We're always happy to meet new patients. It gives us great satisfaction to know you believe in our service enough to recommend us to your family and friends.
Dr. Jim Peyton
Dr. Jim Peyton graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry in 1982. While maintaining a private practice in Bakersfield, CA he is also a part-time clinical instructor at UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Peyton is a lecturer at Esthetic Professionals Education Center (Tarzana, CA) and a part-time clinical instructor at the Fahl Institute in Curitiba, Brazil. He has published several articles for Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry and The Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Click the magazine covers below to see his articles. Dr. Peyton is a fellow, an accredited member, and examiner for the AACD. He is also a contributing editor for the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Pam Hillis, RDH
Registared Dental Hygienist
Pam was raised in Bakersfield and attended all the local schools. She has worked in the dental field for the past 32 years. Starting out as a graduate of San Joaquin Valley College she earned her Registered Dental Assistant license in 1983. After working as an assistant Pam decided she wanted to become a hygienist. Earning a A.A. and A.S. from Taft College Pam was accepted into the dental hygiene program. Two years later she passed her state board exam and earned her dental hygiene license.
Pam has worked for Dr. Peyton for 17 years. She's very active in the community by serving as a board member of Smile for Life, F.A.R.A and numerous youth ministries at her church.
She has been married to her husband for 30 years, they have 3 sons and 2 granddaughters.
Heather Evans, RDA
Heather is a Registered Dental Assistant and has experience assisting chairside, in the front office and teaching dental assisting. When first visiting Bakersfield she saw Dr. Peyton tooth sign and was determined to be apart of his office. Starting in 2008, Heather worked for Dr. Peyton for a year and then took time off to enjoy her newborn children and returned to work in 2012. We have found she is best suited coordinating the front office for us.
Originally from Riverside, CA Heather was brought to Bakersfield by her husband's job. They have enjoyed starting their family in this welcoming community. While not at the office, Heather is busy participating in her children's school. She has served as a board member of the co-op preschool and elementary school parent club.
Heather will help you maximize your dental benefits and find an appointment time to be treated.
Heather Luttrell, RDA
Registered Dental Assistant
Born and raised in Bakersfield, Heather joined our office after finishing her dental assisting program at San Joaquin Valley College. She obtained her Registered Dental Assistant license at the first chance she had to sit for the state board. Heather has been with Dr. Peyton for 4+ years. Outside of the office, Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.
Leticia Cedillos, RDA
Registered Dental Assistant
Leticia is our Registered Dental Assistant and helps Dr Peyton chairside. She bring over 15 years of dental assisting experience to our office. Leticia grew up in Bakersfield and moved to work in Los Angeles as a young adult. She had recently returned to Bakersfield and is happy to be back to less traffic and closer to her family. Leticia has been with Dr. Peyton for 3 years.