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.DDS
Originally from Brazil, Ana has been in the United States for 29 years, graduating from West High School in Torrance. While still in high school, she found her passion in dental hygiene and became a Registered Dental Assistant by attending classes at the Southern California Regional Occupational Center. Ana’s path after high school, took her to working full time and attending community college classes at night until being accepted to The University of Southern California Dental Hygiene Program. Ana excelled in the program and even became a clinical faculty member at the USC Dental Hygiene Clinic for 13 years. Ana is very passionate about preventative dentistry and shares her knowledge with every patient she sees. Ana has been married for 18 years to her husband Ken and they have two dogs: Rio and Dodger. She loves to travel and, when at home, she and Ken love to explore Los Angeles’ many amazing new restaurants.RDH, BSDH
When your mouth feels good, you feel good. Jennifer’s passion is to bring healing and wellness through oral healthcare. It’s important to her to empower people on that health and wellness journey. Jennifer has been clinically trained to address the ongoing care of varying patient populations including pediatric patients to complex periodontal patients. Jennifer grew up in the San Fernando Valley and received a B.A. in Communications from La Sierra University in Riverside, CA. After college, Jennifer found herself following in her family footsteps working in the healthcare industry. She quickly knew that a career in dentistry was her calling and obtained an Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from New York University and has been creating healthy smiles for nearly a decade.
Norina was born & raised in the Philippines coming to the United States as a teenager. Norina started out in the dental field working in the front office of a practice in 1997. After one year, she challenged the State Boards and passed her written & practical exam to be a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). After working as an RDA, she realized she wanted to pursue a dental career and went back to school to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. She attended West Los Angeles College for her A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene and completed her clinical rotations at UCLA and all 8 VA hospitals. She also volunteered at Kids Burbank for a year. Norina is continuing to complete her B.A. at WLAC. There is nothing that Norina enjoys more than changing the world one smile at a time. Norina’s love of her life is her handsome 13 year old son.
Martha graduated from Bryman School in 1975 and had her training at UCLA where she discovered that general dentistry was her passion. Originally from Colombia, she is fluent in Spanish. Martha moved to the USA in 1971 and made it her home. Martha joined our team in 1998, she brings to our office lots of energy and laughter. On her off days, she enjoys scrap booking, sewing, dancing and time with her two boys and her husband. Martha is also happy volunteer her skill set in sewing and cooking for her church or anyone who needs a helping hand. Martha’s most loved part of her job is making the patients feel comfortable, easing any worries they may have and seeing them leave with a smile.RDA
Tracy is a Redondo Beach native and says there is no better place to live than in the South Bay. She started in the dental field over 30 years ago and has loved it ever since. Moving from a dental assistant to Patient Care Coordinator, Tracy excels at ensuring that everyone in the Withers Dental Family has an incredible dental experience. Tracy prides herself on going above and beyond to help in any way possible. No one leaves, after talking to Tracy, without matching her contagious bright smile! During her free time, Tracy enjoys spending time with her teenage son, going to the movies, and experiencing all the great dining the South Bay has to offer.
Lorè was raised in the South Bay where she decided to go to Brymann College after she graduated from high school. She became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2001. She continued building her knowledge and skills and found a natural talent for working in the dental field, especially in the front office. As a Patient Care Coordinator, Lorè thrives on all the ways she can maximize your experience, insurance benefits, and overall dental care. When Lorè is not working, she can be found spending time with her family and friends. She, also, always has her two beautiful Boxer Dogs (Roxy & Linda) by her side for long walks and trips to the dog beach.
Sonja grew up in Southern Oregon and moved to California to attend the University of California, at Davis. After graduating, she was hired by a Southern California bank and moved to Los Angeles where she helped local business owners with their banking services for over 18 years. After taking a couple years off, to raise two children and being a Withers patient for 13 years, she is excited to be working at Withers Dental. Sonja believes that great dental hygiene adds years to every life and to live our best lives, great teeth are an important part of the recipe. When Sonja is not working, you can find her walking or biking the California Coast Trail with her amazing husband, Dan.
Kathy was born and raised in Los Angeles. She started assisting while in high school; training on the job and obtaining her Dental Assistant License through extensive work experience. She has been assisting for over 20 years. Kathy loves dentistry and enjoys learning and expanding her skills. She knows every patient has unique dental needs and prides herself on making patients feel comfortable and at ease giving them the ultimate dental experience. She loves the ability to change peoples lives through their smile. Kathy is a huge animal lover and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and gardening. Her super power – “I am a MOM!!”