Scott N. Santos, DDS
A Navy brat for the first 12 years of his life, Dr. Santos moved with his family to beautiful Seaside, OR in 1990 after his father retired from the military. He became a Seaside High Alum in 1995 and went on to complete his undergraduate studies at Oregon State University in three years before obtaining his dental doctorate from Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI in 2002. After working in Great Falls, MT, and Lake Oswego, OR he returned to Seaside in 2003 to open a dental practice and has been serving the North Oregon Coast ever since. Having been involved with multiple study clubs and endless continuing education courses, Dr. Santos continues his pursuit of dental excellence and is motivated to stay on top of the latest trends in dental innovations.
Despite all the classes and technology available in dentistry, Dr. Santos understands that true success comes from a patient that becomes educated and motivated about his or her unique dental conditions and is, therefore, able to make an informed decision regarding treatment options. He views and treats each patient like a family member.
Because of his passion for people, Dr. Santos works with the local dental van volunteering his time providing dental care to those in need of emergency care. You can even find him in the local schools teaching children about the importance of healthy teeth. In 2008, with the aid of Medical Teams International, he helped lead a team to the remote mining village of El Mochito, Honduras providing dental care to children from the ages 5-15, most of whom had never seen a dentist.
Dr. Santos' love for people is shared with his high school sweetheart, Kim, whom he has been married to since 1999. Together they have two very spirited children, Tobin (2008) and Lana (2011).