920 29th Street

Sacramento CA 95816

(916) 476-3972

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Dr-Crippen-Pediatric Dentist

Dr. DavID Crippen's dental journey

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Dr. Crippen had a love for biology of not just humans, but animals too! This led him to obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Washington. Upon completion of his undergraduate education, his passion for dentistry took hold, so he relocated to San Francisco to attend dental school at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry.

Hello Children's Hospital in Wisconsin

After graduating with honors from dental school, Dr. Crippen went on to obtain his certificate of specialty in pediatric dentistry by completing a two year pediatric dental residency at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During his time in Wisconsin, Dr. Crippen served as chief pediatric dental resident for his hospital.


From Snow to sunshine

California Dreaming

Following completion of his residency in Wisconsin, Dr. Crippen moved back to California and settled in Sacramento where he lives with his wife and former dental school classmate, Dr. Gina Crippen. He maintains a dental license and a conscious sedation permit issued by the Dental Board of California, and is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Dr. Crippen’s professional areas of interest lie in preventative care and providing safe, high quality, innovative sedation services.

Hobbies Outside the office

Keeping Active

Beyond dentistry, Dr. Crippen enjoys weight lifting, snow skiing, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Lake Tahoe, one of our favorite places!
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Out in Desolation Wilderness with Belle!
Meet Amelia & Alyse... Mom's note to us

Why We Chose Dr. Crippen

We appreciate Dr. Crippen and his staff so much! Both Amelia and Alyse have been going to Dr. Crippen for a few years now, getting routine cleanings and checkups, and luckily neither of them have had any major teeth issues. Here’s a few highlights that keep us coming back: