Our Team

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Meet the Doctor

BRETT GARRETT, DMD, MS

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Dr. Brett Garrett’s long road to becoming an orthodontist began right here at our very own Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering as well as a minor in Business Administration.

While at Cal Poly, he realized his passion for orthodontics, but first worked as a Research & Development Engineer for a cutting edge medical device company designing new products. He then continued his journey to Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, earning his Doctor of Medical Dentistry (D.M.D.) degree with highest honors. His goal was finally fulfilled when he returned to Loma Linda University for his orthodontic residency and an additional 2+ years of specialty training, obtaining his Certificate and Master’s of Science (M.S.) in Orthodontics.

After working as an orthodontist in Southern California, Dr. Garrett made his way back to the Central Coast and is honored to continue the practice of the late Dr. John P. DeVincenzo.

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Dr. Garrett is a published author and reviewer for orthodontic publications. His most recent research article in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics has been cited in numerous other works and continues to provide pertinent information to the specialty.

Dr. Garrett is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the California Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO), the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), and the Central Coast Dental Society. As a Preferred Provider for Invisalign, he was asked to be on the Invisalign Doctor Panel.

Dr. Garrett married his high school sweetheart who also attended Cal Poly for her undergraduate degree. They have three children, who you may see inquisitively hanging around the office from time to time. When not making beautiful smiles, he enjoys family time, surfing, golf, scuba diving, snowboarding, and RC Cars/Airplanes. As an Eagle Scout, he is excited to again be a part of the Boys Scouts of America with his boys as part of local Pack 30 and Troop 308.

Meet the GO Team

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Liz

Front Office
Hello, welcome to the “GO Team”. My name is Liz! I love the field of orthodontics. I have worked in this office for 35 years transitioning with Dr. Garrett years ago.

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The front office is where you will find me. I am happiest when I am sitting with our families sharing "How it Works" and answering questions. After all, your comfort is our primary goal from the moment you call our office. I love seeing the transformation of your picture perfect smiles! When I am away from the office, I enjoy reading, fresh air, and laughter when visiting with family and friends.

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maureen

Front Office
Hello, my name is Maureen! Born & raised in Los Angeles, I recently relocated to the area. I have been in the dental field for 20 years. I came on board with Dr. G in January 2018.

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I enjoy working with such an amazing team to create beautiful smiles. In my spare time, I love visiting with friends, going to the movies, and exploring the beautiful Central Coast.

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hailey

Chairside Assistant (OAP)
Hi I’m Hailey! I love my job and the people I get to work with. In my free time, I like to spend time with friends and family. I work hard so my dogs can have nice things!

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Katie

Chairside Assistant (OAP)/Back Office
Hey! My name is Katie. I joined the GO Team in 2016 and have been working in ortho for 5+ years. I work chair side and I’m also in charge of ordering supplies as well as OSHA

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In my spare time, I like to hang out with my husband and our 3 kids (AKA Dogs)

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GINA

Chairside Assistant (RDA)
Hi I’m Gina! I’ve been working in the dental field for 6 years and recently had the opportunity to join the GO Team. Life is amazing! I’m so blessed! I love teeth!

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I also like to hang with my boyfriend and dogs. I look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams.

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Amanda

Back Office Dental Assistant
Hi! My name is Amanda. I’ve been in the dental field since 2010. I started working for Garrett Orthodontics in January 2016. I really enjoy the straight and beautiful smiles

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of our patients when the braces come off. I have lived on the Central Coast my entire life. I love spending time with my family in my free time. I like to drink coffee and go shopping. I like to hike and watch movies too. My favorite place to vacation is Disneyland!

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Julia

Dental Assistant
I am Julia and the oldest of 12 children. No, it is not cheaper by the dozen, for they have all made their way into our orthodontic office!

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After my many adventures traveling abroad and living in Australia for a year, I have decided there's no place like home. I am back in sunny California hard at work on my siblings teeth. I am also training to become an orthodontic assistant.

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Cathie

Dental Assistant (RDA)
Hi, my name is Cathielyn and I was born and raised on the Central Coast. One of the many things I love about my job is the difference it makes in peoples’ lives,

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no matter what age. Everyone deserves to feel confident in their smile, and I am grateful that I am part of a team that can provide that and more. I enjoy hiking, spontaneous road trips, food festivals, beer/wine tasting, trying local coffee shops in different cities, and spending time with family and friends.

 
Dr. Garrett and his staff have gone above and beyond to ensure exceptional care. From our first visit we were welcomed as though we were family. When we’ve had “emergency” issues, they have accommodated us quickly and without irritation. Thank you!
— JILL K.
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Payment Methods

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Credit Card

Convenient credit card payments with Visa or MasterCard.

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Cash

Cash payment in full at start of treatment (with bookkeeping discount).

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Payment Plan

Interest-free financial payment plans with down payment and equal monthly installments.

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Automatic Electronic Payment (credit card or bank account)

For your convenience automatic monthly payments are available either through your credit card or bank account, so you can avoid the hassle of writing or mailing checks.

If you have issues managing payments, see our policy below.

Our Treatment Fee Includes:

  • The initial orthodontic examination and all recall observation visits prior to the start of therapy, the treatment plan and the consultation to discuss our findings, orthodontic materials, appliances and appointments (including most emergencies) as discussed in the original treatment plan.

  • Initial retainers after debanding (when appropriate) and one to two years of monitored retainer visits.

  • Reports and communication with your dentist regarding treatment.

  • Verbal treatment updates at each visit when possible as to the progress of the treatment and the status of the oral hygiene.

  • Our witty banter and humor… although some might ask for a refund on this part!

Managing Payments

It’s important that people get the orthodontic care they need when they need it. We never want finances to be an obstacle to obtaining the beautiful smile you deserve. Orthodontics is an investment for the future… a future of improved dental health and appearance.

*If your Insurance covers orthodontic treatment you will receive the benefit of reduced personal costs, and we can file the necessary papers to the insurance company for you.

*Do you have a flexible spending plan? If so, you can use these pre-tax dollars towards your orthodontic expenses!

Late Arrivals

Things happen! Sometimes our patients are late for appointments.

While we are sympathetic, we cannot, in fairness to our other patients, “cram” late patients into the schedule. If you are late, you are always welcome to wait for an opening in the schedule. Sometimes there may not be an opening until the end of the day, and it may be easier to reschedule your appointment. Talk to a front desk team member to see what works out best for you.

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