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Sarah S. De Sanz, D.D.S.

Sarah de Sanz, D.D.S. received her dental degree from from the University of California, San Francisco in 1993. Following a General Practice Residency at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco she returned to UCSF where she completed a Fellowship in Oral Medicine and post-graduate training in Periodontology in 1998. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. de Sanz's specialty practice focuses on periodontics including LANAP laser surgery, dental implant surgery and oral medicine delivered in a caring environment. In addition, she is uniquely skilled in the management of geriatric and medically compromised patients, equipped to provide treatment in both an office or hospital setting. In the interest of patient comfort, she offers intravenous sedation during surgery.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. de Sanz holds a clinical faculty position at the UCSF School of Dentistry, Department of Stomatology. She also is on staff at the California Pacific Medical Center, Department of Surgery.
Dr. de Sanz is a member of the American Association of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontists,  American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Francisco Dental Society,  the American Academy of Oral Medicine, and the Academy of Osseointegration.
Dr. de Sanz lives in Marin with her husband Greg, two sons, Jack and Will, and yellow labs, Joe and Teddy.

 

 

Terry Im, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Terry Im is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, specializing in non-surgical and surgical maintenance of teeth and replacement of lost teeth with implants.

At age seven, Dr. Im immigrated to the U.S. from Seoul, Korea with his family. He grew up in Fresno, CA and after completing Bullard High School with high honors, he entered undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). At UCLA, he studied human and animal physiology and in 1998 received a B.S. in Biology. He continued his education at Cal Poly Pomona and finished a two year post-graduate program in Nutrition.

In 2002, Dr. Im began his journey in the field of dentistry when he was admitted into the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry (UCSF). During his studies at the university, he was quickly recognized by his peers and faculty for his skills and dedication to the field. Impressed with the new techniques developed for saving teeth and technological advances in implants, Dr. Im became increasingly drawn to the field of periodontics. In 2006, after graduating from dental school at the top of his class, he gained admission to UCSF Periodontal Residency - a specialty program focusing on advanced surgical interventions for treatment of periodontal disease, cosmetic tissue reshaping, and replacement of missing teeth with implants. During the residency, Dr. Im was recognized for his leadership and teamwork and was elected chief resident two years in a row.

Dr. Im received a Masters degree in Cranial and Facial Sciences from UCSF upon completion of the periodontal residency in 2009. His research was focused on halitosis, and was published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. Dr. Im completed anesthesia training at the UCSF Ambulatory Center and is certified in IV conscious sedation and oral conscious sedation.

When not practicing periodontics, Dr. Im devotes his time to his family and playing golf. He lives with his wife, two kids and his best friends - Mimi the beagle and Miles the weimaraner.