Meet The Team

Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

Meet Dr. Ackerman

Hi, I am Dr. Gary Ackerman, I grew up in Lodi California and graduated Loma Linda University of Dental in 1986. I then came to Sacramento area and established this practice in the Carmichael / Sacramento area. It has been my home ever since, and I love it!

My philosophy in my dental office is to give the best possible care to my patients. I am conservative in my approach to dental care and want the patient to be comfortable at all times. I hope you call my office and when you come in, I want you to enjoy it here as much as I do.

One of my passions is being a part of the community. I am involved in the Sacramento District Dental Society, on the Board of Managers at CDA Presents, and a Board Member of the California Dental Association and CDA Cares. I find networking and continuing education very rewarding, and I am grateful for the opportunities I have been offered by being a part of these institutions.

I have two great children, Taylor is my son and Nikki is my daughter. My kids are my first priority and I am very proud of them. In the winter we ski and snowboard in Tahoe as much as our schedules allow. In summer, we like to camp and take the boat out on the lake. As long as we are together, we are having a good time!

Our exceptional, friendly team is our greatest asset. All of our team members are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.
"Terrific, trustworthy dentist that looks out for their patients best interest. I have been going there for years and my family has always received the best care!" -Sam J.

Meet Tracy - Front Office Administrator

Hi there! My name is Tracy and I am Dr. Ackerman’s front office administrator. I have been a part of Dr. Ackerman’s team since 2007, and hope to be here for many more years.

Originally, I got into the dental profession as a as a registered dental assistant but I injured my wrist in a motorcycle accident that cut my career short. That is when I transitioned into the front office. Now that I have done both, I think this is where I was meant to be. Lucky for me, I occasionally still get to do both.

If there was one thing I could project to our patients and potential patients, it’s that I am here to help you. I really like what I do and want to be the best at it, so just let me know what you need and I will do everything I can to make it happen.

Meet Marcie - Registered Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Marcie. I have been a registered dental assistant since 1998, and been with Dr. Ackerman since 2003. I am very lucky to have found such a wonderful place to work and truly believe this is my home away from home.

Since I was little, I always enjoyed going to the dentist and would have to say it was because of the wonderful and caring team that took such great care of me. That feeling stuck with me and I knew dentistry was what I was meant to do. I love that I can take part in helping to boost someone’s self esteem, by making their smile come out!

I know the dental office is not the most fun place to be, so I try to make your experience as comfortable and inviting as I can.

“If you smile at someone…. They might smile back”. -Author Unknown

Meet Jayann - Registered Dental Hygienist

I am Jayann! I have been a registered dental hygienist since 2002. However, I have worked in the dental field since 1985 as a assistant and also in the front office.

My focus in being a part of Dr. Ackerman’s team is to provide gentle, thorough care, as well as guide you to the best possible dental health.

In my time away from the office, my passions are sewing, baking, watching football and spending time with my family. Be sure to ask me about my grandkids and dogs when you are in!

Meet Ashlee - Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi! My name is Ashlee. After graduating from Santa Rosa Junior College, I moved to the Carmichael area in September, 2014 and am very happy to call it my permanent home!

I really enjoy getting to know my patients, and providing them with the best care possible. I am extremely passionate about educating patients on their oral hygiene and helping them achieve their goal of a healthy mouth.

In my time away from the office, I enjoy spending quality time with my family.

I enjoy traveling with my husband and son. We love visiting the island of Kauai, hiking with our dogs and camping. I look forward to seeing you all!!

Meet Erica - Dental Assistant

Hello my name is Erica. I started my career as a dental assistant shortly after graduating high school in 2012. My goal as a dental assistant is to make you feel comfortable and well taken care of when you are visiting our office.

I enjoy spending time with my husband and family. We love to go camping, play pool and going out to lunch on Sundays! So don't hesitate to stop me and say hello when you are in.