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About Dr. Thomas DeLopez, Tallahassee Dentist

Dr. Tom DeLopez received his B.A. from Florida State University in 1967 and his D.D.S. from Emory University in 1971. He spent 3 years in the U.S. Army as a dental officer and then entered private practice in Tallahassee in 1974. He is the former president of Leon County Dental Association and maintains a full time practice that emphasizes restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. DeLopez is truly an artist in cosmetic dentistry, as was demonstrated in the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s 2008 Smile Gallery Competition where he won 5 gold metals. This is the highest number of gold metals ever awarded to an individual in an annual competition.

Tallahasee Dentistry Dr. DeLopez's Gold Medal Winning Patient

In 2002 he began sharing his techniques and insights with dentists throughout the United States by writing articles for national clinical dental journals. Since then, Dr. DeLopez has had numerous articles published in the nation's leading clinical dental journals.  He has twice been selected to appear on the cover of Dentistry Today, an honor that is reserved for just 36 dentists each year. His article on Predictable Pressed Ceramic Anterior Restorations, published in Dentistry Today in April of 2002, was selected from among hundreds of articles to be reprinted in FAMDENT, a dental journal published in India.

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Articles by Dr. Thomas DeLopez, Tallahassee Dentist

Efficient Face-Bow Utilization: An Essential Step to Predictable Aesthetics

Modern face-bows and articulators are absolutely essential for producing consistently predictable outstanding aesthetic restorations, and they have become extremely accurate and easy to use. This article is about how to use the face-bow efficiently to achieve great aesthetics.    

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Dentistry Today, for Tallahassee Dentist Dr. DeLopez

Dentistry Today, October 2003 - Aesthetic Posterior Crowns With Minimal Tooth Reduction

This article describes Dr. DeLopez' technique for fabricating aesthetic molar crowns while removing 50% less tooth structure than is required with traditional crown preparation techniques.  

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Dentistry Today, June 2003 - Molar Crowns That Are Faster, Better, and More Enjoyable

Dentistry Today, for Tallahassee Dentist Dr. DeLopez

This article describes Dr. DeLopez' technique for for providing high quality molar crowns with maximum comfort for the patient and with minimum stress for the dentist.      

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Dentistry Today, for Tallahassee Dentist Dr. DeLopez

Dentistry Today, October 2002 - Limited and Phased Treatment of Worn Anterior Teeth

Custom tailoring smiles for the individual is both challenging and rewarding. Not every patient needs to have all of their teeth crowned. Many patients want to retain their own individualized smile, even if it does not have a Hollywood look.              

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Quality Digital Photography for under $1000

Quality Digital Photos, for Tallahassee Dentist Dr. DeLopez

 

This is a basic article on the use of digital photography for communication from the dentist to the laboratory technician. This is essential when providing the patient with aesthetic crowns and veneers.         

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