Dentists in Santa Barbara, CA

1919 State Street. Suite 102
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Pathway Dental Santa Barbara Hours

Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED

Santa Barbara Dentists are Dedicated to You

For more than 30 years, Pathway Dental Group has provided quality dental care to the Santa Barbara community. Our dental office in Santa Barbara is conveniently located near the 101, a block away from the intersection of Mission Street and State Street. Take the first step in securing your dental health and book an appointment today!

Dr. Sten Ericson discussing dental treatment with a patient in an exam room

Santa Barbara Dental Office Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we do offer same-day emergency services. Just book an appointment online and we’ll fit you in as soon as possible!

At our dental office in Santa Barbara, we have team members who speak English and Spanish. Whether English is your second language or you feel more at ease communicating in Spanish during your visit, rest assured that you will receive excellent care and access to the finest available treatments.

Yes, we have ample parking in the parking lot.

​​Pathway Dental’s Santa Barbara location offers various accessibility options to ensure a comfortable experience for all visitors. Ample parking options are available, including a parking lot and street parking, providing convenient choices for everyone.

The ADA parking spots are located 10 feet from the front door. The building is fully accessible, with a flat entrance that eliminates the need for steps or ramps. Inside, there is an accessible bathroom and waiting area.

Since graduating from the USC School of Dentistry with academic honors, Dr. Ericson has been dedicated to furthering his knowledge and scope of practice. He completes on average six times the required amount of continuing education per year, traveling to the best courses available. Dr. Ericson has excelled at two residencies in implant surgery and multiple residencies in advanced bone grafting, gum grafting, oral surgery and surgical orthodontics. In addition to this, he has pursued extensive training to obtain his IV sedation license and is an enthusiastic advocate of IV sedation dentistry. It is his belief that making sure his patients are relaxed and anxiety-free truly contributes to the success of many of his cases.

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

Dr. Vanmali is a general dentist with experience ranging from pediatric dentistry, clear aligner orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and full mouth rehabilitations. She loves making her patients genuinely smile, and she takes pride in helping them achieve their dream smiles in any way she can, while also making them feel comfortable and at ease.

Throughout her career, Dr. Vitez has served a vast diverse population ranging from pediatric dentistry, community health, to public health and private practice. During her tenure in community health, she served as Clinical Adjunct Faculty for the Western University College of Dental Medicine training dental students on their externship rotations. There she mentored students on providing oral healthcare in a real-life setting, cooperating with a dental team, and developing continuity of care with patients. She enjoys teaching and has contributed online education content on the Tooth Ninjas continuing education platform for dentists and dental students.

Dr. Matthew Carmody grew up in the suburbs of Seattle, WA. He completed his undergraduate degree at Washington State University before enrolling in the University of Washington School of Dentistry. After graduating dental school, Dr. Carmody began practicing at a community health center in rural, north central Washington. There he focused on advanced care in orthodontics, being the only provider in a 100-mile radius to provide medically necessary orthodontic treatment for severe malocclusions and craniofacial anomalies. He also concentrated on endodontics and general dentistry. He has furthered his education by averaging more than 150 hours per year in continuing dental education and is fluent in Spanish.

Find Out What People Are Saying About Their Experience with Pathway Dental Group in Santa Barbara

Velo Juice
Velo Juice
Amazing service thank you!
Candy Hawthorne
Candy Hawthorne
What a pleasant experience at Pathway. Everyone is so kind and most professional. Amazing dentist, best care ever. Most helpful, easy appointment no worries, quick visit, perfect positive visit and care.
Elizabeth Anderson
Elizabeth Anderson
Nice visit, kind staff and gentle hygienist.
Ron Cornell
Ron Cornell
With the cavities were done it felt comfortable and easy. I am very pleased with it worked with it. With the teeth is done, it works great!
Larry Gillespie
Larry Gillespie
Great visit. Got my new crown and it feels just fine
karen grier
karen grier
Excellent service. Compassionate people. Very knowledgeable.
Shannon Smith
Shannon Smith
Great dentist! Recently had a cleaning that was one of the most thorough in my life. Very professional, clean, and kind.
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