Meet Dr. Lopes & Our Team
Jeffrey C. Lopes, DMD
Dr. Jeffrey Lopes has enjoyed practicing dentistry in Sonoma, California, since 1982. He returned to his county of birth after a childhood in Los Altos, California, and then pursued his undergraduate education in biology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Dr. Lopes obtained his graduate degree (DMD) from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey in 1980. He is a longtime member in good standing of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Sonoma Dental Association, Redwood Empire Chapter.
Dr. Lopes attained the status of Graduate from the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in 2006, and he has been involved in LVI advanced dental training for more than 10 years. He has studied not only state-of-the-art aesthetic treatment, but also the evaluation and treatment of various bite-related diseases and their consequences. This has allowed him to alleviate certain symptoms and to help those who have had a lifetime of pain and discomfort. Dr. Lopes has also received advanced training through LVI in laser dentistry, sleep disordered breathing treatment, and dental implants. In all of his care and treatment, he strives to help his patients achieve a healthy and rewarding life. He believes that prevention is truly the key for avoidance of future problems.
Dr. Lopes has tried to help those in need throughout the years by donating his time and expertise to those associated with Hanna Boys Center and the Mentoring Alliance in Sonoma and to help them achieve good oral health. This has been a truly rewarding experience for him.
He tries to balance the demanding schedule of dentistry with activities that keep him physically active, such as bike riding, snow and water skiing, and gardening, as well as stimulated, such as amateur wine making, reading, and guitar playing. Dr. Lopes’s wife of 30 years, Judy, is a qualified interior design specialist, and his son and daughter are both active in theatre and dance.
Local Dental Professional Receives Fellow Designation from LVI
April 10, 2015 –
Dr. Jeffrey Lopes has earned the designation of Fellow from LVI Global (LVI).
The LVI Fellow designation recognizes that a dentist has completed a series of studies on the clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide comprehensive aesthetic treatment for the dental patient as taught in LVI’s Core Series. The Fellow distinction is awarded only to those doctors who successfully complete a comprehensive exam covering the skills and techniques taught in the LVI CORE (Core I- Core VII) Series. Successful completion of the exam and awarding of the distinction of LVI Fellow recognizes the doctor’s ongoing commitment to Life Long Learning. In order to be considered an LVI Fellow, a doctor must participate in the LVI CORE Curriculum (Core I- Core VII), which includes a minimum of 278 continuing dental education hours of training in advanced aesthetics and neuromascular science and successfully complete the comprehensive examination to reflect an understanding of the clinical skills and principles taught in this series.
Dr. Lopes has set himself apart by choosing the path of lifelong learning and undergoing elective, continuous training at LVI. Dr. Lopes has exemplified a desire to maintain the best clinical ability in order to offer a high level of Aesthetic Neuromuscular Dentistry. This dedication distinguishes Dr. Lopes by proving his dedication to quality of care and a desire to master complex procedures in order to provide the best comprehensive care for his/her dental patients.
Meet Our Team
Our dental team is dedicated to providing you and your family with quality dentistry and outstanding patient care. Each member of our team is compassionate and helpful, as well as highly educated and skilled. We welcome you to contact us today at our Sonoma, California, dental practice to learn more and to set up your next appointment with our talented dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Lopes. We look forward to getting to know you!
Laurie – Practice Management/Registered Dental Assistant
Laurie earned her Associate in Science degree and completed a registered dental assistant program in 1980. She has been part of our practice for more than 14 years, and she loves the close team we have at our practice. We work well together, we excel in quality patient care, and we have fun while we work, too! Laurie is a great asset to our practice because of her great knowledge of dentistry together with administrative skills; she began her dental career as a chairside assistant, so with her clinical knowledge combined with her office management skills, she is able to answer our patients’ questions quickly and efficiently. It is Laurie’s passion to give our patients an excellent dental experience.
Laurie and her husband, Carlos, have a kitty son named Mango. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, snow skiing, travel, and music.
Monica – Registered Dental Hygienist
Monica earned her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from the University of California, San Francisco, and she joined our dental team over 5 years ago. She enjoys being part of our practice because we all strive to give the highest quality of dentistry to our patients and we care about them as people. Monica strives to be thorough and caring in her treatment of our patients, and she loves that the staff here works hard and works well together.
When she isn’t working, Monica enjoys tennis, gardening, and baking.
Stephanie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Stephanie attended Santa Rosa Junior College and joined our dental team over six years ago. She likes the fun, relaxing atmosphere at our office, and she enjoys working with a team that gets along so well. Stephanie has a compassionate nature, which comes across in the way she helps her patients care for their long-term health.
Stephanie has been married for ten years and has two sons, Van (7) and Ty (2). In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, reading, and spending time with her boys.
Judy – Front Office Patient Coordinator
As our patient coordinator, Judy works with our patients to ensure each visit to our office is as enjoyable and pleasant as possible. She is dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible experience each time they visit our practice. Judy has studied interior design and is also responsible for our office’s wonderful décor.
Carly – Dental Assistant
I have been in dental field since 2006. I started as a receptionist and I have worked my way to becoming a dental assistant. My mission as a dental assistant is to provide a caring, safe, and pleasant atmosphere for patients while taking care of their dental needs. It is my pleasure and responsibility to make sure every individual patient is made to feel welcomed and respected. I have always been eager to learn more about dentistry, and hope to continue to advance in the field.
Aside from my passion for dentistry, I enjoy almost anything having to do with the outdoors. I love to stay active by hiking, snowboarding and wakeboarding. I also enjoy drawing and painting.
Joelle Lopes – Registered Dental Hygienist
Joelle has been a member of our team since August of 2014 and she enjoys working locally with the community of Sonoma. She also loves working at our practice because our team and patients feel like family to her. Joelle contributes to the success of the practice by being her patients’ advocate to ensure the best quality of dental care that is personal and comfortable. Prior to her dental career, Joelle graduated from SRJC and she earned the team leader award and Dean’s Honors. She also received an award from Redwood Empire Dental Society and she performed volunteer dental cleaning in Mexico during her summer break. She plans to travel in the future and extend her services to other communities in need.
Joelle was born and raised in Petaluma and she is the youngest of four girls. In her free time, she likes to go to the beach, hike, camp, practice yoga and pilates, snowboard, mountain bike, and do anything outdoors.