Meet the Doctors

Drs. Rawlins

Joe Rawlins, DDS, MS

Dr. Rawlins attended dental school in Dallas, Texas at Baylor College of Dentistry. Following dental school, he worked as an attending professor at Baylor College of Dentistry and is currently in the final stages of completing a PhD in developmental biology. He then completed an additional 2 years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Rawlins fell in love with Central California while visiting on vacation and decided to never leave.

Dr. Rawlins hobbies include running after his children, golf, skiing, and fly fishing.

Dr. Wittwer

Ryan Wittwer, DDS, MS

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Wittwer attended dental school in Dallas, Texas at Baylor College of Dentistry. He then completed his pediatric specialty training at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is a Board-Certified pediatric dentist and has been in private practice for more than 5 years. Dr. Wittwer is excited to be a part of the Santa Cruz community!

Dr. Wittwer and his wife, Carolee, were raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Carolee was born in Northern California and her family lived there for many years. They are excited to return to her roots and raise their family in this beautiful area. They have two sons, Blake and Tyler who are full of energy and always on the run.

Dr. Wittwer's favorite hobbies include reading and enjoying the outdoors with his family, especially road-biking and snow-skiing.

Dr. Dinh

Mai Dinh, DDS, MSD

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Mai Dinh attended U.C Berkeley for her undergraduate studies before completing dental school at U.C San Francisco. She then completed her pediatric specialty training and obtained her master's degree at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital. She is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

As a specialist in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Dinh has received additional years of training in the treatment of very young children and those children with complex medical conditions. She is a member of multiple dental organizations including the American Dental Association, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Dinh grew up in France and moved to the U.S at the age of 14. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family & friends, practicing yoga, and traveling.

Our Services

Children’s Care

From infants to teens, our skilled dental team is familiar with the unique needs of every patient, no matter their age. Our goal is to help them develop great oral habits that will last them a lifetime.

Digital X-Rays

Our use of digital x-ray technology reduces radiation exposure and eliminates the use of chemicals. It’s better for your child and the environment. It's also easy to see what the doctor sees, and make informed choices about treatment.

Professional Cleanings

Professional cleanings form the foundation for preventing gum disease and tooth decay. We provide a gentle and thorough cleaning of the teeth and mouth and finish with a polish that removes stains from your child’s teeth.

Dental Fillings

The common silver filling contains mercury. Our doctor uses the highest-quality biocompatible, tooth-colored restorations to create healthy, beautiful smiles without all of the prep-work associated with traditional fillings.


Protect and keep badly decayed or fractured teeth while maintaining a beautiful smile. Made to perfectly match the shape and shade of your other teeth, they’re durable, strong, and undetectable.

Patient Comfort

Our office was designed with your child in mind. Our unique atmosphere helps children relax and enjoy their dental experience. Children deserve to experience a gentle, caring approach to dental care.

Patient Portal

To request an appointment, access your account, or make a payment online click on the button below.

Patient Portal

Our Location

Santa Cruz Children's Dental Group Joe Rawlins, DDS, MS
Ryan Wittwer, DDS, MS
Mai Dinh, DDS, MSD

1661 Soquel Drive, Building A
Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Click for map & directions

Request an Appointment

Request an Appointment


Mon 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tue 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wed 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thu 8:30am - 5:00pm
Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sat 8:00am - 2:00pm