Dr. Brent J. Porter is a native Californian who has spent much of his early years in the coastal communities. He graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor of Science in zoology. After college, Dr. Porter attended dental school at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was awarded outstanding merit and academic excellence in the field of pediatric dentistry, orthodontics and oral surgery in 1991. He completed his pediatric dental residency at UCLA with an emphasis on craniofacial growth and development. Concurrently, he completed his didactic studies for a Master of Science in oral biology in 1993.
Dr. Porter moved to Santa Cruz in 1993 with his wife, Karen. He started Santa Cruz Children’s Dentistry in February of 1994 with the encouragement of the dental and medical community and has been caring for the children of Santa Cruz County ever since. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and an active member of the Monterey Bay Dental Society. In addition, he has achieved American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Certification.
Over the years, his family has grown to five children: four boys and one girl. On the weekends and school breaks, Dr. Porter and his family are often found mountain biking or near the water. His family enjoys all the water sports, especially the swim team, Jr. Lifeguards, surfing and wake boarding.
Dr. Porter feels truly blessed to be an advocate for children’s dental health in this community. It is his hope that through dental education that the chair time in a dental office for his patients will be dramatically reduced over their lifetime.
Meet Our Team
Our Santa Cruz Staff
At the office of Brent J Porter DDS, we select only the best of the best to serve our patients and their families. All of our staff members are friendly, knowledgeable, and highly proficient in their office duties. Should you have any questions or concerns before, during or after a visit to our pediatric dentist in Santa Cruz, California, do not hesitate to visit with one of our staff members. We are readily standing by to address your needs.