Dr. Brent grew up in Bellevue, he attended Newport High School and was first introduced to dentistry through his mother's practice where he spent many hours after school taking in the artistic aspects of the dental profession. After studying finance and economics at Linfield College in Oregon, Dr. Brent was accepted to the Robert Mayock Research Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, which solidified his passion for healthcare. Following his time in Philadelphia, Dr. Brent worked with high-risk pediatric patients as a research consultant with the University of Washington's Department of Epidemiology. He was drawn to dentistry because it offered the combination of two personal passions: patient care and artistry.
At the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Dr. Brent excelled in both the classroom and clinic. Building on his joy of working with children, he joined the Husky Smiles Program to conduct free dental screenings for underserved families. This pursuit also led him to develop and lead an educational program with a local children's museum that is still operating today. With his friendly demeanor and great attention to detail, Dr. Brent was chosen to instruct and mentor first- and second-year students in their operative and prosthodontics courses.
In his free time, Dr. Brent enjoys mountaineering, cooking, and spending time with his family; his wife—Sarah, and his son—Harrison. Dr. Brent believes in working with patients to improve their overall health and quality of life through dentistry and oral medicine. He looks forward to developing individual plans that best meet the needs and desires of each unique patient.