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Doctors and Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly dentist and staff who make Martin Family Dentistry the leading provider of oral hygiene and personalized dental services in Santa Barbara.

Brian Martin, D.D.S.

Born and raised in Laguna Niguel, California Dr. Martin is proud to say that he is a seventh generation Californian. Dr. Martin received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from UCSB, then continued his education at the USC where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

Following dental school Dr. Martin ran and managed his own successful dental practice in Dallas, Texas. Ultimately, however, he decided that Texas was not for him and chose to move back to be with his family and friends in California. While transitioning back to California, Dr. Martin undertook a Prosthodontic Internship from the University of Basel Switzerland, educating myself in the latest technologies that dentistry has to offer. Thereafter, Dr. Martin associated with a private dental practice in Palo Alto, California for over two years refining his craft.

Dr. Martin and his wife Sarah have been busy with their son Alden, born Nov 2014. Dr. Martin enjoys surfing and kiteboarding, if he is not in the office you might find him in the water!

Dr. Martin looks forward to meeting you.


Dental Assistant

Born in Mexicali, Mexico, and came to the U.S as a resident in 1996. Proud mother of one beautiful daughter Kimberly. Armida, or Armi as we call her here in the office, became a U.S citizen in 2014. Armida has been a D.A since 2002 and has a personality that will keep you at ease.


Dental Hygienist

Michele was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from the USC School of Dentistry with a BS in Dental Hygiene in 2001. Michele lives in Santa Barbara with her husband Rob and two young boys. When she’s not working, she enjoys going to the beach, working out and spending time with her family.


Dental Hygienist

A Santa Barbara native, Shannon is the proud mother of two young children, Carson and Madison. When she’s not working, or being Mom, she’s likely to be found surfing or stand-up paddle boarding, golfing, playing soccer, or training for a triathlon.


Adriana is a proud graduate of Allan Hancock College in Health Administration. She lives in Santa Maria with her family of four plus cats and dogs. She is very polite and will make sure to treat you with respect.