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Our Story

Our family practice is located near the heart of Jacksonville, right across from Downtown. Previously a dental office since the 1960s we are excited to continue serving our wonderful patients in our community. Our goal is for everyone to feel welcome at our office, from the moment you walk through the door to the moment you arrive home. We have designed our practice to allow for safety and care for the entire family. We hope you enjoy your experience at Jax Smiles Dentistry. For more information you can contact us at 904.701.3883 or email us at info@jaxsmilesdentistry.com. We look forward to meeting you!

Meet Your Team

At Jax Smiles Dentistry, our team is like a family. Together, we’re dedicated to providing you with tailored solutions that keep you smiling with the results.

Dr. Elssy Lopez, DDS General Dentist

Dr. Elssy Lopez grew up half an hour away from Jacksonville in Orange Park, FL. She attended the University of Central Florida for her bachelor’s degree where she studied Molecular & Microbiology along with Chemistry and Mathematics. After graduating from UCF, she moved to Maryland where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (D.D.S.) from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, MD.


Dr. Lopez then completed a one-year General Practice Residency at NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn, NY where she enhanced her passion and skills in dental surgery. She is Invisalign, Botox and Dermal Fillers certified. She is also fluent in Spanish and enjoys volunteering and working with children. Dr. Lopez became a dentist because dentistry encompasses her love of art, science, health, and serving others. She is passionate about helping patients feel great about their smile, and her love for dentistry really shows in her work. Dr. Lopez treats every patient with respect and kindness. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, doing arts & crafts, and exploring Jacksonville. To book an appointment with Dr. Lopez please click Book Now!


Dr. Silvia Gomez Saavedra, DDSGeneral Dentist

Dr. Gomez Saavedra is originally from Cuba. She is bilingual and speaks both English and Spanish fluently. She has been a dentist for over 10 years and brings with her a special set of skills. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (D.D.S.) from the University of Medical Sciences of Havana and completed a two year residency at the University of Miami which included one year as a chief resident. She is known for her gentle chairside manner, soft touch, and pride in making each visit as painless and comfortable as possible. Her focus is on comprehensive dentistry and she enjoys bring patients back to health. She is very passionate in helping patients feel comfortable and at ease during their appointments. Dr. Gomez Saavedra enjoys spending time with her family on her time off and getting to know more of Jacksonville every day!

Meet DanielOffice Manager

Originally from Palm Coast, FL, Daniel moved to Jacksonville at a young age. He grew up fixing cars and machines with his dad, and has strong technological knowledge. Now, he loves working in dentistry because it combines hands-on skills around the office, along with building lasting connections with patients. When he's not at work, Daniel enjoys taking care of his animals, spending time with his adorable baby daughter, and doing outdoor activities with his family. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, thanks to his large cultural background.

Meet Yeny Dental Lab Technician

Yeny has worked in the dental field for over 12 years. She enjoys working with patients to achieve their dream smile. Her experience with flexible, acrylic and resin based dentures creates a diverse treatment plan option for our patients. She enjoys being hands on both in the lab and clinic. When she's not working she is spending time with family, and getting to know Jacksonville's best cuisines!

Meet ErikaPatient Coordinator

Erika is bilingual, speaking both Spanish and English fluently. She has experience in the dental field as well as working the education system. Her passionate and caring personality will make you feel at home every time. Erika is always willing to help when needed and enjoys working as a team. When she's not at the office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends on camping trips as well as supporting local businesses.

Meet Yennitza Billing Coordinator

Yennitza graduated in Buisness Administration and has experience working in health and spa clinics in Puerto Rico. She chose to further her skills in the dental field as she enjoys helping patients achieve their dream smile. Yennitza is currently studying dental assisting and loves to work with patients of all ages. She enjoys learning new things and working in the health field. When she isn’t supporting local restaurants, Yennitza enjoys spending time with her kids, traveling, dancing and going to the beach.

Meet Mirena Dental Assistant

Mirena is originally a dentist from Cuba. She has several years of experience in the dental field and bringing with her a unique set of skills. Her warm and motherly personality provides positive energy in our office. When she is not working at the clinic, she enjoys taking walks on the beach and getting to know Jacksonville!

Meet LuisDental Assistant

Luis has been in the dental field for over 8 years. He is originally from Puerto Rico and speaks fluent English and Spanish. On his time off, Luis enjoys traveling, creating videos, taking photos and spending time with family and friends. Luis is passionate about helping our patients feel comfortable and at ease at every appointment. His fun and caring personality creates a great environment at the office.

Meet HectorDental Assistant

Hector is originally from Puerto Rico. He has worked in the dental field for two years. He speaks both English and Spanish. Hector is dedicated to helping and assisting his patients in any way possible. He is passionate about helping our patients feel comfortable and comes to work with a positive energy! On his time off, Hector enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Meet Nicole Dental Assistant

Nicole is originally from Palm Coast, FL. She grew up in Orange Park and speaks English and Portuguese fluently. She has over 2 years of experience in working as a dental assistant and enjoys bring smiles to patients and our team. When she is not at the office she enjoys going to car shows, trying out new restaurants and visiting friends.

Our professional Jax Smiles team takes the time to learn about their patients. They create a friendly and safe environment to ensure you feel comfortable and at ease at your appointment. All our staff is friendly, caring and passionate in what they do. Please call us at (904) 701-3883 to schedule your appointment or to find out more about our dental services.

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