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.
Santanna is a graduate of the Colorado School of Dental Assisting, and she is an excellent dental assistant. She is Dr. Clifton’s right hand, her beautiful eyes and smiling face will comfort you through your dental experience. Her enthusiasm for excellence and perfection shines brightly in everything she does!
Connie, as most of you know, has been with Dr. Clifton over the past 10 years and active in dentistry for over 35 years. She has 4 children and “countless” grandchildren. She spends her “free” time gardening, quilting, hiking, home decorating, traveling, and she is an avid rock collector. Connie is a lifetime member of the “Militia Women of Wisconsin” and can mimic many birds.