Dr. Galia Medrano was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and grew up in Tampa, Florida. She started exploring her interest in dentistry at a young age. Dr. Medrano spent her summer vacations volunteering in a low-income dental clinic in Mexico where her desire to become a dentist and help people was confirmed.
Dr. Medrano attended the University of South Florida, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences. During her time at USF, she was the President of Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that provides free surgeries to children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate, or other dental facial conditions. She also worked at a pediatric dental office in Tampa where she did everything from taking radiographs to comforting children during their dental procedures. Dr. Medrano attended dental school at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville, Florida where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. There she held numerous leadership positions. She served as President of the Dental College Council, Senator for UF Student Government, and was part of the first dental educational service trip to Cuba in over 50 years.
Dr. Medrano is passionate about continuing her education and is constantly participating in advanced courses. She is also a member and fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and a member of the Florida Dental Association, and American Dental Association.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Medrano enjoys quiet weeknights with her husband and children, cooking together, watching movies, going for a walk or going out to a local restaurant. She also enjoys catching up with family and friends on weekends. Additionally, she has a passion for international travel and exploring new places, cultures, and ethnic cuisine. Dr. Medrano is committed to excellence in patient care and looks forward to taking care of your dental needs!
Dr. Craig Valentine has served as a dentist in the Lakeland community for over 30 years, and in his retirement he has selected Dr. Rachael Yopp and Dr. Courtney Mayor to treat and care for his patients in the same exceptional manner. Our Lakeland Dentists provide excellence in a full range of dental treatments and can give you that dazzling new smile you've always dreamed about! As Lakeland dental professionals we specialize in cosmetic dentistry, including crowns, bonding, porcelain veneers and in-office whitening. We work hard to provide you with an amazing dental experience. We strive to be the best dentists & dental professionals in Lakeland!
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