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Dentist in San Jose

Here at Halliday Dentistry, our San Jose dentist prides themselves in providing our patients with the highest quality dental care. We value our patients’ health as paramount. Our dental staff understands your concerns and anxieties, and enjoys educating our patients and keeping them informed and at ease about their treatments and procedures at all times. Our dental office uses state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and the strictest sterilization techniques.

We strive to make each dental appointment pleasant and stress-free; serving the San Jose community to the best of our abilities is always our number one priority. Our San Jose dentist offers comprehensive dental care to our patients ranging from general, preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. From a thorough initial exam, to treating cavities and preventing them with fluoride and sealant treatments, to teeth whitening and dental crowns and implants, having a beautiful smile isn’t only about the aesthetics; maintaining dental health and hygiene is essential to one’s overall well-being. 

Our doctors, Thomas Halliday, DDS and S. Lisa Halliday, DMD are highly acclaimed in the healthcare world.

Dr. Tom Halliday was born and raised in Los Altos and has been a general dentist since 1990 when he graduated from the University of the Pacific Dental School. Immediately following dental school he became a commissioned officer in the US Public Health Service where he spent a total of 4 years working on the Navajo and Hopi Indian Reservations in Northern New Mexico and Arizona, culminating as Chief of the Tuba City AZ Indian Health Service Hospital Dental Clinic. During his early dental career he also spent a year as a solo dentist in a rural non-profit dental clinic in Tuolumne City, California. 


Taking a break from his public health work, Dr. Halliday worked for three years in a group practice in Fremont, where he met his dear wife Lisa. Though having sworn throughout dental school never to “get hitched” (especially to a dentist), Tom conveniently forgot these declarations and during many a platonic ski weekend managed to convince Lisa of his charm.


Dr. Lisa grew up in the neighborhood where she and Tom now practice. A product of Los Gatos High School and then Cal, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1993. Upon her return from the East, she completed a 1 year VA Residency in Palo Alto with special emphasis on more complex medical conditions affecting oral health. Her work interests brought her to that large dental office in Fremont where Tom was working, and upon accepting the terms of his Proposal, agreed to return with her new husband back to Arizona where they spent 2 happy years working at the Indian Hospital.


Following this, their public health work brought them to Everett, Washington, where they provided dental care to low income children for a few years at a National Health Service Corp facility. Though this experience was very enjoyable, the birth of their daughter meant it was time to “settle down” and return home. In 2001 they purchased the dental practice of a well respected local dentist and have carried on the tradition of conscientious and ethical dentistry.


They have a wide range of knowledge and experience in the field of dental health, and we are excited for you to meet them. Make an appointment with our San Jose dentist by calling, (408) 705-4286, today!


3988 South Bascom Avenue Suite 1
San Jose,CA 95124
(408) 705-4286