Meet Us

Our practice is dedicated to fulfilling all your needs as a patient. We use the most up-to-date techniques and materials to both improve the appearance of your smile and help restore your teeth to their full form and function.

Gavin McClure, DDS

Dr. Gavin McClureI grew up in a household where fixing things was a sport. Broken objects that most people would discard were, for my father, a source of great amusement and satisfaction when cleverly restored to function. Naturally, I was co-opted into this practice and, with time, began to appreciate the fruits that patience, concentration and manual dexterity could bear. Fast forward to the present day and I still really enjoy problem solving and fixing things, both prerequisites for the technical side of dental practice. In 1985 I graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and then in 1990 matriculated with honors from the UC San Francisco School of Dentistry. For the next four years I worked in public health at the Sacramento Urban Indian Health Project while maintaining a part time associate position in a private practice in Davis, California. In 1994, suffering from one too many sweltering Sacramento summers and topographical boredom, I relocated to beautiful Santa Cruz. Married and with a grown son, I count my blessings daily that I am able to work where I live in this beautiful place with clean air, a dynamic downtown and an interesting, ever evolving community. My practice philosophy revolves around attentiveness to the needs of our patients. From this understanding develops the foundation for the trust and confidence necessary to provide service with integrity and satisfaction. I am committed to lifelong professional education and application of sound science to bring the best that modern dentistry has to offer to my daily clinical practice. I am a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Monterey Bay Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.

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Meet Our Team

Judy - New Street Dental Office ManagerJudy, Office Manager

I grew up outside of New York City in Freeport, Long Island, and earned my Bachelor of arts degree at State University of New York at Oneonta. From New York I moved to South Lake Tahoe where I worked in the Hotel/Casino business and subsequently owned a restaurant. I now live in Santa Cruz with my husband Mike. We have one grown daughter, a great son in-law and two fabulous grandchildren who also reside in Santa Cruz. For my mental exercise I am happily employed as Dr McClure’s office manager, and have been since 1995. I hope always to be able to address all of your insurance, billing, scheduling and treatment concerns. When not working, I enjoy Jazzercise, Cross Fit, walking on West Cliff as often as possible, and cherishing the time that I can spend with my family and friends.

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Laura - Office ManagerLaura, Office Manager

I was born and raised in Santa Cruz and feel lucky to live on the beautiful west side of town. I started working in dentistry in 1997 and love helping our patients with their dental concerns and questions. I joined Dr. McClure and New Street Dental in October 2013 and feel very fortunate to be a part of such a great dental team. I am married and have a 12 year old daughter. We share our house with our dog, two cats, two rabbits and lots of fish. In my free time I enjoy scrapbooking, working in our garden and spending time with friends and family.

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Ann RDAAnn, RDA

I grew up in San Jose and moved to Santa Cruz in 1991. I received my registered dental assistant license in 1986 and have worked with Dr McClure since 1995. I feel very fortunate to work with such a great team. It is really rewarding to be able to provide such a high quality of care in a gentle, friendly environment. I have enjoyed getting to know our current patients and look forward to meeting our new patients and their families as well. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my children as well as gardening, baking and walking.

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Ruth-RDHRuth, RDH

I am a native Californian and moved to the Santa Cruz area in 1983. In 1987 I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing from CCAC in Oakland, and in 1999 I received my AS in Dental Hygiene from Cabrillo College in Aptos. After graduation, I was lucky enough to go to work for my own dentist, Dr. McClure. I have worked for Dr. McClure for ten of the past twelve years and have really enjoyed working with him and our wonderful staff. The most rewarding part of being a hygienist has been meeting and helping people from our local community that I would never have had the chance to meet otherwise. I am married with three grown children and four grandchildren. My time is divided between my career as a Registered Dental Hygienist and my passion as a fine artist. When I am not working on painting, I love to snowboard, hike and backpack with my husband. To see examples of my art go to: ruthcarrollce.com

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Debbie, RDHDebbie, RDH

Growing up in rural NE Oregon, I spent summers picking strawberries and winters making snowmen. My family made the big move to Santa Cruz when I was 16 and have lived here ever since. In 1993 I graduated from the ROP program and enjoyed the next five years working as a dental assistant. I returned to school and graduated as a dental hygienist in 2001. I have worked with Dr McClure since 2009 and really love being a part of this practice and the beautiful new office building. The relationships that I share with our patients makes my job fun. Helping them to improve their oral health makes it rewarding as well. I live on the west side of Santa Cruz with my husband and two kids and enjoy biking and walking on West Cliff.

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Peri, RDHPeri, RDH

I have worked in the dental field for more than 20 years, most of them in Santa Cruz. In 1993 I completed my associate degree in Dental Hygiene at Cabrillo College. I feel fortunate to have chosen a profession that I love and really cherish my role in educating and encouraging patients to achieve optimal dental health. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, walking and spending time with friends and my two adult children in our beautiful town of Santa Cruz.

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Margarita, RDHMargarita, RDA

I grew up in Sacramento, and later moved to San Jose where I attended school for dental assisting. I received my RDA license in 1995. I absolutely love my profession and am so very grateful for all of my experiences working in general dentistry, pediatrics, orthodontics, and prosthodontics. I have learned so much and still continue to learn. I pride myself in taking great care of all of my patients with compassion and empathy for, like so many, I have a great fear of being in the dental chair. (This stems from childhood). I really feel blessed to be a part of this amazing team that is committed to providing the highest quality of dental care. I recently moved to Santa Cruz and live on the west side with my four teenage daughters, in my free time I love spending time with my family, biking, hiking, working in the garden and refurbishing old furniture.

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