Dr. Sunny Drake, DMD

Dr. Sunny Drake, DMD

Periodontics  ·  
Dr. Sunny Drake, DMD is a periodontics practitioner in Salem, OR and has been practicing for 6 years. She graduated from Oregon Health & Science University / School Of Dentistry in 2009 and practices periodontics, oral surgery, and more.Read her story

2235 Mission St SE Ste 250

Salem, OR 97302

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Dr. Drake's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Drake "Dr. Drake was born and raised in Pocatello, ID and has lived in the Portland area while attending her dental and specialty training. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family, and looks forward to many years of improving her patient's oral health. She attended Idaho State University to attain her bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene, and subsequently attended Oregon Health and Science University, School of Dentistry, continuing into their advanced specialty training in Periodontology and Dental Implants. She completed a three-year residency and earned a Certificate of Advanced Education in Periodontics and Implantology and a Master of Science in Periodontology. Dr. Drake is a Diplomate and is board certified in Periodontology, a recognized specialty of the American Dental Association, and American Academy of Periodontology. She is also an esteemed winner of the Doctor's Choice Award for 2016. She is licensed in the State of OR in the field dentistry and certified with the OR Board of Dentistry as a Periodontist as well."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Drake "Dr. Drake's practice provides a variety of surgical services for the treatment of periodontal issues. We pride ourselves on the fact that we are very conservative in our treatment recommendations and limit surgery to the areas where it is absolutely necessary.

Many times, the early stages of periodontal disease are best treated with non-surgical periodontal therapy. Even in severe cases, non-surgical periodontal therapy often precedes surgical therapy. This is done to improve the overall tissue quality prior to surgery and also to help limit the areas requiring surgery.  After your comprehensive exam and periodontal screening films, Dr. Drake takes the time needed to explain the options, and alternatives, if any.  Sometimes consults are required with your medical provider prior to finalizing your treatment, and each patient's needs are different. Rest assured your treatment plan will be specific to your special situation and needs."


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6  Practice Areas

  • Periodontics
  • Dentistry
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Sedation Dentistry

7  Conditions Treated

  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Dental Bone Loss
  • Dental Disorders
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Receding Gums
  • TMJ

14  Procedures

  • Bone Grafting
  • Dental Anesthesia
  • Dental Gum Flap Surgery
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dento Alveolar Surgery
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Gum Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Panoramic and Cephalometric Digital Dental X-Rays
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Extraction

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

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.


  • Idaho State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Oregon Health & Science University / School Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Oregon Health & Science University/ Advanced Education In Periodontics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Bachelors In Dental Hygiene
    Other Education | Completed 1999
  • Master Of Science In Dentistry
    Other Education | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • AAP Outstanding Achievement in Periodontics, 2009
  • Kramer Finalist, American Academy of Periodontics, 2012
  • OKU Ominocron Kappa Upison, 2009
  • LANAP Hero, 2017
Media & Publications

Dr. Drake has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Drake's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Drake to family and friends
22 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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Dr. Drake'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 (9)

I went to Dr. Drake for some help with recession and sensitivity near my molars. The team there took my sensitivity seriously and made me feel comfortable finding a way to get me through the surgery and follow up cleanings without the usual knuckle biting that I have had with dental surgery. I...more
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You will not find a doctor with better attention to detail. Always has great follow through returning calls and answering questions in a timely manner. Very professional!
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Ultimate professional; both in Education and research. I prefer Dr. Drake to do all my perio and dental needs.
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This doctor takes the time to explain why you need surgery, and advises you of your best and alternative choices. Her staff are also very helpful in scheduling and setting up your procedure. The office is very nice, and professional looking. I felt that Dr Drake provides a lot of value for the...more
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Great office, Dr. Drake and the team welcome you into the practice with a friendly attitude, very professional from the first phone call to the day of your exam. Dr. Takes plenty of time discussing my treatment and allowing me to ask questions. If you want high quality care for yourself and your...more
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