Brett Clifton DDS
Dr. Brett Clifton received his dentistry degree from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA in 1986. Prior to entering dentistry he graduated Walla Walla College in Washington State with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Immediately upon receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, Dr. Clifton entered a hospital based General Practice Residency. As a Dental Resident he studied academic and clinical procedures in dental and medical specialties. Medical rotations included: Anesthesiology, ENT, Radiology, Surgery and ER medicine. Advanced training in dental specialties included: periodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, prosthodontics, orthodontics, oral pathology and oral medicine as part of the American Dental Association accredited residency program.
Dr. Clifton has held faculty appointments at four universities including Loma Linda University where he was appointed Assistant Professor of Oral Surgery and Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry. He was also served as Medical Administrator for Riverside County Dental Services.
Although Brett has enjoyed his time in academics he has always considered his primary interest to be hands on dental care. He served as Faculty Sponsor and Clinical Supervisor for the Students International Mission Service for four years. He has been personally involved with providing dentistry overseas and in remote areas including Africa, Saipan, Guam, Mexico and Alaska.
In 2004 he began private practice in Grand Junction, Colorado where he is active in the “great outdoors” of Western Colorado with ATV’s, snowmobiling, wildlife and spending time with his family.