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.


Jared Danielson, DDS

Dr. Jared Danielson attended dental school in San Francisco at the University of the Pacific. Go Tigers! Following his graduation from dental school, he attended a two year residency program in Boston where he earned his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in pediatric dentistry at Boston University. Go Bulldogs! Most recently, Dr. Danielson successfully earned diplomate status as a member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Danielson is a California native. He grew up in the city of Danville, located in the East Bay of the San Francisco area. Following the completion of his studies in Massachusetts, he and his wife decided to relocate back to Northern California. They love all that California has to offer. In his spare time Dr Danielson enjoys cycling, boating, and being outdoors. He and his wife are the proud parents of four wonderful children.

As the newest doctor in our practice, Dr. D looks forward to meeting you soon. He is thrilled to be practicing dentistry in Santa Cruz. Go Banana Slugs!


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

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