Meet Our Los Fresnos Dentists

Dr. Adam Lalonde

After working with a free medical care clinic in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Adam Lalonde discovered the rewarding excitement of dentistry. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and earned his DDS from the University of Detroit-Mercy Dental School in Michigan.

In 2004, Dr. Lalonde married his high school sweetheart Cara, who had been his next-door neighbor since the third grade! The appeal of settling down in a warmer climate, coupled with the community and irresistible atmosphere of the Valley, convinced them to say goodbye to Midwestern winters and hello to Christmas on the beach in South Texas. Dr. Lalonde purchased his practice in 2006 and has enjoyed becoming a part of the Los Fresnos community ever since.

Dr. Lalonde enjoys building patient relationships and delivering results that will leave patients smiling. With more than a hundred hours of continuing education credits just last year, he’s continually motivated to enhance his skills. He also maintains professional memberships in the American Dental Association(ADA), the Texas Dental Association(TXDA), the Rio Grande Valley Dental Association, and the American Orthodontic Society. Dr. Lalonde also serves on the Board of Directors for Dentists Who Care and plays a big role in the leadership of the organization and its future direction.

Dr. Lalonde stays active with his three kids: Ava, Ayden, and Beckett.  On any typical day, you’ll find the Lalonde family on a soccer field or at one of Ava’s play rehearsals.   You may recognize the kids from their pictures displayed around the office— Dr. Lalonde enjoys showing off what he believes are the world’s cutest kids. Besides spending time with his family, Dr. Lalonde is passionate about Notre Dame Football and vows they will never again suffer through another 3-9 season. Every fall, he pilgrimages back to South Bend, IN to attend a game or two.

Dr. Grayson Sellers

Dr. Grayson Sellers, a Valley native, began his career in dentistry over 35 years ago. Dr. Sellers completed a four year commitment working for the Texas Department of Health in a state mobile dental unit in 54 counties where there were no dentists to serve the sparsely populated areas.

Since establishing his first private practice in Harlingen in 1977, Dr. Sellers has become a motivator and a recognized leader in the Valley's growing dental professional community.

Dr. Sellers loves his profession and prefers that dentists manage their own practices rather than the government. The commitment of the 200 dentists of the Rio Grande Valley District Dental Society (RGVDDS) to provide charity dental care within the framework of their own practices along with the support of Dentists Who Care (DWC), minimizes the need for big government programs. Dr. Sellers currently serves as a director for Dentists Who Care.

The RGVDDS insists on high quality and patient satisfaction from all members. Dr. Sellers currently serves as Chairman of both the Peer Review and Judiciary Committee of the society.

Some of Dr. Sellers' most notable awards and recognition include:

  • Co-Founder & Chairman of Dentists Who Care
  • Established the Annual Dentists Who Care Charity Dental Conference which has been held on South Padre Island for 21 years.
  • "Access To Care" Award given by the American Dental Association
  • "Outstanding Public Service" Award by the State of Texas, Cameron County

Sometimes patients see their health care provider in a single dimension. Many in the dental profession say that Dr. Sellers' true talent is his understanding of the needs of children of limited means, what the Government can and cannot do, and the ability to organize and implement a plan of action. Dr. Sellers' greatest success is based on his simple professional philosophy:  "Work hard, get successful, and start giving it back to your community."

"The secret to a happy and energetic day at the office is the fun, outgoing and beautiful team I work with who make the work day enjoyable." -Dr. Sellers.

Dr. Sellers has a degree from Texas A&M University and proudly enjoys talking about his four kids who are all Aggies as well. Gig ‘Em Aggies! His hobbies include playing tennis, walking on the beach, and deep sea fishing. In fact, he and Dr. Adam Lalonde often enjoy fishing together.

Dr. Eric Valle

Dr. Eric Valle is a 1995 Graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio. He has a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Since graduating, Dr. Eric has been working with his father, Dr. Rudy Valle, who also has a dental practice in Brownsville. He recently opened a second successful practice in Brownsville and enjoys seeing patients there part time with his associate.

Dr. Eric Valle joined the Los Fresnos Dental Center in 1996, and has been a wonderful addition to the practice.

When Dr. Eric Valle graduated high school, he had big dreams of becoming a successful Chef in a big city. He attended North Texas State University and graduated with a degree in Hospitality and Industry / Culinary Chef. Dr. Valle did in fact become a successful Chef working in the Dallas area for several years. Although he enjoyed this career, he always longed to become a ‘doctor,' like his father. Dr. Valle knew that creating works of art through his cooking would be a great hobby that he would always enjoy, but his true calling was in dentistry. It was then that he decided to become a dentist and began dental school in 1991.

Although Dr. Valle excels in all aspects of delivering quality, general dentistry to patients, he particularly enjoys dentistry dealing with restorative care (fillings) and oral surgery. I think his patients would agree! He is exceptionally good with the children in our practice. In fact, it's not unusual for parents to request him for their child's dental care.

Many patients see their dentist only in the dental office. It's hard for them to imagine that their dentist has a life outside the dental office. But aside from being a ‘dentist,' Dr. Valle also enjoys working with zoo animals. He particularly has a special interest in ‘exotic' animals of Texas. Accordingly, the local zoo has asked Dr. Valle to be their ‘Zoo Dentist', a position which he has enjoyed since 2002. Perhaps you may have seen a photo or two of him in one of our local newspapers? Yep, the zoo is very proud of Dr. Eric Valle, and so are we.

810 W. Ocean Blvd., Ste C-3, Los Fresnos, TX 78566 USA
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