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Meet the Dentist

Arlen D. Lackey, D.D.S.
F.A.C.D., F.A.G.D

"Good dental health contributes to the enjoyment of life, smiling and laughing and communicating with other people," says Dr. Lackey. "But fear of pain is what keeps people away from the dentist."


Dr. Lackey has been at the forefront of dental innovation on the Monterey Peninsula for decades. A graduate of UC Berkeley and the UC San Francisco School of Dentistry, he has been an instructor for 30 years, presenting more than 450 workshops and lectures to local, state, national and international dental organizations. He is past President of the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration and a past Board Member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.


He was the first dentist to use lasers locally in 1995 and a few years later, first to offer safer digital X-rays. More recently he helped introduce the Onset Local Anesthetic Buffering System, which takes the sting out of dental injections and numbs the tooth faster.


Comfort systems at Dr. Lackey's office include nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation, which reduces anxiety for a more relaxing dental appointment, enabling quick recovery so that patients are able to drive home after treatment. Patients can also take advantage of iPod music systems so they can relax to

their choice of music while undergoing procedures.


It is all part of Dr. Lackey's philosophy of exceptional dental care: My team and I listen to

your concerns, discover your needs and find solutions."


Meet Our Accomplished Team

Administrative Team Experience at Lackey Dental

Anna – Over 16 years
Cindy - Over 25 years

HygieneTeam Experience at Lackey Dental

Jo, RDH Over 16 years

Chairside Team Experience at Lackey Dental

Becky, RDA Over 25 years

Jessica, DA Over 9 years