Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Steven J. Sutherland
Dr. Sutherland was raised in the South Bay. He graduated from El Segundo High School in 1988. He later went to undergraduate school at the University of California at San Diego. During his time at UCSD, Dr. Sutherland played on the Triton baseball team. While at college, Dr. Sutherland was an Economics major when one of his teammates headed off to dental school, sparking his interest in dentistry. Dr. Sutherland pursued dentistry shortly after and gained his dental degree at the University of the Pacific in 1996. That same year, he started working at Digital Smiles – Torrance.
Dr. Sutherland feels that an important part of being a dentist is keeping up with all of the latest research and techniques. As a result, he spends over 100 hours a year on continuing education. He also spends part of his professional time teaching others. Dr. Sutherland has now served as a dental consultant for over ten years, committed to raising the level of care in the dentistry profession.
Dr. Sutherland understands that dentists are widely perceived as working with archaic equipment and long needles, all of which adds up to pain in your mouth and wallet. Dr. Sutherland is confident in the technology that is offered at Digital Smiles – Torrance, where they serve their patients with a stunning range of high-tech, cutting-edge technologies that minimize the pain and invasiveness of the past. Dr. Sutherland’s procedures on one-visit restorations are even featured on ABC’s “American Healthguard” and “The Wellness Hour.”
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Sutherland’s focuses on his four boys: Cooper, Colby, Riley and Jax. He enjoys sharing his love of sports with the boys. Baseball and football take up much of their time, but they also love to get away to the river and the snow, carving it up when they can.
- High School Diploma - El Segundo High School, 1988
- Dental Degree - University of the Pacific, 1996
Dr. Matthew Darbro
Dr. Darbro is a seasoned General Dentist with over 23 years of clinical experience. He is talented in growing productive dental practices and building loyal patient bases. Dr. Darbro has a passion for dentistry. As a result, he has helped create and support many dental teams. Encouraging and helping his fellow team members grow is one of his greatest pleasures. He strives to develop vibrant dental teams and business strategies that will create efficient dental business solutions.
In addition, Dr. Darbro is proficient in endodontic therapy using Tulsa rotary, System B, and Wave One modalities. He is also skilled in a variety of restoration treatments that work to improve both the function and beauty of his patients’ smiles. He has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at Western University College of Dental Medicine as well as an Instructor for the CEREC Study Club. Dr. Darbro was also a Clinical Board Member for a year during his Registered Dental Assisting Program at Citrus College.
Dr. Darbro is married to Rachel Darbro and they have three children: Gabbi, Olivia and Seth. Dr. Darbro loves spending time with each of them. He also loves meeting new people and hearing their story. He is known for his warm personality and great laugh.
- Built $2.4M yearly production dental practice from start-up.
- Created and supported vibrant passionate dental teams.
- Coached and taught CEREC implementation in dental practice.
- Thrived in a variety of dental environments.
- Doctor of Dental Surgery - Indiana University School of Dentistry, 1996
Dr. Andrew Lee
Dr. Andrew Lee was a technology geek growing up so he decided to become an engineer, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA. After getting braces as an adult and experiencing firsthand how a new smile can have a profound positive effect, he decided to change careers. He went to dental school at UCSF, followed by an orthodontics residency at Columbia University.
Dr. Lee is a huge San Francisco Giants fan (having grown up in San Francisco). He strives for excellent care and communication with all of his patients, especially Dodgers fans because wants to give them something to smile about.