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.
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.
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:
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.
Dr. Stephanie Trahan has been practicing dentistry with children, infants, and adolescents for over 10 years and absolutely loves her job! Dr. Trahan attended Syracuse University where she was captain of the women’s ice hockey team. She then completed her Doctorate in Dental Medicine at Boston University with a competitive full scholarship from the United States Air Force and was class president all four years. Major Trahan served 5 years in the military where she gained extensive experience performing surgical techniques and providing moderate conscious sedation. In the private sector, she focused her practice on pediatrics and special needs dentistry and returned to academics after several years of practice. Shortly, she will be graduating from UCLA’s pediatric dentistry residency program while completing a concurrent master’s degree in public health.
Dr. Trahan plans on maintaining her academic ties by teaching at UCLA’s pediatric dentistry residency clinic. In addition, she lectures on surgical techniques to pediatric and general dentists all over the country. She is also very involved with the non-profit Dentistry for All and donates her time to provide dentistry in rural Guatemala.
Outside of the dental office, she is a certified permaculture designer and is working on becoming a Pilates instructor. She has lived all over the country from Vermont to Texas, South Carolina to California and spent many years of her childhood in the UK, Canada, and Italy. Having lived in so many parts of the world, Dr. Trahan is extremely excited to make Santa Barbara County her home and to grow some roots. Please help us welcome Dr. Trahan to our practice and our community.
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.
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 watching her son Elijah play baseball and football.
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
Samantha is one of the veterans on our team. She has been with us for four years. Samantha's main responsibilities include assisting Dr. Ruby and Dr. Rochon in delivering patient care and helping to maintain the back office area. She enjoys working with children and couldn’t imagine a life without them. During her free time Samantha enjoys working out and spending time with her fiance, family and friends.
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
Jennifer is one of the veterans on ur team. Jennifer came for “three” years and now, 14 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 15 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 newest member of her family baby Penny.
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.
Brittani is the newest member of our team. She joined us in September 2018, but has been an RDA for 4 years. Throughout the course of her career, she discovered her love for working with children and decided to pursue working in a pediatric specialty practice. During her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time her fiance, friends and family.
Dianna is one of the newest member to our team. She joined our team in February of 2018, this is her first introduction to the dental field, and first time working with kids. She works the front desk as our Patient Coordinator greeting families, explaining treatment plans and insurance. Before joining our team she was in the banking field for 5 years. She's very eager to learn more about the dental field and hopes to pursue a career in the field. Dianna was born and raised in Santa Barbara. She is very family orientated, enjoys new adventures, spending time with friends and travels to a new place any chance she gets.
Edwin is a new member of our team. He joined us in May of 2018 after graduating from Allan Hancock College in May. On his free time he enjoys working out and spending time with friends and family.