Melissa Petersen

Melissa Petersen, DDS



As a dentist since 2007, I have the experience and expertise to provide quality clinical care in a calm setting. My gentle approach and painless anesthetic technique are often complimented by my patients.


As a wife and mother of three, my family is everything to me outside of work. I also enjoy reading, cooking, running, snowboarding, traveling, and watching any type of sporting event.

Volunteer/Service Experience

Indian Health Services Student Dental Volunteer; Give Kids A Smile; Special Olympics Special Smiles; Stony Brook Hospital and Northshore Hospital Volunteer Oral Surgery Resident; Silva Valley Elementary, Rolling Hills Middle, and Oak Ridge High School Volunteer


After graduating from dental school, I completed my residency at a level-1 trauma hospital. During this time, I met my husband, who is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. We owned a practice for 13 years in Redding, California, where we raised our three children. We love our new community in EDH!

Professional Associations

American Dental Association, Sacramento District Dental Society


Operative Dentistry Award, Delta Dental Student Leadership Award, Stony Brook Dental Outreach Program President and Manager, Year IV Advanced Prosthodontics Selective

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