About Dr. Lotesto

Dr. Anthony Lotesto was born and raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. He currently practices in both Tennessee and Illinois as he fulfills his commitment to the United States Navy. He will join Southern Oral and Facial Surgery full-time in 2024. Procedures he performs range from wisdom teeth removal to dental implants, and pathology to trauma cases. He enjoys meeting new people and developing surgical and leadership skills. He was recently promoted to Lieutenant Commander in the Navy, and he is grateful for the opportunity to serve his country and community.

Education and Residency

Dr. Lotesto began his higher education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated with honors in molecular and cell biology with university honors. He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy prior to attending dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. During his studies, he was active in several organizations, including the American Student Dental Association, Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity, and the Oral Surgery Honors Program. In 2016, he graduated at the top of his class, earning a doctorate in dental medicine. He then trained in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. Following his residency, Dr. Lotesto was stationed at Naval Station Great Lakes in Chicago. He currently serves as a naval officer and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with Great Lakes Dental Partners.


In 2021 Dr. Lotesto became a board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, and he meets the annual educational requirements to maintain his certification. He thoroughly enjoys his profession, as it allows him to meet patients and provide them with exceptional, comfortable care. He focuses intently on patient safety, comfort and ideal outcomes. Whether it is wisdom tooth removal, dental implant surgery, pathology or full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Lotesto’s top priority is providing great patient experiences and outcomes.


Dr. Lotesto enjoys time outdoors and especially on the water. He learned to love the Southern way of life after moving to Charleston, SC where he met his wife, Cayleigh. In his free time, Dr. Lotesto enjoys biking, walking with his dog Sully, and traveling with his wife and son. He enjoys exercise, playing musical instruments, and developing his barbecue skills. He is also active in local dental organizations. Both he and his wife are eagerly looking to beginning their journey in Nashville in 2024.