Meet The Team

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. JiPeyton 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.




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. 

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