Welcome to our new, state-of-the-art office!
Our new office is located at 1851 Iron Point Road.
Our new office is located at 1851 Iron Point Road.
Dr. Moussavi and Alex attend the California Dental Association annual convention in San Francisco.
We were recently named one of Sacramento Magazine's Top Dentists of 2018!
Since Dr. Mahnaz Moussavi, DDS, first established Summit Dental in September 1997, she and her team have provided quality care to the greater Sacramento area. Her practice focuses on preventative care for the entire family, including children. Dr. Moussavi feels strongly that by diagnosing and treating any problems early, major intervention can often be avoided. She is conservative in her treatments, and is always happy to work with her patients to design a treatment plan that fits with their schedule and budget.
In addition to preventative care, Dr. Moussavi is a preferred provider for Invisalign. She has been certified in Invisalign since 2003, and has helped many adults and teenagers achieve their perfect smile.
Dr. Moussavi additionally trained in UCLA's Cosmetic Dentistry program and has provided cosmetic treatment to many of her patients since 1999.
Dr. Moussavi also completed a General Practice Residency at University of Pittsburgh's Montefiore Hospital, with an emphasis in Oral Surgery. Thus, she is especially skilled in extracting impacted wisdom teeth, removing thousands of them thus far.
Finally, Dr. Moussavi is certified to do Implant Surgery and Restorations from Nobel Biocare. She has restored many implants in her office.
Dr. Moussavi prides herself on providing a very hygienic and comfortable environment to treat her patients.
Comprehensive examination of teeth and soft tissue (gums & oral mucosa), including oral cancer screening. X-Rays are taken at the first visit to evaluate oral health, and as needed at following vists.
Dr. Moussavi aims to restore teeth in a comprehensive and conservative manner. She primarily uses composite fillings that are bonded to the teeth and preserve 90% of the strength of the natural tooth.
Dr. Moussavi completed the Implant Surgery program to gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies of implant dentistry. She focuses on the restoration of the implants, and refers her patients for the surgery portion to the best-trained implant surgeons in Sacramento. As implant surgery can be difficult to correct if not done properly, she wants to ensure her patients receive the best care possible from the start.
Dr. Moussavi primarily uses porcelain crowns bonded to the tooth structure, which are superior both aesthetically and functionally to traditional crowns. Crowns are considered a major procedure, and are only done when the natural tooth structure is not sufficient to withhold the mastication forces and the tooth cannot be restored by other means.
Invisalign is an revolutionary orthodontic technology that replaces traditional metal braces with clear, removable aligners. It can straighten teeth and treat crowding, crossbite, spacing, and bite issues.
Dr. Moussavi offers in-house and at-home teeth whitening. She uses Ultradent's Opalescence Tooth Whitening System and ensure patients' teeth are healthy enough for the whitening process.
Veneers are thin layers of a cosmetically appealing porcelain that bind to the outer surface of the tooth structure. They improve the appearance of misshapen, discolored, or fractured teeth. We can also correct minimally misaligned teeth with veneers when orthodontics is not required.
Gums and bone also require care to ensure their strength as the foundation of oral health. Unhealthy gums cause bone loss, systemic disease, bad breath, and a very unpleasant smile. With routine cleaning, we prevent gum disease. We also offer deep cleaning and scaling to restore the health of patients' gums, and provide referrals to excellent periodontists for more severe cases.
Although Dr. Moussavi aims to avoid the need for root canals, when disease reaches the nerve, they become necessary. We use the leading technology, Apex Locator, in our office to measure the length of the canals, and clean and open the canals using Dentsply's WaveOne technology.
Years of Experience
Dr. Mahnaz Moussavi
Dr. Moussavi moved with her husband to Sacramento in 1991. She raised her 3 daughters in El Dorado Hills, who are all now pursuing medicine. She has a passion for her work, and especially enjoys building long relationships with her patients and their families. She is a member of Sacramento Dental Society (SDS), California Dental Association, and American Dental Association. She has served as a member of the Peer Review Committee for SDS for 14 years. She also is committed to serving underserved communities through CDA Cares.
Alex attended a ROP dental assisting careers course and graduated 2016. She started at Summit Dental as an intern in January of 2016 as part of her hands-on training, then worked as a dental assistant. In 2018, Alex became the office manager. She couldn't have asked for a better team to join and work with. Outside of working at the office, Alex spends most of her time outdoors, with her pets, and taking online college courses. She is a nature enthusiast, and loves to camp and hike to really take in the beauty of nature.
Pam received her BS in Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior from UC Davis before deciding to become a dental hygienist. Pam then decided to attend UC San Francisco to obtain her Masters in Science in Dental Hygiene. Pam started working as an RDH in 2007 so she has years of wonderful experience that she brings to the practice. She focuses on trying to educate her patients in a way that’s easy to understand and implement. When she isn’t helping out at the office, she loves to travel the world with her husband and two young children.
Ginger is a registered dental hygienist and a graduate of University of Southern California, where she received her B.S in Dental Hygiene in 2011. She views her role role as a dental hygienist to provide the great care and a understanding of your oral health. Her passion is not only to help patients understand the importance of oral health, but to also feel comfortable in dental chair. When she is not practicing dentistry, Ginger enjoys hiking, swimming and spending time with her family.
Geri attended the West Los Angeles Dental Hygiene Program and received her R.D.H. License in 2001. She has been working part time at Summit Dental since March 2006. Maintaining patient rapport and providing quality care are both very important to her. Geri also loves that she works for a family oriented practice. She greatly appreciates and enjoys the wonderful relationships she has with Dr. Moussavi, staff, and patients. Away from the office, Geri enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on vacations, working out, and reading.
Teila has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1985, graduating from George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In 1999 Teila, along with her two daughters and husband, immigrated to the US. After 14 years of practice she found herself having to re-start her career here in California. She received her RDH license for CA in 2001. She is an amateur photographer and loves taking photos of just about anything that catches her eye. These days, most of her photography centers around her 5 year-old granddaughter, Brooklyn, and 2 and a half year-old grandson, Luca! Being a grandma has changed her life and she absolutely loves it!
Dr. Moussavi is hands down the best dentist! For anyone who fears going to the dentist, she and her staff have a pleasant way of making each visit a positive and relaxing experience.
Dr. Moussavi is outstanding. She is so accommodating and easy to talk to. I have always dreaded going to the dentist, but with Dr. Moussavi, her warm and welcoming demeanor has made me actually look forward to my visit!
My husband and I have been going to Dr. Moussavi for over 15 years and we can both honestly say she is without a doubt, the finest dentist we have ever had...We have found her to be a kind and caring person who puts our needs first.
Our Address - We've Moved!
1851 Iron Point Rd, Ste. 100
Folsom, CA 95630
Tel: (916) 355 - 8400
For Emergencies: (916) 715 - 2666
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1st Saturday of Each Month: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM