About the Doctors
Steve Vergara, DDS
Dr. Vergara, a Loma Linda University graduate, has practiced dentistry since 1984. He has received additional training through Las Vegas Institute, PAC-Live and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
He is a member of the Northern Arizona Study Club, Arizona Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Vergara is also a long standing member of the Rotary Club in Cottonwood.
Earl Lord, DDS, MAGD
Dr. Lord graduated from Northwestern Dental School in 1974 and, until 2006, maintained a dental practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. Among other awards over his many years in practice, he has earned the covered Master of the Academy of General Dentistry for his ongoing commitment to continuing education.
A member of the Northern Arizona Dental Society, he also serves as a member of the Peer Review Committee.
M. Dan Ripplinger, DDS
Dr. Ripplinger graduated from Loma Linda Dental School in 1985. He currently maintains a dental practice in Las Vegas and travels monthly to Cottonwood to help us and spend time with his father.
While he is a general dentist and performs all aspects of general dentistry, he is a surgeon at heart. He has been a tremendous help with our more challenging surgical cases and has helped reduce the need for referring patients out of town for surgical care.
He is also a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.