Meet Dr. Molly
Dr. Molly Lopez-Cepero (Dr. Molly) joined our practice in August 2016. Previously, she practiced in Nashville, TN, but grew up in Lambertville, MI. Dr. Molly loves the small town feel where she grew up and is reminded of that here in Lubbock, TX. After a successful high school academic and soccer career, she continued on to Spring Arbor University to pursue soccer and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology. She attended The Ohio State University Dental School where she completed research with some foremost in the pediatric dental community. She completed her pediatric residency at The University of Rochester in New York.
Dr. Molly met her loving husband, David, at a summer soccer ministry called “On Goal.” She is an avid dog lover and even completed research projects on the calming effect of dogs in a dental office. Dr. Molly and David have two sweet boys, Liam and Declan, and two wonderful dogs, Kiko (Shepherd Mix) and Zeke (Beauceron). Dr. Molly completed a rigorous training program with both Kiko and Zeke to become certified therapy dogs. Dr. Molly loves to volunteer with her therapy dogs to bring joy to others. She loves to spend time with her family and friends. She also enjoys soccer, running, cycling, exercising, and reading.
Throughout the years of traveling to complete her schooling, Dr. Molly has enjoyed the relationships developed in each city. She loves to connect with people and values each person uniquely created by God for a purpose.
Education and Experience
Dr. Molly completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Spring Arbor University. While there she played soccer and it taught her how to work hard to manage time to have a successful academic and soccer career. She spent her final semester in Brazil working at a hospital, teaching English to a local community, and playing soccer for Santos.
Dr. Molly then earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at The Ohio State University where she learned from and did research projects with world-renowned and respected pediatric dentists. She is very thankful for her faculty that fanned the spark she had for pediatric dentistry.
That spark turned into a flame when Dr. Molly was accepted to the extremely competitive Pediatric Dental Residency program at the University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health. She had the opportunity to learn about how to help multiple medically compromised children, children with craniofacial anomalies, practice her skill of behavior management techniques, along with many other helpful pediatric dental skills. While at the University of Rochester Dr. Molly completed her research in therapy dogs in the dental office and the ability a therapy dog has to help decrease anxiety of children during visits. She is passionate about this and excited to bring this to Parkview. Dr. Molly is proud to be a board certified pediatric dentistry by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Molly with her family
Dr. Molly and her husband David moved to Nashville, TN where she practiced dentistry before moving to Lubbock, TX. She was drawn to Lubbock because of the unique environment Parkview has to provide exceptional care for God’s children. Although far from Michigan, Dr. Molly is proud to call Lubbock, TX home.