Meet The Team

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Each member of our staff is an integral part of the equation that makes our office such a warm and caring environment. Not only are they highly trained in their positions, but they are outstanding individuals as well. We are frequently complimented by our patients, colleagues and vendors on how fortunate we are to have such a terrific team. The best indicator is the longevity of employment of many of our team members! We have found that our patients appreciate the continuity in having familiar faces greeting and serving them at every visit. We invite you to come in and experience our hospitality while receiving the best dental care you can find.


Dr. Nikki Chauhan, DDS

Welcome to our website...  My love and interest for dentistry began a long time ago. At age eight, I remember watching my Aunt, who was a dentist, take care of her patients. It was amazing to see how her warmth and kindness made it possible for her to take care of all their dental concerns in a comfortable and relaxed manner. I decided right then, I wanted to have a similar connection and profession.

Fast forward 15 years to 1998 when I graduated from dental school on the Dean’s List.  After living in St. Louis for a year, I decided to move to California where I fell in love with the smaller city feel of Sacramento and it’s beautiful surroundings.  I have been in practice since 2000 and can easily say the years have been full of some very rewarding personal interactions with patients, staff and my fellow dentists. These are friendships I will cherish for a lifetime and I feel fortunate to have been mentored by the best of the best.

After 13+ years of taking care of patients, what I most appreciate is having a trusting relationship and partnership with them. Dentistry also allows me to use my skills to give back to the Greater Sacramento community and beyond.

When it comes to your smile and dental care, my goal has always been to provide the highest quality experience to my patients in a comfortable, friendly, family oriented atmosphere.  From a treatment perspective, my dentistry has evolved over the years to incorporate health, prevention and cosmetics.  I have spent thousands of hours in the pursuit of expanding my knowledge in my profession and am proud to serve the communities of the Greater Sacramento region as a dentist who focuses on comprehensive dentistry, patient comfort, beautiful results, total health and maintaining a technological edge. As a result , it was my pleasure to repeatedly be voted one of the Top Dentists in Sacramento by my peers .

I enthusiastically attend seminars and symposiums on the latest general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry treatments.  In order to maintain high standards, I am committed to continuing education and am active in the following professional organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Sacramento District Dental Society
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Oral Conscious Sedation

Balance in all things in life is very important to me. In my spare time, I enjoy many outdoor activities with my son Arjun.  We love to hike, bike, travel and go rowing.  We are also actively involved in numerous local and national health fundraisers such as St. Judes, Shriners, JDRF and Susan Komen foundation for breast cancer. 

I look forward to taking care of you and all your dental needs...


Benny

Business Team

My name is Benny and I have been in the Dental Field for over 18 years. I started working in Specialty Dentistry in 2002 as an RDA. It was very easy for me because of my love for patients and being able to interact with them and form amazing relationships. However, I decided in February 2020 it was time to try something a little different in dentistry and so I joined the Business Team at Dr. Nikki’s. It has been an amazing experience and I absolutely love being part the team here! Throughout my years of working in Dentistry, I’ve learned to strongly display compassion for every patient that walks through our door and give them the most outstanding experience I can.

When I am not working I love to spend time with my children, grandbabies and my Pitbull Malo. I come from a large family, so there is nothing like getting together for family outings. I also enjoy hiking, shopping, traveling, and cooking.  I’ve spent the last 20 years really enjoying and loving Sacramento.  



Sarah

Business Team

My name is Sarah and I have been in the dental field for over 18 years. I started with Dr. Nikki in 2021 and I am loving every day! My passion for dentistry started when I became a Hygiene Assistant at the age of 19. Through my years of working in the dental field, I have found that my love for Business Administration has grown. Not only do I love the Team I work with, I enjoy and appreciate all the relationships I have formed with patients over the years. The empathy I feel is a great strength when talking with patients or understanding their individual concerns or needs.

Outside of work you can find me doing Yoga, Gardening, dancing in my living room, hanging out with friends or doing jigsaw puzzles. I love to be outdoors and soak up the wonderful sun or go to the mountains and hike to the top.  I do have an amazing boyfriend, a beautiful daughter Rebekah and an amazing one eyed cat Sansa. They are all my life and I adore each one immensely.  You will also find me catching up on the many TV shows or movies I enjoy watching. There is nothing like cuddling up with a blanket and binge watching a show you love so much.  I also have traveled all over the United States, including driving from East to West Coast three times. I was also able to travel to Japan and since then, I await the time when I am able to travel and experience more cultures all over the world. 


Lisa

RDH

I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, received my Dental Hygiene education at Diablo Valley College, and have practiced as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1995.

In 2001, I relocated to the greater Sacramento area and was fortunate to obtain a full time position in this outstanding practice and consider myself lucky to still be here. Over the years I have seen a lot of changes in the art, science and technology of dentistry. Traditional methods are tried and true, however it is important to me to stay educated so I can utilize new research and techniques to provide smart, efficient, comfortable care to our patients as well as ensure I have longevity as a practitioner. I take pride in providing personalized quality care and value the long lasting and trusting relationships that I have developed with our patients over the years.  I am a member of the ADHA, CDHA, and SVDHA. 

In addition to my skills as a hygienist, I am very passionate about food, music and canine rescue. In my spare time, I like to read, attend concerts, work on DIY projects, garden, seek out great "foodie" finds and explore the California coast with my husband and two dogs.  


Marissa

RDH

I am a Sacramento native, born and raised.  I graduated from the local high school John F. Kennedy.  At the young age of 14. I became intrigued with the world of dentistry and was fortunate enough to be provided with the resources to grant me the smile I cherish each and every day.  I love being able to provide the education and services to do the same for you!

I started my career as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2000, even though my true desire was to be a hygienist.  Over the years I have gained the experience and knowledge of various dental office positions. I finally achieved my long term goal and graduated from hygiene school in 2010 from Carrington College and couldn’t be happier!

Transitioning into being the newest member to Dr. Chauhan’s staff has been great! I couldn’t ask for a better mentor and co-workers to spend my working day with. I cherish my daily opportunities to interact with all my patients and love helping guide you into better dental and whole body health. I believe in constantly furthering my education to keep current with latest research in dentistry and provide you with the best care possible.

As a single parent, I make every spare moment count with my son.  The years have already flown by and as he approaches the age of 12 I realize he will be off to college or pursuing his life goals before I know it.   He is a drum player for his school band and plays baseball.  I do set aside time for myself as I strive towards meeting my fitness goals for overall health. Cooking is a passion for me and I am always looking for new ways to prepare food.  If I happen to have spare time after that I like various “mellow” hobbies such as crochet, sewing, and scrapbooking.    



Keiko

RDAEF II

I’ve been in the dental since 2003, and finally joined Dr. Nikki’s team in 2017. I love learning about our patients and help restoring their dental needs as an RDAEF II. My role here is to transfer doctors careful design by taking impressions and sending it to our trusted laboratory, then restore it to the patient’s teeth. Patient’s comfort is top of my list during and after their procedures. It is rewarding to see when our work can bring a patient’s smile!

 

I have an 8 year old daughter, and a 4 year old son who goes to Taekwondo. On my days off, my husband takes us on adventures, kids boot camps, or swimming.


Christie

DA

I have been a Dental Assistant for forty-four years.  With much pride, thirty-seven of those years have been in this practice.  Giving patient care has given me continued satisfaction and it has been a pleasure to interact with patients, who have grown to feel like family.

When not in the dental office, I enjoy working in the dirt/yard and being with family and friends.  My biggest joy is my 9- year- old grandson, who stays active in baseball and Outlaw Cart Racing.


Amira

Dental Assistant

My name is Amira and I was born in San Jose, California. Though I am not originally from Sacramento, this is where I have spent most of my life. I absolutely love making people smile, and being in the dental field gives me the ability to do just that. I became a team member at Dr. Nikki’s in 2020. I really enjoy being part of the team here and what a great way to start my Dental Journey towards becoming a Dental Hygienist in the Near Future!!

When I am not working or in my spare time, I love to hang out with my niece and nephews. I feel blessed to be able to spend time with them as much as I can. When I am not spending time with family, I enjoy a little retail shopping and splurging at the mall!