Meet Our Team
When you visit the team at Sierra Oaks Dental, a group of diverse, hardworking dental professionals will take care of your every need. From the front office to the operatories, our team works together to exceed your expectations, especially when it comes to enhancing your appearance with cosmetic dentistry or improving the performance of your smile with dental implants or Invisalign® clear aligners. Our dentists and team have the right mix of care and experience to help you enjoy a lifetime of great smiles, and we are happy to serve English, Spanish, Russian and Korean speakers. You can learn more about our team below, or you can call (916) 481-2000 to schedule your dental appointment in Sacramento, California.
Peter Kim, DDS
Dr. Peter Kim has been serving the Sacramento community for eight years. Dr. Kim is best known for prioritizing his patient’s needs and delivering excellent treatment, even on weekends, holidays and after hours in emergency cases. Regardless of the emergency, patients leave knowing they are in the best hands in all of Sacramento. Patients admire Dr. Kim’s honest, intelligent and precise dentistry. In return, Dr. Kim enjoys forming bonds with the patients we care for.
Having grown up in the heart of the Bay Area, Dr. Kim graduated from University of California, Berkeley, followed by San Francisco’s University of the Pacific as a Doctor in Dental Science. He is a strong supporter of the University of the Pacific’s Dental Program and is an active Alumni. Furthermore, Dr. Kim works hard to maintain a high standard for dentistry in our community as a participating member of the American Dental Association and California Dental Association.
Since 2012, He also serves on the faculty club at the prestigious SPEAR education center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Less than 1% of dentists in the entire country have this privilege and it signifies his dedication to the best possible experience for that of his practice and patients. He has earned his implant certification from the world renowned AIC education center and completed this training at the UOP Dental AEGD clinic. He stays up to date with the latest in the dental field by staying associated with ITI International Team for Implantology in Switzerland, AIC implant education in San Francisco, the Academy of General Dentistry, and various study clubs throughout Northern California.
Hannah Fox, DDS
Dr. Hannah Fox joined our practice in the Spring of 2020. Dr. Fox is a Sacramento local who grew up in the Elk Grove area. She graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) with a Bachelor of Science degree in cellular and molecular biology. Dr. Fox went on to complete a Master’s Degree in stem cell biology from CSUS. She earned her D.D.S. at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry where she served in several leadership positions. Dr. Fox was admitted to multiple honor societies including Tau Kappa Omega (TKO) reserved for the top 20% of the class and Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) awarded to the top 12% of the class. Dr. Fox completed an additional year of advanced training in general dentistry as a resident at Veteran’s Affairs Northern California, McClellan. Her professional associations include the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Fox enjoys delivering evidence-based dentistry and staying up-to-date with the latest dental literature in order to provide her patients with the best possible care. She has been married since 2012 and enjoys spending time with her family. Away from the office she is an active member of her local church. In her free time, she enjoys reading and practicing yoga.
William Altig, DDS
Dr. Altig attended and graduated from the University of California at Riverside with a bachelor’s degree in psychobiology in 1993. He graduated from USC School Of Dentistry in 1997 and was a member of Psi-Omega dental fraternity. He practiced dentistry in Southern California for a few years until moving from Huntington Beach, California, to the Sacramento area in the summer of 2000.
Maria M. — Registered Dental Hygienist
Maria is very dedicated to her patients and her five children. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco in 1988. Maria has loved many aspects of her job since joining Sierra Oaks Dental as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1993; however, she specializes in delivering patient care and forming relationships with her patients that last a lifetime. Maria’s commitment to her patients is remarkable, and her patients have the same level of commitment to her.
Erika E. — Lead Registered Dental Assistant
My job entails leading the team of dental assistants. I do many things from assisting the doctors with patient visits and treatment, helping with sanitation of dental tools, scheduling assistants with doctors and patients, ordering supplies, and assisting the front office when needed.
I began working with Dr. Kim and the Sierra Oaks Dental team in October of 2017. My career in the dental field started in 2004 here in Sacramento. My dental education came from hands on training with Pacific University while working in Sacramento.
One of my favorite parts of the job is working with amazing patients and team members. We’re really lucky to have such a great team of hard workers here. Everyone supports each other and we’re quick to lend a hand when someone’s in need.
This office is in line with my professional goals because Dr. Kim has so much knowledge to share and I’m always eager to learn more, whether it’s through continuing education courses or in house workshops. I love working for Dr. Kim because we all strive to be the very best and provide the best dental care to our patients.
I have a son at home that I love providing for and caring for. I also enjoy being outdoors when I can and taking my son around Sacramento. My husband enjoys deep sea fishing, and occasionally I’ll go with him on a trip, which is always a treat.
This office is unique because of our new patient experience that utilizes the co-diagnosis process that allows the patient to pick which treatment fits them the best. We acknowledge that patients have different treatment expectations for different reasons.
José R. – Registered Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant II, Training and Development Leader
José joined our team in July of 2019. He is a 1999 graduate of Delta High School and attended SSC for a year and a half. He was involved in an accident that in a way, helped him find his life’s passion for dentistry. He graduated from Anthem College in 2003 and returned to school in 2011 to obtain his Expanded Functions license. He has been in dentistry since 2004 and continues to grow in his knowledge and skills. He loves helping people in our community feel better about their smiles.
José believes that being an Expanded Functions dental assistant allows the dentists to be available to see more patients since he is able to step in and finish dental procedures. He enjoys the great teamwork and family atmosphere at our office.
José became a father to a beautiful girl in 2018. She is the center of his universe and his motivation to become a better parent, friend and overall person. In his free time he likes to play soccer, draw and paint.
Betty J. — Accountant
Betty studied accounting at college in Korea and San Francisco and joined our team in January 2017. Before she worked at Sierra Oaks Dental, she worked at a CDA office in San Francisco and as part of a Samsung information systems team in San Jose. Her second son is a musical actor in Hollywood!
Luba F. – Dental Assistant
Luba completed her dental assisting certification through the regional occupational program (ROP), and joined our team in June 2017. She loves providing dental cleanings and enjoys helping our hygienists, assisting with sterilization procedures and setting up rooms for treatment. Luba loves finding ways to make people laugh and brings a positive attitude with her each day.
Luba loves her granddaughter, Ella, and enjoys going camping when not in the office.
Peter J. – Property Maintenance Manager
Peter joined Sierra Oaks Dental in the Fall of 2019 and has worked hard since then to make sure our office is always clean and organized. In addition to making everyone smile with his positive attitude, Peter enjoys making improvements to the building so the staff and patients have the best possible experience. In his free time he enjoys gardening and cooking.