Meet The Team
Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.
Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.
Daniela Cadavid, DDS
Dr. Daniela Cadavid started her dental career in Colombia, South America. After graduating as a dentist in 2010, she worked in a private practice and with her dental school in Colombia. During this time, she also completed a research project with Baylor dental school in Dallas, Texas, where she met her now husband Dr. John Feusier, an orthodontist in Santa Barbara. After deciding to move to America, she was accepted into the international program at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, one of the top programs in the world, where she then completed another two years of training.
Dr. Daniela Cadavid received her doctorate of dental surgery degree in 2016, with honors, and was accepted into the Tau Kappa Omega Society for dental academic excellence. After extensive training both in Colombia and in America, Dr. Daniela has broad experience in dental procedures including cosmetic dentistry, crowns, veneers, implant restorations, extractions, Invisalign and composite restorations. She is fluent in English and Spanish, and has experience treating patients of all ages, focusing on the patient as an individual, with each patient’s unique needs and goals being at the forefront of each treatment plan.
Dr. Daniela moved to Santa Barbara in 2016, after finishing her dental program in San Francisco. She lives with her husband and their dog Cali. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking, going to the beach and working out with her husband and dog.
Laurie Havard – Office Manager
Laurie Havard has been with Dr. Stratford-Jones since 2014 & has 13 years of dental experience. She can assist in answering questions about our financial options & with your insurance. She also manages the front office with any other inquiries you may have. Laurie moved here from North Carolina 21 years ago & she is sure to make you smile with her southern charm.
Laurie enjoys spending time with friends, going shopping & talking with her family daily. She also likes going to the beach, paddle boarding, working out and going on new adventures.
Karen Jougla Shelton – Registered Dental Hygienist
Karen Jougla Shelton, R.D.H has 32 years of dental experience. Her career began during high school when her orthodontist invited her to work for him. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Her years as a professional dental hygienist have consisted of both general and specialty practices, which included 11 years working with a periodontist in her home state, RI .
As a result of comprehensive education (and continuing education), and in-depth experience, Karen emphasizes the prevention and treatment of gum problems. She has been President and Secretary within the dental hygiene association. Her volunteer work has included a service project in Sri Lanka after the tsunami, she currently plays the harp for hospice patients, and serves as an Adult Literacy Volunteer. She has an advanced teaching certification for yoga and has had a serious yoga practice for over 21 years.
Linda Doan- Registered Dental Hygienist
Linda is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has worked for Dr. Stratford-Jones since 2011. Her expertise ensured that our families of patients are always cared for with the most effective, thorough, and gentle treatment from start to finish.
Linda stay current with new recommendations and techniques involving all aspects of Dental Hygiene by attending continuing education classes year round, this is to ensured that your treatment is as effective as possible for optimal oral health. Have dental anxiety or fear? Linda’s background and training in the art allows her to provide you with a gentle and comfortable treatment as if you are a delicate canvas and her instruments’ her medium. She’s also a great listener! So don’t be afraid to express your dental concerns to her.
Shellie Davis – Registered Dental Assistant
Shellie has been an outstanding employee and an exceptional assistant for about 25 years. She started with my predecessor while still in high school and with no experience and has become by far the most skilled and knowledgeable dental assistant I’ve worked with in my 19 years of practice. Her responsibilities are to assist Dr. Stratford-Jones chair side for your dental treatment and to make sure you are 100% comfortable.
Being so highly skilled, she does perform many of the procedures we do during your treatment, and you can be sure she is performing to the highest possible level. She is gentle, caring and only has you, the patient’s, interest’s in mind while working with you. She is very knowledgeable about dental treatment, you can ask her any questions you have about your treatment. She can probably answer most questions as good or better than I can in fact! Feel free to contact her with questions, email is generally best as she’s busy with me throughout the day.