Meet Our Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

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Treatment Coordinator and Dental Receptionist

I have the distinct pleasure of welcoming all patients, new and old, to our office. I manage the flow of dental visits, process insurance and referrals, and monitor the daily schedule in an effort to make the office run as efficiently as possible. I have been a clinical chair side assistant for more than 10 years and I bring that experience to the front desk when discussing treatment procedures with patients. 

I graduated from the Santa Cruz ROP (Regional Occupational Program) in 2013. Over the years, I have worked in private practice as well as two community dental clinics. I enjoy trying to make every dental experience as comfortable and pleasant as possible and helping patients bring out their smiles.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my fiance and our three daughters. We enjoy movie nights at home, walks on the beach, and dance parties!



Walia J. Stone, BS, RDH, CDIPC

Registered Dental Hygienist

I help patients achieve optimal oral health by providing preventive and therapeutic periodontal services. My goal is to provide dental hygiene care in a thorough, personalized and gentle manner. I enjoy seeing patients comfortable in the dental chair and pleased to learn strategies that improve their health.

I began my career as a clinical dental hygienist in 1987, obtained my Bachelor’s degree in 1988 and often attend continuing education courses. In 2021, I furthered my commitment to dental practice safety and became certified in dental infection prevention and control (CDIPC).

After all these years, I still love to see health improve and to hear from patients how much better a healthy mouth feels.

When away from the office, my time is filled with gardening, making jewelry, music and home improvements.


Samantha Cragg BS, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

I am a Wisconsin native who moved to California after I graduated high school. I spent my first years in San Luis Obispo working on my dental hygiene prerequisites and completing my studies in jazz bass performace at Cuesta College. Once accepted, I moved to Santa Cruz to attend the dental hygiene program at Cabrillo College. 

I received my Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2016 and was honored to be my class' valedictorian. I then whent on to receive my Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene from Foothill College just before the birth of my son in 2021. I live in the Santa Cruz Mountains with my husband, Chris, our son Zephyr and our old dog and crazy cat. I enjoy time at the beach, playing bass and ukulele, hiking, camping, and cooking. 



Registered Dental Assistant

I have over 25 years experience in all aspects of dentistry and still love help patients gain their smile and confidence back as well as educating them on their dental care to live a healthy life.
I was born and raised here in Santa Cruz and have three amazing kids who luckily are all local. I enjoy spending time with my grandson, hanging out at the beach and supporting our local music talent.