Meet The Team

Meet Our San Pedro Family Dentist Team

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At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.


Garrick W. Denny, DDS


Dr. Denny was born and raised in the South Bay. After graduation from Peninsula High School, he pursued his undergraduate studies at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. Thereafter, he attended and graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. While in dental school, he completed several hospital-based externships in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry, and Removable Prosthodontics. After graduation, Dr. Denny returned home to the South Bay working as an associate in Carson. 

The son of Robert W. Denny, an orthodontist and Karen Denny, a registered dental hygienist, Dr. Denny was exposed to the ins and outs of dentistry at a very early age. In fact, his first job was making retainers at his father's practice in Torrance. Dr. Denny is not the only one of his siblings to continue in the "family business." His sister, Mary, is a general dentist in the San Francisco Bay Area; his brother, Trevor, owns a dental practice in Santa Barbara; and his younger brother, Cabot, is a denist providing orthodontic services at his father's office. 

When he is not working, Dr. Denny can be found spending time and traveling with his wife, Katrina, who ironically first met her now father-in-law when she was his patient at just 11 years old. Trina and Garrick attended high school together and were married in September 2007. Her parents, Lynn and Mike Walker, live in the South Shores area of San Pedro.

As his friends, family and patients will attest to, Dr. Denny has a friendly disposition and is extremely easy going. He strives to provide the highest quality of care to his patients and to make a difference to the people's lives in the area that he has called home for so many years.

Dr. Denny and his team thank you for choosing their practice for your dental needs and look forward to helping you achieve your goals for many years to come...they are here to make yours the best dental experience possible.

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RDH - Dental Hygienist

"I have been in the dental field for eleven years. I enjoy working with my patients, as well as helping to make their visits as comfortable as possible. My goal is to encourage individuals to become active participants in their own dental health. Outside of my profession, I enjoy spending time with my family, fiancé, and exploring the world through travel." -Marissa, R.D.H.-


RDH - Dental Hygienist

Natalie is a South Bay native, and has been in the dental field for over 18 years. She received her degree in Dental Hygiene from West Los Angeles College, Bachelor of Science in Oral Health from California State University, Los Angeles, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Education from Cal State East Bay. In conjunction with private practice, Natalie is a faculty member at West Los Angeles College, Department of Dental Hygiene. She also serves as a lecturer in Periodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry.

"It is my privilege to provide patients with quality dental hygiene therapy, and to contribute to the oral health needs of this community, working toward the common goal of whole body health." - Natalie, R.D.H., B.S.A


Registered Dental Assistant

"I have been serving the dental needs of San Pedro for over twenty five years. I am here alongside Dr. Denny, to assist you with quality care, service, and the best treatment that fits your dental needs. Away from the dental office, I enjoy my family, my good friends, great food, and good company". -Susie, R.D.A.


Registered Dental Assistant

"I have been working as a dental assistant for nine years. I love my profession and enjoy helping to make beautiful smiles with Dr. Denny. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, exercising, drawing, and my family." -Elba, R.D.A.


Treatment and Financial Coordinator

Vicki has over twenty years experience in the dental field. She works with our patients and their insurance companies to assist in maximizing their dental benefits. Vicki is available to answer your questions pertaining to insurance benefits, financial arrangements, and coordination of your dental visits. When she is not in the office, Vicki enjoys volunteer work for the communities of San Pedro and Rancho Palos Verdes.