Welcome to the Your Family Dental practice! I’m Dr. Lorraine Riopedre-Gomez, and I love getting to know our community, one patient at a time. I appreciate each of my patients for who they are and respect each person’s opinions and ideas. I know that open communication is key to my job, and always take the time to chat with each patient. I will answer any questions and make sure that everyone is fully aware of their options for care.
After completing my undergraduate degree and earning a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology in 2010 from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in San Germán (in Puerto Rico), I graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, School of Dental Medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I then enrolled in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at NYU Langone which provided me with advanced training in clinical dentistry and applied basic sciences. The program was a fantastic postdoctoral training program geared to enhance my skills as a general practitioner.
In addition to my formal schooling, I am enthusiastic about pursuing continuing education both on a local and a national level. I feel that it is important to keep current with evolving techniques and materials to provide state-of-the-art treatment options for my patients. One of the advanced certifications that I earned and particularly enjoyed was the Invisalign Certification at NYU Langone Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY (in June of 2018). During my years of education and research, I focused on the study of Periodontal Disease and Salivary Cytokines in Adolescents and was able to present my findings in educational sessions and forums. I am a firm believer in clinical screening for early detection of oral, head and neck cancer and include this in my examination of all my patients.
As a member of the American Dental Education Association, the American Association of Women Dentists, the American Association for Dental Research, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Association of Endodontists, I routinely participate in meetings that highlight issues that directly affect my patients at Your Family Dental. My strong desire for ever-continuing education and information has made me a well-rounded practitioner with expertise in a variety of dental disciplines.
Our dental team consists of knowledgeable and friendly dental professionals. You’ll find a friendly face to greet you at the front desk. You will be guided through your treatment by qualified dental assistants that are very passionate about providing an exceptional experience to our patients. Our hygienists are gentle and thorough when cleaning your teeth. You’ll notice consistent and caring attention to each individual patient.
I truly love living on the east coast of Florida. While I was raised in Puerto Rico, I consider Florida my home and enjoy all of the amenities that this lovely state offers. My husband and I stay busy chasing around our French Bulldog, Lola! We can often be seen frequenting dog-friendly venues with our fur-baby, and we also enjoy traveling. I also relish the opportunity to give back and enjoy participating in community service projects such as “Give Kids a Smile,” “Smile for Success,” while providing community counseling and evaluation to promote good oral health.