Meet The Team

Team Loftin​

Our team consists of a group of wonderful people here to serve your needs from the moment you walk in our practice. You’ll feel comfortable and cared for throughout your visit. Not only will you receive the best possible care for your dental needs, you will also have the best support in understanding your insurance benefits and how to coordinate everything you may need.

Everyone stays up to date with the latest techniques, research and technologies to see how they will benefit you, our patient. Your oral health is our first priority. Below is a little more about our dental family.

Dr. Todd A. Loftin

Dr. Todd A. Loftin

Dr. Loftin has continuously strived to provide the best care he’s able. For him, this meant being able to consciously sedate his anxious patients, having a long history with Align Tech so that he can offer orthodontic care in house and go through training with Glidewell to learn how to design and provide same day crowns. Not only did he attend highly ranked local universities, but he also maintains his conscious sedation license and attended a 2-year implant course under Dr. Misch. Recently, he has received training on a 3D printer and being able to design molds, night guards and whitening trays.

With a “your mouth, your call” philosophy, Dr Loftin educates each patient on what is happening in their mouth. He will review x-rays and scans with each person and recommend any necessary treatment to keep you at your best. But the final decision of when to have treatment is the patients. Dr Loftin and his team are not driven by corporate management type goals, but instead by how many patients they can help get out of pain and keep healthy.

The Loftin Dental Team treats our patients like family and friends. They are always up for learning new technology and educating our patients to better serve them.

Education:

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Dental Association Memberships:

  • California Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • The American Academy of Clear Aligners
  • Contra Costa County Dental Society

When not at work…

Dr. Loftin can most likely be found golfing nearby with friends. He competes in NCGA individual and team tournaments, as well as participating in charity tournaments too. Football is also a big part of his family’s life. Seeing the Niners play is an annual treat, especially these days. When time allows, he enjoys traveling to new places and revisiting old favorites like Napa and Lake Almanor.

Dr. Michael Lin

Dr. Michael Lin - Associate General Dentist

Dr Lin has been enjoying his second career with dentistry and is motivated to continue to learn more about this industry. He attended a conference with Loftin Dental earlier this year to further his knowledge and also build his relationship with the Team. Interestingly enough, his prior career was in electrical engineering back in Houston. His attention to detail that he continues from engineering guides him in educating our patients and recommending treatment to get them out of pain or improve their smile.

Education:

  • University of Michigan, B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
  • University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Dental Association Memberships:

  • California Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Contra Costa County Dental Society

When not at work…

Dr.  Lin enjoys trying new restaurants and traveling with his family. He speaks conversational Chinese-Mandarin. And another fun fact is he likes to watch old and new horror movies.

What's the Difference Between An RDA and An RDAEF?

An RDA is a Registered Dental Assistant and an RDAEF is a Registered Dental Assistant Extended Functions. The RDAEF goes through an additional year of school and must pass a State Board exam with their dentist to be accredited this title. They work closer with Dr. Loftin. Think of them like a physician’s assistant. It’s a unique position and they work very hard for this certification. We are overjoyed and thankful to have Tisha in this role!

What Does This Mean for You and Other Patients?

RDAEFs allow us to be more agile in our practice and to attend to more patients in need of complex procedures. This includes fillings, adjusting dentures and other services. Each RDAEF works closely with Dr. Loftin and are fully capable for these and other advanced treatments.

Loftin Dental - Our History

Dr. Martin and Dr. LoftinEstablished in 2012.

We were honored to work with Dr. Albert Martin, Jr., DDS as he transitioned into retirement in August 2014. Since then, he and his wife, Renee, still come to visit for their regular dental checkups and catch up lunches. After 30 years serving patients, Dr. Martin now gets to enjoy more quality time with family as well as traveling with Renee.  When he made it official, we held a small retirement dinner for Dr. Martin and our team where we presented him with a signed framed picture – his first team and his most recent. We had the picture up in our practice for awhile gathering as many signatures as we could! We also ‘retired’ one of his jackets and placed his last name and the year he retired on the back of it.

Before Dr. Martin’s retirement, he and Dr. Loftin had monthly lunches where they would talk and get to know each other as people and as clinicians. Because it was important to both of them to have a smooth transition, Dr. Loftin began working one day per week, side by side with Dr. Martin, getting to know his future patients and team. This went on for 2 years. Then yay – the time came and Dr. Loftin started officially serving our local community.

Dr. Loftin has years of experience working in multiple locations and found the Concord location a perfect location for his practice. He and Zulay are very excited to work with this exceptional team and to continue the great service that Dr. Martin has provided. So even though we are “newer”, we have a long history in this community and we’re excited to keep growing. We’re looking forward to years ahead.