Dr. Brian Smith
Dr. Smith is a dean’s list graduate from UCSF Dental School, graduating in 1995. After graduating, his focus on the relationship of oral health and its effect on the overall well-being of the body led him to advanced studies with the Institute of Nutritional Dentistry. Seeking ways to further benefit his patients, Dr. Smith then focused an additional three years of study on Oral Systemic Balance (OSB) therapy. He also studied through the American College on Integrative Medicine and Dentistry. His long-standing interest in holistic health has led him to become a certified massage therapist through the Alive and Well Institute in San Rafael, and he is a trained cranial sacral therapist.
Dr. Christie Jacques
Meet the newest dentist on our team, Dr. Christie Jacques, who earned her dental degree from the prestigious Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Dr. Jacques is committed to providing her patients evidence-based holistic dentistry – implementing a total-body wellness approach with a gentle and empathic touch. She is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT), the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), and the International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine (IABDM)
In addition to her dental degree, Dr. Jacques holds an MS in nursing from the University of Arizona. She has completed training in safe mercury removal through the (IAOMT) and keeps her skills sharp through ongoing advanced training, including various courses with Spear Education and Holistic Dental Education. Dr. Jacques’ extensive experience also includes specialized surgical instruction under Dr. Karl Ulrich Volz, founder of the biocompatible Swiss Dental Solutions (SDS) implant system.
Dr. Jacques implements the knowledge she has gained through study with the AAFE with applied holistic modalities to help her patients achieve a more youthful and radiant appearance. She has also trained in the Myobrace system to support proper airway and facial development in children and teens.
In her spare time, Dr. Jacques enjoys spending time with her family, adventuring outdoors, working out, and playing the piano and guitar. She also loves to create healthy and flavorful plant-based, gluten-free dishes. She is passionate about contributing to those in need, providing humanitarian relief through multiple trips across the US and abroad.
Dr. Thomas Nguyen
Dr. Thomas Nguyen joins our team after seven years of experience practicing dentistry around the San Fransico Bay area. In 2015, he graduated from the University of San Francisco, School of Dentistry.
His years at UCSF involved volunteering and serving his community through the Science Education Program and Community Dental Clinic. He was accepted into the advanced training program in his General Practice Residency by the Community Medical Centers and the U.S., Department of Veteran Affairs.
During this time, he treated patients from all walks of life, including medically compromised patients in the operating room under general anesthesia.
Dr. Nguyen dedicates his life to traveling and finding advanced and safe dental techniques. The Doctor’s training and education gave way to him earning the honor of Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantology. This international designation is given to those who have proved their skill in surgery and restoration of dental implants.
He follows the practice philosophy that provides standard holistic dentistry. This is done by working with an open mind with each patient and facilitating exceptional restorative with holistic protocols. The Doctor’s enthusiasm and poise are energizing, and his gentle nature shows through his practice.
Dr. Nguyen spends his free time staying physically active. He also takes time with his family and 11 nieces and nephews.
Dr. Robert Jarvis
Dr. Robert E Jarvis II was born and raised in Santa Rosa, CA. He graduated with honors at UC Davis and obtained his dental doctorate at UCLA school of dentistry. Following dental school, he was an oral and maxillofacial surgery resident at UCL, a medical center, and he graduated in 1984. His intensive training included maxillofacial reconstruction, general anesthesia, dental surgery, dental implants and temporomandibular joint disorders.
Dr. Jarvis’ hobbies include trying to play guitar, circuit training, antiques, baseball, and basketball. He’s involved in several charity organizations. Dr. Jarvis is committed to the comfort and health of his patients.
After retiring from his practice of 33 years in Sonoma County, Dr. Jarvis is interested in removing infected teeth and bones that may contribute to systemic disease. He’s excited about placing the two-piece Zirconia implants.
Dr. Suzan Hahn
Dr. Susan Hahn has served as a dentist since graduating from UCSF Dental School in 1984. She has therefore been practicing general dentistry for 35 years. Approximately 20 years ago, coincidental with the arrival of the first of her three children, Susan became deeply interested in alternative health practices. Following this interest, Susan started a master’s degree in Integrative Health at the California Institute of Integrative Studies, where she discovered the father of biologic dentistry, Weston Price, DDS. Pursuing this new arena, she spent a number of years collaborating with other biologic dentists in the country to share information about what is new, what is time-tested, and where is the field of biologic dentistry going. Her mission is to help people achieve optimal health and to empower them, especially in a place of vulnerability (the dental chair).