J. Jay Uemura, DDS


Dr. Uemura, or “Dr. Jay,” is a highly regarded Board Certified Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon with over 17 years of experience in these dynamic areas of dentistry. His practice emphasizes dental implants, laser-assisted surgery, and periodontal plastic surgery. 



  • B.S. Biochemistry, 1992
    California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2000
    New York University

  • Certificate of Periodontology, 2003
    University of California, San Francisco

  • Diplomate, 2007
    American Board of Periodontology

  • Certificate of LANAP (Laser Surgery), 2014                Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry


Dr. Jay worked as an analytical chemist for five years before realizing that dentistry was his true calling.  He found that periodontics allowed him to combine his love of science with his surgical talent and natural enjoyment of people.  Dr. Jay earned his DDS degree at New York University and completed his specialized periodontal training at University of California, San Francisco.  Dedicated to providing state-of-the-art periodontal services in a caring and comfortable manner, Dr. Jay has extensive training in dental alveolar surgery, dental implants, and I.V. conscious sedation.  He is licensed by the Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry to perform Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure also known as “LANAP” and has been awarded Board Certification by the American Academy of Periodontology

Dr. Jay met his wife Kathy while they were both attending Cal Poly.  They enjoyed traveling in the US and Europe, but fell in love with Sonoma County while visiting the area on camping trips up the coast.  Settling here in 2003, Dr. Jay and Kathy have three children who are now in college and high school, along with two mini Australian shepherds.  As a family, they enjoy traveling and the outdoors, especially hiking, biking, surfing, and SUP.  Dr. Jay’s interests also include many sports, especially baseball and soccer, along with films and music.


  • American Board of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • California Society of Periodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Redwood Empire Dental Society
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

Call our office today at ☎ Innovative Periodontics & Dental Implants Phone Number 707-525-0555 to make an appointment.