MEET THE DOCTORS
Dr. Yan Kalika

Yan Kalika, DMD, MS is a certified specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics and the San Francisco Dental Society.

Dr. Kalika graduated with honors and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993, majoring in chemistry. While at Berkeley, he was in the Students Honor Society and Golden Key Honor Society.

He received his dental degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1998. In addition, he completed a fellowship in Washington D.C. in the field of dental health policy. While at Harvard, Dr. Kalika served as president of the American Student Dental Association where he received a national award of excellence. He was a lecturer at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health. He received honors in all clinical disciplines at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the Soma Weiss Research Scholarship and an International Research Fellowship from Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Kalika completed his orthodontic training at the University of California at San Francisco where he received a specialty certificate in orthodontics and facial orthopedics and a master’s degree in oral biology. He is committed to providing quality orthodontic treatment while exceeding patients and parents’ expectations.

Dr. Kalika is a co-founder and on the board of several companies:

  • Diagnocat: An artificial intelligence company providing dentists with the cutting edge technology to finish their cases faster and provide a proper diagnosis
  • Therozone: A disinfectant company with an FDA approved product providing the highest level of sterilization
  • Breathometer: A medical device company
  • Rhinogram: A telemedicine company providing virtual consultations and tracking of orthodontic treatment

Dr. Kalika also treated the highest number of Invisalign patients of any orthodontists in San Francisco and the Bay Area as well as served as a consultant to Align Technology (the creator of Invisalign) when the company started. He is also international master in chess, which is the perfect kind of critical thinking you want in your orthodontist. Dr. Kalika will be able to find the shortest and quickest way to finish your orthodontic treatment with a beautiful and successful outcome.

Dr. Dmitriy Pivnik
Dr. Dmitriy Pivnik is an accomplished and energetic Pediatric Dentist. He will provide amazing service, attention and care to each individual child. He is a board certified specialist in pediatric dentistry and a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Pivnik is from the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended the University of California at Berkeley for his undergraduate degree and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at UCSF School of Dentistry. Dr. Pivnik completed his Pediatric Specialist training at NYU-Lutheran Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri. He has a passion for working with special needs children and adults. In his personal time, Dr. Pivnik enjoys camping, exploring new hiking trails, and taking advantage of the winter ski terrains of the Lake Tahoe area.
Dr. Sarah Tam
Dr. Sarah Tam is a general dentist originally from Australia. She practiced in Brisbane city for 8 years and served as Clinical Faculty at the University of Queensland for 1.5 years. She completed her US training at UCSF School of Dentistry where she received the Craig Memorial Scholarship for Clinical excellence from the Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
Dr. Tam is a caring and gentle dentist who takes the time to look after each patient as if they were family. She takes pride in her work and profession and does everything in her power to make sure her patient’s experience is the best. Dr. Tam has particular interest in Esthetic Dentistry & Invisalign Smile transformation and is always ready to learn more!

In her spare time, she spends it with her husband exploring great foodie experiences in NorCal, cooking and working on DIY projects.
Dr. Gaiducik
Dr. Gaiducik received his Health Science Degree from local Sacramento colleges Sierra College and SacState. He then attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry for dental school and orthodontic residency. Dr. Gaiducik loves making his patients happy and will work thoroughly with each of them to achieve the results they’ve always dreamed of. Dr. Gaiducik is eager to provide the best treatment options his patients choose.
Dr. Gaiducik is passionate for serving those in need and has volunteered in many service efforts, including trips to St. Vincente, Bangladesh, and Mexico. During his personal time, he loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters, Livvy and Addy. Dr. Gaiducik enjoys family time and going on local getaways to Monterey, Lake Tahoe, and Southern California. He also likes to play tennis, go snowboarding, and just enjoy all the fun activities sunny California has to offer.
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