About Our Doctor

Dr. Browning is a native Californian. He received a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Biology. He then received his Doctorate in Dentistry at the University of Pacific Dental School in San Francisco. He accepted a clinical teaching position at the Dental School and also worked in a private dental practice. Dr. Browning was then accepted in a three year Periodontics residency program at UCLA. Along with his periodontal degree, he also earned a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology. He completed a Master’s thesis on intravenous sedation, which was subsequently published.

Dr. Browning also received advanced training in Implantology at the Misch Dental Implant Institute. He then achieved Diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He also completed advanced training in Laser periodontal regeneration surgery and received Fellowship status in the Institute for Advanced Dental Laser Therapy.

Dr. Browning strives to maintain state of the art treatment of periodontal disease and replacing missing teeth with implants. These procedures include laser regeneration surgery and periodontal plastic surgical procedures for improved aesthetics.

Dr. Browning has been practicing and lecturing in Periodontics since 1981. Professional affiliations include:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • California Society of Periodontists
  • Institute for Advanced Dental Laser Therapy
  • International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • Monterey Bay Dental Society
  • American Dental Society
  • California Dental Association


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We want to extend to you our personal greetings and a very warm welcome to our periodontal and dental implant practice.My staff and I are committed to doing everything possible to provide you with excellent periodontal and implant care and also to make your visit to our office as pleasant and as comfortable as possible.

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Richard D. Browning, DDS, MS
550 Water St. Building K-3
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 426-3538  

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