Meet the Doctors

We look forward to serving your dental needs and working with you to improve your dental and overall health.

Dr. Lloyd Suzuki & Dr. Karen LinLloyd Suzuki DDS was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA. He comes from a family of dentists. His father, Tad Suzuki DDS, was a beloved dentist and community member for over 40 years here in Santa Barbara. His brother, sister in law, and wife (Dr. Karen Lin) are all in the dental profession! Lloyd Suzuki attended UC Santa Cruz for his undergraduate studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Upon completion of his time at UCSC he spent 3 years as a medical assistant at Sansum Clinic. In 2001 he graduated with a degree in General Dentistry from UC San Francisco. That same year he took over his father’s practice, where he continues to this day.

Karen Lin DDS was born in Taiwan. She moved to the United States at age 3 and spent the next 5 years growing up in Illinois. At age 8, her family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. Karen Lin attended U.C. Santa Cruz for her undergraduate studies. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1994 in Molecular/Cellular & Developmental Biology. She then attended University of San Francisco for a post baccalaureate studies and began a master’s program in Toxicological Biology. She graduated in 2001 with a degree in General Dentistry from UC San Francisco. In 2001, she began an associateship with Dr. Jon Standlee, in Santa Barbara. In 2004, she took over his practice when he retired. (Dr. Standlee was actually a colleague and longtime friend of Dr. Tad Suzuki. They met back in dental school in 1960’s at USC.)
After 3 years of maintaining separate practices, Dr. Suzuki & Dr. Lin decided to merge their practices under one roof in 2007.

“Both dentists and staff are consummately professional. They explore all treatment options with the patient and perform all procedures with meticulous expertise. I unreservedly recommend the office of Suzuki and Lin to anyone who cares about their dental health and appearance.”

Finding Us

We're on Patterson Between Hollister and the 101 Freeway

mapComing South on the 101, Exit at Patterson and turn Right. Look for 122 S. Patterson sign on left

Coming North on the 101, Exit at Patterson and turn Left. Cross over freeway and look for 122 S. Patterson sign on left.


Bear Right after entering the parking area and proceed to the back of the lot; we’re Upstairs in the Building A at the very back of the lot (See red arrow in photo to right)