Mission Statement: Our outstanding dental team crafts a caring and low-stress dental environment. We believe providing patients with dental knowledge, prevention services, and conservative state-of-the-art dentistry leads to the connection between a healthy smile and a healthy life. The team confidently provides a broad range of restorative, emergency, and esthetic dental services. We are loyal to our practice’s tremendous legacy, and we will reinforce patients' trust in us by helping patients make educated dental decisions.
Who we serve: We are a General Dentistry practice located in the Park West neighborhood between Hillcrest and Bankers Hill in San Diego. Our practice serves many families, downtown business professionals, and retired professionals.
Legacy: 2654 4th Avenue has a long and meaningful legacy as a San Diego healthcare facility. The facility began as a pediatric physician’s office. It changed to a dental practice in the early 1960s when Drs. Carlton Williams (former ADA president) and Bernard Martin moved their dental practice into the building. Drs. Williams and Martin also had help from Dr. Robert Brown to care for many San Diego patients. For the youngest patients’ enjoyment, Dr. Martin (Dr. William’s son-in-law) built a toy box which still remains to this day; many of our patients who pulled a fun reward from the box as children now watch their children or grandchildren pull a toy from the box after a dental appointment. Drs. Fred Conrad, John Holman, and Anton Bisbas shared an orthodontics practice on the 2nd floor, which also contained a full-service dental laboratory.
The more “recent” history (~1970s to present) includes a long stretch of quality dentists including Drs. Mike Brewer, John Deal, and Mark Hansen. The partners excelled at conservative dentistry and developed their premier gold casting dental restoration skill set via a busy study club held monthly here at the facility. Around 2007 John Deal retired. With the unexpected retirements of Dr. Brewer in 2013 and Dr. Hansen in 2016, Dr. Demko and Dr. Brockett (John Deal’s nephew) were tapped to continue caring for our wonderful patients. Dr. Demko and Dr. Brockett pledge to continue the style of conservative dentistry historically performed at this practice. When dental restorations are required, they will educate patients about options ranging from “traditional” gold restorations to state-of-the-art, tooth-colored digital dentistry solutions.
Dr. Evan A. Demko
Evan earned his 4-year Industrial & Operations Engineering degree from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). While working several years as a Risk Management Consultant, Dr. Demko developed an interest in dentistry. Dr. Demko decided to pursue the practice of dentistry because it unified 4 of his passions including science, health, unique philanthropic opportunities, and hand skills. Dr. Demko earned his DDS from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, graduating with honors. Dr. Demko's humanistic approach to delivering high-quality dental care keeps patients comfortable. He is excited to help you make educated decisions about your customized oral healthcare needs. During the non-working hours, Evan enjoys table tennis, making people breakfast while camping, quoting movies, and spending time with his wife and two sons. Dr. Demko is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), and San Diego County Dental Society (SDCDS).
Front Office Director
Marie is a native of San Diego, and was raised in "Little Italy," just blocks from this very office! She graduated San Diego High School, Class of 1967, and San Diego Mesa College, Class of 1969 with an Associate in Science degree in dental assisting. Upon graduating, she obtained her license as a Registered Dental Assistant. Marie's professor sent her to an interview with Dr. Carlton Williams, and the journey began.
In Marie's own words: "I have had the honor and privilege of working with the finest, most honorable men, Dr. Carlton Williams, Dr. Bernard Martin, Dr. Michael Brewer, Dr. John Deal, and Dr. Mark Hansen, all of whom were masters of their craft. Their legacy continues with Dr. Evan Demko and Dr. Jeffrey Brockett, as they take the same conservative approach to patient care and perform the highest quality of dentistry. The torch has been passed into very capable, caring hands, and their enthusiasm and kindness has been so welcoming to our patients.
I spend time away from the office with my children, my four glorious grandchildren, family, and dear friends. My interests include films, plays, concerts, and enjoying our beautiful beaches. I still haven't outgrown walks on the beach looking for sea shells. My work and my devotion to our practice and patients has always been my obsession. What a magnificent obsession!"
Dr. Jeffrey E. Brockett
Jeff is a third generation San Diegan and a third generation dentist. He graduated from the University of Southern California (Fight On!), both as an undergraduate and a graduate student, continuing his studies at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. Jeff was a Dean’s List Scholar, a member of the Order of Omega Honor Society, and a member of the Phi Delta Theta international fraternity. For Dr. Brockett, General Dentistry and continuing education is a passion. Recently, Dr. Brockett has been perfecting the art of all-porcelain restorations — which include crowns and onlays. Outside of work, Jeff appreciates fitness — running in particular — and USC football. As such, Jeff holds memberships in the Academy General Dentistry, American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society.
Registered Dental Hygienist, BA, BS
Theresa Vernetti has been a hygienist in this practice for over twenty years. She holds bachelor’s degrees from both University of California, UC Santa Barbara, and the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. She also completed a study abroad program at the University of Granada, Spain and has visited over 51 countries in her lifetime of travel and adventure.
Her other hobbies include yoga, cooking, photography, woodworking, home repair, and playing the clarinet.
Theresa is committed to providing her patients with high-quality dental care in the office as well as the knowledge to perform the most effective preventive care at home.
"Best dental experience in my 32 years on Earth! Count all our family as lifetime patients!"
"The new Demko Brockett Dental practice quality of care and treatment has my unqualified approval. As a loyal patient of the formative and masterful Brewer-Hansen dental duo there came an inevitable moment of truth when in need of a small repair to recent cosmetic work I learned of the new Demko Brockett successors. Any momentary second guessing the quality of care levels was transformed on the instant of my meeting the impressive Dr. Demko. My last minute emergency appointment was swiftly
made and timely kept by the extant support team and the vigilant Marie. Once seated, like a veteran airline pilot, Dr. Demko incorporated me into his “flight team” and preflighted his every intention and action with consummate superiority and professionalism. In quick time the repair was successfully completed - skillfully assisted
by the perennially charming Jennie."
"Being a hyper-sensitive patient, I understand the challenge I present to my health care professionals. Have to tell you both how very much I appreciate my time spent with you...the session we shared was truly remarkable for me. It was truly amazing for me to be able to chew without discomfort on the left side of my mouth mere hours after your work. Thank you both so very much for your professionalism, care, and concern for a hyper-sensitive difficult patient.
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2654 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
Hours of Operation
Monday 7:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am – 4:30pm
Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm
Sat & Sun closed