Kevin R. Draper, DDS
Dr. Kevin Draper was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He spent two years in the Navy on active duty–in Vietnam and on the USS Enterprise. Dr. Draper had always been interested in healthcare, and when he returned from Vietnam, he was accepted at Georgetown University and received his DDS in 1980.
After graduation, Dr. Draper moved to California and worked in dental practices in Fremont and Modesto. He became skilled at performing a wide range of dental procedures, including crowns, bridges, veneers and root canals. He knew, however, that he wanted his own practice, and he had a vision for the kind of practice this would be.
He knew that many patients developed an irrational fear of dentistry. He wanted to create an environment where patients would feel confident they would have a pain-free dental experience, that they’d be treated in a clean, safe environment with professionalism, courtesy and a gentle touch. A friendly office, where every member of his team was committed to a high level of care. When an existing practice in San Ramon became available, Dr. Draper knew this opportunity fit both his career and personal goals. It’s in this community that Dr. Draper and his family have lived and worked since 1984.
People ask us what Draper Family Dentists means. “While we love being a patient’s dentist for life, we’re proud to be a family practice—father and son. What this means for our patients: we work closely together, consulting, collaborating and learning from each other to provide the very best care for our patients.”
Dr. Draper is a member of a number of professional dental organizations, including the ICOI Implant Study Club, American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Contra Costa Dental Society. Dr. Draper enjoys golfing, fishing, skiing and traveling. He’s an active member of his community and church, and he and his high school sweetheart, Susan, enjoy their five children and grandchildren.
Garrett R. Draper, DDS
Dr. Garrett Draper grew up in Danville and graduated from San Ramon Valley High School. Garrett had always been fascinated by dentistry and loved accompanying his father to the office as a child. It was no surprise to the family that Garrett Draper chose dentistry as a career path. After graduating from Brigham Young University, Garrett attended the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry, graduating with a DDS.
After graduation, Dr. Draper and his family returned to the Bay Area, and he joined his father at Draper Family Dentistry. Garrett’s vision for their practice synchronizes with that of his father. When Garrett Draper joined the practice, Draper Family Dentistry expanded, opening an office in Napa in 2016. Between the two offices, the Drs. Draper serve a wide range of patients—from children to seniors, farm workers to millennial professionals in San Ramon’s office towers. Dr. Draper insists on a patient-first orientation, and the team works hard to accommodate schedules, including sandwiching in inevitable dental emergencies.
“We strive to stay on top of constantly changing technology and techniques. The benefits to patients are improved dental products that look more natural and are more sustainable and procedures that take less time to complete. No one ever complains about spending less time in the dentist’s chair!”
Garrett is the dentist who is more likely to be doing implants these days. “Our dental implant business has grown dramatically. The reality is that teeth wear down as we age. In the old days, it would have meant convoluted bridges or even dentures. Today, we like to think that we’re saving smiles.”
Dr. Draper is married with five children and is very involved in community, church and family activities, including coaching his son’s football and basketball teams. Dr. Garrett continues to upgrade his education and skill through continuing education courses. He is a Fellow at the International Congress of Implantology and is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Contra Costa Dental Society.