Meet Dr. DeLopez
Dr. Tom DeLopez was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Hialeah, Florida. He attended Florida State University on a football scholarship. After graduating from FSU, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Emory University College of Dentistry.
Upon graduation Dr. DeLopez served in the US Army as a dental officer, attaining the rank of major before he was honorably discharged and began private practice in Tallahassee.
Dr. DeLopez is the former president of the Leon County Dental Association and has lectured at numerous state and national level dental conferences, including the nation’s largest, the Chicago Mid-Winter Conference. He has authored many articles for national and international dental journals. He has appeared on the cover of the nation’s leading monthly dental periodical, Dentistry Today, twice. This is an honor that is reserved for just 30 dentists per year, nationally.
Dr. DeLopez has won medals at the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s annual smile gallery competition in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In the 2008 competition he won a record five gold medals.
These accomplishments and honors demonstrate Dr. DeLopez’ skill and artistry as a dentist. What they tell you as a patient is that not only is he up to date with the latest techniques and technology, but that he is recognized by his peers and his profession as an outstanding practioner and innovator. He has been invited many times to share his philosophy and clinical techniques with dentists throughout the world.
Dr. DeLopez’ passion is to help you have a smile of our dreams while at the same time gaining and maintaining comfortable, healthy, functional teeth and gums for a lifetime.
He will help you determine immediate and long term goals for your teeth and mouth and approach your treatment in a manner that best meets your needs at this time. If you are 30 you may need those teeth for another 60 years or so.
Remember, as your teeth come into your mouth between the ages of 6 and 13 the enamel is fully formed. The only changes that occur to that enamel are wear, breakage or decay. Dr. DeLopez strongly believes in protecting as much healthy tooth structure as possible for you his patients.
Call or visit our office today and see if we may be the office to serve your dental needs.