Dr. Melanie Lafon Is Passionate About Your Dental Health
Dr. Melanie Lafon hails from Riverdale, CA. Born and raised on a dairy farm, her roots run deep in the heart of Central Valley.
Dr. Lafon accomplished her first step toward her dentistry dreams by graduating with her bachelor’s degree in child development from Fresno State University.
Following her undergraduate degree, she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 2016. To hone her expertise further, she completed a one-year general practice residency at Queen’s Hospital in Honolulu, HI.
While Hawaii offered a taste of paradise, her heart remained tethered to the Central Valley and its people. She loves the people and character of the area. Her passion in dentistry revolves around making her patients not only feel comfortable, but cared for like family.
In April 2022, she celebrated a new chapter in her life by marrying her husband, Erik. In May 2023, they expanded their family by welcoming their first son, Harvey.
Beyond dentistry, Dr. Lafon loves to spend time with friends and family, including two nieces and three nephews that she loves doting over. Her favorite activities include baking, hiking, and reading.