My Philosophy - I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to practice the profession I love for 19 years. As a dentist I have the privilege of being invited into the lives of thousands of wonderful patients and I take seriously my responsibility to care for them honestly and to the best of my ability. My goal is to spread health and goodwill through my work and my example.
Dr. Macaulay has been practicing dentistry since 1994, both in private practice and as part of the clinical faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry. She maintains a beautiful office with a small and very skilled staff. She thoroughly enjoys her job, and it shows in her enthusiasm and in the quality of her work.
Dr. Macaulay offers sincerity and honesty in her recommendations for your oral health. She will explain everything you need or want to know about your dental condition until you understand what your next step should be and why. She loves to make all her work beautiful but her primary focus is health. She is a perfectionist and will not be happy unless a treatment she has performed is exactly right.
On a personal note, Dr. Macaulay is very interested in general health and nutrition. She is the mother of six children, and the wife of a brilliant rocket scientist. She and her family can often be seen running along sidewalks or trails, enjoying the great outdoors. She continues to race, currently in Half Ironmans. Over the years she has enjoyed mountaineering expeditions, century (100 miles) bike rides and all kinds of other adventures. She spent many years singing classical music with various choirs, including our own Santa Clarita Master Chorale. She served for two years in Ghana, West Africa, as a Peace Corps Volunteer and has traveled to many other parts of the world as well. She enjoys volunteering and is involved in her church.
Educationally, Dr. Macaulay has earned honors upon graduation from every institution she has attended. With her degree in chemistry from Whittier College, she entered the UCLA School of Dentistry. In her last year there, she and a handful of others were recognized for their skill and allowed to join in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program, normally for graduate students. From there she completed a residency in Hospital Dentistry at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Macaulay then joined the faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry as a professor in fixed prosthodontics (crown and bridge work). She very much enjoys sharing her talent with her patients in private practice.
In our office you will find that you rarely have a chance to enjoy our inviting reception area, since we run right on time. We respect your time and do our best to make sure we deliver the excellent service we are always striving for.
Jeanette, our office manager, is the person with whom you will mostly speak on the phone. She takes care of anything related to scheduling, billing and insurance. Her organizational skills are superior, which keeps our office running very smoothly. She is a wizard in her field and can answer just about any question you might have. Jeanette loves to surf, so if you do not see her at the office, she is probably in Hawaii riding a wave.
We have a team of terrific hygienists. Whether it's Genine, Elissa, Mamie or Janine, each will keep your gums in great health with a gentle touch and helpful tips about your home care. All of these dedicated women care deeply about your health and the role that your gums play in your health. They will make sure you are aware of everything you can be doing at home to optimize your gum health.
Jamie assists Dr. Macaulay with your treatment. Nothing escapes Jamie; she it outstanding with x-rays, keeps the rooms and the instruments sterilized for your health and safety, and is particularly good with children and anyone who is a bit fearful about treatment. Her sense of humor keeps the office happy and relaxed.
We have all been together for a long time. We share a commitment and joy in what we do. We warmly welcome new members to our ‘family’ and look forward to finding out more about you. We are grateful for our patients who make our office a wonderful place to be.