Meet the John A. Stevens, DDS Team

Dr. John A. Stevens


I love what I do and often at the end of a long work day I reflect back on the results of the days labor and think, this is great!

It has been my goal to provide my patients with the finest dental care I can provide, while listening to their concerns and desires. I wish to help people understand as much as possible about their oral health, and educate them about what they can do to keep their smile it's best.

Dental care involves a lot of personal choice, and often there is more than one way to treat an oral condition or problem. I would like to be a partner with my patients and a guide for them to achieve their own optimal oral health. This means a commitment to personalized care, and the belief that the dentist and the patie
nt together should be responsible for their oral health. I also use the Golden Rule in my relations with my patients.

Of course, I enjoy cosmetic dentistry such as bleaching and veneers, like every other dentist in this area does. Every one wants to be known as a cosmetic dentist these days.

I received my DDS from the University of California, at San Francisco in 1988, then joined the Army where I served for 6 years as a dental officer. I served mostly in Mannheim Germany but gained valuable experience providing emergency and surgical care for solders and their families while they trained and readied for deployment.

Upon returning to California, I served at Fort Ord. After leaving the service I became a partner in a dental group in Santa Cruz, until I decided to open my own office in 1999. I have lived in Scotts Valley for 22 years and I love it here. My wife is a Registered Nurse, Both of my kids attended our local public schools.

I am a adjunct clinical instructor for the Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene Program. I also have been a volunteer instructor for the dental assisting training program though the Santa Cruz County Regional Occupational Program since 1994. I have participated in providing dentistry to local Veterans and  dental health screenings at local schools by members of the Monterey bay Dental Society. I am a member of the  Kiwanis of the (SV/SLV) Valleys .

I am a member of the American, California, and Monterey Bay Dental Societies, as well as the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce.  I have served on the board of the Monterey Dental Society.  Additionally, I am a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, of the Academy of Osseointegration, and I am a certified CEREC CAD-CAM Provider . I have advanced training in the placement of Lumineers, Invisilign, and the MDI mini implant system. My hobbies include Skiing, jogging, beer making and astronomy.

Dr. Kevin Ma


Dr. Kevin Ma is a Scotts Valley native. He grew up here and attended local schools. He explored different fields of health care before deciding to become a dentist. After dental school, he worked locally before joining our team. He is married to Lindsay, a labor and delivery nurse. They have a darling young son named Jameson. Dr. Ma enjoys spending time with them as well as hiking, traveling, skiing and going for walks

Sherry Jo Simoni


Sherry Jo Simoni is our front office coordinator. She was born and raised in Indiana and moved to California in 1978. She enjoys travel, sailing, fishing, cooking and spending time with both of her children. She loves football and is enthusiastic at cheering for the 49ers. She became interested in working in the dental field after a childhood accident with a dental injury when she was afraid to be seen by a Dentist. Years later, she felt the need to help people deal with similar fears and attain dental health and beautiful smiles.

Jan Netto

Jan Netto was born and raised in Santa Cruz. She and her husband John have been married since 1982 and have two sons. She attended Cabrillo College and graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program. She wanted to become a dental hygienist because she didn’t have dental care until she was 13 years old and she wants to prevent that from happening to others by providing excellent dental hygiene. She likes spending time with her family as well as cooking, sewing, beading and going for walks on the beach.


Peri Searson

Dental Hygienist


Peri Searson was born in Southern California and moved to Santa Cruz in 1976. She attended Cabrillo College and graduated from the Dental Hygiene program in 1993. She became a dental hygienist because she has always been interested in health care and truly enjoys helping people. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, swimming, hiking, cooking and playing with her grandchildren.. We welcome her to our practice.

Melissa Rosa

Melissa Rosa was born in Manila in the Philippines. She came to the United States in 1989 and first lived in San Mateo, California. She worked as a certified nurse aide and then became a registered dental assistant because she had worked as a Dentist in the Philippines. She met her husband Jim on a blind date and they married a month later in 1996. She enjoys hiking, going to the beach and local parks, baking and cooking.



Amber Adams


Amber Adams grew up in Boulder Creek. She went to local schools and trained to be a dental assistant in the Santa Cruz Regional Occupational Program. She wanted to work in this field because she likes helping people and fixing things and she wanted to work in her own community. She enjoys gardening, mountain biking, fishing and doing art.