MEET DR. SHEETS
For 30 years, Dr. Susan Sheets has served the San Pedro community by delivering exceptional care built on her extensive expertise in the fields of cosmetic, restorative, implant, and sleep dentistry.
Dr. Sheets graduated from the USC School of Dentistry in 1988. After practicing dentistry for 20 years, she wanted to advance her skills further, so she began an additional four years of training at the KOIS Center; a comprehensive, advanced post-graduate training institute in Seattle. At the Center she learned advanced, scientifically-based techniques for complex treatment planning and full smile designs.
After graduating from the KOIS Center in 2014, she became a Mentor, assisting with the instruction and training of other dentists. She continues to advance her knowledge and skills by taking 100-200 hours of continuing education each year from some of the best clinicians in the world.
“I see my mission as providing the best dentistry has to offer in the most comfortable manner,” Dr. Sheets says. “Therefore, part of my continuing education has been in oral conscious sedation, for those patients who have long visits or have anxiety. I also strive to improve my patients’ overall health, by identifying risk factors for systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease or sleep apnea.”
Dr. Sheets is also a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. She completed UCLA’s sleep medicine residency’s program in 2018, and the AADSM’s sleep medicine’s residency program in Chicago in 2019. “I feel that it is of the upmost importance to achieve the highest level of education possible in sleep medicine. A good night’s sleep has been linked to reducing multiple health risks. Fabricating oral devices to treat patient’s sleep apnea and help them breath better has been very rewarding for me.”
When she’s not teaming with patients to enhance their smiles and health, Dr. Sheets enjoys spending time with her husband and her two young adult daughters. She promotes and active life style, enjoying many outdoor activities such as running, scuba diving, and fishing.
Dr. Sheets is an active member of the following organizations:
- Kois Center Graduate and Mentor
- DOCS (sedation training graduate)
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
- American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
- American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, (AACPF)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Implant Study Club
- Western Dental Society
- California Dental Association
- Harbor Dental Association