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Meet our Doctors

Our doctors believe that every child should have the best dental experience in a comfortable and caring environment.  They understand how to ease a child’s anxiety during a dental visit with their caring demeanor’s and warm smiles. They are dedicated to providing the best quality oral health care to children and understand the importance of educating children and parents about the best ways to take care of teeth and gums to ensure optimal dental health.

Dr. Margaret Santiago earned her Bachelor of
Science in Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at Northwestern University. She then completed her pediatric dentistry residency at the University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Santiago likes to spend time with her husband and their dog, Wrigley. They enjoy hiking, cooking, traveling and exploring other cultures, and attending Warriors games and baseball games.

Dr. Amy Brandon earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at University of Denver and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from University of Southern California School of Dentistry.  Dr. Brandon completed her pediatric dental residency at University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.  Dr. Brandon is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Contra Costa Dental Society, American Dental Association and Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity.  On her personal time Dr. Brandon likes to exercise, go on hikes, watch movies, read, throw pottery, and play with her beloved cat, Rusty.  Dr. Brandon enjoys watching the SF Giants and USC  football, but her original athletic passion was her involvement in gymnastics.  Dr. Amy looks forward to meeting your children and is excited to serve the surrounding community and their oral health care needs!

Dr. Melissa Bailey earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California Los Angeles, majoring in music (piano performance), and taught piano for 10 years. Dr. Bailey decided to enter dental school at UCLA’s School of Dentistry, graduating with honors and being inducted into the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. She received her specialty training in orthodontics and


dentofacial orthopedics from Loma Linda University.  Dr. Bailey attends numerous continuing education courses to stay up-to-date with the latest clinical orthodontic techniques and innovations. The eldest of four children, Dr. Bailey grew up in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California. She currently resides in the East Bay with her husband, Jeff, and their son, Ben. Marriage to a car enthusiast has allowed Dr. Bailey to learn a lot about cars, though her leisure time is mostly spent traveling, exploring new restaurants, outdoor activities, and playing the piano. Dr. Bailey also volunteers for animal rescue organizations and has been a foster parent for abandoned animals whenever needed.