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 four 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 Manager & Registered Dental Assistant
Laurie earned her Associate of 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-knit 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, traveling and listening to music.
Blanca – Patient Coordinator
Blanca attended Santa Rosa Junior College where she obtained an associate degree in social and behavioral science. Being born and raised in Sonoma Valley, she likes to work locally in her community. Her previous experience in customer service brought her to our team in August of 2021. Even though she is new in the dental setting, she enjoys working and learning every day about dentistry. Working alongside Laurie as an office coordinator, she provides our patients with a pleasant visit to the dentist and ensuring each patient has an easy ongoing process when billing their insurance and booking their next appointment.
In her spare time, Blanca enjoys going on hikes and spending time with her son.
Amanda – Registered Dental Hygienist
Amanda is a registered dental hygienist who has been in the practice for five years. Amanda attended the University of San Francisco and then completed the Hygiene program at the Santa Rosa Junior College. She likes being part our team because we are a family friendly practice whose patients have been coming here for many years. Amanda says she loves to see her patients grow up over the years. She contributes to the success of the practice by always trying to be informed on the most current and new products that will benefit her patients’ homecare routine and keeping up with the best care she can provide to her patients.
“Tom and Lisa have been warmly welcomed by the staff and patients and have really fostered the practice with love and dedication.” -Amanda
Originally from San Diego, she loves the coast and goes back frequently to visit her family. She also likes snow sports and hiking locally. Amanda has one son who is two years old and two fur babies.
Samantha – Registered Dental Hygienist
Samantha graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College, School of Dental Hygiene in 2017. She has been with our practice for five years. Samantha always has a warm smile, and she is dedicated to providing her patients a friendly, pain-free, and thorough dental experience. Her favorite part of being a dental hygienist is ensuring her patients are educated on proper and preventative dental care practices. She also loves sharing laughs and life stories with her colleagues and patients.
Samantha was born and raised in Sonoma, California. She is the baby of her family, with two older sisters and two older brothers. Samantha enjoys spending time with her pets, a snowshoe Siamese cat named Mitten, an American Eskimo dog named Roonie and two pomeranians named Sunny and Taytee. She also enjoys going to the gym, traveling and shopping in NorCal and SoCal. Samantha recently traveled to the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas and if she had to decide on her next adventure, it would be exploring the cities of London and Paris.
Heather – Registered Dental Assistant
Heather joined the practice in 2021. She graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College’s Dental Assisting program in 2015. Heather loves being part of a caring and knowledgeable team that is dedicated to bringing people comfort and helping them to achieve and maintain a smile they will love to share. She regularly stays up to date in the ever-changing world of dentistry.
When not at the office you may find her taking pictures while exploring the great outdoors, spending time with family and friends or reading a good book.
Eliana – Dental Assistant
Eliana “Ellie” is the newest member of our team. She is our sterilization tech and is currently training to become a dental assistant. She recently completed a course on radiation safety and is getting her x-ray license. Ellie previously worked in the hospitality industry and was a flight attendant while she lived in other states. Ellie is a quick learner and great with patients. She enjoys working with the Halliday’s and their dedicated team.
Ellie grew up in Sonoma and has recently moved back with her two sons, ages four and six. She has many hobbies: she like to bake, hike and spend time with her family at the beach.