"Nothing short of excellence" is Dr Kevin Chang's approach to everything in life.
- Member of American Dental Association (ADA)
- Member of California Dental Association (CDA)
- Member of Sacramento District Dental Society
- Graduate of the ADA/Northwestern University Leadership Program
- Graduate of the Whitecap Institute of Implantology
Dr. Karisa Yamamoto is our Associate Dentist at the practice. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor of Science in Physiological Science and earned her degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Yamamoto believes that to lead a balanced and fulfilling life, cultivating meaningful relationships and tending to our health and well-being are essential. She brings this energy to our practice to assure that patients feel listened to, safe, and well cared for.
As a research fellow at UCSF, Dr. Yamamoto received the Olav Alvares Award from the American Dental Education Association for her outstanding research and publication on high depressive symptom prevalence amongst dental students. As a junior dental student, she earned the Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence from the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society for scholarship, character and promise to contribute significantly to the field of dentistry. With her passion for education, Dr. Yamamoto also teaches as a professor at California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, where she aims to create an enriching learning environment in which students feel limitless potential to tap into who they truly want to become. These values extend to our practice, where Dr. Yamamoto is devoted to patient education and ensures that all of her patients are well-informed and fully understand their oral health needs.
Out of the office, you can find Dr. Yamamoto playing in a bocce ball league with her team "Chewbocce," curating her living space as an interior design enthusiast, and spending time with her boyfriend, Michael and their dog, Theo. She also loves to write and holds a position on the Editorial Committee of The Nugget, the magazine of the Sacramento District Dental Society.