Dental School: University of California at San Francisco Dental School
Year Graduated: 1990
Dr. Steve and his brother Dr. Stacey attended dental school together. After graduating, they decided to return to the Sacramento area — where they lived as young children — to take advantage of the proximity to the mountains, lakes, and rivers.
Dr. Steve has a strong commitment to quality dental care and patient comfort. This is evident in his effort to tailor each procedure and treatment to the wants and needs of his patients. In order to stay on the cutting edge of technological and dental advancements, Dr. Steve attends a variety of continuing education courses. He and his brother Dr. Stacey were among the first dentists in the area to become CEREC® certified and offer porcelain crowns and onlays, made at their office, in just one visit. Today, he continues to learn from some of the top educators, such as Spear Education at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry.
Dr. Steve lives in Auburn with his wife, Erika, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and numerous chickens. They have a daughter (Lisa) and son (Kevin) who both are currently attending college. He loves spending time with his family and enjoys being outdoors; playing golf, skiing, hiking, backpacking, fishing, and off-roading in his Jeep. Dr. Steve is also an accomplished cook.
Dental School: University of California at San Francisco Dental School
Year Graduated: 1990
Dr. Stacey and his brother Dr. Steve attended dental school together. After graduating they decided to return to the Sacramento area — where they lived as young children — to take advantage of the proximity to the mountains, lakes, and rivers.
Dr. Stacey believes that successful dental care happens when you educate the patient and involve them in decisions. By using the latest technology, such as digital x-rays and intra-oral photos, he can help the patient to visualize their treatment options. He strongly believes in staying current with dental advancements. To do this, he attends many dental education seminars each year.
Dr. Stacey has trained with some top dental educators, such as Spear Education at the Scottsdale Dental Center. He and his brother Dr. Steve were among the first dentists in the area to become CEREC® certified and offer porcelain crowns and onlays, made at their office, in just one visit.
Dr. Stacey lives with his wife Sheila in Lincoln, CA along with their 5 children (4 girls and 1 boy). He loves being a dad and stays involved in all his kids’ sports and activities. He is also an avid water skier, both with and without skis, and enjoys spending time with his extended family at the lake.
Dental School: Georgetown University School of Dentistry
Year Graduated: 1985
Dr. Michelle has a gentle, caring nature and sincere respect for every patient as an individual. She balances her gentle side with a strong understanding of current technologies and uses them to provide her patients with exceptional dental care.
She is dedicated to continuing her post-graduate education, and has attended courses with some of the leading dental educators, such as Spear Education at the Scottsdale Dental Center. Dr. Michelle is also Invisalign® certified and has been awarded the Preferred Provider status 2 years in a row by Invisalign®.
Dr. Michelle spent her childhood in Japan and speaks fluent Japanese. She lives in Roseville with her husband Don, son Jeffry, and a German Shepherd named Sophie. When she is not caring for patients, you will find the whole family enjoying a round or two on one of the area’s many golf courses.
Bryn has been working as a dental hygienist for over 35 years and with our team since 2000. She loves helping people achieve optimal oral health by teaching home care skills and providing up to date dental health information. Bryn's upbeat attitude, compassion, and positive outlook brings a special warmth to our office and our patients say her storytelling helps the time to pass quickly. Bryn says the dentists and staff at Courtyard Dental Care are so good at what they do it makes her job easier and a joy to come to work each day.
Bryn has two grown children and one sassy dachshund. Her interests are many: she loves to cook, craft, sculpt and is working on her green thumb.
Kelly graduated in 1989 with her dental hygiene degree and has been working in the dental field ever since. She joined our Courtyard Dental Care team in 2005. Kelly enjoys the one-on-one experience of getting to know her patients, helping them learn how to improve and maintain their dental health and the satisfaction of seeing the positive results. Kelly says she loves working at Courtyard Dental Care because it is such a great group of professionals combined with a caring fun environment.
Kelly is married with two grown children. She loves to cook and often brings her delicious treats to share with our dental team. Kelly enjoys hanging out with friends and family and riding her tandem bike with her husband.
Nicole has been working in dentistry for over 12 years. As a dental hygienist, she strives to provide individualized care to help patients achieve their dental goals. Nicole cares about each patient and provides excellent care in a personal, professional, and gentle manner. Nicole has a BA in nutrition and this has helped her gain a unique understanding of how nutrition and dental health can play a significant role in one's overall health. Nicole says she loves the family environment at Courtyard Dental Care and how everyone works together as a team to help, educate and care for our patients.
Nicole and her husband love to try new and exciting foods and they enjoy travelling. She stays active by running and cycling. When away from the office, you can find her helping her husband with his booming chocolate business.
Keely received her RDA license in 1991 and worked in the dental field for 10 years before taking a break to raise her children. With her children, off to college Keely returned to the dental field and joined our team in January of 2017. Keely's bright and bubbly personality makes our patients feel comfortable and at ease; she loves connecting with patients and learning about their lives. She enjoys working side-by -side with the doctors to help patients have a healthy beautiful smile.
Keely is married with two adult children. She is an avid runner and loves cycling, hiking and reading.
Tasha has worked in the dental field for over 4 years and received her RDA license in early 2017. In addition to her dental assistant duties she manages the back office and ensures a smooth and efficient flow for our doctor's and hygienists. She takes pride in getting to know each of our patients personally and she loves seeing the joy on a patient’s face when they see their new smile. Tasha says she enjoys working with our dentists because they love what they do as much as she does.
Tasha is married with a young daughter. She is an avid sports follower, a devoted Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco Giants fan. Tasha loves spending time with family and is always looking for a new adventure.
Vicki has been a dental assistant for over 6 years. She joined our team in 2016 and is the smiling face working alongside Dr. Inouye. Vicki says she is honored to part of such a great team and to be working with exceptional dentists. She loves the dental field and finds it very rewarding to see patient's lives improve with Dr. Inouye's dental expertise. Vicki's confidence in her work shines through and our patients sense they are in great hands.
Vicki is married with two young children. In her time off she enjoys playing the violin, piano, baking and decorating beautiful cakes, camping, riding bikes and spending time with her family.
Sandy started her career in dentistry with Courtyard Dental Care and has been with us for over 13 years. Whether you need help with understanding your insurance or making an appointment Sandy can do it all. Her knowledge, efficiency and calm demeanor contribute to a smooth positive experience for our patients. Sandy says Courtyard Dental Care has amazing staff and doctors that are fun to be around and our patients feel it, which is why they keep coming back.
Sandy is married and has three adult daughters. She loves to travel, shop, decorate, hike but most of all spend time with her family
Alexa has been in the dental field for over 7 years and is also a trained dental assistant. She is the smiling face who greets you at our reception desk and assists you with making appointments, preparing a treatment estimate and other business matters. She loves organization so she is often called upon to organize projects for us. We love her flexibility and ability to be able to work in the clinical area when needed allowing us to take care of our patient’s needs without delay. Alexa says she likes dentistry because she thinks teeth interesting and at Courtyard Dental Care she has the opportunity use all her knowledge working in both clinical area and business office.
Alexa and her boyfriend have a 10 year old son and a cat named Otter Pop.
Susan started her dental career over 30 years ago as a Registered Dental Assistant. She joined our team over 12 years ago as our insurance and accounts receivable expert. Her knowledge and experience with insurance benefits and billing insure our patients get the most from their dental benefits. Her extensive insurance knowledge combined with her clinical knowledge are a winner for our patients when they have questions about their dental treatment. She loves interacting with patients, helping them achieve their goals and seeing the positive impact dental treatment has on their life. Susan says she loves how the dentists at Courtyard Dental Care put quality patient care first.
Susan is married and combined they have seven adult children. She stays active with cycling, hiking and spending time with her grandkids.