Meet Dr. Lopez With Dr. Lopez, you are in the care of a highly qualified dental leader who puts people first.

Dr. James Lopez graduated from the University of Tennessee and received his dental degree from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences. He graduated in 1979 with two masters degrees in orthodontics and pediatric dentistry.


While in Tennessee, Dr. Lopez served as Chief of Dentistry in the Child Development Center at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, assisting children with cleft lip and palate and other special needs. He also served as Clinical Director of the Department of Orthodontics in the College of Dentistry. Dr. Lopez now serves on many dental and civic boards, advises colleges on education of dental hygienists and has accomplished primary research, publishing his work in orthodontics. He was recently installed as the President of the Georgia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  Dr. Lopez is the Georgia delegate to the American Dental Association. He also serves as a Trustee for the Georgia Dental Association, member of the DentaQuest (Medicaid) Advisory Board for the State of Georgia, and a member of the

Muscogee County Board of Health. Dr. Lopez has also been

elected to the International College of Dentists.


This wealth of experience is applied to your care. Dr. Lopez also uses referrals when needed and applies the same high standards to those colleagues.


In addition to many dental awards, Dr. Lopez is the recipient of the Boy Scouts of America's highest honor to adults, the Silver Beaver Award, and has volunteered dental services in Central America. He serves on the Boards of Boy Scouts and the Boy's Club. Dr. Lopez has served on the Board of the Columbus Youth Soccer Association.

Our Purpose

We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and professional environment that enhances the total well being and self esteem of our patients and parents through the best pediatric dental and orthodontic care attainable. Our goal is to serve and support our referring professionals by providing their patients with the highest level of orthodontic and pediatric care available.  Dr. Lopez and team, customize treatment for each patient, with that individual’s priorities and exceptions in mind.

Dual Specialty Dental Care

The Convenience of Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry in the Same Location!  We provide orthodontics (braces) for children and adults.


Your children can also see Dr. Lopez for regular preventive and corrective care (pediatric dentistry).

Patient Focused

Our primary goal is to serve you and your family with exceptional service.  The health of your child's teeth and the quality of his or her smile affect their entire life. We are committed to enhancing  total well-being by providing the best in orthodontic and pediatric dental care. Our staff is highly qualified and will do their best to make your visit a pleasant one.


Your family will be in an enthusiastic and nurturing environment. Our building was designed with Dr. Lopez's patients and parents in mind. You will relax in our rooms with a view. Separate rooms are specially designed for each type of care and patient. Our pediatric rooms have a comfortable parent chair. Dr. Lopez uses the highest quality sterilization infection control methods and equipment to meet our goal of providing the highest level of service for our patients.

Dr. Lopez provides a perfect dental home for your children.
You and Your Child’s First Visit

A first visit is a time to get to know one another. You and your child will be introduced to Dr. Lopez and his staff and be led through our cutting edge pediatric dental and orthodontic clinic. We will take extra time with your children to ensure they will be relaxed on this and future visits. We will discuss your immediate needs. All fees and will be discussed in advance. For our patients with insurance, we will let you know ahead of time your estimated payment portion.


Usually, a first visit for a dental patient will include a cleaning followed by x-rays. Dr. Lopez will examine the x-rays of your child’s teeth then discuss with you anything that may need attention.


A first visit for an orthodontic patient will include discussing your child’s unique smile and ways to improve it. Dr. Lopez will discuss cost, treatment time and cases that are similar to yours so that you will have an idea of what is achievable.


We encourage questions from both the patient and the parent, and as such, we provide ample time to answer your questions.

Look no further than our experienced team!
Choose a Pediatric Dental Specialist for Your Child.

Dr. Lopez is a pediatric dentist, he specializes in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Through extra years of schooling, training, experience, and certification, a pediatric dentist like Dr. Lopez is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, and adolescents.


Choose a Pediatric Dentist

A pediatric patient not only has a different dentition than adults but he/she may have specific dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These needs may include orthodontics, dental sealants, fluoride applications or home treatments, or just simply education in oral hygiene. In addition to treating existing dental problems, our office focuses on prevention through patient and parent education. We like to feel that you and your child do not come to our office to have their ”cavities fixed” but rather to prevent them. Our mission is to provide all of the educational tools necessary for our patients to enjoy a cavity-free future.

Dr. Lopez straightens smiles for everyone in your family.
We are devoted to Beautiful smiles!

Dr. Lopez is the only pediatric dentist in the Columbus area who has a Masters in Orthodontics. Having spent 2 years studying smiles and ways to improve them using braces and clear aligners he is the clear choice for

orthodontic care for adults and children.





You can have the smile you’ve always dreamed of. There are several benefits to having your smile improved as an adult including having better self esteem, more confidence and easier dental hygiene.


Dr. Lopez and his staff are devoted to beautiful smiles and has orthodontic solutions to fit every budget and lifestyle. His fees vary with the complexity of each unique smile but easy payment plans can be arranged to suit. During your first orthodontic visit we will carefully review your unique smile and show you similar cases Dr. Lopez has worked on so you can understand what is achievable.

Dr. Lopez not only treats children in his practice but adults, too!
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We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!


1834 Warm Springs Road

Columbus, GA 31904 map

James I. Lopez, DDS, MS, MS, PC Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. About discrimination and translations.