Steven Kirby, DMD
Dr. Steven Kirby is a pediatric dentist. He grew up in rural northern California in the town of McKinleyville. At the age of 19, he went on a two-year service mission for his church in Santiago, Chile where he learned a new language and culture. He is fluent in Spanish and continues to be in contact with friends that he met while in Chile. Upon his return to the United States, Dr. Kirby moved to the sunny end of California and received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of California Riverside. Dr. Kirby was then accepted to the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC where he served as co-student director for one of the dental outreach programs. In that capacity he organized and participated in over 50 clinics that took place California, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Colombia. Following completion of his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from USC, Dr. Kirby completed a two-year hospital-based pediatric dental residency at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Kirby is very passionate about teaching parents the importance of good oral hygiene practices for their children from the time their child’s first tooth erupts. He also stresses the importance of finding a dental home where the pediatric patient is seen on a bi-annual basis. This practice will help reinforce the oral hygiene instructions that are given and will allow for the early detection of caries. Dr. Kirby has a very calm and cool demeanor that helps relax both his pediatric patients and their parents. He feels that making visits to the dentist a fun and enjoyable experience for his pediatric patients is one of his most important jobs. This willingness to come in for regular checkups and receive any treatment needed will foster a good life long relationship with the dentist. Dr. Kirby loves spending time and vacationing with his beautiful wife, who is a Prosthodontist. They met at dental outreach program during dental school and have been together ever since. They are very excited for the arrival of their first child. Dr. Kirby is an avid motorsports fan and enjoys watching and playing basketball, baseball, football, and motocross. He also enjoys working on classic cars.