Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that our site will give you useful information on the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease, as well as cosmetic periodontal surgery and implants. If you have any further questions, call us at (530) 809-2379.

What Is A Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. Periodontists are experts in the treatment of all forms of periodontal disease, including gingivitis, periodontitis, and gingival recession.

The American Dental Association recognizes periodontics as one of the nine specialties of dentistry. Periodontists receive extensive training, including, but not limited to, three years of additional education beyond dental school.

By choosing a periodontal specialist, you will benefit from the latest procedures for treating periodontal disease and placing dental implants tailored to your needs. In addition, Dr. Criveanu can perform cosmetic periodontal procedures to help you achieve the healthy, aesthetically pleasing smile you desire.

We are happy that you have chosen Dr. Criveanu to help guide you to your healthy dental goals. Please don’t hesitate to e-mail us if you have any questions regarding your care at info@apichico.com, or call us at (530) 809-2379.

Doctor Bea

Doctor Beatrice Criveanu attended North Carolina State University where she received a Bachelors of Science degree in Microbiology, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Nutrition. Dr Criveanu decided to pursue a career in dentistry and attended Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry. Dr Criveanu graduated with several prestigious recognitions including the American Academy of Periodontology, Dental Student award and the Graduate Implant Dentistry award. Falling in love with the surgical aspect of dentistry, Dr Criveanu decided to continue her education by specializing in Periodontics and Dental Implants. While undergoing her three year residency, she trained in microsurgery utilizing microscopes and 10-0 sutures, thinner than a human hair. During her last year of residency Dr Criveanu worked part time as Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry and also part time Periodontal Faculty, instructing dental student on the clinic floor.

Dr Criveanu is a member of the following professional organizations: American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr Criveanu is in the process of completing her requirements to become a diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology.

In her spare time, Dr Criveanu likes to give back to the community. During dental school and residency she not only participated but also lead mission trips to Southern California, Mexico, Belize and Romania.

Dr Criveanu is a strong believer that education is the key to success and it is her main goal to educate every patient that comes to see her. Dr Criveanu takes time to explain each procedure and most importantly the etiology of each dental problem the patient is facing as well as the steps needed to correct and make sure the problem does not return. If you have questions about your periodontal condition and expect clear and honest answers, don’t hesitate to make an appointment!

Doctor Clark

Dr. Jennifer Clark grew up right here in Chico, CA.  During her undergraduate studies in Biology, she was able to spend one year overseas in Savai’i, an island in Western Samoa where she taught 4th grade.  It was here that she met a lady dentist traveling the world to offer her services, and she felt compelled to train as a dentist when she returned home.

She went to dental school at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.  Upon graduation in 2008, she completed a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration in Redlands, CA.  

Dr. Clark joined Dr. Bea for a residency program in Periodontics and Implantology.  They graduated together with their Masters of Science in Dentistry and Certificate in Periodontics and Implantology in 2012.  

Dr. Clark and her family have lived the past 6 years in Durango, CO, where she practiced in Durango in a Periodontal office, as well as in Aztec, NM.  She became Board Certified by the American Board of Periodontology in 2014.  

Dr. Clark is excited to join the Chico Community again and to offer her recommendations and periodontal surgical therapy to her patients.  She has a passion to help save teeth and educate her patients on how oral health is related to overall health.  Her joy is to help patients get excited about keeping a healthy smile. 


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