Frank Lozano

Dr. Frank E. Lozano


Dr. Lozano graduated from The University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2004.  After marrying his wife Melody, he pursued his interest in advanced dentistry, moving to Texas to attend Baylor College of Dentistry’s residency in Prosthodontics.  In 2007 he graduated with his certificate in Prosthodontics and his MS degree.   


Upon returning to his hometown of Gainesville he started practice with Dr. Lewis Garrish and took over day to day operations of the practice from him in 2009.  In 2008 Dr. Lozano also became part time clinical faculty at the University Of Florida College of Dentistry in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and teaches in the Center for Implant Dentistry.


Dr. Lozano has been recognized for multiple awards in Dentistry and is a member of the board of the Florida Prosthodontics Association, the American College of Prosthodontics, the Alachua County Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.  He is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology, and participates avidly with that group on projects both inside of and outside of the USA.  He has published multiple dental articles relevant to implant dentistry and photography in dentistry. Dr. Lozano lectures locally, nationally, and internationally to various organizations.


Dr. Lozano also loves photography, long distance off-road cycling and he, his wife Melody and their three boys enjoy attending and volunteering at their church, Trinity United Methodist.  

Martin Lalama

Dr. Martin S. Lalama


Dr. Lalama earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2017. He decided to advance his studies and pursued a residency in Prosthodontics. He served as chief resident there, and in 2020 graduated again from UF College of Dentistry with a certificate in Prosthodontics and MS degree. He joined Lozano Dental Care immediately after residency.

He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, Florida Prosthodontics Association, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the International Team for Implantology.

Dr. Lalama met his wife, Maria, in high school, and years later married her during his last year of dental residency. They had an intimate ceremony in Sintra, Portugal with close family and friends. Dr. Lalama was born in Ambato, Ecuador, and has lived most of his life in Florida. His family in Gainesville, FL includes two English Bulldogs, Chubs and Mila, who take up most of his free time, and it is not unusual to see all 4 together around town.

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Financial Coordinator - Joined the practice in 2010

Born and raised in Ohio, my family has loved Gainesville since we moved here in 2009. I have joyfully worked for Lozano Dental Care since 2010 and expect to be here for a long time.

I work directly with our patients throughout their dental care. Also, answer any treatment and insurance questions. I want everyone to be comfortable with the investment they are making in their health and smile. You can feel confident that we, as a team, build relationships with our patients.


Patient Coordinator- Joined the practice in 2015

I was born in Canada and moved to Gainesville in my early teens. I have since lived here and enjoy this area tremendously. I joined the practice in 2015 with over 10 years of administrative & medical management experience. I take great pride and concern in communicating with our patients. Sometimes healthcare can seem overwhelming, hopefully I can assist in clearing up any concerns. Outside of work I enjoy outdoor activities with my son (especially trips to the beach) and traveling as often as I can with my friends and family.


Dental Assistant- Joined the practice in 2005- Bilingual

I was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States with my husband Allen. We have 2 grown children; our son lives here in Gainesville and our daughter lives out west. I attended Santa Fe College and received two assisting certifications, one for Dental and the other for Medical. I have a passion for helping people especially the elderly. I enjoy hanging out with my family and gardening. 

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Dental Assistant- Joined the Practice in 2017

My family and I are originally from New Jersey and moved to Keystone Heights in 2004. I was a dental assistant in New Jersey and trained on the job. I really enjoyed on the job training and getting my certification doing so. Upon moving to Florida I completed my expanded duties and

x-ray certification at the University of Florida. I understand fear can cause some people to negate their oral care and I try my best to help alleviate any anxiety my patients may experience. In my spare time I am always on the look out for a good bargain! I enjoy consignment shopping, garage sales, and I will travel for good food. My husband and I also enjoy attending our sons sports games at school


Hygienist- Joined the practice in 2006

Florida Native I attended school at Santa Fe for my degree in Dental Hygiene. I met my husband Jason at Harry's Restaurant when I worked there while going to school. We've been married 15 years and have 2 wonderful kids, a son and daughter. As a family we enjoy all outdoor activities together. My field of work really inspires me because I empathize with patients who have severe dental anxiety, and make it my goal to alleviate as much stress as possible.


Hygienist- Joined the Practice in 2007- Bilingual

I was a Dentist in China before my family moved to the United States.

I later got my degree as a Dental Hygienist and have enjoyed living in Gainesville these past years. My son is going to school up in Michigan and I enjoy going back to China to see my family. I assist the University of Florida with Chinese Doctors that come over to see Shands and other practices in Gainesville. I have always had a passion for helping and am thoroughly fascinated by Dentistry. 


Hygienist- Joined the practice in 2018

Born and raised in Florida I attended Santa Fe College for my certificate in dental assisting. After assisting for 3 years I decided to continue my education and became a dental hygienist. As a hygienist my goal is to make my patients as comfortable as possible while educating and promoting dental health. Outside of work my husband and I are inseparable and enjoy traveling (we just eloped 2018 in Hawaii) and spending time together at our lake house.

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