At Santa Rosa Endodontics, we strive to save as much of the tooth as possible. Far too often, people will avoid seeking treatment out of fear of a dental checkup or the false idea of what a root canal is like. Thus, their teeth get into bad enough of a condition that an extraction is the only option. By seeking our treatment early on, we can remove the infected part of a tooth while allowing most of the tooth to remain in the mouth. The procedure itself is painless with only minor soreness after.
Our team has the skills, expertise and tools necessary to help patients keep their natural teeth and maintain a healthy smile. As an endodontist, we can help treat the inside of the tooth. By preserving as much of the tooth as possible, we can help patients continue to have functional and healthy teeth for years to come.
Dr. Loxley graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Dentistry in 1994. She served with the U.S. Army Dental Corps for ten years, doing two tours abroad. After being selected for the military’s intensive Endodontic Specialty training program in 1998, Dr. Loxley earned her specialty certificate in Endodontics at the Army’s Tengay Dental Clinic and the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Loxley opened an Endodontic practice in Bend, Oregon in 2004. In 2013 Dr. Loxley had the opportunity to sell her practice and move to Sonoma County where there are better programs for her oldest son who has special learning needs.
She is a member of the California Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontics, and the Redwood Empire Dental Society. Her passion is serving her patients and her community. She is involved with and supports many local programs such as: Meals on Wheels, Kids Scoop News classroom sponsor, Crossing the Jordan, and she is a proud supporter of Santa Rosa High School.
In Dr. Loxley’s spare time, she loves spending time with her four children, scuba diving, reading, traveling and honing her skills in competitive ballroom dancing.
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Dr. Dongjin Sah was born in South Korea and educated in the United States. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2012. Upon completion of his dental program, he received the Academy of General Dentistry Award and the honor of Omicron Kappa Upsilon. After two years of practicing general dentistry, he selected endodontics as his dental specialty. Dr. Sah completed his postdoctoral endodontic training at Loma Linda University where he received his endodontic certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry degree. During his residency, he had extensive clinical experiences in the uses and applications of MTA under the guidance of the program director, Dr. Mahmoud Torabinejad, the developer of MTA. Dr. Sah was also involved in several research projects, including the outcome of regenerative endodontic procedures, the effects of calcium hydroxide, and MTA obturation technique. He is actively following the board certification track.
After eight years of living in Southern California, he is very excited to move back to the Bay Area and live closer to his parents who live in San Francisco. Dr. Sah has been married to his wife, Ally, for thirteen years. Dr. Sah is an accomplished musician, an amateur photographer, enjoys traveling and hiking, landscape photography, and digital image processing in his spare time.
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Starting July 2017 - Dr. Rita Hung is a graduate of AT Still University, where she received both her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry and Master of Public Health degrees. She was inducted into both honor societies Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Alpha Tau Sigma Upsilon. Pursuing her passion for helping patients with the highest standard, she earned her specialty certificate in Endodontics with Implant Experience and Master of Science in Dentistry from Loma Linda University.
Dr. Hung has always been focused on the care of others and her community. She participated in many outreach programs locally and internationally, traveling as far as the Dominican Republic, Cambodia, and Tanzania. She actively supports causes near to her heart including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Camp Kesem.
Dr. Hung is a California native who enjoys anything to do with fresh air and the outdoors including hiking, running, and traveling and is very happy to call the beautiful Sonoma County home.
Dr. Awad, born and raised in California, graduated from University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni Dental School in San Francisco, CA. After dental school she completed a 1-year General Practice Residency (GPR), where she served the central valley in a community clinic, and veterans at the VA Hospital. In addition, she was on-call for a Trauma 1 Hospital, where she worked alongside medical doctors, nurses, and OMFS residents in the Emergency Department. Dr. Awad has received her endodontic certificate from University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Awad enjoys all aspects of endodontics, including surgical procedures. She is committed to treating all patients as family, for patient comfort and quality-care are her priorities.
Dr. Awad is excited to move back and serve the Northern California community. She enjoys being outdoors, and taking pictures of nature.
Kelsey is our Office Coordinator. She has worked in the dental field for over ten years and with Dr. Loxley since July 2014. She loves what she does and admires Dr. Loxley’s dedication to providing exceptional patient care. Outside of the office, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her daughter.
Dee is one of our Registered Dental Assistants and our back office manager. She graduated from the SRJC dental program in 2013. She has worked with Dr. Loxley since 2013.
As a Financial coordinator, Aida is here to assist you through explaining and discussing your insurance benefits and processing dental claims. Aida enjoys working with you on the financial aspects of your dental needs. Aida has been with Dr. Loxley since 2015 and admires her passion to provide exceptional care to every patient. Outside of work Aida loves spending time with her son, family, and friends.