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Coast Dental Welcomes Orthodontist Lauren Lockhart, DDS; Offers Affordable Braces Options in Tampa Area

Monthly payments start at $99 per month with $199 down. Appointments and comprehensive orthodontics information at

TAMPA, Fla. (March 23, 2012) — Patients in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough and Polk counties have a new option for affordable braces now that orthodontist  Lauren Lockhart, DDS, has joined Coast Dental.  Dr. Lockhart accepts most dental insurance and offers free consultations.  The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first consult an orthodontist at age 7. For a limited time, Dr. Lockhart is offering adults and teens special savings on both traditional metal braces, and near invisible braces with clear brackets.  Monthly payments start at $99 with $199 down on a 24-month treatment program.  For offer details and appointments, visit is a one-stop teen-friendly resource for information about orthodontics.  The website engages visitors with videos, diagrams, photos and text to take the mystery out of the complex topic of orthodontics.  Visitors can learn about Dr. Lockhart, indications for orthodontic treatment, treatment options, and payment plans, and download money-saving coupons.  They can even use a cool tool to see how their smile will look with colored bands that let them show off school spirit or support for athletic teams.  

Dr. Lauren LockhartDr. Lockhart offers traditional braces, near invisible braces and invisible braces to correct a variety of orthodontic problems including crowding, crossbite, open bite, protruding teeth, teeth that erupted in the wrong place, gaps between teeth and jaw misalignment.

She earned her dental degree at the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee, and completed a residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida.  Dr. Lockhart earned an undergraduate degree at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, National Dental Association and American Association of Women Dentists.  She is fluent in English and French. Before joining Coast Dental, she practiced in Ohio.

Dr. Lockhart will be coordinating orthodontic care with all general dentists and is treating patients at eight Coast Dental locations:

23680 U.S. Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 799-1010

New Tampa
19048 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33647
(813) 972-1201

6882 Gulfport Blvd. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
(727) 384-9655

10625 Big Bend Road
Riverview, FL 33579
(813) 549-0931

South Lakeland
4744 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 644-1226

South Tampa
2307 S. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 254-6838

Town 'N Country
7340 W. Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 886-1800

Wesley Chapel
5348 County Road 581
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
(813) 973-1837

"The most rewarding aspect of my career is watching a patient transform from being self-conscious about their smile to someone who loves their smile,” said Dr. Lockhart.  “I encourage patients to spend time on our website so they have an idea of what to expect before coming into the office. It’s packed with information that will put them at ease."  

About Coast Dental
Coast Dental, P.A., with its professional associations, is one of the largest providers of general and specialty dental care in the U.S. with 182 affiliated practices operating as Coast Dental in Florida, Georgia and Texas.  Coast Dental Services, Inc. is a privately-held practice management company that provides comprehensive, non-clinical business and administrative services to its affiliated practices. The company is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit

Disclaimers: Offer valid only in listed locations offering orthodontic services. Restrictions apply. Offer valid for non-covered/non-insured patients. Offer good in absence of gum disease. Standard 24-month treatment program; appliances not included. Ask the office for promotional pricing on cases extending beyond 24 months. Minimum fee only. Fee may vary with complexity of case. THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT. Offer may be combined with other offers for which the patient is eligible. Average monthly payments available to qualified applicants. Actual average monthly payment may vary. Alternative financing may be available to non-qualified applicants. See office for details. $99 per month plan does not include ICE™ or Invisalign. ADA D8080/D8090.The dentists and hygienists are employees or independent contractors of Coast Florida P.A., or Coast Dental, P.A., (Adam Diasti, DDS, DN12490).

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