Dr. Sawyer graduated from UCSF dental school in 1983 and came to Los Altos in 1984 taking over this practice that was originally started back in 1952. Dr. Sawyer has served on a number of boards, including being the chair of the local dental society, the Mid-Penninsula Dental Association. He's active in the UC San Francisco Alumni Association, the California Dental Association, and the American Dental Association
As he has said over the years, “my friends have become patients, and my patients have become friends”.
He is skilled and compassionate in all aspects of dentistry. Kids and adults alike love coming to see Dr. Sawyer because of the fun stories he tells and how he subtly places the patients at ease.
Now that he has “semi-retired” he and his wife spend most of their time either with their 5 grandkids or else trying to hit a golfball, gardening, and making wine.
Although he and Dr. Vaswani often consult on cases together, you can still see Dr. Sawyer’s smiling face in the office on Fridays.
Everyone deserves access to excellent dental care provided by professionals who take the time to get to know their patients as distinct individuals. Sheena Vaswani, DDS, and the team at Los Altos Family Smiles meet those needs for families of all ages, including children, in and around Los Altos, California.
Los Altos Family Smiles strives to create memorable positive experiences in the dental chair. This is not a practice where patients are treated like numbers on a spreadsheet; everyone who entrusts the office with their care becomes a valued member of the Los Altos practice family.
Preventive dentistry is a cornerstone of the practice. Comprehensive dental exams and professional cleanings check for signs of decay or disease, allowing interventions in the earliest possible stages.
Restorative treatments like fillings, crowns, root canals, and dental implants seek to preserve as much healthy tissue as possible while also strengthening, repairing, or replacing teeth. This conservative approach avoids unnecessary treatments and procedures.
Cosmetic dentistry is another area of focus. An artistic eye guides all cosmetic treatments, and each patient’s unique bone structure and facial contouring are taken into consideration when planning cosmetic enhancements.
Patients with dental anxiety have come to the right place when they entrust Los Altos Family Smiles with their care. Compassionate, personalized sedation dentistry options are available to help everyone get the care they need without undue anxiety.
Meeting the team at Los Altos Family Smiles begins with a quick phone call or a visit to the online booking page, so make today the day you move one step closer to your new dental home.