Dr. Derek Kolander, DDS

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Dr. Derek Kolander, DDS
Dr. Kolander graduated UCSF in 1996 Magna Cum Laude. He earned the highest honor awarded by the faculty and fellow students with the Francis A. Sooy, UCSF cup. He was selected for a residency at the VA in Martinez upon graduation from dental school. He has been practicing at this location since 1997. He is member of the ADA, CDA, and SDDS and OKU, the National Dental Honor Society. Dr. Kolander is the sole practitioner in this dental office that has a long history of dentistry in this location. He grew up in Fair Oaks where his father, Dr. Perry Kolander, practiced dentistry in this location since the early 1970's. He was able to help out around the office and decided during his undergraduate studies that he wanted to pursue dentistry. Our practice is unique in that many of our patients have been coming here since they were little children and love to tell us about all the changes that have occurred in Fair Oaks over the past 50 plus years. Our staff has been with our practice for many years and is dedicated to making your visit pleasant.

Derek Kolander, DDS

10231 Fair Oaks Blvd

Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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Dr. Derek Kolander, DDS

Dr. Derek Kolander, DDS

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  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Delta Dental

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Care Philosophy

Derek Kolander, DDS is proud to serve Fair Oaks as well as Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, Carmichael, Sacramento, Folsom, Orangevale, Gold River & Mather, to a lesser extent, Roseville, Granite Bay and Rancho Murieta. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of dental medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.If you have any questions about how we can care for your teeth & mouth, please don't hesitate to call us. Thank you!
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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Family Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Loose Teeth
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay


  • Composite Fillings
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Implant
  • Denture Repair
  • Lower Dentures
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Root Planing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Upper Dentures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of California, San Francisco
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Veteran's Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Kolander's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kolander to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Kolander's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Carmichael, CA |
Dr Kolander and all the dental hygienists are wonderful. Friendly and calm environment. Front office ladies are super helpful and work hard at scheduling appt day/time that works best for you. They pre-authorize with insurance and will walk you through all the ins and outs of costs and billing. My 5 children also see Dr Kolander. They have wonderful Hygienist who are great with kids too! They tell you what needs to be done (if you need anything) and will work with your timing. No pressure
in Fair Oaks |
I have been seeing Dr Kolander for years. He is kind, compassionate, and you can tell he really cares about his patients. He always gives me options, and fully explains the procedure. I just finished a long process of an implant, and with Dr Kolander, I never felt any pain. And my new implant is a perfect match!
Citrus Heights, CA |
The best dentistry practice in town! Everyone is so friendly and caring ... and especially gentle! Dr. Derik has such a calming demeanor and is the most gentle dentist I've ever met. Highly recommend!!
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Dr. Kolander accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Dental DPPO
  • Assurant Health
    DHA Premier
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental Premier

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