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Meet The Dentists

Dr. Michael Payor

Dr. Michael Payor is originally from Orlando, Florida, and attended the University of Georgia where he earned his Bachelor’s degree. After attending Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona, he moved to San Diego where he is now a proud member of the San Diego Healthy Smiles family.

With an emphasis on communication and understanding each patient’s individual needs, Dr. Payor aims to provide the highest quality dental care, in a comfortable and caring environment. Dr. Payor’s passion for learning and commitment to continuing education ensures he is up-to-date with the most modern techniques in cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry, allowing him to provide the best possible care to all his patients.

“I believe that education and awareness make up the foundation to our oral health, and through my comprehensive approach I hope to provide you with a healthy and happy smile that you can be proud of.”

When not helping patients meet their goals, Dr. Payor enjoys playing the piano, listening to a wide variety of music, biking, and cooking.

    Dr. Payor is a proud member of:
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society

Dr. Diana Cluff Payor

Dr. Diana Cluff- Payor, known affectionately as Dr. D, is a third generation family dentist, with a passion for helping patients overcome their fears to reach their health goals. Dr. D grew up in East County San Diego, having attended West Hills High School and San Diego State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in biology. In order to gain more experience before earning her doctorate, Dr. D worked as a dental assistant in the practice, getting to know many of our wonderful patients, before she entered dental school. Dr. D earned her degree in dental medicine at Midwestern University, in Glendale, Arizona. In order to ensure she remains on the cutting edge of dentistry, she continues to expand her comprehensive dental skills by engaging in continuing education courses.

Committed to serving her community, Dr. D has returned to her hometown to join the family practice. She strives to provide patients with gentle, compassionate care, and enjoys helping patients reach their dental goals, especially those with dental anxiety.

“Together, we will create a plan that focuses on your individual needs, with a commitment to precision and quality, as well as a relaxing, patient-centered environment.”

She has engaged in outreach programs for patients in hospice, and pediatrics, as well as providing dentistry for community clinics at St. Vincent de Paul. Outside of her passion for dentistry, Dr. D enjoys cooking, road trips, and watching MMA. She is excited to be able to care for her hometown, as a healthcare professional.

Dr. D is a proud member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society



Our resident canine, Chica, with the two docs.