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Opening Hours : Monday to Thursday - 8 am - 5 pm
  Contact : (707) 996-0813

Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

The wonderful staff at Hillstead DentalExcellent dental care starts with a well trained and experienced team. 

Our goal is to deliver the highest quality care in a comfortable environment. 

We are dedicated to keeping our skills and knowledge updated by attending many continuing education courses.


Dr. Michael N Hillstead

Dr. Hillstead was raised in Sonoma Valley and attended the local schools. He graduated from Sonoma Valley High School in 1974. He then continued his education at Brigham Young University and received a bachelors degree in zoology in 1980. In 1984, Dr. Hillstead graduated Cum Laude “with honors” from University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry. He was honored with a lifetime membership with the OKU honor society. Dr. Hillstead then returned to Sonoma Valley to begin practicing dentistry with his father. Since 1984, Dr. Hillstead has enjoyed serving the people of Sonoma Valley by providing comprehensive dental care.

Michael N Hillstead D.D.S dentist at Hillstead Dental in Sonoma.

Ryan Hillstead, DMD at the Hillstead Dental Office in Sonoma, California

Dr. Ryan G Hillstead

Dr. Ryan Hillstead was raised in Sonoma Valley where he graduated from Sonoma Valley High School in 2007. He received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Brigham Young University where he was recognized by Phi Kappa Sigma and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for academic achievements. In 2013, Dr. Hillstead attended Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. While earning his degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine, he gained extensive surgical training and experience with the latest technology such as CAD/CAM and BioCeramic based root canal therapy. In 2017, Dr. Ryan Hillstead returned to Sonoma Valley to practice with his father as the third generation dentist. Dr. Hillstead is a member of the Redwood Empire Dental Society, California Dental Association and American Dental Association. He is invisaslign certified. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Hillstead enjoys water skiing, snowboarding, golf, and traveling with his wife Brighton.

Vickie, the office manager at Hillstead Dental in Sonoma, CA.

Vickie has been our office manager for fifteen years. She oversees and manages the many details of our smooth running office. She has expert knowledge of all types of dental insurance and payment options. Feel free to contact Vickie regarding any payment or insurance  questions.

 Stacy, the assistant office manager and receptionist at Hillstead Dental in Sonoma.

Stacy is Dr. Hillstead’s receptionist and assistant office manager  She was born and raised in Sonoma Valley.  She enjoys living in Sonoma with her husband and daughter.  In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and being outdoors.  She is anxious to assist you with your appointments and scheduling.  

Maggie, one of the dental hygienists at Hillstead Dental in Sonoma County.

Maggie is one of our dental hygienists.  Maggie has lived in Sonoma Valley for many years and enjoys many friends in the community.  Maggie truly enjoys providing hygiene care and helping patients maintain oral health.  She also greets her patients with a warm smile and gentle care.

Stephanie, a dental hygienist at Hillstead Dental in Sonoma

Stephanie is also one of our dental hygienists.  She is a graduate of the Santa Rosa Junior College hygiene program class of 2007.  She loves knowing that what she does makes a difference not only in the oral health, but also the overall health of her patients.  She was born and raised in Sonoma Valley and is currently living with her husband and two young sons.  She enjoys spending time with her family and outdoor activities. 

Lisa is a dental assistant at our Hillstead Dental dentist office.

Lisa is our newest staff member.  She had recieved extensive training and is a Registered Dental Assistant.  She graduated for the Santa Rosa Junior College Dental Assisting Program. Her knowlege and skills all her to provide an even greater level of patient care.