A smile is a form of art, and choosing Dr. Monica Crooks, DDS, to create your smile makeover is your winning advantage! Dr. Crooks and her dental team know how to create award-winning smiles with state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry. She was the only Sacramento-based cosmetic dentist featured on Muse Makeover Sacramento.
In addition to Dr. Crooks, Muse Makeover hand-picked the very best local professionals, which included a certified plastic surgeon, image consultant, hairstylist, make-up artist, esthetician, a high-end boutique, and personal fitness trainer that accompanied women from start to finish through a complete makeover that left them feeling amazing!
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Double Impact: Making the world a better place, one smile at a time. — Sisters Monica & Diana Crooks, DDS
Dr. Crooks and her sister Dr. Diana Powers, DDS, served in the military, both officers, both Captains (Capts). When it was unusual to have two sisters in the Air Force, both cosmetic dentists, and most uncommon, they were stationed together at the same airbase in the same clinic.
Education of Dr. Monica Crooks
As a component of her comprehensive approach to Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Monica Crooks pursues ongoing education and is an esteemed member of the local and national dental organizations listed above.
From early childhood, I have always loved art and been creative. Thanks in part to a loving mom, who involved me in arts and crafts activities as a child. During my teenage years, I discovered that I had a natural talent for drawing and reproducing on paper what my eyes and mind perceived. I became passionate about sketch art, drawing, and challenging myself to improve my pencil drawing techniques.
Throughout my teenage years, I took an interest in modeling, fashion design, and sewing. I found sewing to be a creative outlet to de-stress and relax. And the beauty of making my clothes was that I got to choose what I wanted in fabric and style. As a young college student on a budget, translating designs from sketches into clothing I made was a must-have skill. I became enthralled. Wouldn’t every young woman with that ability be?
Although I used to draw, I didn’t start painting until late in life. It all started because my brother Ricardo Crooks needed art to decorate his restaurant. He had commissioned a local artist to deliver eight oil paintings for the Cascades Restaurant in Roseville, California, before its grand opening. The oil paintings that he commissioned couldn’t be hung because they wouldn’t be dry by the date required. I was an investor and compelled to help and whipped out eight acrylic abstracts on short notice to replace them!
Much to my surprise, I finished on-time, and people liked my creations. There were even offers to purchase them right off the walls! And that’s how I became an artist and developed a passion for painting. I’ve been told that I breathe beauty, art, fashion, and design. And while I find that flattering, “I Truly Love All Things Art.” There is simply nothing better than celebrating this beautiful life through the expression of art!
Combining scientific knowledge with the expression of art and beauty offers my patients quality and optimal results. I believe a smile has the power to create a better future and feel blessed and grateful to have been able to transform the smiles and lives of many patients from the United States and abroad from my office in Sacramento, California.
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.
4PoeticArtistry.com. Feel free to visit and view Dr. Monica’s fine art collection. Simply click on any image to make an inquiry.
Hi! I’m Dr. Monica Crooks DDS, Welcome! I decided to become a dentist as a child after my dad lost his sister to an infected tooth at a young age. The infection traveled to my aunt’s brain, causing a preventable tragedy that sadly still occurs today. People simply don’t know how dangerous a tooth abscess can become. I am determined to change this and education is a crucial part of my plan.
Growing up I was blessed with brilliant parents who taught me to imagine, build, create, sew, draw, paint, play musical instruments, sing, dance, and design. They told me that I could do anything I set my mind to, and I believed them. With God, an excellent education, and supportive, loving parents, by my side I set out to achieve excellence in dentistry.
Your teeth allow you to nourish yourself, enunciate in communication, and give you an approachable, and presentable appearance. Having functional, attractive, and healthy teeth is an essential part of having a healthy and fulfilled life.
I am an artist with an eye for color matching, form, and function. My skills as an artist combined with my training as a medical scientist and my creative mind of an engineer help me find out-of-the-box ways to restore health and function to my patient’s teeth. When you sit down in my chair, I become their partner in your journey towards the smile you want. No smile is a lost cause. I have been helping people live better lives through cosmetic dentistry for nearly 30 years.
Everyone should have healthy, beautiful teeth as part of their healthy, beautiful body. As my patient, there is no reason why this should not be possible. Give my office a call today so we can help you achieve your best smile.
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 the 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.
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