Located at 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 11, in Santa Barbara, Riviera Smiles provides dental services for the people of Santa Barbara. The practice was founded by Dr. Ana Martinez who has devoted her life to helping people attain excellent oral health and to improve their lives by giving them smiles they can be proud of. Riviera Smiles is a family-oriented practice, welcoming children as well as adults. Dr. Martinez and her staff want you to feel at home when you come to her practice, so they create a friendly, caring environment in which they deliver their services.
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Meet Dr. Ana Martinez
Graduating at the top of her class at the Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru, in 1997, Dr. Ana Martinez went on to complete a two-year hospital residency in dentistry. She then completed her internship at the Witten/Herdecke University in Germany. Dr. Martinez also completed a residency in general dentistry at the University of Connecticut Health Center with a two-year fellowship that emphasized dental implant placement and prosthetic rehabilitation services (replacement of missing teeth and reconstruction of damaged teeth).
Our staff make the difference
Dr. Martinez has selected office staff, dental assistants and hygienists who share her mission to improve your oral health with compassion and understanding. By providing a caring, friendly office for you to visit, they know you will want to come back in six months for your next dental exam. In this way, they fulfill their mission of helping you maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Dr. Martinez focuses on the health of your teeth and gums. Once your oral health is established, she can give you the smile you’ve always wanted with cosmetic dental procedures. Dr. Martinez knows a pleasing smile makes people feel better about themselves and boosts their confidence. With her extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry, she will give you the best possible smile makeover.
For Spanish-speaking patients, Dr. Martinez also speaks Spanish.
About our office
In addition to a friendly, caring staff, Riviera Smiles has the latest in modern dental equipment to make your dental experience as pleasant as possible.
We use electric handpieces (dental drills) which don’t have the vibration and high-pitched whine of the traditional dental equipment.
We use computer-delivered anesthesia, which is much more comfortable for you and more precise than the hand-delivered shots of the past. You won’t need to have half of your face numbed to have a cavity filled.
We use piezo dental technology for deep cleaning of your gums and for dental implants. This new technology makes deep cleaning of your gums much more pleasant, and when you need to have root planing done to treat gum disease, it is quicker and much more comfortable than the traditional hand-planing techniques. For dental implants, there is less damage to the bone and the soft tissues when preparing the implant site.
Scheduling your Appointment
Dr. Martinez decided to combine her experiences and create Riviera Smiles to serve families with a profoundly educational and earth-friendly perspective. Using her abundant scientific base, expertise, talents, and passion for health, she offers a very unique approach to oral care for the entire family. Schedule your appointment today for your next step for a beautiful smile!