Dr. Grace Montero DDS
Dr. Grace Montero was born and raised in Orange County, California. She received her bachelor's degree in Health Science in 1984 from La Sierra University in Riverside. In 1988, she received a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. She worked in Riverside, CA for one year as an associate dentist before moving to Santa Cruz County and purchasing her Felton Practice. She has been practicing with Dr. Blenderman at this location since 1989. She is truly a family practitioner and enjoys all aspects of dentistry, from a young child's first dental visit to meeting the needs of our senior citizens. She continues her dental education yearly and remains abreast of new developments in her field by taking various courses, some mandated by law, but mostly on topics of interest, such as the latest in dental implant technologies. She is certified for the use of the diode laser by the International Center for Laser Education. She taught as a clinical instructor at Carrington College of Dental Hygiene. She has two children and enjoys dancing, cycling, skiing, and reading when away from her office.
Dr. Samantha Blenderman DDS
Dr. Samantha Blenderman was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California. She received her bachelor's degree in Health Science in 2018 from Walla Walla University in Washington. In 2022, she received a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Loma Linda University in Southern California. She is proud to follow in the footsteps of her mom and dad, joining the office she grew up in. She is eager to show and provide her skills and knowledge in this field. In her free time, she enjoys most artistic hobbies like painting, sculpture, and crocheting.