Dr. Brian Withers is a fourth generation Manhattan Beach resident and 99’ graduate of Mira Costa High School. He attended the University of Southern California graduating with a major in International Relations and a minor in Pre Medical Natural Sciences. At USC Brian lettered in, and was captain of, the rugby team his senior year, and President of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.
Through high school and college, Brian tutored local students. From this experience, he knew that he enjoyed helping others and finding ways to improve lives. Growing up in a dental family, ‘Dr. Brian’ knew that dentistry would fulfill his love of helping others while also providing the challenge that comes from caring for and creating great smiles every day. He quickly went on to graduate from the Arthur A Dugoni University of the Pacific Dental School of Dentistry in San Francisco. UOP is considered one of the top dental schools in the nation for clinical dentistry.
While meeting the demands of this accelerated, year-round program, ‘Dr. Brian’ was able to engage in several outside activities, including being a co-founder of the Dental Division of Project Homeless Connect. While building this program from scratch, Brian worked closely with then San Francisco Mayor, Gavin Newsome, to bring dental treatment to hundreds of homeless in San Francisco for the first time. Project Homeless Connect Dental Division has now grown into a full externship rotation at UOP, and students continue to gain experience and bring care to those who need it most in the Bay Area community.
Dr. Brian was, also, an active member of the Dental Aesthetics Study Club, participated in the SCOPE outreach program, and participated in UOP’s advanced clinical sessions for pediatric dentistry. He was awarded the community service award at his graduation and continues to look for ways to participate in public health activities in the South Bay.
He is a member of The Academy of General Dentistry, the CDA, the ADA, and was the New Dentist representative for 2012 with the Western Los Angeles Dental Society.
In his spare time, Brian loves to see live music and cook. He enjoys playing both the guitar and the piano, fishing with his father, hanging with his dog, Max, watching sports, and, of course, going to the beach. The Lakers and the USC Trojans are his favorite teams. Dr. Brian is an avid reader, like his father, and the two enjoy passing “good read” recommendations back and forth to each other. What Dr. Brian cherishes above all else is time with his family and his lifelong friends, and still finds himself talking dentistry with his father and mentor every day.
Dr. Brian is proud to be practicing in his hometown of Manhattan Beach for over 13 years. There is nothing he and his team enjoys more than growing the Withers Dental Family. If you are looking for a dental home; a practice that cares first and foremost about your comfort and the health, vitality, and sparkle of your teeth, give Withers Dental a call or make an appointment now.