Does going to the dentist make you growl? Don't worry, our happy and professional staff can put a smile on any kid's face! Dr. Jackson and her staff are highly trained, experienced, knowledgable and enthusiastic. We will take our time with you and your child to make sure that a visit to the dentist becomes an easy, stress free part of your healthy care experience.
Dr. Alison Jackson
Dr. Jackson began practicing pediatric dentistry in 2000 and moved to her current office in 2003. She earned her DDS from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco and completed her specialty training in pediatrics at UCLA where she was chief resident. Dr. Jackson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She emphasizes preventive dentistry and patient education as the most important methods for preventing dental disease and has found a perfect fit for this philosophy here in Aptos.
Dr. Jackson has extensive experience in all phases of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a guest lecturer at UCLA where she discusses women in dentistry, practice management and other issues unique to pediatric practices. She has served on the board of directors for the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry and for the Monterey Bay Dental Society. In 2009, Dr. Jackson received the distinguished honor of being named Dentist of the Year by the Monterey Bay Dental Society. In 2013 and 2014, Dr. Jackson won the Santa Cruz Sentinal Reader's Choice Award for Best Dentist. Dr. Jackson brings both professional experience and compassion to her practice.
Outside the office, Dr Jackson is busy with her family. She, her husband Jim, daughter Linnea and son Will enjoy mountain biking, sailing and anything else that gets them outside together.
Dr. Juei Kao
Dr. Kao is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Dental Program and he received his pediatric dental training and certificate at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Kao is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Additionally, he has been a valuable member of the Dientes pediatric dental team here in Santa Cruz for several years. Dr. Kao is involved in multiple dental organizations, including the California Society for Pediatric Dentistry and the ADA. Since returning to California, Dr. Kao has made it his priority to provide pediatric dental care to underserved populations in the Bay Area and Central Coast.
Dr. Kao is a very soft spoken, gentle pediatric dentist who provides excellent care to his infant through teen patients. He enjoys bringing his love of jazz and classical music into the office to share with our staff and patients.
Our Office Staff