Hi, I am Dr. Lopez, I am a Pediatric Dentist and I am looking forward to helping your child have a great dental experience. I grew up in Bogota, Colombia, and I’ve lived in the Riverview-Brandon community for 20 years. It has been a joy to see the immense growth of the community over the course of my time here. I graduated from Dental School at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia, South America in 1989. After marrying my husband, I moved to the United States and obtained my DDS from Case Western University School of Dentistry, Cleveland, Ohio in 1994. Next, I pursued my specialty in Pediatric Dentistry at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and the Pediatric Dentistry Department at Case Western Reserve University.
As a dedicated provider, I am constantly pursuing continuing education by attending annual meetings through the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Florida Dental Association, the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the West Coast District Dental Association. This allows me to provide top-quality care by staying current on the latest and greatest in dental technology and care.
I am passionate about learning new and innovative technologies to help children have a fun, positive dental visit in a gentle and caring environment. I believe the patient’s experience during dental treatment is as important as the treatment itself. This is why I ensure that relationships with my patients are based on trust, kindness, and compassion.
I take extra steps to make my patients’ visit a great one. Children are very perceptive, and I gain their trust by being sincere and using body language and words they can understand.
I have been married for 30 years and my husband is a Physician Anesthesiologist who works in Pain Management in Plant City. We have two children—a 23-year-old and a 14-year-old—and a loving white cat named Coco. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, as I’m involved in my children’s activities. My youngest son plays competitive tennis and I am often traveling for tournaments.
My family is very music-oriented. We love to sing and play the piano at home. I also enjoy traveling with my family, as that has allowed me to value the customs and traditions of different cultures.
With a maternal approach, I have empathy for the feelings parents have when they entrust their children to me for treatment. I listen to their expectations and work together with them as a team to achieve the best dental experience for their child. I guide and involve parents in every step of the treatment.
With over 20 years of experience, I have treated countless children of all ages and personalities, including special needs patients. This experience gives me confidence that I can treat children in a professional and safe manner. Safety is my first priority.
My goal is to provide personalized, quality care to my patients and to make their experience as enjoyable and positive as possible.
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