Why Dr. Heit?

Heit Family Dentistry | Drs. Alan and Jessica Heit D.D.S.

Heit Family Dentistry is a Santa Cruz Dentist family dental practice in more ways than one. Not only do we offer a comprehensive selection of dental procedures to meet families’ needs, the practice is itself a family practice, run by the father-and-daughter team of Drs. Alan and Jessica Heit. Both Alan and Jessica feel that the best part of the job is being able to form long-term relationships with their patients. If you are looking for a dental office in the Santa Cruz area that will treat you like family, then Heit Family Dentistry is the place for you. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Alan or Jessica Heit, please contact our Santa Cruz office today.

Dr. Jessica Heit


Dr Jessica Heit at a children’s health fair

Dr. Jessica Heit grew up in Santa Cruz and graduated from Santa Cruz High School. She completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard University and attended the UCLA School of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. She is a member of the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Epsilon, an honor given based on academic achievement and character. Among the awards she has received include the UCLA Dean’s Scholarship, Eleanor J. Bushee Award for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Leadership Awarded by the American Association of Women Dentists, Senior Award for Excellence in Operative Dentistry, Senior Award for Excellence in Oral Medicine & Orofacial Pain, Senior Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comprehensive Patient Care. Dr. Jessica Heit completed a one year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the UCLA-Venice Dental Center. Dr. Jessica is enthusiastic about   being back in Santa Cruz to serve her hometown community.

Dr. Alan Heit


Dr. Alan Heit has been serving the Santa Cruz community since 1985. In addition to practicing as a general dentist, he has served the community on the Parks and Recreation Commission, Board of Directors for the Kumbaa Jazz Center, Board of Directors for the Community Childrens’ Center, Board of Directors for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Board of Directors for the Young Performers’ Showcase, Board of Directors for the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz, Site Council for Bay View Elementary School and previously practiced in the UC Santa Cruz Medical Center Dental Clinic. Dr. Alan Heit is also well-known in our community for his musical performances including singing John Lennon’s parts for the White Album Ensemble and as founding member of the R & B band, The Road Hogs. He has also performed with Richard Stockton’s Planet Cruz.

Dr. Alan Heit was born and raised in Los Angeles and has been coming to Santa Cruz since 1969. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.  After teaching in Los Angeles city school district, he attended UCLA Dental School and earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1982. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Metro Gold/Santa Cruz Weekly Award for “Best Dentist” in 2012 and many previous years.

Contact Our Dental Office – Heit Family Dentistry

We would be honored to have you join the family at our dental office in downtown Santa Cruz! We truly enjoy developing relationships with new patients, and would love to help if you are seeking dental care for yourself or your family. To schedule a consultation with Drs. Alan and Jessica Heit please contact Heit Family Dentistry today. Our office is conveniently located for residents throughout the Santa Cruz area.


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