Thomas Blake DDS Dental staff

Thomas Blake, DDS
Dr. Blake received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2001 at the University of Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco. In order to provide his uncompromising level of excellence, Dr. Blake participates in extensive continuing education with the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. Dr. Blake also participates in two monthly study clubs, The Seattle Study Club, Santa Barbara Chapter, and the Santa Barbara Interdisciplinary Esthetic Dental Network, and is an active member of the American Dental Association®, the California Dental Association, the Santa Barbara/Ventura County Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Blake has been married to his wife Krista for over 20 years. They have two beautiful children, 17-year-old Connor and 14-year-old Sophia, Avi, their Weimaraner, and the latest addition to their family, Beau, a golden labradoodle. In addition to spending time with his family, Dr. Blake enjoys surfing, fishing and diving.

Meet Our Team

Our team at Thomas Blake, DDS loves to have a good time, getting to know you like a close friend and allowing you to unwind as we deliver high-quality results while treating your oral health needs. If you are looking for excellent dental care in Santa Barbara, California, please give us a call at 805-962-5000 today to learn more about our team and set an appointment with our dentist.

Carole Lapinsky, RDA – Lead Dental Assistant
Carole was born in Canada, has been an RDA for over 30 years, and has great insight into all aspects of dentistry. She has worked with many dentists in both Canada and California before coming to work with Dr. Blake in August 2016. “Dr. Blake is certainly one of the most detailed dentists that I have had the privilege to work for, the commitment to providing not just good, but great care is extremely evident. I refer my family and friends to this practice for that reason. Working with such a skilled dentist and committed team has been great!”

BriAnna Luongo, RDH – Lead Hygienist

BriAnna joined our office in August 2018 after practicing in Santa Rosa for 11 years. She graduated at the top of her class in 2008 and continued her education through volunteering at The Berkley Free Clinic. She also obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science in 2021. We could not be more confident in her ability to uphold our office standard of providing the highest quality care for each and every patient.

“I am passionate about hygiene because it fulfills my desire to help people in any shape or form. Dental hygiene is a very important aspect of people’s overall health. I grew up around Santa Barbara, if you’re a local you are probably familiar with my hometown: Ojai. A few hobbies of mine are hiking with my pup, spearfishing, and all beach activities. I have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Blake’s office for two years now and have loved every moment of it!”

Zoe Reheem-Guess, RDH – Hygienist

Zoe Reheem-Guess is a Santa Barbara native. She received her dental hygiene degree from Oxnard College in 2003 and attained her dental hygiene licenses in both California and New South Wales, Australia. Besides her 17 years of specialization and commitment to your optimum oral care, Zoe is also a certified yoga & bodywork practitioner, health & wellness consultant, and a published musician. Her current volunteer work includes Hospice of Santa Barbara and CALM.

“I love working for Dr. Blake’s office because it is in alignment with my values-positive atmosphere, collaborative team, and high caliber of patient care and dental precision. On my days off, I can be found hiking the local trails or at the beach with my family-my greatest inspiration!”

Kisha West – Practice Administrator

Kisha was introduced to the dental industry in 2006 when a catering job for a dentist led to an offer of work in his practice in 2017. The dynamic nature of the work and evolution in treatment applications was captivating and she has been hooked ever since. In her spare time Kisha enjoys hiking the gorgeous Santa Barbara trails, rock hounding, dance class, and spending too much time on Hoopla.

“I love our team here at Dr. Blake’s, we have a wonderful patient base and we are so supportive of each other, it allows us to really be ourselves and get to know the patients as true friends!”

Nikky Bacon – Patient Coordinator

Nikky was born in a small town in Northern California, and moved to Santa Barbara in 2010 with her husband. She has been the patient coordinator for Dr. Blake since January 2018, and has gotten to know and grown to care for every one of his patients.

“I never knew that a work environment could feel so inclusive and supportive! Our patients are really some of the greatest people I have met here in Santa Barbara and I feel so much pride in being part of a team that provides them the best standard of dental care I have ever seen!”

Angelica Lopez – Dental Assistant

Angelica was born in Ventura and came to work with Dr. Blake as a dental assistant in 2020.

“I love my job and enjoy the fast-paced and supportive environment. Dr. Blake has been so willing to teach me and help me learn and grow. I couldn’t be happier to be part of his team!”