Creative Dimensions in Dentistry Castro Valley San Leandro

Castro Valley - (510) 881-8010

San Leandro - (510) 895-1776

Whiter, Brighter, Beautiful!

Teeth Whitening Dental Services in Castro Valley and San Leandro

Cosmetic Dental Services in the East Bay

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One of the most requested procedures in our dental office is tooth whitening. This is a procedure that will assist in removing stains and discoloration from teeth while lightening them.

We are able to achieve a rapid start or even final results using Zoom or Kor whitening systems. These procedures require about 60 to 90 minutes achieving accelerated whitening in one visit. We then recommend you continue the process at home with your custom trays until you are happy with the degree of whiteness and can touch up periodically.

Tooth whitening can only be completed once cavities are treated in order to prevent the whitening solution from reaching the inner tooth and causing sensitivity. Also keep in mind that tooth whitening is unable to lighten exposed tooth roots, and tooth replacements such as crowns and veneers.

Take Home Teeth Whitening

Whitening your teeth at home involves using a custom fitted tray, similar to a custom mouth guard, into which the whitening solution is placed. These custom fitted trays will help protect your gums from irritation that occurs when using ill-fitted over-the-counter whitening mouth pieces. The solutions we use have been tested for safety and effectiveness. After the solution is placed in the mouth guard it is placed over the teeth and left on for an hour or two or overnight depending on the type of whitening solution.

One of the advantages of home whitening and custom trays is they provide you with the ability to do routine touch ups to keep your teeth bright and beautiful.

Ask any of our dentists if home whitening is right for you.

In-Office Whitening

There are many over the counter treatments such as toothpaste and whitening strips. They all vary in their effectiveness, difficulty of use as well as price.

In-office whitening is a fast, effective and safe way to whiten your teeth. The dentists in our practice are knowledgeable and will recommend the best treatment for you either in-office or take home.

Results from in-office whitening treatments can be immediate (up to 8 shades whiter in 45 minutes), and because a dental professional is involved, the process is safe, reliable and hassle free.

Before & After Photos

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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Robert M. Maass

Dr. Maass received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. He graduated with honors. He completed an additional year of training as an intern at the Naval Hospital in Camp Pendleton, California. Dr Maass has advanced training in sedation, implant, and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Maass is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Southern Alameda County Dental Society (SACDS), American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ASDA), and American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics (AAIP).

He takes pride in restoring smiles using implants and advanced cosmetic in a relaxed setting. He enjoys family dentistry.

Dr. Maass enjoys sharing the outdoors with friends, travel, running and his favorite Labrador retriever Siri.

Dr. David MacKenzie

Dr. MacKenzie received his D.D.S. Degree from Emory University, School of Dentistry, in which he graduated from in 1980.

He is certified in multiple forms of Sedation Dentistry including: IV Sedation, Oral Sedation, Local Anesthesia, and laughing gas. He has also completed an additional year of training in general dentistry while completing a general practice residency at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, CA.

Dr. MacKenzie has extended training and also places and restores implants. He is a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a member of the American Dental Society.

Dr. MacKenzie has been with Creative Dimensions since 1984.

*Dr. MacKenzie works weekdays with morning, late afternoon and Saturday appointments in our Castro Valley office.

Dr. Alisa Alvaro

Dr. Alisa Alvaro received her D.D.S. Degree from New York University, College of Dentistry, then returned back to California and did her residency at the VA in San Francisco. She is certified in Sedation Dentistry, which includes oral sedation and nitrous oxide, commonly known as "laughing gas." Dr. Alvaro is also trained in placing and restoring implants and is a member of the American International Dental Implant Association. She is also a member of the ADA, CDA, and the SACDS.

Dr. Alvaro volunteers her time treating patients from Delancy Street and has done Dental Service trips to Bali and the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Alvaro works in our San Leandro office on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8-5pm. She feels the best part of dentistry that makes her smile is caring for her patients, some of whom she is and has been their family’s dentist for multiple generations.

Dr. Shirin Salehinia

Dr. Salehinia believes a person’s oral health is related to their overall health and well-being. She helps her patients learn how their lifestyles relate to their oral health, and how their oral health results in a healthier body and a happier life.

Creating a smile in her practice starts with understanding the patient’s needs and preferences, and a personalized and comfortable setting. And her years of experience ensures a smooth procedure, with dependable and beautiful results.

Dr. Salehinia received her D.D.S. degree from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry, and has completed a residency program in dental sleep medicine at Tufts University. She has also been a faculty member at the University of Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry since 1997 as a clinical and pre-clinical instructor of restorative dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Southern Alameda County Dental Society and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).*

In her spare time, she volunteers at a local non-profit clinic to provide dental care to the less fortunate. She loves to spend time with her husband and family travelling.

Dr. Salehinia's work days include weekdays, morning, late afternoons and Saturday appointments in our San Leandro and Castro Valley offices.

Dr. Jeff Erickson

Dr. Erickson received his D.D.S. degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 2002. He then went for an additional year of training at the University of Colorado in Denver, where he completed his General Practice Residency. Dr. Erickson is certified in IV and Oral Sedation which allows him to sedate fearful adults and children for their dental treatment. He completed a residency with the Misch Institute which focuses on implant placement and implant restorations.

Dr. Erickson is a fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI) and a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Southern Alameda County Dental Society (ACDS), American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ASDA), and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).

When he is not at work, Dr. Erickson enjoys spending time with his wife, two young daugthers, and their two dogs.

Dr. Marc Chhina

Dr. Chhina received his D.D.S. degree from New York University School of Dentistry in 1999. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Dental Officer for 3 years after being awarded a scholarship. He has extensive training in cosmetic, implant, and oral sedation dentistry.

Dr. Chhina is a fellow in the International Dental Implant Association (IDIA), and is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), DOCS Sedation, and Kois Institute.

Being born and raised in the East Bay, he enjoys being part of the CDD family since 2007. He is married to a dentist and they have two wonderful daughters and a very playful Labrador.

*Dr. Chhina is available on weekdays, morning and late afternoons in both locations and Saturdays in Castro Valley.

Dr. Reginald Griggs

Dr. Griggs received his D.D.S. Degree from UCLA, School of Dentistry. Dr. Griggs has been specializing in orthodontics since 1985. He completed his orthodontic residency at the University of California in San Francisco where he also serves as an associate clinical professor.

Visit Dr. Griggs website at: www.griggsorthodontics.com