Dentists in Santa Maria, California

426 Barcellus Ave. Suite 201
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Pathway Dental Santa Maria 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

Our Santa Maria Dentists are Dedicated to You

At Pathway Dental Group, we are proud to provide innovative, personalized dental treatments for every need and budget. Our Santa Maria dental office offers a comprehensive suite of oral health services. Whatever your dental concern, we can help! We offer general and aesthetic dentistry, implants, oral surgery, sleep apnea treatments, and more.

Each Pathway Dental location is interconnected to guarantee continuity of care and experience at every office. Whether you visit us for dentistry in Santa Maria, Lompoc, or Santa Barbara, we look forward to serving you. We promise to respect your time and your budget. We offer many options that are personalized to your individual needs.

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

Santa Maria Dental Office Frequently Asked Questions

At Pathway Dental Group, our general dentistry services encompass preventive care, including regular cleanings and check-ups, as well as the application of dental sealants to protect against decay. We also offer advanced X-ray and radiograph technology for accurate diagnosis, and our experienced team provides emergency dentistry services to address urgent dental needs promptly.

Pathway Dental Group provides ClearCorrect Care Aligner services, offering patients a discreet and effective way to straighten their teeth. With ClearCorrect, our experienced team can create customized aligners that gradually shift teeth into their desired positions, helping patients achieve a confident and beautiful smile.

We provide expert oral surgery services, including dental implants and dentures for patients seeking a durable and natural-looking tooth replacement solution. Our experienced team is also proficient in wisdom tooth extraction and maxillofacial surgery, offering safe and effective treatments to address complex dental conditions.

As part of our cosmetic dentistry services at Pathway Dental Group, we offer transformative treatments to enhance the appearance of your smile. With veneers, we can improve your teeth’ shape, size, and color, giving you a stunning and natural-looking smile. Our teeth whitening options effectively brighten your teeth and remove stubborn stains, while dental bonding allows us to correct minor imperfections and achieve a more harmonious smile.

Dental Sedation in Santa Maria

Pathway Dental Group provides sedation dentistry services, including general anesthesia, conscious sedation, and IV sedation. These options ensure a relaxed and comfortable experience for patients, allowing them to undergo necessary dental procedures with reduced anxiety and increased ease.

Yes, we ask that current and prospective patients please schedule an appointment with us ahead of time to ensure we can provide the best service possible.

Yes! We offer same-day appointments for emergency dental care. Our empathetic dental experts are dedicated to promptly diagnosing your condition, alleviating any discomfort you may be feeling, and alleviating your concerns, whether you’re encountering unexpected pain or structural damage. If you’re dealing with a dental emergency, please call our office as soon as possible at or make an appointment online.

We are able to accommodate patients in English and Spanish.

Yes. Our parking lot features handicap parking, and our office is fully wheelchair accessible.

Ample free parking is available in our parking lot.

Accessible parking is available in our free parking lot, located approximately 20 feet from the entrance. Elevators are available and our office and restrooms are fully wheelchair accessible.

Our dentists are passionate about helping patients improve their oral health and achieve the smiles of their dreams. You can meet our dentists in Santa Maria or at one of our other Pathway Dental locations. Learn more about our Santa Maria dental team!

Dr. Ericson graduated with honors from USC School of Dentistry and is dedicated to advancing his knowledge and expertise. He completes six times more continuing education courses than required, focusing on advanced procedures such as implant surgery, bone and gum grafting, oral surgery, and surgical orthodontics. He spent over 5 years in the prestigious Kois Center’s advanced prosthodontics program and is a licensed IV sedation provider, ensuring his patients are relaxed and anxiety-free for successful treatment outcomes.

Dr. Tubbs was raised in Stillwater, MN and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. He went on to attend Oregon Health and Science University’s School of Dentistry, where he graduated with distinction.

Dr. Vanmali is a general dentist with extensive experience in pediatric dentistry, clear aligner orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and full mouth rehabilitations. Her passion is helping patients achieve their dream smiles, and she takes pride in ensuring that her patients feel comfortable and at ease throughout every process.

Dr. Jennifer Vitez attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine, from which she graduated with honors in 2009 and has been happily seeing patients since then.

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. Vitez has pursued additional training at the prestigious Kois center.

For recreation, Dr. Vitez enjoys crossfit, antique flea market shopping, and watching movies.

Dr. Matthew Carmody is a Seattle native who obtained his undergraduate degree from Washington State University and then completed his dental education at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He began his career at a rural community health center where he provided advanced orthodontic treatment, including medically necessary treatment for bite malocclusions and craniofacial anomalies, endodontics, and more. Dr. Carmody remains committed to continuing dental education, averaging over 150 hours annually. He is also fluent in Spanish.

  • General Dentistry: We offer general dentistry services like fillings and crowns and preventative care for oral hygiene, including cleanings, advanced screening technology, and dental sealants.
  • Emergency Dentistry: We always see our patients quickly. Patients with dental emergencies can even be seen same day for urgent care. We are the premier emergency dentist in Santa Maria.
  • Cosmetic Dentistry: Our cosmetic dentistry services can transform the look of your smile! Visit us for whitening, veneers, and anything that makes you feel more confident in your smile.
  • Oral Surgery : Whether you need wisdom tooth removal, dental implants, or care for a complex dental condition, our team can provide the expert care you need.
  • ClearCorrect Aligners: The most discreet way to align your teeth. We will walk you through each step of the process and provide all the tools you need to succeed.
  • Sedation Dentistry: General anesthesia, IV sedation, and Oral sedation are all options for reducing pain and anxiety during your dental experience, big or small.

Let us help you achieve the healthy, confident smile of your dreams! We are conveniently located off the Stowell exit in the Barcellus Professional Plaza, Suite 201. Get started on the road to a lifetime of dental health with Pathway Dental!

At Pathway Dental, our goal is to provide our patients with the very best in personalized, innovative dental care. We believe that going to the dentist should be a comfortable and rewarding experience. We look forward to welcoming you to our Santa Maria dental practice. Book your appointment today and start your journey to a lifetime of dental health!

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

From the moment I walked in the door, my experience was a fantastic one. Everyone was very helpful and courteous. The doctor was friendly and spent time discussing my concerns and treatment plans. It has been decades since I have found such a kind and caring dentist. I highly recommend them! I look forward to my next appointment.

Shirley W.

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The finest dental assistant and technician I’ve ever encountered, and I have been getting my teeth cleaned for 45 years!! Everyone on the staff is very professional and attentive. On a one to five rating, collectively they are a TEN in my opinion. Totally happy and they get my full support. I highly recommend this dentist, hygienist and office. I look forward to my next appointment.

Phillip H.

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Polite, professional, and skilled staff from start to finish. Pathway Dental Group treats patients with integrity and honesty. The office is clean and has modern equipment. Some dental practices treat you like a walking money bag – not this place. I am grateful to have a trustworthy dentist!

Stephanie O.

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This is the best dental office I’ve ever experienced! The doctors explain everything clearly. The technology in the office is excellent. Office staff, assistants and hygienists are all very good.

Marian J.

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