About Our Orthodontic Practice

Meet the Doctors and the Team

Our treatment team at Lazzara Orthodontics is comprised of certified assistants with certifications in radiology, expanded duties, and CPR, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. Additionally, we regularly attend continuing education courses and seminars to ensure we always stay on top of the latest advancements in orthodontic technology.

All of us at Lazzara Orthodontics believe that orthodontic care is more than a one-time visit, and we promise to work hard to make your family’s experience as phenomenal as the smiles you’ll end up with!

Meet Dr. Lazzara

For more than a decade, Dr. John Lazzara has been providing top-quality orthodontic care to children, teens, and adults alike, and his beautifully crafted smiles have made Lazzara Orthodontics renowned throughout the First Coast!

Dr. Lazzara earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the LSU School of Dentistry in 1996, and after completing dental school, he enrolled at the Center for Advanced Dental Education at St. Louis University. There, he completed a 30-month residency program in Orthodontics and earned his Master of Science degree.

Dr. Lazzara is committed to delivering the highest level of patient care, and what makes him stand out from the rest is his unwavering commitment to great customer service. He was one of the first orthodontists in the country to be trained on the Invisalign system and is an Invisalign Elite Provider. He is also a leader in the field of accelerated orthodontics. (Read More)

Meet Dr. Lazzara

Meet Doctor Poblenz

Dr. Amy Bouvier Poblenz is originally from South Florida. She earned her DMD from Nova Southeastern University after graduating from the University of Florida with her BS. She completed a one year craniofacial research fellowship after dental school and continued on to earn her MS and specialty certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at NSU.  Prior to moving to Jacksonville in 2016, she practiced in the Nashville area for 3 years. Her husband, Charlie, is a general dentist practicing in San Marco. Together they have two young daughters, a dog, and a cat.

In addition, Dr. Lazzara is strongly tied to our community. He has been very active in coaching youth sports and was named Recreational Coach of the Year by the Ponte Vedra Soccer Club. He also served as President of the Ponte Vedra Athletic Association and is the incoming president of the Ponte Vedra High School Booster Club. He and wife, Jennifer, served as chairpersons of the American Cancer Society Cowford Ball in 2016, and helped to raise over $500,000 to aid those fighting cancer.

Dr. Lazzara’s commitment to our community is most evident with his support for area schools. Since 2007, he has donated more than $100,000 to the schools in our community, and he regularly appears at area schools to talk about dental health and education.

Dr. Lazzara is currently a member of many prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation
  • Florida Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Beaches Dental Study Club

Meet The Team

Like Extended Family Where Everyone Gets Along

Customer service is our top priority! At Lazzara Orthodontics, our carefully selected staff is 100% committed to providing our patients with exceptional customer service, from the initial telephone call through the final retainer check.

  • Tori

    Clinical Assistant

  • Jas

    Clinical Assistant

  • Mel

    Clinical Assistant

  • Jennifer

    Insurance Coordinator

  • Andrea

    Marketing Director

  • Melissa

    Front Desk

  • Katelyn

    Front Desk

  • Kelly

    Treatment Coordinator

  • Kristen

    Treatment Coordinator

  • Thalia

    Clinical Assistant

  • Hiba

    Clinical Assistant

  • Dia

    Clinical Assistant

Why Choose Us

A Few Frequently Asked Questions

We appreciate your desire to seek the best possible orthodontic care for you or your child. We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service and respect for our patients, and are committed to providing the best possible treatment. Here are a few reasons to choose Dr. Lazzara for your orthodontic needs.

The Fine Print

Big. Bold. Easy To Understand.

At Lazzara Orthodontics, we strive to provide a memorable, comfortable experience to each and every patient. Please review our office policies about appointments and insurance below. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us – our courteous staff is always available to help!

Appointment Policies

We know that you have a busy schedule, so we offer convenient office hours, including early morning and evening appointments, to fit your lifestyle. We also know that “life happens,” so if you need to cancel an appointment, please give us 24-hours’ notice – that way, we can rework appointments for our other patients and fit you in at a better time. If you miss a second appointment without 24 hours’ advance notice, you are subject to being charged an additional fee.

Insurance Policies

Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits! Because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith, but cannot make guarantees due to all the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service.

As a service to you, we will bill your insurance company for services and allow them 45 days to render payment. After 60 days, please note that you are responsible for the entire balance, which is to be paid in full.

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