Our Staff

  • Dr. Brian Withers

    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 fi….

    DDS
  • Dr. Jenna Atwood

    Dr. Jenna Atwood graduated from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Her humanistic approach to dentistry and emphasis on strong clinical skills begun there and continues to progress as she practices today. What she enjoys most about dentistry is building relationships with her patients while helping them achieve optimum oral healthcare. She is enthusiastic about all areas of dentistry but especially likes seeing children and also trying to make appointments as comfortable for patients as pos…

  • Aileen

    Aileen was born and raised in the South Bay. She attended American Martyrs, Mira Costa High School and then attended El Camino College and CSUDH. She joined the Withers Dental Family in 2014, and brought several years of experience managing people with her from her history of Teaching young children and Volunteering as a Director of Wagging Dog Rescue. Aileen loves to read, go on bike rides, spend time with her family, is a Disneyland lover and is raising two amazing boys. She can be found taking time to volunteer with the dog rescue and even sneaks in the occasional girls night out!

    Office Manager
  • Ana G.

    Originally from Brazil, Ana has been in the USA for 16 years. After attending West High School in Torrance; she discovered her passion for dentistry. She attended dental assisting at SCROC where she found out about a career in dental hygiene. While working full-time and attending classes at night at different community colleges, Ana got accepted at The University of Southern California Dental Hygiene Program. Ana did well at the program and today she is a part-time clinical faculty member at USC; besides working at our office three days a week. Ana is very passionate about dentistry; she has been married for six years to her husband Ken.

    RDH, BSDH
  • Candice

    Candice was born a “Valley Girl,” but grew up in the northern California Bay Area. She returned here to attend UC Irvine, where she earned a Bachelors degree in Biology. Candice knew she wanted to have a career in health care and found her passion was in dentistry while training and working as a dental assistant. She graduated at the top of her class from the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Southern California in 2006 and has been working in private practice ever since.

    When not in the dental office, Candice greatly enjoys attending a variety of continuing education courses and loves to pass on the information she receives to her colleagues and patients, especially in the field of Preventative Dental Services. She stays very busy as a wife and mom to three young children. She lives in Torrance and can usually be spotted on the weekends shopping at the farmer’s market, playing at the tot lot at Live Oak Park, or having a stroll along The Strand. She cannot wait to meet you!

    RDH
  • Martha P.

    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 family.

    RDA
  • Melissa R.

    She earned a AA from El Camino college and a Dental Assistant certificate from SCROC. She is currently perusing a BA in Behavioral Science at CSUDH. Once she earns her BA she hopes to be accepted into a Dental Hygiene school.

    RDA
  • Susan

    Susan graduated USC Dental School of Hygiene in 1992. She took some time off to raise her children and now that she has two in college and one in fifth grade, she is excited to be back at work and part of the team at Withers Dental. Her favorite thing about the practice is her daily interactions with the long time patients. Susan has several great hobbies which include hot yoga, spinning and interior design and decorating. She lived in Hawaii part time and still frequently visits family and friends there.

    RDH