About Our Doctor

Yosh Sakasegawa, D.D.S., M.S.


You’ll be happy to know that although we are new to your Brentwood community, we are very familiar with the specialty of orthodontics. While many orthodontists practice comfortably a few days a week as their practices grow, our doctor has committed himself to two large practices for many years in an effort to provide you with the clinical expertise he knows that you demand. That’s a lot of patient experience by anyone’s standards! Dr. Yosh Sakasegawa has prepared himself well to be your Brentwood community orthodontist.

Having grown up in San Jose, California, Dr. Sakasegawa has been a Bay Area resident for most of his life. Attending the University of California at Berkeley, he decided to pursue a double major in oriental languages and biological sciences. What a diverse set of interests for someone who was quite unsure of what he wanted to do when he entered college! Fortunately for us, he found his way to the field of dentistry.

After spending a year teaching English abroad, Dr. Sakasegawa returned to the states and applied to dental school, convinced that his calling lay in the specialty of orthodontics. He applied to many programs and was accepted by the University of California at San Francisco where he completed his dental degree in 1994. Although recognized for clinical excellence in dentistry by the alumni association, Dr. Sakasegawa realized that dentistry’s greatest influence on him was in exposing him to the specialty of orthodontics. By the end of his junior year in dental school, he knew he had discovered a specialty of dentistry where he could make a difference. His love of orthodontics was born.

Dr. Sakasegawa applied to graduate programs in the spring of 1993, and ultimately chose the University of Michigan – one of the top three orthodontic residency programs in the country. There, he was exposed to the latest research, technology and world renowned orthodontic icons that would serve to shape his professional beliefs and philosophy. Dr. Sakasegawa considers himself fortunate to have been a part of such a rich academic and clinical environment. He brings his great love of the specialty of orthodontics and his rich academic legacy to you, his Brentwood orthodontic family.

Since finishing his program at the University of Michigan, Dr. Sakasegawa worked as an associate in a private practice in Moraga, California. There, the practical application of progressive clinical research inspired him to think beyond conventional ways of addressing an orthodontic problem. There, creating treatment plans became limited only by the imagination. Dr. Sakasegawa can promise you that careful consideration will be made to provide you with a treatment plan that is tailored to suit your individual needs. Ask anyone you know in treatment with us. It is highly unlikely that his treatment is exactly the same as yours.

Dr. Sakasegawa is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, California Association of Orthodontists, the California Dental Society and the Contra Costa Dental Society.

You can rest assured that you have chosen a state-of-the-art facility and a progressive thinking doctor, committed to you over the long term. Our practice has dedicated itself to the specialty of orthodontic – a practice whose focus is uncompromisingly orthodontic and we think that you have made the right choice.

By the way, while Dr. Sakasegawa is proud of his heritage, he realizes the importance of keeping things simple and personal. We call him Dr. Yosh and he invites you to do the same.