Dr. Hobie started his dental career in California’s Central Coast during his undergraduate years at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Graduating with Honors, he attained his bachelor’s degree in physiology. He then pursued his master’s degree at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry in Oral Biology, where he researched and developed ways to prevent and cure cavities and tooth decay. Soon after achieving his Master in Oral Biology, he attended the USC School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery license. Additionally, he has extensive training in Oral Surgeries and Implants including: Implant Therapy in the Esthetic Zone · Mastering Bone Grafting for Esthetic Implant Site Development · Basic Protocols in Bone and Soft Tissue Grafting in Implant Therapy · Esthetic Periodontal Surgery · Minimally Invasive Implant Site · Development and Atraumatic Extraction Dr. Hobie treats each case with the latest dental technology in order to provide highly successful, modern and minimally invasive treatments. He believes patients should receive the most comprehensive knowledge and care, based on the latest technology, to help them understand their dental health condition. Patients can then better care for their teeth beyond the dentist office. Dr. Hobie has extended Santa Barbara Family Dentistry’s mission of providing skillful, compassionate, and high-quality dental care in a comfortable and professional environment. He is further excited to return to the coastal area, a region he has adored since his time as an undergraduate. Dr. Hobie is currently an active member of American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Central Coast Dental Society.
Dr. David Farivar is a Board-Certified Specialist in Periodontology and Oral Implant Surgery. He has placed over 10,000 implants and he has become an outstanding expert in the field of implant dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He attained his Diplomate status by acquiring high degree of knowledge, skill and experience which has been acknowledged and awarded by national board of senior specialist. Dr. David Farivar’s unique dental and specialty training from the most elite educational institutions have helped him become an outstanding authority in Implant dentistry. He has graduated from PENN, UCLA and USC. Upon graduation from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and being among the top-ranking doctors of his class, he become part of only few students who were accepted in the Post-Doctoral Residency Program at UCLA Medical Center Department of Hospital Dentistry and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics & Biometrics. At UCLA Medical Center and Hospital Dr. David Farivar received dental management training of patients with complex medical conditions such as cancer, radiation, cardio-vascular disease, transplant, HIV and psychological disorders. After UCLA Post-Doctoral training he attended the three years USC Periodontology and Oral Implant program, where he gained intensive training in periodontics to perform vast numerous gums, bones and implant surgeries. Since 2010 Dr. David Farivar focus has been to help patients, even with most complex cases, to restore their natural dental function and esthetics with bone grafts, gum grafts and implants. Currently, he dedicates his free time to instruct Continued Education programs and help instruct and teach new students of implant dentistry.
General Practitioner from Cali Colombia. He graduated from the dental school Colegio Odontologico Colombiano of Bogota Colombia in 1984 and had a private dental practice in Colombia for 15 years. After Dr. Perez moved to the United States, he made plans to attend the International Dentist Program (IDP) in Leon Mexico. There he earned recognition as President and 1st in his class before graduating from Universidad de la Salle Bajio. Prior to coming to Santa Barbara Family Dentistry, Dr. Perez worked as a Dentist in Redding and Temecula, California. He is happy to be working at Santa Barbara Family Dentistry because of the family-like atmosphere and appreciates the beauty of the Santa Maria area. He loves helping people feel better and enjoys aspects of Dentistry, especially surgery. Dr. Perez has been licensed in the United States since December 2011. He is a member of the California Dental Association.
Dr. Lizzett Mujica, born in Cuba and graduated from the Institute of Medical Science of Villa Clara in 1990. She continued her education in California and after completing all requirements she received her dental license in 2006; she also has her Dental Hygienist license from Florida which she earned before she worked as a dentist.
She has strong interest in cosmetic dentistry; she has postgraduate training in endodontics and orthodontics. What she enjoys most about her job is the satisfaction she gets when she looks at the smile on a patient’s face after they have received their treatment and is content with it.
Her goal in life is for all the patients she treats to have the perfect smile as a result of her orthodontic and restorative treatments.
She is a member of the following dental groups: The American Dental Association, The California Dental Association and The Central Coast Dental Association.
Dr. Ruth Garzon grew up in Bogota, Colombia, and graduated with honors from El Bosque University before continuing her education and getting her License in the United States.
She has been in practice since 2003 and does all phases of Dentistry as a family (general) practitioner with multiple memberships and other qualifications including: Member of the Academy of General Dentist, The American Dental Association, The California Dental Association, The Central Coast Dental Association.
She and Dr. Gonzalez work closely with the community in the city of Santa Maria where they continually provide Dental Services, and support to the residents of Santa Maria and surrounding areas.
A native of the beautiful island of Cuba, he came to the United States and after completing his requirements he received his license and started practicing in California’s central coast in 2003. He moved here from Ventura, founded Santa Barbara Family Dentistry and has been providing support and care to the community since 2004.
Dr. Gonzalez strongly believes in continue education and keeps up to date with the latest dental technology through his own continuing education. He has done postgraduate training in oral surgery (including Implants), crown and bridge rehabilitation, endodontics, periodontal and prosthodontic treatments.
He is active and has volunteered in a number of community programs such as The Community Action Commission’s Head Start Program, Clear Channel’s New You Make Over, various Health Fairs in the area and is the Founder of a Scholarship Program for Santa Maria area high schools and Allan Hancock College.
He is also working with humanitarian programs such as The Way to Happiness and the Foundation for a Drug Free World. Dr. Gonzalez is a proud member of multiple dental groups including: The American Dental Association, California Dental Association and member of the Board of the Central Coast Dental Association.
Serving Santa Maria, California and its surrounding areas since 2004, SBFD prides itself in offering gentle and compassionate dentistry with the same care and comfort we would want for ourselves. Our patient-focused commitment is to continually improve and provide our best.