Meet The Doctors

Katherine A. Brown

D.D.S.

My vision is a practice where each patient achieves absolute lifetime health and dental stability, without the need for dental intervention. Given new understanding about the causes of dental disease and techniques for prevention, this is now more achievable than ever.

Dr. Brown has been practicing dentistry in the Bay Area since 2003. In 2009, she began her practice in Atherton. In 2014, she joined Dr. Leary in Menlo Park. With a strong background in preventive strategies and wellness, Dr. Brown strives to help each patient achieve health and well-being. Dr. Brown is trained in occlusion, dental sleep medicine, digital imaging, Bioesthetics, full mouth rehabilitation, and functional dentistry. She has trained with the nation’s leaders in dental education in order to bring her patients the best that dentistry has to offer.

Dr. Brown holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the distinguished University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry. Upon graduation, she earned several of the school’s highest honors, including the Francis A. Sooy Award for Exemplary Ethical and Professional Standards. She was also admitted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honors Society, whose membership is reserved for the top 10% of graduates. Dr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from the University of Oregon Clark Honors College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

When she is not at work in her practice, you can find Dr. Brown at home in San Carlos, caring for and absolutely loving her two children, or at the gym enjoying boxing, Zumba, and weight training. Dr. Brown is an active member of the Academy of Bioesthetic Dentistry and is one of approximately 300 clinicians worldwide who have completed the curriculum in Bioesthetics. She is active in the local professional community and is a member of the Mid-Peninsula Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association.

Selected Academic Awards
  • Deans List, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oregon, Clark Honors College (1993-1997 contiguous)
  • Deans List, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oregon, Clark Honors College (1993-1997 contiguous)
  • Alpha Lambda Delta / Phi Eta Sigma National Freshman Honor Society, University of Oregon (1994)
  • Alpha Lambda Delta National Academic Honor Society for Freshmen, University of Oregon (1994)
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, University of Oregon (1994)
  • American Heart Association Summer Science Research Fellowship, Oregon Health Science University (1995)
  • Women in Physical Sciences Fellowship Award, University of Oregon (1996)
  • Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, University of Oregon Clark Honors College (1997)
  • Organic Chemistry Achievement Award, University of Oregon Department of Chemistry (1997)
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Society (1998)
  • Dean’s List, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry (1999-2003 contiguous)
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honors Society, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry (2003)
  • American Academy of Dental Practice Administration Endowment and Memorial Foundation Award for Excellence and Academic Achievement, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry (2003)
  • Francis A. Sooy Cup Award in recognition of exemplary ethical and professional standards, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry (2003)
  • Willard C. Fleming Award in recognition of unusual concern for patient welfare, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry (2003)
  • American Academy of Dental Practice Administration Award for most professional growth in managerial skills and development of outstanding performance in four-handed dentistry, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry (2003)
Selected Certification/Continuing Education
  • LASER certification, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry (2002)
  • CEREC certification, Scottsdale AZ (2003)
  • Invisalign certification, San Francisco CA (2005)
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Scottsdale AZ (2009)
  • Worn Dentition, Frank Spear, Scottsdale AZ (2010)
  • Facially Generated Treatment Planning, Frank Spear, Scottsdale AZ (2011)
  • Adjustment-Free Dentistry, Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education, San Francisco CA (2011)
  • Treatment Planning, John Kois, Seattle WA (2011)
  • Renaissance in Local Anesthesia, Stanley Malamed, San Francisco CA (2012)
  • Diagnostically Driven Treatment Planning, John Kois, Seattle WA (2012)
  • Functionally Driven Occlusion, John Kois, Seattle WA (2013)
  • Adhesion Dentistry, Ray Bertolotti, Reno NV (2014)
  • Esthetic Analysis, Frank Spear, Scottsdale AZ (2014)
  • Demystifying Occlusion, Frank Spear, Scottsdale AZ 2(2014)
  • Temporomandibular Disorder Evaluation and Management, California Physical Therapy Association, San Francisco CA (2014)
  • Foundational Occlusion, Mark Piper, Menlo Park CA (2014)
  • Adhesion Dentistry, Ray Bertolotti, Campbell, CA, (2015)
  • The New Periodontal Disease, Samuel Low, San Francisco CA (2015)
  • Oral Conscious Sedation, Seattle WA (2015)
  • Completion Level I-II Oral Bioesthetics Continuum, Ashland OR (2015)
  • Completion Level III Oral Bioesthetics Continuum, Denver CO (2016)
  • Integrative Dental Medicine, American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, Salt Lake City UT (2017)
  • Integrative Dental Medicine, American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, Salt Lake City UT (2017)
  • The Biology of Bioesthetics, OBI, New York, NY (2017)
  • Physiology, Anatomy, and Biomechanics of Occlusion, Jay Levy, Portland Oregon (2018)
  • Advanced Adhesion Dentistry, Ray Bertolotti, Honolulu HI (2018)
  • The Biology of Bioesthetics, OBI, San Diego CA (2018)
Education
  • University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2003
  • University of Oregon, Clark Honors Society, Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry, 1997
Affiliations
  • Academy of Bioesthetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Mid-Peninsula Dental Society

Timothy W. Leary

D.D.S.

What’s rewarding for me is to make a difference in someone’s life. I’ve found I can do that by helping people control the causes of disease, and by offering predictable, long term treatment solutions. What’s expensive and painful is poor diagnosis, and patchwork repair. I enjoy working with people who are serious about their health, and who appreciate a confident smile and comfortable chewing. Healthy teeth and gums in harmony with relaxed muscles prevents premature facial aging, resulting in more fun and a better life! Further, I enjoy working with a dedicated team, taking time to understand the unique concerns of each patient, and providing dental care based on excellence, artistry, and compassion. It’s gratifying when people put their trust in me, and eventually reach a level of health, comfort, and well being that exceeds their expectations—every time they smile, laugh, tell a story, and enjoy a meal I feel I’ve enriched their quality of life.

Dr. Leary has been practicing dentistry in Menlo Park since 1981. He partnered with Dr. Katherine Brown in 2014 because of their shared commitment to excellence, prevention, personalized care customized to each individual, comprehensive diagnosis of the oral-facial system, and adult restorative dentistry. Partnering with Dr. Brown has allowed him to work in the office part-time, and to devote more time to teaching dental colleagues about his favorite topics—prevention/health-centered care, bite disorders, and a non- authoritarian, participative consultation process.

Dr. Leary has extensive post-graduate training and experience in occlusion/bite disorders, TMJ (jaw joint) disorders, pain control and sedation techniques, cosmetic dentistry, advanced restorative dentistry, wellness, implant dentistry, and preventive/patient-centered care. He lectures on cosmetic dentistry, oral rejuvenation, complex adult restorative dentistry, and health-centered dentistry.

Dr. Leary, with Dr. Brian Mills, co-founded the Complete Dentistry Study Club, a six month curriculum focused on patient-centered care, and the diagnosis and treatment of occlusal disease/bite problems. Dr. Leary is a Mentor/Part-time Instructor at the Schuster Center for Professional Development in Scottsdale, AZ and teaches courses related to comprehensive diagnosis/treatment, and individualized care.

Dr. Leary is one of 300 world-wide to complete the four year post-graduate curriculum at the Institute of Bioesthetic Dentistry (OBI, www.bioesthetics.com.) He studied with Dr. Robert Lee, the founder of Bioesthetics in Loma Linda, CA. Dr. Leary and staff completed a three year practice development program at the Schuster Center for Professional Development (SCPD) in Scottsdale, Arizona. The curriculum promotes health-centered care, team development, professional service, and personal growth and wellness.

Dr. Leary was born in La Jolla, CA. He is the proud father of two sons. His hobbies include cycling, skiing, soccer, flyfishing, boardsailing, backpacking, running, and reading. He has been a member of Menlo Park Rotary Club since 1982, serving as President in 2014 and subsequently as President of the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation. He conducts Top Gear, an annual leadership retreat for outstanding high school students, and the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Dictionary Giveaway to distribute dictionaries to third grade students in the Menlo Park community. Dr Leary has been a long time supporter of his profession and served as President of Mid-Peninsula Dental Society, President of the Mid-Peninsula Dental Health Foundation, and Chairman of the Peer Review Committee, and lifetime member of the American Dental Association.

Professional Teaching and Service
  • Complete Dentistry Study Club, Co-founder and Instructor, 2016-present.
  • Mentor/Part-time faculty Schuster Center for Professional Development, 1998-present.
  • Mentor, 2 year Mastery course, Schuster Center for Professional Development, 1998-2000.
  • Chairman Peer Review Committee (arbitrates patient complaints and dentist/insurance disputes,) Mid- Peninsula Dental Society and California Dental Association, 2002-present.
  • Board of Directors, Oragnathic Bioesthetics International (OBI,) Denver CO, 2011-2014.
  • President Mid-Peninsula Dental Society of California Dental Association, 1995
  • Co-President Mid-Peninsula Dental Health Foundation, 1996-2013.
  • Conscious Sedation Examiner for California Dental Association, various dates.
  • Peninsula Dental Academy, Menlo Park CA, 1996-present.
  • Created a Dental Assistant Training Program for military dependents at RAF Bentwaters, England, 1979.
Selected Certification/Post-graduate Training
  • Duarte Company, Mountain View, Ca. Presentation and Visual Story Telling training workshops, 2014.
  • Laser Certification, World Clinical Laser Institute, 2010.
  • Oral Bioesthetics Continuum, All levels I-IV including comprehensive full mouth oral rejuvenation, Ashland and Portand OR, Directors Dr. James Benson and Dr. Charles Wold, 2004.
  • Unversity of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry, Esthetic Dentistry Continuum, 2007.
  • Pac-Live, Functional Anterior Esthetics, and Advanced Functional Anterior Esthetics. Multi-day seminars and supervised patient treatment. UOP School of Dentistry, San Francisco CA, Director Dr. David Hornbrook, 1998.
  • Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education, FACE (a two year curriculum in gnathology—the science of dentistry that integrates repair of the teeth and gums with proper function of the oral/facial complex—the jaw joints, ligaments, muscles, and bones) Burlingame CA, Director Dr. Tom Basta, 1996.
  • Schuster Center for Professional Development, Scottsdale AZ, Practice Management and Mastery Programs (3 years,) 1998. Director Dr. Michael Schuster.
  • California Dental Association, Peer Review Calibration and Peer Review Chairman Calibration training, every two years since 2002.
  • California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Conscious Sedation Examiner Calibration Course, 2009 and 2012.
  • Over 50 hours/year of dental continuing education in general dentistry and various specialty disciplines at local, state, and national dental meetings, 1977-present.
  • California Dental License, 1977-present.
Professional Locations
  • Private practice of general dentistry, Menlo Park, CA, 1981-present.
  • USAF Dental Corps, Beale AFB CA, 1980.
  • USAF Dental Corps, Officer in Charge, RAF Woodbridge Dental Clinic, RAF Bentwaters Dental Clinic, Suffolk County, England, 1978-1979.
Education
  • USAF Dental Corps, Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ. General Practice Residency Program with Intravenous Conscious Sedation Diploma, Oral Surgery Award, (full time, one year curriculum rotating through specialty disciplines of dentistry including prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, oral surgery, operative dentistry, and intravenous conscious sedation,) 1978.
  • Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of Pacific, San Francisco, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1977. Top 10% of class, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society and Tau Kappa Omega Honor Society
  • Santa Clara University, Santa Clara CA, Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1973. Dean’s list 1970-1973.
Professional Affiliations
  • Academy of Bioesthetic Dentistry
  • Peninsula Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Palo Alto Study Club, Seattle Study club
  • Peninsula Dental Academy
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Mid-Peninsula Dental Society
Non-Dental Presentations

2/2017 “Tour de Mt Blanc Trekking” Menlo Park Rotary Club, Menlo Park, CA.

2015 “Alaska Heliskiing.” Menlo Park Rotary Club, Menlo Park, CA

10/2007 “Climbing Mt Shasta” Menlo Park Rotary Club, Menlo Park, CA.

8/2007 “Climbing the Grand Teton” Rotary Club of Woodside, CA.

6/2007 “Climbing the Grand Teton” Rotary Club of San Carlos, CA.

1/2007 “Climbing the Grand Teton” Menlo Park Kiwanis Club, Menlo Park CA.

12/2006 “Climbing the Grand Teton” Peninsula Sunrise Rotary Club, Redwood City, CA.

10/2006 “Climbing the Grand Teton” Menlo Park Rotary Club, Menlo Park, CA.

Professional Presentations:

1/23/2019 “A Patient Centered Examination and Consultation Process for Complete Dentistry,” 2 day lecture/workshop. Vernon, British Columbia.

10/22/18 “New Patient Engagement” 3 day seminar with Dr Michael Schuster, Schuster Center, Scottsdale, AZ.

10/3/18 “A 3 Step Examination & Consultation Process for Health-Centered Dental Care” Peninsula Dental Academy. Evening lecture, Palo Alto, CA.

3/17/18 “Complete Dentistry Meet Occlusion” All day lecture, Mid-Peninsula Dental Society, Palo Alto, Ca.

10/8/17 “Complete Dentistry Meets Occlusion” Half day lecture, USDTA, Palm Desert, CA.

4/17 – present, Complete Dentistry Study Club. A 6 day continuum over 6 months, Limited to twelve dentists. Includes lecture, over the shoulder demonstrations, and hands-on workshops. Curriculum focused on:

  • Complete Dentistry systems, forms, and protocols to support occlusal therapy.
  • A 3-step examination and consultation process to engage patient particpation and co-discover bite problems.
  • Clinical skills to confidently diagnose and treat occlusal problems with conservative, non-invasive techniques.

2/10/17 “Complete Dentistry Meets Occlusion.” Half day lecture. Menlo Park, CA.

2/21/17 “Go Slow to Go Fast—New Patient Engagement.” Half day lecture. Schuster Center for Professional Development.

5/19/16 “Complete Dentistry Meets Occlusion—A win/win for patients and the dental team.” Evening lecture. San Mateo County Dental Society. San Mateo, CA.

3/15/16 “Go Slow To Go Fast—New Patient Engagement.” Half day lecture. Schuster Center for Professional Development. Scottsdale, AZ.

1/27/16 “Conservative Full Mouth Restoration of a Class 3 Open Bite.” Half day lecture. Vertical Smile Group, Alta, UT.

10/2015 “Rethinking Healthcare.” Master of Public Administration Course. San Francisco State University, SF, CA. Guest lecturer.

10/10/14 “Telling the Bioesthetic Story.” Keynote lecture. OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry Annual Session, San Francisco, CA.

5/18/13 “The Magic of Story—Using the Power of Stories to Help Patients Request Comprehensive Treatment.” Half day lecture, OBI, Portland, Oregon.

11/10/12 “The Art of Consultation: Education or Obfuscation?” Keynote lecture. OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry Annual Session, Las Vegas, NV.

1/2012 “Multi-disciplinary Approach for Missing Lateral Incisor and Peg-shaped Lateral incisor.” Evening lecture. Vertical Smile Dental Conference, Alta, UT.

2011 “Case Presentation, Pre-Clinical Interview, and How to Do a Lunch and Learn Talk for Local Dentists” for Bioesthetic Dentistry.” Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR. Three one hour lectures for OBI Level 4 students.

1/2011 “Why Some Smiles Last a Lifetime.” One day of four day seminar. Vertical Smile Medical Dental Conference. Alta, Utah.

12/2010 “Why Some Smiles Last a Lifetime.” One day of three day seminar. North American Medical-Dental Conference. Snowbird, Utah.

8/2010 “Case Presentation for Bioesthetic Dentists.” Two day seminar. Schuster Center for Professional Development. Scottsdale, AZ.

2/2010 “Comprehenseive Oral Rehabilitation.” Peninsula Dental Academy. Menlo Park, CA.

9/2009 “Health-Centered Hygiene.” Evening class. American Dental Hygiene Association, Santa Clara Chapter, Ca.

6/2009 “Recession Proof Your Practice. Half day seminar. Hotel Valencia, San Jose, CA.

6/2009 “Go Slow to Go Fast—New Patient Engagment.” All day seminar. Schuster Center for Professional Development. Scottsdale, Az.

5/2009 “Health-Designed Dentistry” Afternoon presentation. Menlo Park, CA.

5/2008 “Complete Oral Rejuvenation: Phased Treatment.” OBI Alumni Conference. Portland, Oregon.

3/2008 “Case Presentation” Scottsdale, Az. Mentor/presenter with Dr Schuster at Schuster Center for Professional Development.

12/2007 Phased Restorative Treatment to Achieve Stable Occlusion and Eliminate Facial Pain” Peninsula Dental Academy. Evening lecture. Menlo Park, CA

11/2007 “The Preclinical Interview--Helping Patients Say Yes to Optimal Treatment” Palo Alto, Ca. Evening presentation for Seattle Study Club, Palo Alto chapter.

10/2007 “Case Presentation” Scottsdale, Az. Mentor for 3 day course with Dr Schuster at Schuster Center for Professional Development.

1/2007 “Phased Restorative Treatment To Achieve Stable Occlusion and Eliminate Facial Pain” Palo Alto Study Club, Palo Alto, CA. Evening course/workshop.

12/2006 “Freeing Your Patients and Your Practice from Disease and Patchwork Dentistry” San Francisco Dental Society, San Francisco, CA Evening course.

11/2006 “Lessons from Peer Review” Palo Alto, CA. Evening course summarizing three years of patient complaints experienced in CDA peer review.

11/2005 “Health Centered Hygiene” Scottsdale, Az. A 2 day course at Schuster Center for Professional Development.

4/2005 “Bioesthetic Oral Rejuvenation—Gateway to Lasting Natural Beauty” with Dr J. Benson, Director, Orognathic Bioesthetics International (OBI) Palo Alto, CA.

1/2005 “Bioesthetic Oral Rejuvenation” Alta, Utah. Half-day course.

10/2004 “Case Presentation” Scottsdale, Az. 3 day course at Schuster Center for Professional Development.

9/2004 “Freeing Your Patients and Your Practice from Disease and Patchwork Dentistry” Advanced Dental Seminars, Seattle Study Club, Fremont, CA. Evening course.

6/2004 “Esthetic Oral Rejuvenation” Cupertino, California. All day course on adult restorative dentistry, complex full mouth rehabilitation in harmony with stable, unstrained TMJs; and practice management systems.

1/2004 “Complete Orognathic Bioesthetic Rehabilitation” Scottsdale, Arizona. Level 4 graduation presentation--a culmination of Orognathic Bioesthetic Seminar Series spanning a period of approximately three years.

11/2003 “Freeing Your Patients and Your Practice From Disease and Patchwork Dentistry” LSU Dental School Post-Graduate Continuing Education. New Orleans, LA. All day course.

9/2003 “Bioesthetic Full Mouth Rejuvenation and Optimal Restorative Dentistry” Peninsula Dental Academy. Evening course.

3/2002 “Desire, Direction, and Devotion: a 3-D Peak Experience in Dentistry” Schuster Center for Professional Development Alumni Conference. Keynote address.

5/2002 “Why Some Smiles Last a Lifetime” and “Bioesthetic Oral Rejuvenation.” Orognathic Bioesthetics Institute. Level 3 Graduation presentation.

2001 “Developing a Private Care Practice”, San Francisco Dental Society. Evening course.

2001 “Looking for Health in All the Right Places,” Schuster Center for Professional Development. 2 day course/workshop.

4/2000 “Health, Freedom, and the Pursuit of Professional Dignity,” Schuster Center for Professional Development. Half day course.

1998 “Health-Centered Dentistry,” Mid-Peninsula Dental Study Club. Evening course.

1997 “Health-Centered Dentistry,” Foothill Study Club. Evening course.

1996 “Systems Thinking Applied to Dentistry,” Schuster Center for Professional Development. Half day course.

1996, 1998 “Health Centered Dental Care,” Mid-Peninsula Dental Society. One day course.

Various dates. “Case Presentation and Helping Patients Accept Optimal Dentistry,” Schuster Center for Professional Development. 3 day course taught with Dr Michael Schuster as part of Practice Development Curriculum and Mastery Course.

Mikhail Nasakin

D.D.S.

As a lifetime learner, I am dedicated to understanding how to maximize patient health and minimize disease. My mission in dentistry is to educate and empower my patients so we can collaborate to promote the highest level of health through the best dental care possible.

Experience:

Dr. Nasakin has been practicing in the Bay Area since 2012. He joined the practice of Dr. Brown and Dr. Leary in 2018. As a general dentist, Dr. Nasakin has had extensive training in advanced restorative dentistry, implant dentistry, root canal therapy, and oral surgery. He is currently focused on mastering the art of dental occlusion and TMJ therapy with Orognathic Bioesthetic International.

Education:

Dr. Nasakin completed his undergraduate degree at U.C. Davis in neurology, physiology, and behavior. His doctoral training brought him to New York University where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2010. Following the standard four-year dental training, he undertook an additional two years of advanced, hospital-based training in general practice at Staten Island University Hospital.

Community:

Dr. Nasakin is active in the California Dental Association and the Mid-Peninsula Dental Society. He is dedicated to giving back to our community and regularly volunteers to treat the underserved through various volunteer organizations such as the Berkeley Free Clinic, CDA CARES, and California Careforce. In his free time, Dr. Nasakin can be found outdoors, camping, rock-climbing, or riding his motorcycle. When forced to be indoors, he enjoys collecting vinyl records, listening to music, reading, and tinkering with anything that can be fixed.

Location

625 Menlo Ave Ste. 5, Menlo Park CA 94025

Phone: (650) 328-8544

Office Hours

MON - FRI 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

SAT - SUN Closed

Get in Touch

Email: [email protected]

Call: (650) 328-8544