At Islay Hill Dentistry, every member of our team is committed to exceeding our patients’ expectations. From our soothing decor to our ultramodern technology, every aspect of our practice is designed to relieve anxiety, maximize comfort, and make you feel at home.
We are passionate about the environment, and have created a sustainable and eco-friendly business that strives to minimize our carbon footprint. We are proud to be the first dental practice on the Central Coast to be certified by the CA Green Business Network. Among our most important assets is the incredible team of creative and compassionate staff, who cater to our patients’ every need. We treat each individual who walks through the door like family. Our comfort menu with specially curated amenities, will indulge your senses and ensure that you feel at home.
Dr. Eric Walters, DMD
Dr. Eric Walters leads our team at Islay Hill Dentistry. He provides patients with personalized aesthetic and restorative dental treatments, and is dedicated to helping them achieve optimal oral wellbeing leading to healthy, beautiful smiles. He has completed extensive training in conservative, minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry in order to provide natural, undetectable results. Dr. Walters knows that every patient is a unique individual with different goals, expectations, and dental concerns and takes that into account each and every time a patient puts their trust in his care.
Dr. Walters is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Central Coast Dental Society.
Michelle, the Operations Manager at Islay Hill Dentistry, is Dr. Walters’ partner in both love and business. Michelle has a passion for art and design which is showcased in the interiors of Islay Hill where she created a visually appealing, yet calming and welcoming space for patients to feel at home. When she is not involved in the operations of Islay Hill, Michelle loves to read, dabble in design, and spend time with her family and pets in beautiful San Luis Obispo, CA.
Shilah loves being in the front of the office and interacting with patients, getting to know each one individually so she can make a positive impact on their day. She feels blessed to have found Islay Hill and to make such wonderful connections. When not at work, Shilah enjoys painting, drawing, going to the beach, and spending time with loved ones.
Gabrielle (“Gabby”) is a San Luis Obispo native and has worked in the hospitality industry for the last 14 years. She loves working at Islay Hill and building lasting relationships with both the patients and the staff. When not at Islay Hill, you can find Gabby playing golf, practicing yoga, or hanging out with her six-year-old daughter, her boyfriend, and her chocolate lab.
Nora has worked in the field of dentistry for the last three years as a sterilization technician and hygiene assistant. After growing up in the San Fernando Valley, Nora moved to San Luis Obispo in 2014. When not at the office, Nora loves going to the beach or just hanging out in the kitchen with her significant other and their Doberman.
Kim has been in the dental field since 2003, starting her career as an assistant. Her passion for dental care fueled her into pursuing hygiene in 2017 graduating at the top of her class, and earning the Golden Scaler award. Kim has recently completed the RDHAP program at California Northstate University. In her free time, she likes to go off-roading, snowboarding and hiking with her 2 rescue dogs, Duke and Maddie. She also competes in Spartan Races and loves working in her garden.
Samantha, a dental assistant at Islay Hill, has always had a passion for dentistry since she was young. She loves helping patients achieve ideal oral health and enjoys forming close-knit relationships with them. Away from work, Samantha enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She especially adores hanging out with her husband, going shopping, and kicking back for a relaxing movie night.
Jen has been a hygienist for 10 years. Her passion lies in providing quality patient care with a comforting touch. She has two kids, and when she’s not working, you can find her riding her horses, dancing for no reason, helping her kids with their 4-H projects, cheering on her favorite baseball team, laughing with friends, running with her Bernese mountain dog, or just enjoying all the central coast has to offer.