Dr. Erick Y. Sato
Dr. Sato grew up and attended high school in Walnut, CA and received his BS in General Biology from the University of California, San Diego. During his undergraduate education he studied abroad at the Georg-August Universitaet in Goettingen, Germany.
After volunteering with the UCSD Pre-dental Society, Dr. Sato decided to pursue a career in the dental profession. Dr. Sato attended the Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry at the University of the Pacific and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2008. He then attended a 2-year general practice residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, where he gained experience with dental implants, operating room dentistry, and treatment of medically compromised children. He also recieved training on the administration of oral and intravenous sedation in Virginia and is currently certified by the California Dental Board to administer oral conscious sedation to minors and adults.
During his time in Virginia, Dr. Sato was inspired to continue his dental career in Endodontolgy. He received his Certificate of Endodontics in 2012 from Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, OR. Dr. Sato’s research on mineral trioxide aggregate (a type of root canal restorative material) has been published in the Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Sato’s current interests include teaching, new gadgets and watching movies. He has recently served as a volunteer dentist in Vietnam aboard the naval hospital ship, U.S.N.S. Mercy, which makes port in San Diego. He has also made voluntary endodontic mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.
Dr. Sato continues to volunteer with the UCSD Pre-Dental Society and the UCSD Student-Run Free Dental Clinic Project as a volunteer assistant professor. He is also involved with the San Diego County Dental Society as the Chair of Communications. He has been an Associate with our practice since August 1st, 2012, and he has been welcomed with open arms! We look forward to a long relationship!
Dr. Sato has successfully completed the written and oral portions of the board certification process for the American Board of Endodontists, and is looking forward to completing Board Certification by the Fall of 2014.
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