About Dr. Lopez
Dr. Paul C. Lopez joined Michigan Oral Surgeons in 2014 after completing his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Michigan Health System. Dr. Lopez originally hails from New York State. He was born in Manhattan and grew up in Yonkers. He gained his first interest in dentistry while working at a neuro-rehabilitation facility. He fell in love with the complexity of restoring both function and aesthetics to the mouth and face. He decided to pursue oral and maxillofacial surgery because he enjoyed the challenge presented by this broad subspecialty and the transformational results that can be achieved.
Dr. Lopez is the proud father of four — Maya, Elia, Coralie, and Lennox — and his wife, Katie, originally hails from Michigan. When it came time to select a school to complete his dental and medical training, he knew that the University of Michigan was the perfect choice for his family and his education. Dr. Lopez comes to our practice with a wealth of knowledge and experience gained throughout his training. While studying at Michigan, he was presented with several awards including the Ida Gray Award, which is given to a member of the dental school community who has contributed to creating a multicultural climate of care, acceptance, and welcome. He also earned the Chalmers J. Lyons Academy Award in Excellence in Oral Surgery. Dr. Lopez’s top priority is to provide the most highly executed surgical treatment for every patient while maintaining a friendly and comfortable atmosphere in our offices. As a father, he understands the apprehension that can accompany oral surgery and strives to provide the same top-rated service and treatment he would provide to his own children.
Education & Residency
Dr. Lopez attended the University of Connecticut for his undergraduate degree and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Neurobiology. After college, Dr. Lopez chose to continue his education by attending the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). Dr. Lopez felt he could give his patients the best experience by furthering his education and knowledge and attending medical school. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School.
In addition, he has received specialty training in dentoalveolar reconstruction and corrective jaw surgery and received three consecutive U of M Medical School Bronze Beeper Awards — presented to resident physicians who exemplify the high standards of medical student education, leadership, and patient care. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial residency at the University of Michigan Hospital System.
- Member, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Member, Chalmers Lyons Academy
- Member, Michigan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Member, Xi Psi Phi International Dental Fraternity
- Member, American Dental Association
- Member, Michigan Dental Association
- Member, American College of Surgeons