Meet The Doctor
Dr. Michael Lochtefeld D.D.S.
Dr. Lochtefeld was born and raised in Northern Ohio where he graduated from Lexington High school in 2006. Upon graduation, Michael attended the University of Akron where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biology.
As an enormous Buckeyes fan, Michael then fulfilled his academic dream by choosing to attend The Ohio State University where he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While at OSU Michael was chosen as student dentist to the Ohio State Athletic Department. During this time, he was responsible for handling the routine and traumatic needs of OSU’s athletes and made MANY mouth guards for their use on the field.
Dr. Lochtefeld began working at this office location in April of 2017 after moving back to Ohio from South Carolina. In October of 2019, Dr. Lochtefeld decided to make this office his dental home, as he had grown close to his patients being the only doctor working at this location for nearly 3 years. He purchased the practice from Dayton Comprehensive Dentistry and renamed the practice Michael Lochtefeld DDS. For Michael, the best part of being a dentist is helping people look and feel their very best.
Outside of the office, Dr. Lochtefeld enjoys spending time with his wife, Caitlin, and their two adorable little girls, Helena and Catherine. Cheering for the Buckeyes, getting out on the golf course and reading a good book top his list of personal hobbies.
Laura, Dental Hygienist
Laura, our lead hygienist, has been in the dental field for almost 10 years, and we’re so lucky she’s part of our team. She helps our patients create and keep healthy, beautiful smiles.
Laura lives in Waynesville, and she went to Sinclair Community College for her dental hygiene degree. She and her husband have three kids-twin 8 year old boys and a one year old son- and two dogs.
Even though she stays busy with such a full house, she enjoys waking up early to make time for her fitness and health. She also loves family game and movie nights. Laura’s favorite place in Dayton is Dorothy Lane Market.
If she weren’t a hygienist, she'd be a fitness and nutritional instructor who helps inspire and empower other women.
Fran, Dental Hygienist
Fran lives in Centerville and attended the Ohio State University for her dental hygiene degree. She grew up in a military family and has lived all over the U.S., but she happily settled in Ohio in 2017. She loves getting to know all of her patients well while helping them improve their oral health.
When Fran isn’t brightening our patient’s smiles, she enjoys trying all sorts of new foods, shopping, traveling, working out and spending time with her family and friends. She loves visiting Dayton’s "Catfes" (cat cafes: shops where you can get coffee and play with sweet kittens). Other than hygiene (of course), her dream job is as a flight attendant, where she could meet new people and explore so many new places.
If you haven’t had your teeth cleaned in awhile, or if you’re looking for a new, judgement-free hygienist, Laura or Fran would be perfect for you.
They’re both gentle, educational, and efficient.