Meet the Doctors of Pathway Dental Group

Your Dentists Across Santa Barbara County, CA

Your Premier California Dentists

We focus on providing the highest-quality dental care, with compassion and patient comfort at the heart of everything we do. Our doctor's commitment to communication, patient education, and comprehensive treatment has made us a well-known dental practice in California.

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Dr. Sten Ericson, DDS

Dr. Ericson is the founder of Pathway Dental Group. He excelled at two residencies in implant surgery and multiple residencies in advanced bone grafting, gum grafting, oral surgery and surgical orthodontics. His goal is making sure his patients are relaxed and anxiety-free.

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Dr. Kent Tubbs, DMD

Dr. Tubbs grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota, and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. After graduation, he attended the Oregon Health and Science University’s School of Dentistry where he graduated with high honors.

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Dr. Jennifer Vitez, DMD

Dr. Vitez attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine, from which she graduated with honors. Throughout her career, Dr. Vitez has served a diverse population, ranging from pediatric dentistry and community health, to public health and private practice.

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Dr. Matthew Carmody, DDS

Dr. Carmody completed his undergraduate degree at Washington State University before enrolling in the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He has furthered his education by averaging more than 150 hours per year in continuing dental education, and he is fluent in Spanish.

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Dr. Sonia Vanmali, DMD

Dr. Vanmali was born and raised in sunny Southern California. She is a general dentist with experience ranging from pediatric dentistry, clear aligner orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitations.