Lisa Halliday, DMD
Dr. Lisa Halliday initially grew up in New York and later moved to Los Gatos, California. A product of Los Gatos High School and then Cal, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1993. Upon her return from the East, she completed a one-year VA Residency in Palo Alto with special emphasis on more complex medical conditions affecting oral health. Her work interests brought her to that large dental office in Fremont where Tom was working, and upon accepting the terms of his proposal, she agreed to return with her new husband to Arizona where they spent two happy years working at the Indian Hospital.
Their public health work brought them to Everett, Washington, where they provided dental care to low income children for a few years at a National Health Service Corp facility. Though this experience was very enjoyable, the birth of their daughter meant it was time to “settle down” and return home. In 2001, they purchased the dental practice of a well-respected local dentist and have carried on the tradition of conscientious and ethical dentistry.
Thomas Halliday, DDS
Dr. Tom Halliday was born and raised in Los Altos and has been a general dentist since 1990 when he graduated from the University of the Pacific Dental School. Immediately following dental school, he became a commissioned officer in the US Public Health Service, where he spent a total of 4 years working on the Navajo and Hopi Indian Reservations in Northern New Mexico and Arizona, culminating as chief of the Tuba City, AZ, Indian Health Service Hospital Dental Clinic. During his early dental career, he also spent a year as a solo dentist in a rural non-profit dental clinic in Tuolumne City, California.
Taking a break from his public health work, Dr. Halliday worked for three years in a group practice in Fremont, where he met his dear wife Lisa. Though having sworn throughout dental school to never “get hitched” (especially to a dentist), Tom conveniently forgot these declarations and during many a platonic ski weekend managed to convince Lisa of his charm.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly team is committed to providing quality, personalized dental care in a comfortable, boutique practice. We offer a full range of services and work with you and your family to ensure that you understand your oral health and treatment options. Give us a call today at 707-996-6704 to learn more about our services and schedule your consultation with one of our dentists in Sonoma, California. We are excited to meet you!
Laurie – Practice Management/Registered Dental Assistant
Laurie earned her Associate in Science degree and completed a registered dental assistant program in 1980. She has been part of our practice for more than 14 years, and she loves the close team at our practice. We work well together, we excel in quality patient care, and we have fun while we work, too! Laurie is a great asset to our practice because of her great knowledge of dentistry together with administrative skills; she began her dental career as a chairside assistant, so with her clinical knowledge combined with her office management skills, she is able to answer our patients’ questions quickly and efficiently. It is Laurie’s passion to give our patients an excellent dental experience.
Laurie and her husband, Carlos, have a kitty son named Mango. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, snow skiing, travel, and music.
Stephanie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Stephanie attended Santa Rosa Junior College and joined our dental team over six years ago. She likes the fun, relaxing atmosphere at our office, and she enjoys working with a team that gets along so well. Stephanie has a compassionate nature, which comes across in the way she helps her patients care for their long-term health.
Stephanie has been married for ten years and has two sons, Van (7) and Ty (2). In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, reading, and spending time with her boys.
Julie – Registered Dental Assistant
Julie completed her certification as a dental assistant at the University of Texas Health Science Center. She joined our team in 2018. She lovers her job, her employers, her coworkers and her patients, and appreciates being part of an amazing team. Julie loves to help people, and makes it her goal to do her best every day.
Julie is married to an active duty U.S. Coast Guard, and has three children and a dog. Her hobbies include hiking, fishing, camping and golfing.