At Downey Park Family Dentistry, we believe in dental care free of intimidation and our goal is to provide a comfortable experience for every patient. We offer early morning and evening hours to ensure that we are as accommodating as possible, and we make it easy to get the quality care you deserve. Our membership plan and flexible financing options are meant to keep care affordable whether or not you have dental insurance. Ready for an exceptional dental experience in Modesto? Book a visit today!
Initially a welder by trade, Dr. Acree loves to work with his hands and create beautiful things. When his wife Bonnie started dental hygiene school, Dr. Acree took note that a career in dentistry would combine his artistic abilities with his desire to help people. Dr. Acree was Bonnie’s first hygiene patient, and he loved his experience so much at the dental clinic that he decided to attend dental school.
He graduated from University of the Pacific’s School of Dentistry and has been practicing ever since. Dr. Acree has 20 years of experience and he takes a communicative approach to every appointment, so you can trust that Dr. Acree will deliver exceptional results.
Dr. Herrera is a Periodontist and Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He completedhis Doctor of Dental Surgery in Brazil and at the School of Dentistry, University of Detroit Mercy. Dr.Herrera received his Masters and residency training in Periodontics at University of North Carolina atChapel Hill; PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Post-Doc training at the Forsyth Institute (Harvard affiliate) funded by the US Army. Dr Herrera has published several research articles and book chapters focusing on the systemic impact of periodontal disease, such as in diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He has served as peer reviewer for scientific journals in his field, and has received several awards, including AAP Educator Award from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation.
Dr. Herrera’s patients can expect comprehensive care using the best evidence-based dentistry in a humane and ethical way. You will quickly notice his passion for dentistry and patient care. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, watching sports, going to concerts, cooking, and traveling.
Dr. Nathalie Sardenberg graduated from dental school in 2002 in Brazil and worked for 15 years in her successful private practice. Fueling her passion for knowledge, she specialized in Endodontics, mastering intricate root canal procedures with precision and ease.
In 2017, Dr. Nathalie moved to Michigan to work at the prestigious University of Michigan, immersing herself in the cutting-edge world of nanotechnology for tissue regeneration in Endodontics. Her proficiency led to acceptance into the UCSF dental school. This endeavor reflects her commitment to lifelong learning and dedication to offering the best possible care to patients.
Dr. Nathalie is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA) and American Association of Endodontists (AAE). Beyond her professional work, she is passionate about nature and always finds herself exploring new hikes around the Bay.
Dr. Kevin Isenhower and I had a very special relationship. He was family, he was my partner in dentistry, and he was my best friend. One of my fondest memories of him is when he was considering dentistry as a change of profession from IT. One day he asked to shadow me at my office, and I remember how amazed I was with how well he connected with people-both patients and the dental team. People could sense from him that he was caring and kind and that it was real, not just professional kindness.
Kevin’s family meant so much to him. I know his career and decisions made were to give his family the best life possible. He loved the holidays and weekends when he could spend time with family and friends, often treating them to some of his wonderful BBQ as his expression of love. He adored his wife, Kim, and was not shy about letting it be known. His thoughtful and caring way with her is one of the qualities I admired most. Kevin was also extremely proud to be a dad and loved talking about his amazing children, Elizabeth, Kathryn, John, and William. Many of our conversations were centered around stories of proud-dad moments. He enjoyed tutoring Liz in chemistry, he bragged about Katie’s baking skills, was proud of John’s accomplishments in football, and enjoyed Will’s energy and excitement for life.
Kevin had many friends from his days in high school, dental school, and time spent at First Baptist Church. He treasured these relationships. Kevin was easy to know, he did not ask for much as he just enjoyed being with people. Some of my fondest memories with Kevin were discussing difficult dental cases, treating our team to an office BBQ lunch, and our weekend fishing trips. I will cherish these times together always.
At Downey Park Family Dentistry, we are proud to be a part of the Modesto community and our service extends further than our office walls. Throughout the year, we give back to Modesto by volunteering our time and talent during mission trips and offering free dental work for patients in need through multiple nonprofits. Dr. Acree is also the Supervising Dental Director of the Hope Dental Van for Nineveh Outreach, a nonprofit that provides free, compassionate, quality dental care to children and adults who are otherwise unable to access health services.
Your dental experience should be comfortable and enjoyable, so our office is designed to make you feel at home. With our modern amenities and warm atmosphere in Modesto, our goal is to provide a dental home where all patients feel welcome.