Brett Lent, DDS

Dr. Brett Lent grew up in Santa Monica and was always known to be active in the community, local athletics, and Troop 2 Boy Scouts. His love for Santa Monica is only matched by his passion for dentistry. At Santa Monica Bay Dental, he strives to provide high-quality, professional, and gentle care utilizing state-of-art technology and the latest techniques available for his patients.

He continues his pursuit of excellence in dentistry through continuing education courses and his willingness to learn about and embrace current advances in dentistry. He has been on the forefront of implementing current technology by offering CEREC same-day crown technology. Dr. Lent is also an active Faculty member of Spear Education, which is a prestigious interdisciplinary group of practitioners focused on comprehensive treatment planning to achieve optimal results.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Cellular Development Biology from UCSB and holds a Masters in Oral Biology from UCLA. During his time at UCLA, he also served as a research assistant in studies regarding chewing efficiency in denture wearers and implant patients at the West Los Angeles VA Hospital. This experience led to his master's thesis topic of "Perceived Chewing Difficulty of Dentate Persons and Complete Denture Wearers.” Dr. Lent then graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry where he was one of three in his class to receive the Excellence in Restorative Dentistry award.

Dr. Lent married his wonderful wife, Shana, in 2007. Together they have a son, Parker, born in 2013, and a daughter, Katelynn, born in 2016. Besides enjoying the thrills and challenges that parenthood brings, this active family enjoys travelling, skiing, snowboarding, snorkeling, walking their dogs, family time, and good meals with friends.