Dr. Craig Wada
Dr. Wada is a specialty dentist with years of additional education and training beyond the standard four years of dental school. His specialty, prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics, is one of nine recognized specialties in dentistry. The other eight include the following: oral radiology, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, orthodontics, oral pathology, oral surgery and dental public health.
As a specialty dentist, Dr. Wada has almost twice the formal education of a general dentist. This translates to “expert level” dentistry and a comprehensive understanding and appreciation for each patient, their specific problems and individual needs. Common reasons for seeing a prosthodontist are: complex dental problems requiring complex integrated therapy and a “quarterback” to plan and oversee treatment, a long history of failed dentistry, and the repetitive need for more and more dentistry, year after year, without a clear end in sight. If you wish to be permanently stabilized by a master dentist trained to gently and expertly provide the care you need, call or have your dentist refer you to a prosthodontist. Doing things once and doing them right is always less expensive in the long run.
Dr. Wada received his doctorate of dental surgery and bachelor of dental science at the University of California, San Francisco, in 1988. After graduating dental school, he trained to become an expert in restorative dentistry and successfully completed the two-year, full-time prosthodontic residency, also at UCSF. In 1990, Dr. Wada continued his studies at UCLA and earned his maxillofacial prosthetics certification after successfully completing the one-year, full-time residency. After UCLA, he returned to Northern California, where he associated in two prosthodontic specialty practices located in the Sacramento and Roseville areas. respectively. Dr. Wada opened his own Roseville prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics private practice in 1993. Five years later, he moved this practice to Rocklin, where he continues to practice today. Dr. Wada has been active in the Sacramento dental community since 1992, donating time and finances to improve the quality of care for patients in Northern California. In 1993, he founded the Sacramento Academy for Advanced Dental Studies and continues teaching dentists as a member, instructor and cofounder of the Placer Dental Academy. Dr. Wada currently lives in Rocklin with his wife and three children.
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) and Office Manager
Alongside Dr. Craig Wada, Corynn Barton is a registered dental assistant (RDA) with years of experience in both general and specialty dental practices. During her junior and senior years at Bear River High School, she attended ROP courses at American River College, where she received her dental assistant (DA) certification in 2001. After high school, she attended Sacramento City College and received her RDA license in 2002. Corynn is also certified in dental radiography, CPR and placement of dental sealants. Her training and experience prior to Team Wada included assisting in full-mouth rehabilitation procedures on children at both Mercy and Kaiser hospitals. This type of hospital dentistry was performed in specially equipped operating rooms using intravenous (IV) sedation. In addition, she has donated several years of service to “the flying doctors,” providing free dental care to underprivileged patients in both the United States and Mexico.
Corynn has been a part of Dr. Craig Wada team at, Placer Prosthodontics Inc., in Rocklin, California for the last 10 years. Corynn currently lives in Lincoln, California, with her husband and daughters. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, doing crafts, cooking and swimming.