About the Doctors
Welcome! Our cosmetic and talented dentists J. Brent Gorrell D.D.S., Xue Summer D.D.S. and friendly team are committed to exceptional dentistry and patient comfort. Our Mountain View office – serving Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Greater San Jose – is fully equipped with the latest in dental technology, and we offer a warm office environment and a staff that is dedicated to exemplary, personalized care. We value both you and your time. We pride ourselves on the smiles we have created and gladly share them in our Smile Gallery. Every patient that walks through our doors is treated with the utmost respect as we strive to deliver the very pinnacle of treatment. We encourage you to be involved in your treatment and to ask questions. In our opinion, an informed and involved patient is most likely to achieve the highest level of health. We look forward to working with you to achieve both our goals and yours.
J. Brent Gorrell, D.D.S.
Born in California, Dr. Gorrell was raised in the metropolitan Chicago area – moving to the Midwest when he was in junior high school. He attended the University of Iowa on a swimming scholarship for his undergraduate studies. In 1979, he received his Doctor in Dental Surgery from Northwestern University’s Dental School, whereupon he decided he’d had enough of Chicago winters.
Later that year, cosmetic dentist J. Brent Gorrell D.D.S. established his Mountain View, California practice – serving Palo Alto and Sunnyvale. Since then he has remained committed to staying at the cutting-edge of the ever-changing field of dentistry. He fancies himself as a "continuing education junkie", as he’s addicted to continuing education (C.E.) courses. Dr. Gorrell has remained dedicated to being one of Northern California’s finest cosmetic dentists.
J. Brent Gorrell, D.D.S. has also been active in several esteemed organizations including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (member since 1996), the L.D. Pankey Institute, and the Academy of General Dentistry (in which he has earned his mastership). Dr. Gorrell is also a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, and the International Association for Orthodontics. He's also an associate instructor for the Northern California Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry.
In his spare time, Dr. Gorrell enjoys spending time with his family – he has a wife and three children. His interests include outdoor sports (mountain biking, scuba diving, swimming, skiing, etc.), reading, and fine dining.
Dr. Gorrell’s Educational Background:
- Bachelor of Science – University of Iowa – 1975
- Doctor in Dental Surgery – Northwestern University – 1979
- Continuing Education:
- Five continuum weeks at the L.D. Pankey Institute
Dr. Gorrell’s Societies and Affiliations
- Fellow and Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
- Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Member of the International Association for Orthodontics
- Member of the American Academy of Cranialfacial Pain
- Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- Alumni of the L. D. Pankey Institute
- Member of the American Dental Association
- Member of the California Dental Association
- Member if the Mid-Peninsula Dental Association
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Contact Our Cosmetic Dentist - J. Brent Gorrell, D.D.S.
Be sure to check out the various general and cosmetic dentistry treatment options our cosmetic dentist offers our Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, and Northwest Santa Clara County patients. J. Brent Gorrell, D.D.S. offers tooth whitening, TMJ treatments, and dental implant restoration.
Check out our cutting-edge technology and visit our Smile Gallery to see the dramatic makeovers we have achieved. If you need exceptional dental care and believe that continuous open dialogue is vital to your successful treatment, contact our cosmetic dentist today.
Summer Xue Xia, D.D.S.
Dr. Summer's passion for learning and dedication to service fueled her desire to pursue a career in dentistry from Peking University, one of the most prestigious dental schools in China. After graduating dental school at the top of her class, she accomplished her specialization in Periodontology in 2011 from Peking University. Since then, Dr. Summers' diverse experiences have included, teaching periodontology, practicing general dentistry and periodontics in private practice.
Looking for a new challenge and warmer weather, Dr. Summer decided to move to California and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of California San Francisco in 2016. She has received high honors in all of her accomplishments.
After careful and thoughtful evaluation by Dr. Gorrell, she joined Gorrell Smiles and became the latest team member providing leading dental care procedures in a relaxed and comfortable environment while utilizing state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and materials.
Dr. Summer is a careful listener and will discuss beforehand what treatment is the best and explain the dental procedures. Her diverse cultural background and excellent linguistic abilities allow her to extend her services also to patients that speak Mandarin Chinese. She seeks to empower patients to a lifetime of excellent dental health by early prevention. Her commitment to patient-centered care and wealth of experience allows her to treat patients by providing services in comfortable wisdom tooth extraction, conservative gum surgeries, non-invasive implant placement, and painless root canal treatment.
When Dr. Summer is not volunteering her time, she enjoys playing piano, hiking, and traveling the world. Her most recent adventure was a month long trip to Western Europe where she traveled to over seven countries.
Dr. Summer's Educational Background:
- University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) June 2014- June 2016
- Peking University, Beijing, China September 2003- July 2011
- Specialized in periodontics
- Bachelor of Dental Science (Class President)
Dr. Summer's Certifications:
- CAD/CAM Certified
- LASER Certified
- BLS Certified
- Invisalign Certified
“I moved out of the area 20 years ago and happily drive 40 miles to still see Dr. Gorrell. Best dentist ever.” Kevin B.