About Dr. Stephen Huppert
When it comes to preserving, enhancing, and beautifying our smiles, we all want the best. Dr. Stephen Huppert believes that better smiles can lead to better, happier lives.
Dr. Huppert graduated from U.C. San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Services as well as a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He has been practicing dentistry in the Sacramento area for over 30 years. Dr. Huppert is also a Spear Faculty Club Member.
Stephen, or “Steve” as he likes to be called, stays active and healthy by exercising and playing sports. His favorite hobbies are golf and skiing. He coached high school golf for 15 years and he coached girls soccer for 14 years. Steve also enjoys martial arts; not only does he have multiple black belts, he has also been an instructor. When it’s time for some R&R, Steve and his family enjoy vacationing in Hawaii!
After 3 1/2 years of college I moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1978. It was here that I went to Monterey Peninsula Collage and received my 2nd A.S. degree, this time in Dental Assisting. I began my career in 1981 in the back office as a RDA. I love patient care and did that for 15 years before moving to the front office. I started working for Dr. Huppert in 1990 after my 2 sons were born. First at his side as his assistant and now running the front office. It has been a career that allowed me to be there for my family and raise my boys.
Working and growing the practice with Dr. Huppert has been a wonderful experience and the patients will always be very dear to me. I am a farm girl at heart. I love my calico cats, my chickens and my flower and vegetable garden. I visit my sons in Petaluma, Ca and Victor, Idaho as often as I can. I also enjoy the mountain and outdoor life at our vacation home in Dunsmuir, Ca.
Assistant Office Manager | Registered Dental Assistant
Leslie Sanford began her career by attending High Teck Institute in 1994 and was hired by Dr. Huppert in 2006 as the assistant office manager, later becoming the lead assistant and back office manager. After mastering the office, Leslie pursued her RDA license in 2011 and continues her professional development through pear Education. Her impeccable skills as Dr. Huppert’s assistant led her to consulting for the Dental Board Of California as a subject matter specialist. In this capacity, she helps write curriculum and assessment materials for potential RDA candidates.
Being a mother always comes first, but her career and her patients are very important to Leslie; working in the dental field has afforded her the opportunity to balance both of these important aspects of life. Leslie loves the outdoors and water sports. She spends most weekends at her cabin in the El Dorado National Forest, on the lakes, or simply floating in her pool. She has a huge heart for animals of all kinds and enjoys them being part of her family. After hours , Leslie spends her time in the gym or working on home & garden improvements.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I began my career in the dental field in 1978 as a student at Western Career college in the dental assisting program which I completed in March of 1979. I took my license exam and became a Registered Dental Assistant in 1979. I was accepted into the dental hygiene program at Sacramento City College in the fall of 1983 and graduated with my Associate of Science and Dental Hygiene Degree in the spring of 1985. I continue to stay current in all aspects of dentistry through many hours of continued education including a laser certificate and Spear education.
I began working for Steve in January of 2000 and continue to enjoy working with the wonderful clientele at this office. I enjoy helping others gain healthy mouths which in turn means a healthy body. My friendships with the office staff and the patients make my days meaningful and fun.
My favorite pastimes include anything that is active and outside including biking running, walking my dog as well as gardening and hula hooping. I have the travel bug and love to explore new areas near and far.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I started out as a dental assistant while going through college to pursue Dental Hygiene. I graduated from Carrington College Dental Hygiene program. I’ve been practicing since 2016.
Not only do I enjoy the clinical part of hygiene, but I also enjoy building long lasting relationships with my patients and providing them with high-quality care.
During my free time, I enjoy hiking, fishing BBQing and traveling. In the summer, I spend a lot of time at our family cabin.
About The Office
For the highest quality dental care available, we are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility. One of our top priorities is to protect the well-being and integrity of you, our valued patients.
Our office meets and surpasses all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) standards. We are certain that you will feel right at home in our office as we welcome all patients and treat them life family.
Insurance and Billing
We make every effort to provide you with the finest care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this we work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well informed and up-to-date. Please bring your insurance information with you to the consultation so that we can expedite reimbursement.
We also accept checks, cash, or credit cards and Care Credit. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as a courtesy for our patients.
There are a lot of options when choosing a Dentist in Sacramento, CA so we have made requesting an appointment a simple process via our website. If, for any reason, you cannot keep a scheduled appointment or will be delayed, please call us as soon as possible.
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