Meet Our Team

Dr. Paige Woods DDS

Smiling comes easily to Dr. Woods, a highly experienced dentist who has transformed thousands of smiles for patients. She attended the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. With a genuine love for her craft, she continuously strives to fuse the power of art and science to design beautiful smiles. Motivated by her rich passion for aesthetics, she channels skill for symmetry and beauty into her cosmetic dentistry practice. 

As a pioneer in modern dental technology and with an integrative approach to holistic dentistry, Dr. Woods believes in addressing the entirety of a patient’s health and taking any necessary steps to reduce dental anxiety. She has integrated a range of holistic standards and practices into the natural dentistry services offered at Brighton Dental, which include acupuncture, aromatherapy, and the use of high quality non-toxic, biocompatible materials, uniquely offered to her San Diego patients.

Dr. Woods is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego Dental Society, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicity, Academy of General Dentistry, and performs pro-bono restorative dentistry elderly patients through the Dental Lifeline Network to help local elderly patients with much needed care that their retirement benefits cannot come close to helping them. Aside from working with local dental associations, Dr Woods has served underprivileged children and families (including Compassion Clinic, Clinic with A Heart, Mead Valley Community Service, Assistance League of Redlands, Philippines, Cambodia & Ensenada Mission Trips through different organizations including the Thousand Smiles organization).

One of the most important aspects of Dentistry to Dr Woods is staying current in technology and continuing education. After dental school, Dr Woods completed courses on Oral Conscious Sedation, graduated from the California Implant Institute as well as the Hybridge Institute, has been published for her research on the effects of dental bonding strength and microabrasion.  Dr Woods is passionate about constantly learning and integrating new innovative treatment options with her patients each day to ensure that they are receiving the best quality of care possible. 

Portrait of Dr. Joe LaLuz

Dr. Joe LaLuz DDS

Dr. Joe is an accomplished dentist, who has specialized in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Prior to moving to San Diego, Dr. Joe lived in the Bay area and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, San Francisco and owned his own practice there for 15 years. 

Dr Joe is a member of the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and also has a passion for continuing his education by certifying in Oral Conscious Sedation and graduating from the California Dental Institute.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Joe enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, riding motorcycles, cooking, surfing, and seeking out the best cup of coffee. Dr. Joe was one of Dr. Woods’ first colleagues in dentistry. Our whole team was excited when he agreed to join the Brighton Dental team in 2020 to help us expand our vision of holistic dentistry. As a patient, you’ll see firsthand how Dr. Joe’s gentle touch and warm personality are what makes him such a strong part of the Brighton Dental team. 

Destiny – Office Manager

Destiny is our exceptionally talented Office Manager. She started her dental career in 2013 as a dental assistant and quickly expanded her expertise and role.

Destiny is a master at utilizing and maximizing your dental insurance to accomplish your treatment plan. Her communication with you regarding your specific dental treatment is educational and thoroughly explained.

Destiny loves holistic dentistry and looks forward to personally assisting you with all of your dental needs.

Sheila Bair – Lead RDA

Sheila has been with Brighton Dental before holistic dentistry was popular. As a Certified Registered Dental Assistant and self-proclaimed “holistic dental nerd,” Sheila makes our patients feel comfortable and educates them about the importance of dental health as a vital component of overall health.

By demonstrating the connection between oral health and the rest of the body, she helps to inspire our patients to appreciate their regular dental health maintenance.

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