Rafael Lopez, DDS Founder and Lead Surgeon

Rafael Lopez, DDS Founder and Lead Surgeon

Meet Dr. Rafael Lopez

Dr. Rafael Lopez is the founder and lead dental surgeon here at Loval Dental. He has extensive experience with implant dentistry and has completed implantology coursework at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Since opening our family-owned and operated practice in 2015, Dr. Lopez’s vision for Loval Dental has been a place where everyone can receive outstanding care at prices they can afford from experienced professionals who treat you like a person, not just a patient.

Dr. Lopez practices out of our dental offices in Mexicali, San Luis, and Los Algodones, Mexico. He is fluent in English and Spanish.


Doctorate Degree

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Mexico City, Mexico

Advanced Training & Continuing Education

Diploma in Dental Implantology

Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA

Diploma in Implant Prosthetics

Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA

Advanced Training in Surgery

Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA

Dental Implants Course

Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Boston, MA

Full Arch Rehabilitation Seminar With All-on-4®

Solution United Smile Center
Louisville, KY

Guided Surgery Planning With NobelClinician®

Nobel Biocare
Mexico City, Mexico

Dr. Lopez’s vision for our practice in Los Algodones, Mexicali, and San Luis is a place where anyone can receive top-quality dental care at prices they can afford. Dentistry in the U.S. is needlessly expensive. You can get the same high level of treatment from world-class dentists just minutes across the border at Loval Dental.


American Academy of Implant Dentistry

La Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial (Mexican Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

Asociación Dental Mexicana (Mexican Dental Association)

Specialties & Services

5-Star Reviews For Dr. Lopez and Team


Mariana Juarez


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This is an awesome place, great work ethic, all the staff is so knowledgeable and friendly can’t say enough great things about this place

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Cheryl Enders


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Dr. Rafael Lopez has done many implants on me over the years. He has many specialists on his staff. I feel very comfortable having work done here and wouldn’t think of going elsewhere! 

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Other Professionals At Loval Dental

  • Dr. Jesus Mayoral

    Dr. Jesus Mayoral Prosthodontist

  • Dr. Vanessa Mendoza

    Dr. Vanessa Mendoza Dental Surgeon and Implantologist

  • Dr. Fernanda Montaño

    Dr. Fernanda Montaño Dental Surgeon

  • Dr. Claudia Castro

    Dr. Claudia Castro Periodontics Specialist

  • Dr. Heidy Moreno

    Dr. Heidy Moreno  Endodontic Specialist

  • Dr. Karem Arroyo

    Dr. Karem Arroyo Orthodontic Specialist

  • Dr. Alan Velazquez

    Dr. Alan Velazquez Orthodontic Specialist

  • Dr. Nathalia Meillon

    Dr. Nathalia Meillon Dental Surgeon

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LOVAL Dental

LOVAL Dental is dedicated to providing safe, high-quality treatment to patients from the U.S, Canada, and Mexico at our offices in Los Algodones and Mexicali. With us, you can take advantage of affordable rates and the latest techniques in the field. Our dentists are affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Asociación Dental Mexicana
  • Colegio Mexicano de Implantología Bucal y Maxilofacial

To get started with a free consultation, fill out our form or call (928) 377-4565.

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