Meet Our Doctor & Team

New Street Dental 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.

A. Gavin McClure, DDS

A. Gavin McClure, DDS

I 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 (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Monterey Bay Dental Society (MBDS), and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

Our Team

Laura

Office Manager

Laura

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 16-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.

Stacee

Office Coordinator

Stacee

I have lived in Santa Cruz most of my life and I absolutely love it! Prior to joining New Street Dental, I worked in a chiropractic office setting for 16 years. I am new to the field of dentistry and feel very fortunate to work in such a wonderful office, meeting and working with patients and being part of this most amazing staff. I am ambitious, love learning the nuances of my new position and always strive to provide the best service that I can.

I have 2 grown children, a daughter, and a son and when I am not in the office I love spending my time walking along our lovely coast, hiking, fishing, listening to music, and enjoying time with my boyfriend, family, and friends.

Ruth

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Ruth

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 the California College of the Arts (CCA) 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: ruthcarrollfineartist.com

Debbie

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Debbie

Growing up in rural Northeast 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.

Heidi

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Heidi

I am a Santa Cruz native, blessed to be able to own a home in the town I grew up in. I have been in the dental field since 1996. I was a registered dental assistant for 17 years before going back to school to get my AS degree in Dental Hygiene. It has been an honor to help patients achieve good oral health. I have a passion for dentistry and am excited to be part of an amazing team here at New Street Dental.

In my free time I enjoy hiking, working in the garden, and taking care of my blind dog. My partner and I also enjoy helping out with our baby niece as often as we can.

Ann

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Ann

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.

Mackenzie

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Mackenzie

I recently moved to the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains from my home town of Morro Bay California. Santa Cruz has always been my happy place and I’m so thankful to be part of this community.

In 2013 I received my dental assistant certification in San Luis Obispo, California. I am thrilled to be a part of the wonderful team here at New Street Dental. I truly enjoy getting to know our patients and help them achieve oral health and happiness. When I’m not at work, you can find my husband, 5 yr old son and me on an adventure. I love biking, hiking, swimming and spending time with the people I love most!