Keeping you smiling

Dental health is critical for your overall health. And Western Sierra makes it as easy as possible with a state-of-the-art dental suite and a three-dentist practice.

Dental patients can receive regular teeth cleaning, deep cleaning for gum disease, fillings and root canals in the Grass Valley and Downieville locations, and soon in Penn Valley. Full and partial denture services are provided in the Downieville center.

Children’s dentistry is available in the four-chair dental suite in Grass Valley. Fillings, crowns and root canals, including extractions and “space maintainers,” are part of the children’s dentistry service. Oral conscious sedation for children and nitrous oxide for anxious children are also available. 

And, when necessary, Western Sierra dentists refer patients for specialty services – such as orthodontists, endodontists, periodontics (gum-related), pedodontists (children’s dentistry) and oral surgeons. 

“Our patients are happy to know how many types and levels of dental services we provide, and that we are committed to guiding them to get the best possible care, says Dr. Juan Chavez, Dental Director for Western Sierra. Chavez practiced dentistry in Los Angeles for nearly 20 years before relocating to Nevada County and oversees the three-dentist practice. “We’re extremely proud of the practice, and continue to expand what we provide.”