Meet The Team

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the latest in technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

 

Robert Ruby

Robert Ruby

Dr Ruby has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez for over 30 years. He obtained his dental degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City and his pediatric specialty training from UCLA. While at UCLA he was a fellow at the Neuro-Psychiatric Institute where he gained expertise in treating children with developmental disabilities.

He has lectured on sedation in the dental office for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He also lectures to local dental societies and study groups on comprehensive pediatric dental care. He is currently a clinical lecturer at the UCLA School of Dentistry Pediatric Residency Program.

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Dr Ruby has a passion for prevention of dental disease in children. He strives to implement changes in dental care within the families that he treats. He considers it a privilege and an honor to be a part of the families within his practice as he watches them grow up. Dr Ruby’s clinical skills are the standard of excellence in pediatric dentistry in Santa Barbara and he feels so lucky to not only call Santa Barbara home, but be apart of such a wonderful community.

In his free time, Dr Ruby is an avid supporter and fan of the local Santa Barbara music scene and enjoys many days outdoors or playing sports.

Dr. Ruby has professional affiliations with the following:

  http://www.aapd.org/

http://www.cspd.org

 http://www.sspd.org/

 http://www.thecprc.com/

Yvonne Rochon

Yvonne Rochon

Dr. Rochon received her DDS from University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry in San Francisco. She then completed a General Practice Residency (hospital based dentistry) in New York City. Upon completion of this program, Dr. Rochon returned to Northern California and worked in private practice until she decided to pursue additional training in pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Rochon completed her training in the specialty of pediatric dentistry by undergoing a two year post-graduate program at the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry. During this training, Dr. Rochon worked with all ages of children from infant through adolescent. She was trained in limited orthodontics, children and adults with special needs, medically compromised patients as well as routine, healthy children. She spent time completing rotations in the hospital including pediatrics and pediatric emergency. Dr. Rochon also treated many patients under general anesthesia in the hospital operating room as well as performing the majority of restorative care to the children in the dental clinic without sedation.

This training gave Dr. Rochon a good basis for her next training program. Upon completion of her pediatric dental residency, Dr. Rochon entered and completed a two year residency in anesthesiology. During her training at UCLA, Dr. Rochon provided comprehensive anesthesia, including general, local, spinal, epidural and conscious sedation to all varieties of patients for orthopedics, GYN, OB, opthamology, ENT, general surgery, dental and other types of procedures. Her training was both in hospital operating rooms and private offices.

Dr. Rochon decided to join Dr. Ruby in his practice in 2004. As a team, Drs. Ruby and Rochon provide comprehensive care to their dental patients.

Christine Quinn

Christine Quinn

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Quinn is a full-time faculty member of the UCLA School of Dentistry and provides in-office anesthesia services as part of her faculty responsibilities. She received her DDS degree in 1987 from the USC School of Dentistry and obtained her MS and training in dental anesthesiology in 1989 from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Quinn is a clinical professor Dental Anesthesiology, the Coordinator of Anesthesia and Pain Control at the School of Dentistry and the program director of the Dental Anesthesiology Residency. A Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. Quinn has been providing hospital and office-based anesthesia services for dental patients since 1989. We feel very fortunate to have Dr. Quinn as part of our anesthesia team here in the office and feel confident in the care she provides to our patients.

Suzy Zamora

Suzy Zamora

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Business Manager

Suzy is a valuable part of the dental team who always performs her duties with a positive and caring attitude. Suzy recently changed roles within our team.  Suzy has moved from  assisting with direct patient care to helping take care of our families as a business manager.  Among Suzy’s new duties are coordinating the office team, working with general anesthesia patient families and managing the ongoing business aspects of the practice. Suzy has enjoyed working with the children in our practice since 1999. She has a son named Elijah, who means the world to her. In her spare time, she enjoys caring for and watching Elijah grow and now entertaining the newest member of her family… a puppy!

Jennifer Sleyko

Jennifer Sleyko

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Jennifer is one of the veterans on our team. Jennifer came for “three” years and now, ten years later, calls Santa Barbara her home. Jennifer brings with her a wide variety of experiences from her previous dental homes. Jennifer’s main responsibilities include assisting Dr. Ruby and Dr. Rochon in delivering patient care and helping to maintain the back office area. Jennifer has been an RDA for eleven years. She is a transplant from the Redlands area and has made her home in Santa Barbara. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and pursuing craft projects and travel.

Samantha Marquez

Samantha Marquez

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Samantha is one of our wonderful registered dental assistants and has been with us for two years. She graduated from Allan Hancock college dental assisting program in 2014 and passed her boards the first time! She enjoys working with children and couldn’t imagine a life without them. On her free time Samantha likes to work out at Killer B Fitness and spend time with friends and family

Kassy Hale

Kassy Hale

Front Office Assistant

Kassy is the newest RDA of our team! She graduated in the top of her Dental Assisting Program at Allan Hancock College in June of 2016. Kassy recently received her RDA certification and is currently learning all front and back office duties so that she can be a well rounded and valuable asset to our office. She is a mother of two children and enjoys watching them learn new skills every week at gymnastics. Kassy is thrilled to be working with children and helping them achieve beautiful and healthy smiles.

Sheila Mireles

Sheila Mireles

Registered Dental Assistant

Sheila has been a pediatric assistant for over 30 years and has her RDA & EF certification. She loves working with children and making their visit fun! Sheila spends her free time volunteering and has been on several missions in the remote areas of Guatemala. She most recently volunteered her time at CDA cares in Ventura, working alongside many other dentists and assistants to provide dental care for families in need. Sheila is a wonderful mother to two grown children named Albert & Morgan. In her spare time she likes working in her garden, hiking, running, cooking and going to the movies with her husband John.

Hannah Martinez

Hannah Martinez

Patient Coordinator

Hannah works at the front desk as our Patient Coordinator greeting families,explaining treatment plans, and insurance. She also keeps our social media accounts up to date and helps with online marketing. Hannah started in May of 2015 after being a stay at home mom and full time student at Santa Barbara City College. She recently got married in February 2016 and is enjoying newlywed life! They have a son named Aedyn and she enjoys getting to watch him grow and learn new things each day. Hannah is very family oriented and spends most of her time outside of work cooking, crafting and & enjoying weekends with family.

Eli Bahar

Eli Bahar

Eli is the newest member of our team. Eli was introduced to the dental industry as a high school senior, when he worked for a dental office in Agoura Hills, CA. As a first year student at the University of California Santa Barbara, he is fairly new to the Santa Barbara area. Eli is now our Office Assistant and also takes care of our online marketing. He loves to spend time with his family and friends and be adventurous. He is very excited to join the team and can't wait to enhance your child's visit with us!