Dental Care

dental Care Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass ValleyMeet Our Providers

Our Dental Care providers are listed below. To view a full list of all Chapa-De care providers, please click here.

Pauline Karunakaran, DDS
Dental Director & Dentist, Auburn and Grass Valley

Jashanjot Bajwa, DMD
Dentist, Grass Valley

Long Cao, DMD
Dentist, Grass Valley

Hilary Mazzone, DMD
Dentist, Grass Valley

Joel Fong, DDS
Dentist, Auburn

Eric Gregg DMD
Dentist, Grass Valley

Douglas Jaul, DDS
Orthodontist, Auburn

Deanna Lee, DDS
Dentist, Auburn

Nichole McKenna, DDS
Dentist, Auburn

Shibani Sehgal, DMD
Dentist, Auburn

Esther Song, DDS
Dentist, Auburn

Bonnie Berger, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist, Auburn & Grass Valley

Christina Cox, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist, Auburn

Candice Faciana, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist, Auburn

Tammy Griffith, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist, Auburn & Grass Valley

Lily King, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist, Grass Valley

Deborah Sweeney, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist, Auburn & Grass Valley

Kimberly Twilling, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist, Auburn

Mandy White, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist, Auburn and Grass Valley

Overview Of Available Services

At both of our community health centers, we offer excellent dental care. Our dental department is very popular and there is often a waiting list for appointments. We offer the following services:

  • Diagnostic Exams
  • Oral Hygiene Instruction
  • Dental Prophylaxis (cleaning)
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Restorative Care (fillings)
  • Dental Appliances (crowns, bridges, dentures)
  • Limited Root Canals
  • Limited Oral Surgery
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Orthodontia (in Auburn only)

In the event you require additional services, we will refer you to an outside dental specialist.


How To Schedule An Appointment

We want to make your experience in our health centers as comfortable and convenient as possible. Therefore, we want you to have an appointment to be seen. Please call us to schedule an appointment. We cannot guarantee that you will be seen if you walk-in without an appointment.

To schedule an appointment call 530-887-2830 for Auburn or 530-477-9560 for Grass Valley.

We do reserve a few urgent appointments per day for patients who have severe pain, infection or swelling. The urgent problem is the only thing addressed at an urgent visit. Please call us to book an urgent appointment.


Preparing For Your Visit

All new patients must register before their first appointment, please see How to Register. New patients should arrive at the reception desk 30 minutes before your first appointment to complete the new patient registration process. Established patients should arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time.

You will need to bring the following items to all of your appointments:

  • Photo ID
  • All insurance cards (Medi-Cal, Medicare or other medical, prescription or dental insurance).
  • A list of medication you are taking or bring the medications with you.
  • The patient services representative making your appointment will also inform you of any records or information you need to bring with you.


Cancellation, Late & No-Show Information

If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment please call us. When patients do not cancel their appointment, they deny other patients the opportunity to book that visit. We keep track of the number of “no-show” appointments a patient accumulates and patients who repeatedly miss their appointments may lose the privilege of making appointments at our community health centers.


After Hours and Holidays

Important: If you think you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital immediately.

Chapa-De patients who experience a dental emergency when our health centers are closed, can still contact us for help!

If our clinic is not open, our answering service can have an after hours Advice Dentist return your call.


  • Auburn: Call (530) 887-2800 and select option 1 or 2
  • Grass Valley: Call (530) 477-8545 and select option 1 or 2

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