Meet Dr. Monica Crooks, DDS
Get more smileage out of life!
When you have a beautiful smile, you get more out of life. Your smile can help you attract a soul mate, win more business deals, and give you the confidence needed to face the world boldly. People remember an attractive smile because your smile has unusual power. Researchers discovered that simply smiling can reduce stress and increase well-being. The mere act of smiling can reduce levels of cortisol, a stress-related hormone in the brain that makes you feel good and triggers that same reaction in those around you.
Since 1990, I have designed healthy, beautiful smiles for thousands of people to meet their needs and desires. I am thrilled to be a Sacramento dentist in this day and age with so many natural- looking restorative options at my fingertips! I know the power of a radiant smile can change lives, and truly enjoying lending my experience, expertise, and passion to help you achieve one. My staff and I deliver warm and compassionate care using state-of-the-art technologies and products. We create healthy, beautiful smiles for every patient we see.
Comprehensive perfection with Dr. Monica Crooks
Dr. Monica Crooks graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry, where she served as a board member of student admissions and worked part-time as a phlebotomist at UCLA Medical Center. After completing her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, she went on to complete a General Practice Residency through the USAF at David Grant Medical Center, where she was further trained in all dental specialties. Dr. Monica Crooks separated from the USAF with the rank of Major to establish her private general and cosmetic dental practice in Sacramento.
Dr. Crooks has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry since 1990. She takes a comprehensive approach to dentistry that begins with the establishment of sound dental health and continues with maintenance and perfection of your valuable smile.
Dr. Crooks has dedicated herself to continued education so that she can remain at the forefront of advancing technologies, thus ensuring that her patients have the best care available in the profession. Dr. Monica Crooks has trained at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and through Den-Mat, Inc.’s innovative Destination Education. She received cosmetic dentistry training under world-renowned Drs. Rosenthal and Rinaldi in Manhattan, NY, and under Dr. Bill Dorfman, the developer of Zoom whitening systems.
She trained under Dr. Robert Bar and received a certification in the use of Soft Tissue Lasers through Biolase Corp. Her continuing education as a cosmetic dentist is exhaustive. She combines all this prestigious knowledge and experience with her own artistic skills, creative mind, and delicate dexterity to provide you with the best cosmetic dental treatment plan to resolve your unique dental concerns and ensure your result is the perfect smile for you.
Dr. Crooks is the daughter of an Air Force Master Sergeant who blessed her with the opportunity to grow up traveling the world. Dr. Crooks graduated from high school in Japan and was fluent in Japanese when she left that country. Dr. Crooks began her undergraduate studies at the University of Dundee in Scotland, and she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from UC San Bernardino.
Attesting to her exceptional academic excellence, Dr. Crooks was one of only two undergraduate students in the entire Western region of the United States to earn the esteemed Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Award that paid for her dental schooling at any dental school of her choice in the United States.
When Dr. Crooks is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys a plethora of artistic passions including photography, fashion design and painting. Her paintings have been exhibited in a number of local galleries. Lately she has taken voice lessons, and has been performing live at local venues around town. Having mastered salsa dance, Dr. Crooks aspires to learn flamenco and tango in the near future. Dr. Crooks loves languages and has a workable mastery of Spanish and German.
Better Patient Care Through Ongoing Education
As part of her comprehensive approach to dentistry, Dr. Monica Crooks pursues ongoing education as well as involves herself in a number of organizations. She is an esteemed member of several local and national dental organizations.
Her qualifications and memberships include:
• National Dental Association
• Sacramento District Dental Society
• Graduate of Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies
• Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree
• General Practice Residency: USAF David Grant / UC Davis.
• Certified in Laser Dental Technology
• Certified in Short Term Orthodontics/ Invisalign /Six Months Smiles/ C-Fast
• Certified in the delivery of Botox and dermal filler injectables
• Certified in the delivery of Lumineers and Snap On Smile
• Certified provider of Somnodent alternative to CPAP
• Member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics
• Member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
• Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
The Artist Behind the Smock
Dr. Monica Crooks views her specialization in cosmetic dentistry as the perfect career because it combines her talent for art, her love of science and her passion for helping people!
In addition, Dr. Monica Crooks, DDS decorates her dental practice with her own beautiful artwork. Dr. Monica Crooks has created a luxurious Egyptian-themed practice environment that showcases her beautiful paintings to her patients. Her fine art continues to wow patients whenever they visit her practice.