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Dr HealyRichard J. Healy, DDS

Dr. Richard J. Healy graduated from U.C. San Francisco School of Dentistry in 1982. Upon graduation, he joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and served as a volunteer dentist in the central valley of California for one very rewarding year.

After this service was completed, he moved to the Central Coast. Santa Maria has been his home since 1983. He and his wife have been married since 1988 and have two children, both are college graduates.

Dr. Healy’s family practice is concentrated on general and complete dental care with an emphasis in cosmetic dentistry.

In his free time, he is involved with the Orcutt Kiwanis Club, playing basketball at the “Y”, Church activities, backpacking, hiking, time at the beach, wine tasting, and just spending time with family and friends.

Meet Our Team

Our caring and experienced dental team in Santa Maria, California, work closely together to provide high-quality dental care for patients of all ages. Our goal as a team is to help people, and it shows in the way we treat our patients. We strive to provide a lighthearted, caring atmosphere at our practice, and build relationships with all our patients to better serve you. Please call the office of Richard Healy DDS today to make your appointment with our dentist. We look forward to meeting you!

HelenHelen Scorsone – RDA

Helen graduated from the Cerritos Dental Assisting program as a registered dental assistant. She has been working for Doctor Healy since 1994. Helen is married and has one son. She has lived in Santa Maria since 1992. Helen enjoys scrapbooking, shopping, and travel.


FrancescaFrancesca Bartell – RDHAP

Francesca is a 1994 graduate of Cabrillo Dental Hygiene School and in 2003 she obtained her advanced degree as an RDHAP (Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice). Because of this advanced degree, Francesca is also a traveling dental hygienist who serves home bound clients, and residents of care facilities for the elderly. In her free time, she enjoys gourmet cooking, gardening, volunteering and fundraising for her favorite charities. She also enjoys traveling with her husband all over the world.


HeatherHeather Harman – RDH

Heather has been working in dentistry since 2001 and joined Dr. Healy as a Dental Hygienist in 2007.  In her free time, Heather enjoys many outdoor activities, traveling and spending time with friends and family.


AnaAna Rodas – RDA

Ana graduated from Allan Hancock Dental Assisting Program as a registered dental assistant and started working for Dr. Healy in 2015. She was born and raised in Santa Maria. Ana enjoys shopping, traveling and spending time with her daughter.


IsabellaIsabella Malfo – RDH

Isabella graduated with her license in Dental Hygiene in 2017. Her love of people and caring for others is what inspired her to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is honored to be able to bring inspiration and motivation to each individual patient as they take ownership of their oral health with individualized education. She studied and graduated with the highest honors as a Registered Dental Hygienist from Taft College. Isabella was born and raised on the Central Coast of California, and when she is not in the office, she loves spending time with her husband and family, being outside, giving horseback riding lessons, and working with horses.


AshleyAshley Nelson – Business Manager

Ashley will be the first to greet you with a friendly smile when you visit our office. She joined the dental field in 2008 working in the front office. As a longtime resident of Santa Maria, she enjoys the weather of the Central Coast and spending time with her loved ones. In her free time, she likes to scrapbook, listen to music, go to concerts and work on home improvements. Ashley will be able to help you with any questions you may have about our office, insurances we accept or billing inquiries.