistry in 2001, pursued her education and experience, and became registered in 2004. Chrystal commutes from the inland area to be a part of our dedicated team, which we are thankful for.
Antoinette got her credentials from University of the Pacific (UOP) in 2012. She has a passion for music and loves being able to attend different events to experience it live! She enjoys opportunities to travel and adventure. Antoinette has been with our practice for some time, and is devoted to providing the best quality skills and oral hygiene guidance- keeping our patients on track toward bettering their oral hygiene
Our pediatric dentist in Mission Viejo wants to talk to you about maintaining healthy habits. At our New Generation Dentistry, we practice both pediatric and general dentistry. Currently, we are going through a lot in the world, and instead of our patients being stressed out, we want to help our adult and child patients practice healthy habits. Practicing healthy habits is always essential, and currently, these healthy habits are vital.
Of course, we want to let our patients know that continuing their usual brushing and flossing is always recommended. Keeping your teeth and gums clean helps maintain overall health. If your body is trying to fight an infection in your mouth, your immune system can be compromised.
Keeping your mouth free from infection can help your body be strong in case you do come down with a sickness or virus. Remember to brush and floss after every meal. Also, remember to brush for around two minutes in total to get out harmful bacteria.
One of the most important things you can do right now is to wash your hands frequently! Think about it really quickly. Think of all the things that your hands touch on a daily basis. Now think about how many doorknobs your hands touch in public places. Have you ever wondered how many other people also have or will also touch the same exact doorknob? It is incredible how much germs and bacteria can be found on door handles! This is why it is essential to keep your hands clean. You never know what you may pick up or put down.
Keeping our hands clean is one of the most essential and most straightforward steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading sickness to other people around us. It is not only crucial to keep ourselves safe, but we need to also think about the wellbeing of others.
Germs from unwashed hands can get into food and drinks and can be left on handrails, toys, tabletops, elevator buttons, bathroom keys, and gas pumps. Removing these germs and bacteria or simply washing your hands can help prevent diarrhea, respiratory infections, eye, and skin infections, as well as viruses.
Along with washing your hands frequently, we all have to be better about not touching our faces. Did you know that on average, we touch our faces about twenty-three times an hour. People are continually touching their nose, eyes, and mouths, and they do not even realize it. When germs and bacteria make contact with our nose, eyes, and mouths, it can make us very sick. When we touch our face, we are touching mucous membranes, and this causes germ to enter the body and leads to respiratory infections.
If you feel that you are having trouble with not touching your face, you may want to frequently either wash your hands or use a high alcohol percentage hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your face as much as possible. Not touching your face and keeping it clean can also help with acne issues. If the face is always being touched, bacteria and germs start to grow and get into the skin, causing breakouts.
Since a young age, people have been taught to cover their coughs. Whether people are coughing into their elbow or hands, the goal is to prevent people from coughing on others. This practice is even more so important in these trying times. It is dire that we keep our coughs covered up, and that others hopefully follow the same method.
Couching is not a bad thing. Your body needs to cough in order to defend itself against disease. When a person coughs, they are pushing out microbes, mucus, and foreign particles from your throat and mouth. Coughing helps to protect the lungs from inflammation and, of course, infection. There are many reasons why a cough can happen, and they can even occur from dust or cold air.
With a virus currently going around the world, we want to be sure that we are protecting ourselves, our loved ones, and even the other humans around us. It is ok to have a regular cough, with that being said, please remember to cover your cough the best you can. After a cough or coughing fit, either wash your hands or use a high alcohol percentage hand sanitizer.