It's not really about us. It's about you.
We make every effort to ensure you feel welcome and comfortable.
At Normandy Dentistry and Lakewood Dentistry, we go above and beyond to create a unique dental experience. We’ve created an inviting space where you can feel completely comfortable and have a high level of confidence in the quality of care you’re receiving. We’ve designed our dental office with you in mind by investing in deluxe patient amenities and leading-edge technology. Our team invites you to visit our practice to experience the difference.
Meet the Doctors
We want you to know us professionally as well as personally. It’s not just about what we know, it’s also about ensuring you’re comfortable with who we are. Click the learn more button below any of our photos to read more about our experience, our lives, and our interest.
Dr. Esteban Valiente
Dr. Valiente has never out grown his passion for helping patients achieve optimal oral health and loves the process of designing someone’s new smile knowing the impact it will have on their life.
Dr. Joseph Lee
His family means the world to him, so when you trust his team with your loved ones, he realizes the importance of that decision. He looks forward to welcoming you and your family personally to the office.
Dr. Antony Thomas
Dr. Antony Thomas is a second-generation dentist who is following in the footsteps of his father. He is proficient and compassionate and strives for comprehensive excellence for patients of all ages.
Dr. Gunjan Harmani
Dr. Harmani believes in providing exceptional, thoughtful and honest treatment and specializes in restorative and esthetic care.
Dr. Gretel Perez Lopez
Dr. Gretel Perez Lopez is passionate about all aspects of dentistry but mostly prosthodontic dentistry. She takes pride in being a reliable, team player who is dedicated to her patients.
Dr. Melissa Brim
Dr. Brim finds that dentistry is the perfect combination of art and science. She enjoys helping people and working with her hands to create something beautiful.
Dr. Scott Kareth
Dr. Kareth has over 20 years of experience and is committed to continuous education so his patients can be confidant that they are in the very best hands.
We pride ourselves in making you feel at home.
We encourage you to take advantage of the suite of patient amenities throughout our office to help you feel at home. If there’s anything else we can do to accommodate your needs, please feel free to let one of our team members know.
- Netflix on TV’s in all patients’ rooms
- Beverage bar
- iPad bar
- Pillows and blankets
- Warm scented towels
- Kids play area
Technology is a Large Part of Who We Are
We utilize leading-edge dental technology as part of our commitment to providing an exceptional level of dentistry. These tools allow us to detect issues earlier, improve the efficiency of your appointments, create more precise treatment plans, and enhance your comfort.
Digital and 3D X-rays
Our digital X-rays emit less radiation, take images faster without any need for processing, and allow us to optimize the images so we can provide a more precise diagnosis.
Our panoramic dental x-ray machine uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to capture the entire mouth in one image. It allows us to plan treatment for dentures, braces, extractions and implants.
We use our intraoral camera to get a closer look at your oral health while also helping to bring you into your own diagnosis and treatment plan. The images from the camera can be projected onto a screen for you to get a dentist’s view of any signs or issues we see.
The CEREC system takes the normal, multi-visit traditional dental crown procedure and cuts it down. You’ll receive your permanent, natural-looking restoration faster than ever!
Isolite Comfort System
Sitting through your dental appointment is now more comfortable thanks to the Isolite system. It has a flexible bite block designed to alleviate soreness from keeping your mouth open while we work, and it has hydration and suction capabilities so we can work more efficiently.
If your treatment requires you to get an injection, we can block any possible discomfort or pain with the gentle vibrations from our DentalVibe.
This place has done wonders for me. I highly recommend this place for dental needs.
They are very Kind and do Terrific dental work, They make patients very comfortable. Dr Lopez is excellent! The best Dentist I have ever had do dental work she has done a root canal & fillings she did an amazing job and makes sure you don't have any pain. Thank u, Dr Lopez 🙂
Normandy Dentistry has been absolutely phenomenal in helping me gain back my confidence with my smile. The team here went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. The atmosphere is warm and relaxing which was needed to help soothe my nerves for the procedures I had to go through. Still more to do, but I know I'm in trusted hands.
It is such an honor to have an awesome doctor that is a gentle giant, in kindness and courtesy with great respect for all clients I recommend Dr. Shaw and his team, they deserve an award of appreciation for there listening skills, a very professional team which have mastered the art of joyfulness treating each client like a family member. Please continue to bring smiles on each person you meet. It’s going to be a lovely year!
Friendliest staff, modern facilities. April is so gentle and provides great conversation. I highly recommend Lakewood Dentistry!
Absolutely amazing. I am so glad I found this place! They are perfect.
The "NICEST" Group of Staff I've "EVER" met... Before moving to Jacksonville I was in Medical Sales and dealt with Office Staff for years. I "HONESTLY" with the exception of Westchester County Medical Group. Had NEVER until today met a Group that came close. Though they didn't alleviate my "fear" of dentists. I'm not as fearful of going back to finish the needed work that has to be done...
For cleaning they were very professional. They offer full mouth Xrays as well as bitewing shots. The Dr. discusses what they see with you and if there are any issues they discuss in detail what their recommendation us.
April was my hygienist and she did and amazing job! Office staff is super friendly and answers all questions thoroughly. Highly recommend Lakewood Dentistry!
I had to wait longer than normal both for my cleaning and for the dentist to come to my room. A little surprised since I received numerous reminder texts and calls saying they’d be ready for me. I love the facilities and my hygienist is great.
Have you ever been to a dental office that smells and looks like a high-end spa? Where every employee smiles, and even in the lobby asks if you're comfortable, would you like a beverage? Think you're going to pay more for all these niceties - NOPE , they are less expensive than my previous dentist! Every exam room is based on a tropical, alluring vacation spot, they have TVs mounted on the ceiling, bring you warmed blankets. And the dentists are REALLY nice, not fake nice , really nice. I encourage everyone to visit Lakewood Dentistry, they are WONDERFUL.
Lakewood Dentistry has always had a fantastic crew of hygienists take care of my family since we moved to Jacksonville almost 3 and a half years ago. We happily maintain our scheduled cleanings, and my children actually get excited to go into their office.
Today, I had the pleasure of getting my cleaning with one of their newest hygienists, Lisa. Her upbeat personality and a vast array of knowledge about things, other than a simple conversation about my teeth, was refreshing. At the same time, she did an amazing job during my cleaning and presented me with several options about taking care of my teeth in between my regular visits to Lakewood.
If you have the opportunity to request a hygienist when scheduling your next cleaning at Lakewood Dentistry, I strongly encourage you to ask for Lisa. You will certainly be glad that you did.
Great modern office, professional environment and straightforward about billings and insurance coverage.