Dentistry for Children

Santa Cruz Children's Dental Group · Joe Rawlins, DDS, MS · Ryan Wittwer, DDS, MS

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Meet the Doctors

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 and his wife, Julie, fell in love with Northern California while visiting his brother who is also a dentist in the Sacramento area. They are excited to to be close to family and feel very fortunate to work in the Santa Cruz area. They have three children, Mitchell and twins Chase and Ava.

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

Ryan Wittwer, DDS, MS

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.

Mai Dinh, DDS

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 boardĀ­certified 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.

Santa Cruz Children's Dental Group

Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am to 2:00pm

1667 Dominican Way, Suite 232
Santa Cruz California 95065

Santa Cruz Dentists

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