Meet the Doctors

Meet the Doctors - Dr. Lucas PerrigoMeet Dr. Lucas Perrigo

Dr. Perrigo completed his undergraduate studies in 1994 at Auburn University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1998, he enrolled at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry where he earned the Dean’s Scholarship and became a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2002.

Continuing Education

Dr. Perrigo is an enthusiastic student of postgraduate dental education. Many hours are spent each year seeking excellence in areas of restorative, implant, and cosmetic dentistry.

For example, he participated in a hands-on training course in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico through the Medical College of Georgia, called Live Implant Training. Under the supervision of dental surgeons, he placed implants on live patients (rather than on artificial jawbones – an unusual opportunity and great experience).

Under a grant to study the integration of implant material with bone, he graduated in the top 12 of his class from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

General philosophy

Perrigo Dental Care is primarily a family practice where patients can receive just about any dental care they may need. Dr. Perrigo holds high standards of ethical care for his patients. He is extremely self-motivated to help people improve their lives through excellent oral health, and is always attentive and thorough in explaining options and procedures available to them. He truly cares about his patients and always takes the time to give his patients the best possible care he can.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Alabama Dental Association
  • Birmingham District Dental Society
  • Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Outside the office

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Perrigo enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife of 17 years, Lani, and their three children. He enjoys such activities as working in the yard, golf, snow skiing and coaching youth baseball, soccer and basketball.

Meet the Doctors - Dr. RamanoMeet Dr. Donald M. Romano

Dr. Don Romano received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama in 1971, and went on to graduate as a doctor of Dental Medicine in 1976. He is a recipient of the Dean’s Medal, and numerous academic and clinical skill awards.

He was also inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, one of the highest collegiate honors that can be awarded to an individual.

Dr. Romano was an Assistant Professor of Dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry from 1976-1983, where he co-published several articles and served on the Admissions Committee. He then began full time practice in the Hoover area.

Outside the office

Happily married for 43 years, Dr. Romano also enjoys spending time with his three children and four grandchildren, golfing and reading.

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