Dr. Ron Zufall grew up in Anderson, California, where he developed a love for both Northern California and dentistry. Inspired by how much his own dentist, Dr. Leon Nelson, loved his job, he spent time during high school and college working in the office to get a closer look at the profession.
After graduating from UC Davis (Go Aggies!), Dr. Zufall started dental school at UC San Francisco. During this time he also married his lovely wife, Teresa, who he met during his senior year at Davis. Despite enjoying the perks of living in a big city, like watching Oakland A’s games on the weekends and trying new restaurants in between classes, clinics and labs, he always intended to return to Northern California to practice dentistry. After graduating in 1990, he moved to Redding and started working for Dr. Crabtree. Over time he became a partner and then bought out the practice in 1994.
While his love for dentistry keeps him busy at work, Dr. Zufall enjoys spending his free time giving back to the community. He currently serves on the Shasta Union High School District Board of Trustees after spending 12 years on the Grant School Board of Trustees, and volunteers as the Organizational Representative for local Boy Scout Troop 37. He also is a member of Pathway Church here in Redding.
In his free time he enjoys fishing, SCUBA diving, traveling, camping, backpacking, golfing, kayaking and most anything that will take him outdoors. On top of his volunteer and recreational activities, he attends about 50 hours of continuing education every year, twice the amount that is required for state licensing. Traveling across the country to attend classes gives him the additional perk of visiting his five grown children, all of whom are either attending or have graduated from UC Davis, like their mom and dad.
University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry - Doctorate in Dental Surgery
University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry - B.S. Degree in Dental Science
University of California, Davis - B.S. Degree in Biological Psychology