About Us

Little Bytes Pediatric Dentistry

Meet Dr. Michelle Haghpanah

Meet Dr. Michelle Haghpanah,

Dr. Michelle is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and lives in Palo Alto with her husband, Cyrous, a Bay Area native, and two daughters: Ava and Tara. They also have a very energetic dachshund named Jax. You can often find them at the Magical Bridge or Mitchell Park Library. If you see them, say hello!
Dr. Michelle’s interest in pediatric dentistry comes from her strong belief in prevention and desire to help others. Dr. Michelle double majored in biology and computer science at Fairfield University and obtained her Master of Public Health at Yale University. Dr. Michelle went onto complete her dental degree at New York University. Given her love for children and desire to promote prevention, Dr. Michelle completed her pediatric dental residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center where she was chief resident. Dr. Michelle is an Associate Professor at University of the Pacific and has privileges at both Lucile Packard Children’s and Stanford Hospitals.
Dr. Michelle’s favorite color is blue and her favorite cartoon character is Peppa Pig. In her free time, Dr. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and community service. Dr. Michelle participates in medical/dental outreaches locally and internationally such as the dental mission she was on in Guatemala.

Dr. Michelle believes in building a dental home from an early age. She looks forward to working as a team to help teach and promote oral health.


The Mount Sinai Medical Center,
Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry · 2012
The Mount Sinai Medical Center,
Certificate of General Practice (G.P.R.) · 2010
New York University
Dentistry (D.D.S.) · 2009
Yale University, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases (M.P.H.) · 2004
Fairfield University, Biology and Computer Science (B.S.) · 2002

Professional Memberships:

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry ABPD

  • American Association of Pediatric DentistryAAPD

  • American Dental AssociationADA

  • California Society of Pediatric DentistryCSPD

  • California Dental Association CDA

  • Mid-Peninsula Dental Society MPDS

  • Santa Clara County Dental Society SCCDS

About Isabel Esquivel

Isabel, our treatment coordinator, is a Bay Area Native. She grew up in Mountain View and graduated from Los Altos High school. Isabel attended Foothill College and San Jose State to obtain her degree in Criminal Justice. After becoming a new mom, Isabel decided to go back to school to obtain her certificate in dental assisting. Isabel loves getting to know patients by name and educating them on how to keep their smiles healthy. Isabel’s favorite color is purple and her favorite cartoon characters are Batman and Belle. In her spare time, Isabel likes to spend time with her husband and 4 year old daughter, Eva. When you see Isabel, ask about her Bat mobile!

About Lisa Zoeller MS, RD, CDN

Lisa is a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, a Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist and member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Lisa is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children and their families through nutrition and lifestyle education and counseling.
Lisa attended Villanova University, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Lisa left a career in Finance to pursue her passion of educating and promoting the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle to others, and she completed her Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition at New York University.
Lisa’s interest in working with children and their families was piqued while working as both an inpatient and outpatient dietitian at hospitals in New York City. She saw first hand the importance of proper nutrition for overall children’s health and realizing the importance of educating not only children but families and encouraging families to work together.

After spending her entire life on the East Coast, Lisa recently relocated to the Bay Area, where she is embracing the wonderful weather and lifestyle that Northern California has to offer. Lisa is looking forward to working with Dr. Michelle and her patients to help teach and promote oral and nutritional health.

Our Mission

Empower children to achieve a lifetime of healthy bytes.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality oral health care and education to children through innovation and technology, thus empowering them to achieve a lifetime of healthy bytes.


853 Middlefield Road,
Suite #2
Palo Alto CA 94301

Tel: (650) 322-9837
Fax: (650) 600-8019


Financing Options Available


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