Jennifer Paxton-RDA/Regional Manager
Jennifer started her career in dentistry in 2000 and has loved it ever since. She enjoys the variety that each day brings, helping patients through what is an often nerve-wracking experience for them and seeing the positive impact excellent dental health can have on someone’s life. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from UCSB and also graduated from the dental version of a nurse practitioner program at UCLA.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys writing, baking and spending time with her four legged furry daughter Sabrina.
Lisa Wilcher, RDH
Lisa graduated from UCSF’s dental hygiene school in 2002 and enjoys working in the dental field. She has been with our practice for almost 10 years and loves the relationships and friendships she has made with her co-workers and patients.
Lisa loves living in Santa Barbara with her husband, son, daughter and dozen chickens! Her third baby is on the way and due this spring.
Kristian Pacheco, RDH
Kristian has been one of our wonderful hygienists for many years. Kristian received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire before she studied abroad in San Sebastian, Spain. When she returned, she obtained her dental hygiene degree from Forsyth in Boston.
As a Santa Barbara local, Kristian was happy to return home in 2008 when she joined the practice. She married her husband in 2013 and welcomed her first son Jesse in the summer of 2014. With their dog Luke, Kristian and her husband reside in Santa Barbara.
Edith was born and raised in Mexico City and has been living in Santa Barbara for twenty-six years. She attended SBJH and SMHS. Edith majored in both Biomedical Science and Spanish at SBCC and received her Dental Hygiene degree from Taft College. Edith has been in dentistry for twenty years, first working as a Registered Dental Assistant and then as a Registered Dental Hygienist for the last ten years. She is a member of the Dental Hygiene Association and keeps up her dental education with continuing education classes.
Edith and her husband have two children and are expecting their third child soon. Edith is involved with her son’s Pony League and YMCA Basketball. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, walking on the beach and staying fit.
Tara Adams, RDH
Tara is one of our Registered Dental Hygienists here at Ericson Dental. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from UC Santa Barbara in Sociology and continued her education at West Los Angeles College where she received her dental hygiene license.
Happy to be back in the area again, Tara is grateful to be working with such wonderful doctors and staff who love helping people and educating patients. In her spare time Tara enjoys being outdoors in our beautiful town of Santa Barbara, spending time with friends and family, listening to country music, and of course flossing.