Meet our Awesome Team


Dwayne Elder, DDS

and Team





Dr. Elder loves the Santa Ynez Valley and providing the high quality dental care that he feels that everyone deserves.  On a personal side, Dr. Elder is a devoted father and very active in coaching baseball from youth leagues through high school.  He still competes on a national caliber men's baseball team and has played in the Men's Senior Baseball World Series for the last 15 years.  Dr. Elder loves to add new patients to his ever growing dental family, as well as, promoting the best oral health to his existing patients.



Valerie has been a professional dental hygienist with Dr. Elder since 2002.  She grew up in the Santa Ynez Valley and after college returned here to raise her two daughters with her husband, Brennen.  She enjoys camping, wine tasting, and cookouts with friends and family.  Patients appreciate her thorough, yet gentle, approach to dental cleanings and upbeat, caring attitude.



Misty is a registered dental hygienist and has been working at Dr. Elder's office since 2006.  She lives in Lompoc with her husband, Rick, and two girls.  She loves the outdoors: whether it's in the garden, camping at the Lake, wake boarding or just playing with her girls.  She loves her job and is passionate about keeping your mouth healthy.



Norma joined Dr. Elder's staff in 2010 and is one of his dental assistants.  She loves doting on her two children Westley and Arabella.  She has been a huge help to both Laura and Andrea by assisting them with any job that requires an extra hand.  She has lived in the Valley all of her life and enjoys hanging out with her family and friends.  In her free time, she loves to bake, watch baseball, basketball and roots for the New York Yankees and Boston Celtics.   


Santa Ynez Dentist, Dr. Dwayne Elder is dedicated to family dentistry such as Exams, Teeth Whitening, Veneers and more. We are looking forward to your visit to our Santa Ynez, California dental office.

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