Dr. Charles Sakai, DMD
A Beautiful Practice For All Your Dental Needs
1913 Crafton Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality dental care available. It is one of our top priorities to protect the well-being of our valued patients. For this reason, our office meets and surpasses all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) standards. We are confident that you will feel right at home in our office as we welcome all patients as if they were family.
As a courtesy to our patients, we will gladly bill your insurance for you. We accept assignment of benefits from most insurances, meaning that your insurance will pay our office directly for your services. However there are some insurances, that only allow payment to be sent to the subscriber (you). If this is the case we will do our best to notify you in advance. Any claim not paid by your insurance will become your responsibility.
Payment for services is expected at the time of treatment unless prior arrangements have been made for you. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard.
If you are a new patient to our office, the below link contains our new patient bundle with forms that will need to be filled out when you arrive at our office.
Printing them, filling them out and bringing them with you will allow us to attend to your medical needs more quickly than completing them on your arrival. Thank you and please call our office if you have any questions at all.
Dr. Charles H. Sakai
Dr. Sakai is a 1982 graduate from the University of Pittsburgh and has been practicing in Crafton since 1989. Married to Gale with three children and four grandchildren. Dr Sakai believes in gentle caring dentistry for the whole family. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Crafton Ingram Rotary Club. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Sakai likes to golf, travel and spend time with his family.
Gale is a graduate from AIU with a degree in Office Management and Information Technology. Gale attended North Hills High School graduated in 1971. She enlisted into the Army after graduating and served for 3 1/2 years. She was also employed by Allegheny General Hospital in the billing department before Dr. Sakai. She has work alongside of her husband since 1987. The Sakai’s have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.×
Assistant Office Manager
Jeanna has been with Dr. Sakai’s office since 2012. She is the assistant office manager who helps you with scheduling, bill payments and any insurance questions that you may have. Jeanna graduated in 2010 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree is Sport Administration. Since working at Dr. Sakai’s office she has become knowledgeable in many different aspects of the office environment but notably she has taken off with Dr. Sakai’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and soon to be Instagram! She likes to make sure everyone can know and see how much fun it is at the dentist office! In her free time Jeanna likes to go out to restaurants, paint and spend time with her family. She also loves cheering on her Steelers, Penguins and Pirates every game!×
Bonnie Kramer graduated from Eastern Gateway Community College in Steubenville, Ohio in June 2010 with an associate’s degree in Science. Shortly thereafter she started working with Dr. Sakai as his dental assistant. Bonnie resides in Collier Township with her husband Greg, of 31 years. She has three grown children Greg Jr. Jackie and Ryan. She also has a Pembroke welsh corgi named Molly. In Bonnie’s spare time she enjoys being with her family camping out at Ohiopyle, swimming, being outdoors and baking.×
Rachel Ebbert RDH graduated from West Liberty State College with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2006. She started as a Dental Assistant and has enjoyed working in the field for 17 years. Rachel is dedicated to making everyone feel comfortable in her chair. As a mom of an active toddler, she understands the importance of creating a positive experience for our smallest patients. She also has a passion for patient education. She believes that knowledge is power when it comes to your oral health. Feel free to ask her anything! She loves to discuss home care products, oral care, dental technologies and procedures with her patients. She is also our whitening specialist and is truly delighted when patients leave with a bright confident smile!×
Hillary recently joined our dental team. Hillary originally went to a community college for dental assisting, then decided to further her education at West Liberty University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Hillary enjoys helping people achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. In her spare time, Hillary enjoys going out with friends and spending time with her family and two dogs.×
We are committed to treating patients with the compassion and respect they deserve. We believe in providing comprehensive treatment and skilled dental services that address both your short- and long-term dental care needs in an honest, judgment-free environment where it all comes down to great care.
Daily cleaning of your teeth, gums, and tongue, combined with annual check-ups helps ward off harmful bacteria and microbes that may cause tooth decay, bleeding gums, and oral infections. Proper oral hygiene is also important in helping you stay healthy, especially if you have risk factors such as diabetes and heart problems. Maintaining proper oral hygiene lowers the need to treat dental problems that could otherwise be inexpensively prevented.
Many adults in the U.S. currently have some form of the disease. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost. Whether your gum disease is stopped, slowed, or gets worse depends a great deal on how well you care for your teeth and gums every day, from this point forward.
Children are not just small adults. They are not always able to be patient and cooperative during a dental exam. Pediatric dentists know how to examine and treat children in ways that make them comfortable. A pediatric dentist offers a wide range of treatment options, as well as expertise and training to care for your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth. you can be assured that a pediatric dentist will provide the best possible care.
Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Teeth whitening usually takes 30 to 90 minutes. You will need 1 to 3 appointments. The number will depend upon the method used, how severe your stains are and how white you want your teeth to be. Different types of stains respond differently to the treatment.
Clear aligners are completely transparent, which makes them much more discreet than metal braces. Treatment can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on the complexity of the case. Wear aligners as directed by your doctor—usually two to three weeks per step, at least 22 hours per day. Take them out to eat and brush your teeth.