Dr. Carlos Lopez
Dr. Lopez is a 2005 graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is originally from Long Island New York, and completed his general practitioner residency at SUNY Stony Brook in 2006. He is also a SPEAR-trained dentist, meaning that he assesses dental problems as they relate to patients’ underlying conditions, overall health, and health history. This detective work allows him to assess the true causes of his patients’ dental problems, not just treat them on the surface. With this information, he can educate his patients on how to prevent, restore, or avoid further complications in the future.
You See What He Sees
Each year, Dr. Lopez completes extensive training and courses related to modern procedures and technology. Over the past decade, he has earned more than 800 credit hours. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Spear Faculty Club. Even with all of this training, he still believes a picture can be nearly as valuable. That’s why we implement high resolution imaging into every patient exam and consultation… so that you can see exactly the same thing that he does. This enables you to co-plan your care with Dr. Lopez, and to see for yourself what is going on with your teeth.
There’s No Case Too Big
Thanks to his comprehensive training through SPEAR, Dr. Lopez especially enjoys providing care to patients with more complex restorative or cosmetic needs. Some of his favorite procedures to perform involve CEREC crowns, Teeth in a Day implants, porcelain veneers, and ClearCorrect orthodontics.
Outside The Office
As a busy father and husband, Dr. Lopez also enjoys family man activities, like coaching little league and chasing his three children around. He’s also an avid football fan, practices karate (with a mouth guard, of course!) and enjoys hiking when the weather permits.
Dr. Mark Lamborn
Dr. Mark Lamborn was born in Edmonds, Washington but has lived all over the world including Mexico, Germany, and Holland. He attended the University of Nevada, Reno where he studied Nutritional Science and Spanish translation.
Shortly thereafter he headed to San Francisco where he acquired much more than his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. Dr. Lamborn met his wife Paola in “the city” where they married.
Dr. Lamborn is a recipient of the F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and after dental school moved to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma to complete a 1 year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency where he learned techniques to give you the best experience.
Outside The Office
Dr. Lamborn comes to the Riggs family after serving 5 years for the US Army. He enjoys triathlons, anything outdoors and spending time with his family. One of his favorite past times is foosball and he loves to play any challengers. Dr. Lamborn is excited to meet you and bring the best experience he can in the dental chair to you and your family.
Dr. Phillip Garrett
Dr. Phillip Garrett attended Texas A&M University. He went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Garrett chose dentistry because it allowed him to work with people and develop professional skills with his hands. Dr. Garrett loves seeing his patients happy with their surgical outcomes. He is looking forward to providing specialty services and allowing patients to remain in the comfort of their own practice without having to leave and go to a new, unfamiliar place.
Outside The Office
Dr. Garrett is happily married to his wife of more than ten years. Together they have 4 children whom they love and adore. Outside of the office, Dr. Garrett enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports, hiking, and camping.
Schedule Your Visit With Dr. Lopez, Dr. Lamborn and Dr. Garrett
At Riggs Family Dental, our Chandler dentist and staff are here whenever you need us – even if it’s an emergency.
Call us today to ask about our services, like same-day crowns, teeth in a day, and dental implants. New patients are always welcome!