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Best Dentists in
Santa Cruz

Why These Dentists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Santa Cruz Dentists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Bernard McGraw DDS

Bernard McGraw DDS is a dental practice that has been in the Scotts Valley area for over ten years. Services include bridges, crowns, dentures, extractions, implants, root canals, and veneers. Dr. McGraw also offers digital x-ray imaging, intraoral photography, oral cancer screening, sedation dentistry, treatment for sleep apnea, and much more. His pediatric care includes patients from 6 months to 18 years old, and dental emergency service is available seven days a week. The practice offers an array of financing options, including acceptance of most dental insurances. Dr. McGraw received his degrees in Dental Sciences and Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of California, San Francisco. He also completed training in dental implant surgery and restoration from UCLA.

Scotts Valley, CA 95066


Brett A. Johnson, DDS

Brett A. Johnson, DDS has been providing high quality preventative and restorative dental care to the Scotts Valley, California community for over 18 years. Dr. Johnson and his exceptionally qualified, professional staff specialize in family dental services for patients of all ages, from tooth whitening, cleaning, and exams, to root canals, bridges, and veneers. Dr. Johnson earned his degree from the University of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine, and patients describe Dr. Johnson and his staff as friendly, professional and attentive. Dr. Johnson accepts most major forms of insurance, as well as Care Credit, and also offers a senior discount for senior citizens without dental insurance.

Scotts Valley, CA 95066


Brian Del Core, DDS

Dr. Brian Del Core finished his education in 1986 and specializes in preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. He pursues ongoing education to remain up to date with new developments in the industry and retains membership in professional organizations such as the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Dientes Community Dental Clinic. Dr. Del Core and his professional staff offer many different services, including items and procedures like thorough teeth cleaning, implant-supported bridges, the creation of complete and partial dentures, and the application of sealants to protect teeth from damage and decay. The practice treats residents of Aptos and the nearby communication.

Aptos, CA 95003


Capitola Dental

Capitola Dental is a dental office located in Capitola, California. The office is headed by Robert Schellentrager, who has a Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree and is supported by a team of qualified personnel. Each member of the staff continues their education by attending lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay updated on new techniques and technologies. Capitola Dental offers same-day service for ceramic crowns, veneers, and onlays by using Cerec technology. They also provide cleaning, preventative, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. These procedures include dental exams, cleanings, dental x-rays, composite fillings, teeth whitening, and root canal treatment. Capitola Dental accepts all dental insurances but is contracted providers for the Delta Dental Network.

Capitola, CA 95010


Dr Aura Marcela Torres, D.D.S

Dr. Aura Marcela Torres, D.D.S offers her professional dental services at her office in Santa Cruz, CA. Her office is equipped to handle cosmetic dentistry, tooth-colored fillings, dentures, porcelain crown and fillings, implant restorations, gum rejuvenation, gum treatments, extractions, teeth whitening, veneers, teeth cleaning, mouth guard fitting and snore guards. The office has the latest dental equipment to provide the highest level of comfort to her patients. They can produce digital x-rays, provide laser treatments, and intra-oral digital photos. Dr. Torres’s has professional memberships with the American Dental Association, the California Dental, and the Monterey Bay Dental Society.

Santa Cruz, CA 95062


Felton Dental Center

Felton Dental Center is a trusted general and family dentistry practice in Felton, CA. Dr. Jono Reksoatmodjo D.D.S is in his 29th year with Felton Dental Center. He graduated from Universtiy of Pacific School of Dentistry in 1988 after completing his undergraduate work at UC Davis. He is also a CEREC certified dentist. His associate Dr. Alana Thompson completed her undergraduate education at Tufts University in Boston and earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of California at San Fransico in 2003. Their services include cleanings and prevention, cosmetic dentistry, periodontal disease, restorations, orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and periodontics. To learn more about their services or to schedule an appointment, clients may visit the website.

Jim Alderete, DDS

Jim Alderete, DDS is a dental office serving the community of Soquel, California. Dr. James Alderete started his academic career at Bellarmine College Prep. He then enrolled at UC Santa Barbara, and finally at The University of the Pacific Dental School. Dr. Alderete served as a Dental Officer in the US Navy and completed a one-year residency program in General Dentistry at Camp Pendleton Hospital. Jim Alderete, DDS offers restorative and cosmetic dentistry along with surgical, periodontal, and endodontic services. Their procedures include tooth colored fillings, crowns and bridges, TMD treatment, implant restorations, composite bonding, teeth whitening, veneers, tooth extractions, root canal therapy, and digital x-rays.

Soquel, CA 95073


Kai Family Dentistry

Kai Family Dentistry is a clinic located in Santa Cruz, California and specializes in general dentistry. In addition, this dental clinic conducts cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and sedation dentistry. The practice offers common procedures, preventive care, gum disease treatment, TMJ/TMD treatment, and emergency dental care. Dental services include digital x-rays, intraoral camera, oral cancer screening, OralID™ cancer screening, Opalescence® whitening, Invisalign®, plus more. This clinic also performs treatment of sleep apnea and snoring prevention. Kai Family Dentistry is a Better Business Bureau accredited business. The dentist, Dr. Lynda Tran, is a proud member of the Academy of General Dentists, American Health Council, Academy for Sports Dentistry, Omicron Kappa Upsilon: a national dental honor society, and Spear Faculty Club.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Karen L. Coslett, DDS

Karen L Coslett, DDS has offered general dentistry for Soquel and the Santa Cruz area since 1986. She and her staff are committed to providing quality oral care with a needs-based approach to treatment. They treat patients of all ages, with an emphasis on senior citizens, and they focus on restorative care and education to maintain improved dental health. Dr. Coslett is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and a Santa Cruz Sentinal Reader's Choice award winner in 2015 and 2016. Karen L Coslett, DDS provides general and family dental care including treatment for bruxism. She also offers prosthetic solutions such as dentures and implants.

New Street Dental

Santa Cruz, California is the home of New Street Dental, the personal practice of Dr. Gavin McClure. A member of the ADA, CDC, and the Academy of General Dentistry Dr. McClure has been practicing since the early 90’s. His expansive knowledge of dental hygiene has made patient care and education a primary concern. Clients are given an individual consultation and exam to best determine their options. Afterwards, Dr. Gavin provides personalized suggestions and in depth financial insights so that each client can make an informed decision about their care. When it comes to cleanliness, Dr. McClure and staff follow strict ADA, OSHA, and CDC guidelines to avoid cross contamination and poorly sterilized equipment.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Rod Blenderman, DDS | Grace Montero, DDS

Rod Blenderman, DDS and Grace Montero, DDS are two dentists running a California-based practice with high professional standards. Located in Felton, the house-turned-office features a scenic forest view, conveying a relaxing atmosphere. The doctors themselves are highly skilled with a wide range of procedures, including tooth restorations, orthodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Blenderman and Dr. Montero both strive to build trusting relationships with their patients through a high standard of individualized care. They have earned a loyal patient base and many testimonials praising their diligent hygienists, pleasant scenery, and compassionate care. Some patients that are usually afraid of dental practices speak highly of Dr. Blenderman and Dr. Montero.

Felton, CA 95018


Santa Cruz Dental

Santa Cruz Dental is an oral health care provider on the Central Coast that caters to individuals and entire families in the Greater Bay Area. The team aims to “treat patients with a tender touch and kind words,” and it comprises reliable professionals with decades of combined experience and training. The lead practitioner graduated from the University of California, San Francisco, and has been part of Northern California’s dental community for more than two decades, and he has the reputation of working with precision to make the visit as stress-free and painless as possible. Santa Cruz Dental supports the industry’s “go-green” movement by applying eco-smart practices and participating in community activities geared toward preserving the environment. The clinic assists clients with insurance processing.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Santa Cruz Pacific Dental

Santa Cruz Pacific Dental is a general and specialized dental office located in Santa Cruz, California, and provides care to patients throughout Santa Cruz County. Drs. Marylinn Reinhardt and Steve Kerba each bring over a decade of professional dentistry experience to their well-reviewed practice. Among the specialty dentistry procedures expertly performed by Santa Cruz Pacific Dental are root canals, implants, periodontics, facial dental reconstruction, orthodontics, and treatment for teeth grinding, sleep apnea, and jaw disorders. Santa Cruz Pacific Dental offers Care Credit to assist those patients without insurance. New patients are always welcome and can easily register online through their website.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Sea Bright Dental

Sea Bright Dental is a modern dentistry facility in Santa Cruz, California. They use the latest, most conservative and least invasive dental procedures to provide durable cosmetic treatments, with minimal pain, to their patients. Their services include cosmetic dentistry, preventive dentistry, Invisalign, minimally invasive dentistry, dental implants and metal-free dentistry. The head dentist, Dr. Tim Znamirowski, has over 25 years of training and experience in all modern dental techniques to deliver comfortable, quality dental care to his patients.

Santa Cruz, CA 95062


Tina-Lise Curtis, DDS

Tina-Lise Curtis, DDS, is a dental practice providing a broad array of services in Santa Cruz, California. Dr. Curtis has over 24 years of experience practicing dentistry in California and is a member of the California Dental Association as well as the ADA. The practice uses the latest in dental technology for top-quality personalized dental care. Treatments available include composite fillings, pediatric dentistry, teeth whitening, bridges, crowns, dentures & partials, extractions, implants, veneers, inlays & onlays and gum hygiene. Patients speak highly of Dr. Curtis' skill and the friendliness and professionalism of her and her staff. The practice exclusively uses products from area laboratories with the aim of guaranteeing superior quality and supporting the local community.

Santa Cruz, CA 95065


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