Dr. Brian Withers is a graduate of the University of the Pacific Dental School 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.
Aside from that, Brian was 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. His favorite way to give back is providing dental work for children through the Give Kids a Smile program.
Currently Brian is a member of the Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry, The Academy of General Dentistry, the CDA, the ADA, and was the New Dentist representative for 2012 with the Western Los Angeles Dental Society.
He is happy to be back in the South Bay, where he was a graduate of Mira Costa High School in ’99. At Mira Costa, Brian was on two CIF finals football teams, and finally got a championship ring his junior year. To top it all off, Brian was selected as one of the team captains his senior year. Dr. Brian loves that he can continue to be a part of the team by making them custom mouth guards at the beginning of each season!
His undergraduate education was at the University of Southern California, where he received a Bachelors degree in International Business with a minor in pre-med. At USC Brian lettered in, and was captain of, the rugby team his senior year, and President of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.
In his spare time, Brian loves to see live music. He enjoys playing both the guitar and the piano, fishing with his father, golfing, watching sports, and of course, going to the beach. The Lakers and the USC Trojans are his favorite teams. He can also cook!