Whether you are a long-time patient or new to our pediatric dental office in Santa Cruz, California, we would love to hear from you. If you've had an experience with our pediatric dentist, Dr. Brent Porter, that you would like to share with us or with others, please feel free to contact us directly. We always love to hear from our patients and their parents!
My children both just had their 3rd visit with Dr. Porter, and he is a great dentist. You just can’t say anything negative about him and his office staff. Has anyone been to a dentist lately? They are not cheap, but you are paying for an extremely important service. As someone with major teeth issues, I will pay the extra money to get things done right the first time and have it maintained rather than pay a cut rate dentist to do work I am going to have to redo in 3 years. The raffle thing is a great idea…I highly recommend him to any family.
- Candace E., Santa Cruz, CA
My son loves this dentist! Dr. Porter is incredibly kind and thorough. He explains everything to my son and is empathetic. No t.v.s are needed here. The office is decorated in a surf decor and the children are given the standard prizes after their checkup. Are you the kind who flosses and brushes really well? Well, than congratulations! You just may be one of the lucky ones who get to enter their names in a raffle and walk off with a new cruiser! If you are not such a great brusher, no worries. You are still treated kindly. My son is not a flosser and he still is congratulated for just using a toothbrush and a post brush "wash".
- Tracy P., Santa Cruz, CA
My two daughters (ages 7 and 10) find Dr. Porter to be very patient and kind. They have been a little nervous with previous dentists, and Dr. Porter goes to great lengths to explain things to them. My 7 year old had to have a filling, and it was a pain and trauma free procedure.
- Lisa, Santa Cruz, CA
My 16 month old daughter was scheduled to see Dr. Porter for the first time today. The staff was kind and Dr. Porter was very gentle, and when I asked about his x-ray practices, he said that he is quite conservative, she's not likely to have any until age 4. He did the exam with my daughter in my lap, facing me – his knees to my knees, and we leaned her back so that her head rested on his knees. He brushed and flossed her teeth and examined them. When she started to squirm, he stopped, said, "she's resisting, is it okay to continue?" which I really appreciated. He showed both my daughter and me great respect.
- Tracy, Santa Cruz, CA
My kids LOVE coming to Dr. Porters office. My son asked if he could get a toy if he did good listening. I told him no problem. He was really excited to come back to the dentist. It’s all about trust – and after just two visits, all three of my kids trust their dentist… and now getting their teeth brushed and general oral hygiene is easier. Thanks team Porter!!!
- Heather, Santa Cruz, CA
Dr Porter is an amazing dentist. He is highly ethical, professional, always pleasant and upbeat. Our children have been coming to the office for over four years. My children enjoy coming into the office and appreciate his staff. The office is very clean and organized. He runs on time for his appointments and always sends a friendly text reminder. My son got his braces a year ago and it has been a very pleasant experience. We highly recommend Dr. Porter and his team.
- Nicole Taylor, Santa Cruz, CA