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Dr. Michael J. Raffo is a Santa Cruz native who is dedicated to excellence in all phases of General Dentistry. Dr. Raffo realized long ago that simply providing dentistry was only part of a process to give patients what they want - a functional, healthy and great looking smile! What has been lacking in the field of General Dentistry has been the team approach.  By carefully selecting masterful hygienists, exceptional assistants, caring front office staff and knowledgeable management. Our number one priority is to exceed patient expectations!

Dr. Raffo was born and raised in the beautiful beach community of Santa Cruz where he graduated from Harbor High School in 1996.  Soon after, he attended the University of California Davis and graduated in 2001 with his degree in Biology.  Dr. Raffo received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree from The Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA in 2006.

Dr. Raffo is committed to continual education and learning.  He attends dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.  Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

Dr. Raffo has been an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA) and the Monterey Bay Dental Society since October 1st, 2006.

Dr. Raffo is married to wife, Katie and together they have two boys.  They enjoy the outdoors, San Franciso Giants baseball (did I mention baseball!) and everything related to family and friends.




2185 41st Avenue  •  Capitola, CA  95010
t. 831