Dane Dudley, DDS

Dr. Dane Dudley was born and raised in Southern California. He attended UCSB where he received a degree in Developmental Biology. He went on to study at NYU College of Dentistry and graduated with honors in implant dentistry. Dr. Dudley then continued his training at UCLA where he completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. This residency focused on the comprehensive treatment of patients that required complex full mouth reconstruction and rehabilitation. In addition, Dr. Dudley saw patients on an emergency basis to relieve dental pain at a UCLA based Urgent Care facility.

Dr. Dudley found his way back to Santa Barbara where he enjoys being in and around nature. He can be found out in the ocean fishing from his kayak, surfing, hiking, snowboarding, and cycling. Dr. Dudley is also an avid photographer who has donated some of his work to benefit global charitable groups. In addition, he has worked with Dentistry from the Heart and other dental charities.

His attention to detail and love for learning has lead dentistry to be more than just a career for Dr. Dudley, but a passion. He is constantly seeking to hone his skills, and increase his knowledge with the most current continuing education courses and research. In order to best serve his patients, Dr. Dudley has completed advanced training in several different areas of dentistry. Some of his training include:

  • cosmetic dentistry
  • computer guided 3D implant placement
  • and root canal therapy

Dr. Dudley’s calm demeanor and gentle touch creates a comfortable environment for even the most dental-phobic patients. He strives to make every experience as relaxing and pain free as possible. His focus is to exceed each of his patients expectations and deliver high level personalized care, while always including the patient in the decision making process.

UCLA School of Dentistry


American Academy of Implant Dentistry

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

American Dental Association

California Dental Association

Santa Barbara/Ventura County Dental Society

Seattle Study Club

Visited the dental clinic for consultation to replace my missing teeth. Dr. Dane Dudley was assigned to me and it was one of the best experiences of my life. Dr. Dudley completely treated me with the utmost care and professionalism anyone could ask for. Everything was laid out for me to decide before any treatment was performed. The end result is I am completely satisfied with the removal and replacement of my teeth. Excellent atmosphere adds to the personal and meticulous care Dr. Dudley performs. The expense was far less than I thought it would be for a whole new set of upper dentures and a large lower partial. I am pain free and look like a new man. I would highly recommend this clinic especially Dr. Dudley for all your dental needs.

Jay S.

Dr. Dane Dudley is Amazing! Prior to Dr. Dudley, I had developed an extreme dental phobia due to multiple bad experiences over my lifetime. However, Dr. Dudley's quiet professionalism and sensitive chair-side manner have allowed me to completely trust in his ability to perceive my slightest discomfort and react accordingly.

Barbara P.

Dr. Dudley is an excellent dentist. He has a straight forward, down to earth approach and a high level of confidence. I had not visited a dentist in over 20 years and I was concerned that I might have significant problems. After a deep cleaning and several repairs and modifications to my existing dental work I am happy to report that I have no missing teeth and no new cavities. My teeth look and feel great. From now on I will go to the dentist regularly and that dentist will be Dr. Dane Dudley.

Mike M.

Dr. Dudley has been my Doctor for the last year at the UCLA Venice dental center. Not only did I find him professional and personable, but I am VERY happy with the work he has done on my behalf. He did an amazing job of forming and fitting my upper bridge, and my implants and the fit on my lower implement are superb. I would enthusiastically recommend him to anyone needing dental work, and wish him the very best in the future.

Peter S.

I don’t even know where to begin – but let’s say that the experience with Dr. Dane Dudley was the best on two continents. Highly professional, kind, calm, funny and always ready to explain what was going on and why – it couldn’t get any better. He took excellent care of me and did something no other dentist has ever managed in my life, he understood my almost pathological fear of dentists and managed to take this fear away. I can only highly recommend Dr. Dudley – his future patients will be very, very lucky to have him.

Petra C.