Dr. Hayley is a Santa Barbara native and attended Santa Barbara’s local Cold Springs School and Santa Barbara Junior and Senior High Schools. .
Dr. Hayley graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley with a degree in Integrative Biology. She graduated with honors as a member of OKU and student body president from the UCLA School of Dentistry, where she received such awards as the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry Predoctoral Dentistry Award, Public Health Dentistry Award, and Delta Dental Student Leadership Award. Her passion for public health dentistry and working with children, particularly children from underserved communities, led her to complete two years of specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, a hospital consistently ranked in the top ten of all U.S. Children’s Hospitals. She is currently on the board of advisors for the local mother-infant group P.E.P and is often seen sponsoring many local school and community events all over Goleta & Santa Barbara.
Dr. Hayley and her team strive to give children and families a positive and comfortable experience where they feel supported, informed, and confident. Her favorite part of her job is the ability to work daily with children of the community and provide compassionate dental care. Dr. Hayley enjoys watching children grow and evolve and says there’s no “bad days” when you are around these smart, funny, and sweet little humans. When Dr. Hayley is not in the office, she enjoys time with her boyfriend, two-year-old golden retriever Finn, and three-year-old pocket pit bull Ella. She loves to travel and has been lucky enough to safari in Tanzania and travel to Vietnam and Cambodia. In addition, Dr. Hayley has spent many of her childhood years studying abroad in Mexico, Argentina, and Costa Rica and is fluent in the Spanish language.
Dr. Hayley encourages the community to start early preventative checkups for their little ones to establish good oral health habits, give a sense of comfort within the office, and minimize more significant concerns in the future.