Dr. Shaffer is a board certified pediatric dentist. He earned his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from UCLA. He then obtained a Master of Science degree in Oral and Craniofacial Biology from UCSF while concurrently completing advanced specialty training in pediatric dentistry at UCSF and at Children's Hospital Oakland.
Dr. Shaffer continues to stay involved in academia and is a former assistant clinical professor at UCSF in the department of pediatric dentistry. He has lectured on topics ranging from oral sedation safety protocols to emerging non-invasive ways of treating dental caries ('cavities'). He additionally spends time treating underserved patients abroad, and has traveled to both Honduras and Fiji for dental outreach trips. He regularly takes continuing education courses on all phases of dentistry, as well as in pediatric dentistry consistent with keeping his status as a board certified pediatric dentist.
Born and raised in Alameda, California, Dr. Shaffer is proud to call the Bay Area his home. He enjoys running, cycling, snowboarding, and rooting for the Golden State Warriors and San Francisco Giants. He also enjoys going to the beach and spending time with his wife, two children, and dog, Buster.
Dr. Sana Yousaf grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and completed her undergraduate degree in chemistry and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Yousaf completed her general practice dental residency at NewYork- Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and her pediatric dental residency at Staten Island University Hospital where she served as the Chief Resident. Dr. Yousaf spent two years in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, in between her residency programs and was excited to move back to the Bay Area to join Kids Care.
Dr. Lacey received her bachelor's degree in exercise science with a minor in chemistry from Brigham Young UniversityIdaho. She then received her doctorate in dental surgery from the University of the Pacific, in San Francisco. After graduating dental school, she completed her residency in pediatric dentistry at Boston University.
Dr. Laceys love for children and passion for pediatric dentistry has taken her all around the world to places like Singapore, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia on-board the US Navy Humanitarian ship, The Mercy. She then moved to China where she taught English to elementary and middle school aged children.
Dr. Laceys knowledge and down-to-earth personality makes for a fun and interactive approach for treating and teaching children. She finds ways to engage children to want to choose to be responsible and proactive for their health. You can meet Dr. Lacey at our Fairfield location.
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. At Rolling Hills Pediatric Dentistry, our smiles are just the first thing youll notice that makes our office a step above the rest. Our mission is to make visits to the dentist as positive as possible!
We offer alternative restorative techniques that enableour doctors to be extremely conservative in their diagnoses, as well as their treatment of cavities. We are not just treating the teeth, we are treating the little person attached to those teeth and their emotional well being. We always take a non-invasive approach that includes monitoring small lesions, increasing visits to perform fluoride treatments, and iftreatment is necessary, performing it in a way that does not risk causing your child pain.
Our kid-friendly office has various activities for all age groups. We have an open-bay concept, which allows patients to be surrounded by children or teenagers their own age; however, we also have private rooms for patients and families who prefer to be in a more secluded and quiet environment.
Many kids fear the unknown. We understand this, which is why we take our time to make the unfamiliar into something familiar and less scary. We talk with each patient before every procedure to explain what were going to do, why were going to do it, and whats going to happen. We allow them to see, feel and hear our instruments. We make sure each childis at ease with our office environment and we proceedat a comfortable pace.We do not 'hold' kids down ordo anything by force. We go at their pace and earn their trust. We are children advocates and do not play an authoritarian role. This way they keep willingly coming back and we earn their trust. We are happy when they are happy!
Drs. Shaffer, Yousaf and Andrews, along with our team, love getting to know our patients. We spend time visiting with them, learning about their interests, and encouraging them to talk with us. Since wetake the time tocreateand fostertrust, children learn were good people who are here to help.