Meet Dr. Lucas

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Dr. Lucas was born and raised in the Central Valley of California in the agricultural town of Turlock. At a young age he developed a strong passion for science and art, and he found himself winning many competitions in these areas. His other passion has always been people. Dr. Lucas has always loved getting to know individuals, making them laugh, serving them, and ultimately just making people smile.

 

At Brigham Young University, Dr. Lucas earned his Bachelor of Science degree. It was during these college years that he discovered he could combine all of his strengths and passions into helping people achieve beautiful smiles through orthodontics. He attended dental school at the distinguished University of California San Francisco where he served as class president and received a score on his National Dental Board Exam that was in the top 1 percentile in the country. He was also awarded the Omicron Kappa Upsilon scholarship for outstanding academic record.

 

After receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS), he remained at UCSF to complete a 3-year specialty training residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics as well as a Masters degree in Orofacial Sciences. Here, Dr. Lucas received in-depth training in the treatment of cleft lip and palate, Invisalign, mini-implants and other cutting edge orthodontic treatment from world-renowned instructors. He also published several articles in peer-reviewed journals on research he did on root-resorption and near-infrared imaging of dental decay. Treating some of the most complex orthodontic cases in the Bay Area, he was motivated by the way orthodontics could truly transform a person’s self-confidence, enhancing not only their smile but their whole demeanor.

 

Running, fishing, biking, scuba diving, and spending time outdoors are things Dr. Lucas has always enjoyed. It was while running the American River Parkway Half-Marathon with his wife, Corin, that they first fell in love with the area. His zeal for running has since turned pathologic, as he now participates in ultra-distance races every year. You may see him on the trails in the Folsom-El Dorado Hills area.

 

Dr. Lucas and his wife have three little ones, Logan, Ava, and Zoe. When not at the office, Dr. Lucas is usually picking up their toys or laughing at their silly personalities.

 

He loves working with the best orthodontic team ever and is looking forward to meeting you!