Brett P. Lent, DDS MS
Dr. Brett Lent grew up in Santa Monica as the son of a dentist. Along with his three younger brothers, he had a great, family-oriented childhood; he was active in sports, scouting, family activities and trips. From an early age it was clear to Dr. Lent that family and dentistry were of great importance and interest. He moved to Fresno in 2010 with his wife, Shana, and quickly realized that Fresno would be a great place to raise their family and make their permanent home.
At his core, Dr. Lent believes that great dental health is a cornerstone to everyone’s overall wellbeing and that everyone deserves the right to choose health. He strives to provide high-quality, professional care utilizing state of the art technology, such as the Solea® Laser, and the best materials and techniques available to ensure the best, longest-lasting care possible for his patients.
Education is another core belief of Dr. Lent, in that it is what drives us all to keep getting better, and why he commits over 100 hours annually to continuing education. His formal education began at UCSB where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. After graduating he worked at the West Los Angeles VA Hospital as a dental research assistant in studies regarding chewing efficiency in denture wearers and implant patients. In 2007 he graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry with dual degrees, his Doctor of Dental Surgery and a Master of Science in Oral Biology. His early research experience inspired his master’s thesis: Perceived Chewing Difficulty of Dentate Persons and Complete Denture Wearers. On graduating dental school, he was one of three in his class to receive the “Excellence in Restorative Dentistry” award.
He continues his pursuit of excellence in dentistry though continuing education courses and his willingness to learn about and embrace current advances in the field. He has been at the forefront in implementing current technology such as digital radiography, photography, and the Solea Dental Laser which allows for anesthetic free dentistry. Dr. Lent is also an active member of the Faculty Club at Spear Dental Education, which is a prestigious interdisciplinary group of practitioners focused on comprehensive treatment planning to achieve optimal results.
Dr. Lent met his wife Shana while in college at UCSB. They were married in 2007, after which Dr. Lent moved to Fresno where Shana was a surgical resident in the UCSF Fresno program. Together they have a son, Parker, born in 2013, and a daughter, Katelynn, born in 2016. Besides enjoying the thrills and challenges of parenthood, Dr. Lent enjoys golfing, travelling, skiing, snorkeling, cooking and most of all sharing great meals with friends and family.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly team at First Impression Dental loves helping our patients achieve healthier and more beautiful smiles! We make it our mission to provide quality dental care in a welcoming atmosphere in which you can feel at ease, and regularly pursue continuing education courses to ensure that you receive excellent care and the most up-to-date information about your oral health and treatment options. Give us a call today at 559-513-0707 to learn more and schedule your appointment with our experienced dentist in Fresno, California! We look forward to meeting you soon!
Kristine – Office Manager
Kristine “Kris” has been in the dental field since 1988; with over 30 years of experience she has grown in her knowledge of dentistry exponentially. Kris has served patients in all aspects of dental care from scheduling appointments and chair side assisting to office management. She loves creating long lasting relationships with patients and making sure all their needs are met. Kris has 3 children and 1 grandson who she loves to spend time with whenever possible. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends. Fun fact: Kris is originally from Minnesota and has been a crazy Vikings fan her entire life.
David – Dental Assistant
David is a truly dedicated dental assistant with over 5 years of experience. He enjoys being a part of something that truly changes the lives of others. The first time he experienced a patient cry tears of happiness due to the results of their restorative work, he knew he was in the right field! David genuinely loves helping people and making sure he is doing everything he can to accommodate patient’s needs. He has always told himself that he would only work for a Doctor who has this same philosophy and in meeting Dr. Lent he knew he found exactly that! In his spare time, David loves spending time with his family and going out occasionally to dance the night away to Spanish Tejano music. Fun fact: David has a great voice and sings all day long!