Richard Robinson, DDS
Richard N. Robinson DDS grew up in Santa Cruz, graduated from Harbor High, received a B.S. degree in Biochemistry from UCLA, and received his DDS from USC.
Dr. Robinson joined the Santa Cruz Dental Group in 1991, and has been serving children and adults in the community ever since. He provides a full range of preventative and restorative services including ceramic crowns, cosmetic whitening and veneers (lumineers), as well as teeth straightening with Invisalign.
Dr. Robinson is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Monterey Bay Dental Society, the Academy of Sports Dentistry, and International Health Emissaries. He is also a Delta Dental consultant.
He has provided free dental care to underprivileged areas in Guatemala, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Belize, Cambodia and El Salvador. He has also volunteered his services locally through CDA Cares and Dientes, where he is a former board member.
In his spare time, Dr. Robinson enjoys running, cycling, hiking, and playing his saxophone and clarinet. He is (or has been) active in the Santa Cruz Track Club, Santa Cruz Triathlon Association, Santa Cruz Jazz Society, Boy Scouts of America, and Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Jonathon Wagner, DDS
Dr. Wagner was born in Daly City, California and grew up on the Peninsula in Burlingame and San Mateo. He went to Burlingame High School and then attended college at UCLA where he studied Psychology and Biology. Dental school brought him back to Northern California and his dental studies were completed at University of the Pacific’s school of Dentistry in downtown San Francisco.
Honesty and integrity are the backbone of Dr. Wagner’s dental philosophy along with treating patients in a timely and efficient manner. He firmly believes in customer service and treating each patient according to their individual needs.
Dr Wagner’s general dental practice is centered on comprehensive treatment modalities, with some of the most advanced technology. He enjoys serving all patients from children to adults. Whatever your dental needs or desires are, he is more than happy to help.
Weekends and holidays are spent enjoying his family, two kids and friends. Dr. Wagner's hobbies and interest include food, wine, travel, camping, hiking, scuba diving, blues and jazz music, and playing guitar.
Max Wilson, DDS
Max Wilson, DDS, grew up 30 minutes south of Sacramento on grape vineyards consisting of Tokay and Zinfandel grapes. He went to the University of the Pacific in Stockton then continued on to the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco. The people and weather have been so enjoyable on the coast he just couldn’t bring himself to go back to the scorching sun in the central valley. He has been practicing in Santa Cruz since 2006.
Growing up as a hard working country boy taught Dr. Wilson the hard work and simple values that help him build close relationships with patients. Dr. Wilson has a great respect for the patient and tries to make every visit comfortable. He puts a high value on treating each person with the respect and time necessary to get your smile just the way you want it. He loves to answer questions and talk dentistry so call or email anytime.
In between the great times he spends with patients he can be seen enjoying the great outdoors. Some of his favorite activities include beach volleyball, rock climbing, mountain biking, triathlons, surfing at Cowell’s and taking his dog to the beach for some fun in the sun. You may also find him on the links or playing basketball.
Dr Max Wilson is a certified Zoom Whitening & Invisalign dentist.
Liza Pomerantz, DDS
Liza Pomerantz was born and raised in Pennsylvania, New York, and Southern California. Liza received her BS in Human Biology from UC-Santa Cruz and graduated with Honors in the major. During her time at UCSC she spent two years at Santa Cruz Dental Group learning from Dr. Robinson, initially as an intern, and ultimately as a dental assistant.
Liza then attended the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry for her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in San Francisco. Liza received an award for the most volunteer hours in her class during her three years at the University of the Pacific dental school spending 75 hours doing outreach and community service projects through the San Francisco Dental Society, CDA Cares, San Francisco Head Start programs, and several others. Upon graduating, Liza completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at the Native American Health Centers in Oakland and San Francisco for further training and experience. Liza has now come full circle back to where her initial dental education began with Dr. Robinson and is now his new associate dentist.
In her free time, Liza enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, being outdoors, and practicing yoga.