Meet Dr. Freitas
"We abide by the Golden Rule and try and make your appointment as we would want our own. We make sure to not double book and schedule plenty of time for your visit and most importantly, your appointment should begin on time, every time."
Dr. Freitas is thrilled to be practicing dentistry in his hometown. He was not only born and raised in Brentwood, but he is also a sixth generation resident of our town. After graduating from Liberty High School, Dr. Freitas completed his Bachelor's of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Then, after graduating from Pacific, he attended the University of Southern California School of Dentistry where he spent the next four years mastering his craft and rooting for the Trojans at every home football game.
Since attaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, Dr. Freitas settled down once again in Brentwood with his wife, Shelley, and their dog, Barkley. His son Jack was added to the mix a few years later and always keeps things entertaining. Dr. Freitas has completed a few marathons and when he has time likes to get out on a trail and move his feet. He can often be found out on a bike ride with his family or on a jog with his dog.
Dr. Freitas is excited to be working in a state of the art office in downtown Brentwood where he can provide quality, conservative and patient centered dental care in a comfortable environment.
Dr. Freitas is currently an active member of the Contra Costa Dental Society, California Dental Association, American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry, serving on the board of both the local and state components. Furthermore, Dr. Freitas spends time throughout the year discussing new trends in patient care with colleagues as a member of the Delta Study Club and Spear Study Club. He spends as much time as possible attending continuing education courses in order to keep up to date on all the newest techniques to help provide comprehensive dental care in a comfortable environment.
I’m an MAGD dentist! What does that mean for you and your family?
MAGD stands for Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. Earning Mastership takes dedication to dental continuing education (CE) beyond graduation. Less than 2 percent of general dentists in the U.S. and Canada are AGD Masters. When you see a dentist with MAGD after their name, you can rest assured that they care about knowing the latest techniques and best practices in dentistry. AGD Masters practice these techniques in a classroom setting multiple times a year — not every dentist does this.
To become an AGD Master, a dentist must:
· Complete over 1,100 credit hours of CE.
· Earn 400 of those 1,100 credits in hands-on courses.
· Pass an exam equal in difficulty to board certification exams.
Dr. Freitas welcomes all East Contra Costa County residents from Brentwood, Oakley, Discovery Bay, Byron, Knightsen and Bethel Island to our practice.