Dean T. Funada, DDS
Meet Dr. Funada
Gentle. Patient. Skilled. Kind…. Patients love Dr. Funada’s easy going manner, compassionate care, and gentle ways. Born in the Bay Area, Dr. Funada received his D.D.S. from Loma Linda University (LLU) in 1996. He also taught dental students, as an associate professor in pediatrics at LLU.
In 2010, Dr. Funada returned to raise his family in the clean air of Northern California.
Dr. Funada has a phenomenal team and is devoted to providing the kindest and most gentle dental care to his patients. As a child, Dr. Funada had a traumatic dental experience. Becoming a dentist was the last profession he thought he would ever have! Today, that encounter has deepened his empathy for his patients. His goal is to help fearful patients overcome their anxiety, and eventually come to enjoy visiting the dentist. Proof, as patients come from Nevada, Los Angeles, Texas and the Bay Area, just to see Dr. Funada and his team for dental care.
Lifelong learning is a priority. Monthly dental study clubs and continuous education courses allow Dr. Funada to stay up to date on best practices in dental care. Dr. Funada strongly believes in educating his patients so they can make sound and comfortable decisions, to achieve optimal dental health, while creating the smile of their dreams. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Sacramento Dental Society and Spear Education dental study club. A strong believer in community involvement and outreach, Dr. Funada volunteers many hours to provide free dental care through AMEN mobile dental clinics.
When Dr. Funada is not serving his patients he enjoys exercising, playing sports (especially golf), gardening, traveling, and spending time with his wife and three precious daughters.