Heidi K. Hausauer, DDS
Heidi K. Hausauer, D.D.S., aka Dr. Heidi, loves being involved in her profession and the community.
Dr. Heidi received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry (now the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry) in 1985 and, then, completed a one-year Residency in General Practice at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Palo Alto. After working for five years as an associate dentist, she opened her practice in her beloved community of Castro Valley.
Dr. Heidi balances her love of clinical practice with teaching as an Assistant Professor in Restorative Dentistry at Pacific, teaching first year dental students restorative dentistry technique for over thirty years.
Dr. Heidi is committed to lifelong learning and staying current in modern dentistry techniques. She achieved a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), an award that requires 1,100 hours of continuing dental education with 400 hours of hands-on participation learning.
She has received several awards for her contributions to the profession of dentistry. She is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Dental Honor Society, which recognizes 12% of the top 20% of her dental school class. She has Fellowships in the Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA), the Academy of Dentistry International (ADI), and the International College of Dentists (ICD). All of these organizations award their Fellowships with a rigorous peer-reviewed process that uses professionalism, service to the profession, leadership and integrity as benchmarks. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Approximately 3.5% of dentists hold ACD Fellowships which are awarded based on ethics, professionalism and leadership.
Dr. Heidi has served in many leadership positions in her profession. She served as past Trustee of Region XIII of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). She is also a Past President of the California AGD and Northern California AGD Component, a Past President of the California Society of Dentistry for Children, a Past President of the Southern Alameda County Dental Society and a Past President of the OKU Dental Honor Society, Delta Delta Chapter.
Dr. Heidi also enjoys being involved in her community of Castro Valley. She was the recipient of the Eden Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year 2018. She is proud to be a Rotarian for over 25 years and loved being President of the Rotary Club of Castro Valley 2014-15. (She says that was the "BEST ROTARY YEAR EVER" and dressed up as the tooth fairy on her first rotary meeting). She enjoyed participating in Castro Valley Rotary events like the Pancake Putt Putt, Chili Cook Off and Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade as well as the Castro Valley Light Parade.
Dr. Heidi is an only child who loves spending time with her mom. In non-pandemic years, she also enjoys cruising, traveling and dancing West Coast Swing, She collects Christmas ornaments and loves having Christmas parties (also in non-pandemic years). She also collects teas and teapots and loves all places Disney.