Dr. J. MICHAEL ELIZONDO
Dr. Elizondo grew up in Kingsville, Texas, and graduated from H.M. King High School in 1983. He attended Texas A&I University as a Biology Major. Due to his hard work and commitment, he was accepted to Dental School a year early and left Texas A&l after three years. During his high school and college years, he worked for H.E.B. starting out as a bagger and eventually becoming an assistant service manager. He credits H.E.B. for a lot he has learned about how to operate a dental practice. In 1986, he was accepted in to the Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and graduated in 1990. At graduation, Dr. Elizondo graduated with honors and received awards for his excellence in Prosthodontics and General Dentistry.
Dr. Elizondo considered specializing in dentistry, but because of the fact that some of his role models in dentistry were what he considered "super generalists", he chose to pursue post-Doctoral training in General Dentistry. After interviewing at many hospital based General Dentistry Residency programs throughout the country, he was accepted to the Residency at San Antonio. He felt very fortunate as several of the interviewers commented about the program in San Antonio being the best in the country at the time. During this two-year program he received expanded training in oral surgery, trauma, implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, TMJ treatment and periodontics. He also received extensive training in conscious sedation and airway management.
Dr. Elizondo then obtained his state board certification in IV sedation and holds Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificates as well as all permits for parental IV sedation, enteral oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide anesthesia. He completed the program in 1992 and moved to Corpus Christi that summer. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association and the Nueces Valley District Dental Society for the past 30 years.
After working with another dentist for a few months, he decided to begin his own practice from scratch where the focus was to be the best in his field. With the help of his wife, Leslie, and one other employee they slowly built to what it is now. They worked very hard as they were the Dentist, the accountant, the janitorial service and the maintenance crew. Now over 25 years later, he is confident that he is one of the best in his field and strives to do so every day. The staff consists now of over 15 people all dedicated to being the best in their field of dentistry. He is very proud to help develop a team striving for excellence in service, care and quality of treatment.
Dr. Elizondo and Leslie enjoyed raising their five children, Alegre, Ethan, Max, Diego and Leila in Corpus Christi and they spent much of their family time at the beach. All of their children are doing great on their career paths and all have excelled in their choices and they all love spending time with each other. Dr. Elizondo never really had hobbies early in his career due to his intense focus on his profession. He has been very involved in his professional organizations throughout his career and now says he has too many hobbies and not enough time. He is a 11-time Ironman and is always training for the next Ironman triathlon. He enjoys golf, reading, surfing, handgun shooting and a few years ago took up guitar. He loves spending time with his family and he and Leslie will be celebrating 30 years of marriage this year. They enjoy being together and recently welcomed a new pet. They already had a Labrador named Jet, a cat named Capri and now have a Great Dane puppy named Ozzy.
Dr. JEFFREY LOZANO
Dr. Lozano was born and raised in Kingsville, Texas. He attended H.M. King High graduating with honors. He then studied pre-dental curriculum at Texas A&I University in Kingsville. Next, his studies took him to dental school at the University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio where he graduated in 1992. After dental school, Dr. Lozano practiced in Corpus Christi as an associate dentist from July 1992–December 1995. Dr. Lozano owned and operated his own solo practice for 15 years.
In June of 2010, Dr. Lozano joined Corpus Christi General and Implant Dentistry as an associate dentist of Dr. Elizondo.
Dr. Lozano is married since 1994 and is the proud father of 3 children and resides in Kingsville.
Hobbies include: Tennis, golf, hunting, trap
and skeet shooting, yard work and