Dr. Lofton is a general dentist who has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, TMJ disorders, and health-focused dentistry. He takes great strides to educate his patients of any dental problems then offer the most comfortable, conservative approach to solve the issue. He feels if a person cannot understand their dental problem then that person cannot understand their dental solution. So education is the key.
Dr. Lofton is very proud of his friendly, dedicated team. Providing a comfortable, caring atmosphere for the patients is their focus. Most of Dr. Lofton's team has been with him since he started in 1994. They are extremely experienced and skilled in the dental arts, and they are continuously educated to make a patient's visit easier and better. Dr. Lofton earned his BA/DDS degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1994. He was accepted to their excelerated six year dental program immediately after high school. This intense program allowed him to earn his undergraduate and doctorate degrees in six years instead of the typical eight years. After graduation Dr. Lofton returned to the St. Louis area to begin his practice and his family.
Dr. Lofton and his wife, Michelle, stay active and involved with their two boys, Tyler and Ryan. Much of the family time involves sports, scouts, and fishing. Dr. Lofton enjoys fishing, hunting, and an occasional golf game. In recent years he has found a particular fondness for running, and he has participated in many organized runs including several half marathons and a full marathon. He has found an early morning run is an excellent way to start the day and has made it a regular part of his life.
American Dental Association
Missouri Dental Association
Greater St louis Dental Association
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
International Association for Orthodontics
Mary - Office Manager
Mary Schrupp began her career in 1975 by attending Meramec Community College to study dental assisting. Dr. Ron Schoolman (and his wife Marilyn) were teaching in the dental assisting program at the time. Immediately after graduation, Mary began assisting Dr. Schoolman who is now retired—now going on forty-three years, and twenty-four years with Dr. Rodney Lofton! After some years, Mary began working at the front desk and, before long, rose to the position of office manager. As manager, Mary wears many hats. She loves working with people and, over the years, she has accumulated wide and deep knowledge regarding dentistry, from treatment plans and insurance for patients to ensuring that the office has everything needed to keep things running smoothly.
Mary has been married to her husband, Randy, for the past twelve years. From a previous marriage she has one daughter, Shannon, thirty-six, who is also happily married and now has a five year old daughter named Kendall and a three year old grandson, Parker. They are the joy of her life! Mary has been fortunate to live right down the street from the office (Location, location, location!) for the past twenty-eight years, and she loves being in such close proximity to handle anything that might arise. She continues to feel blessed working with such great people— dentists, staff, and patients.