About Our Practice

Welcome to Ocala Oral Surgery. Luis F. Rosario, DDS and his staff are fully committed to making your experience in our practice a safe and comfortable one. Delivering outstanding, state of the art, compassionate oral surgery at great value is both our passion and our goal. Your individual needs will be addressed thoroughly and efficiently.

Come experience the comfort and safety that only a dedicated, compassionate team of professionals can deliver!


 

Meet the Doctor

Luis F. Rosario, D.D.S.

Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Rosario was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He attended Marquette University for his undergraduate studies in Biology and received his doctorate degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He completed his internship at Naval Dental Center in Great Lakes, Illinois and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California.

Dr. Rosario served in the United States Navy for 15 years achieving the rank of Commander. He served as Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon for the USS Carl Vinson Battle Group deployed in the Western Pacific and as Head of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Naval Health Care, New England in Newport, Rhode Island. He deployed aboard hospital ship USNS Comfort in support of humanitarian relief efforts in both Haiti and New Orleans.

Totally committed to his profession, Dr. Rosario practices full scope Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with emphasis in dentoalveolar surgery, dental implants and associated bone grafting, oral pathology, orthognathic surgery and Maxillofacial trauma. He is the only local, longest serving Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon volunteering as associate staff at the Ocala Regional Medical Center’s level II trauma service since its inception in full support of the local community and fellow dental and medical colleagues.

Dr. Rosario is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery since 2004, Fellow of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Florida Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and past president and current treasurer of the Marion County Dental Association.

Dr. Rosario is married to Carmen, originally from Chicago, IL and has four children: Sofia, Nicolas, Lucas and Marcos. They’re active parishioners at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church since 2007 and members of the Fort King Tennis Club. As a family they absolutely love Ocala’s small town feel and sense of familiarity and welcoming spirit of its friends and neighbors.

 


Meet the Staff

Our staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery. Ocala Oral Surgery’s staff are informed administrative personnel, well-versed in health and insurance policies, and are CPR, ACLS and DAANCE certified.

Melanie McKeithen

Practice Manager
I’m Melanie. I have been an oral surgery surgical assistant with the practice since 1996. I have worked with Dr. Rosario since 2006 as his primary assistant. I am passionate about my job and feel very blessed to work for such a generous, caring and skilled doctor and team. I have an amazing daughter. I enjoy spending time with family & friends, traveling and the beach.


Jennifer Betts

Administrative

My name is Jennifer Betts and I am married to my loving and supportive husband Jason and we have a teenage daughter named Breanna, who aspires to be a surgeon. As a family we enjoy cooking, outdoor activities, and movies. I started with this practice in 2005 as a surgical scrub tech and have since moved to the front office. I take pride in making the patients feel like they are my number one priority. I look forward to my future with this wonderful practice.


Danielle Tamargo

Administrative / Surgical Scheduler

Hello, I’m Danielle. I have 3 years experience in the medical field, including 15 years of administrative experience. I am a wife to an amazing man and a proud mother of two beautiful children. In my free time my family and I love to be outdoors on our boat, or at the beach. I am extremely honored to work for such a caring Doctor and blessed to be apart of such a great team. I truly love meeting, helping and interacting with people and I look forward to serving you at Ocala Oral Surgery!


Dallas Doherty

Administrative

Hello! I’m Dallas. I was born and raised here in Ocala, FL. I am engaged to my partner Tyler of 7 years, and we have a son named Candler. I am always up for a good laugh, and thoroughly enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am exceptionally honored to work for such a skilled and tactful doctor, as well as alongside a wonderful group of girls. Come visit our team, you won’t regret it! I look forward to meeting you.


Julia Morris

Insurance Coordinator

Hi, I’m Julia. I was born and raised here in Ocala. I’ve been working in the dental field since 2009. I have proudly served my country in the US Army for 8 years as a dental assistant. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I am beyond blessed to be working with an amazing group of women and such a gracious doctor.


Holly Hicks

Surgical Assistant / Supply Officer

Hi there, Im Holly. I’ve been a surgical assistant for Dr. Rosario since 2015 and feel ultra-blessed to be a part of such an amazing team/family. I’ve been in the dental field since 2011 and thoroughly enjoy caring for my community through my career. I was born and raised here in Ocala and attend One Life Fellowship. I have a love for travel and a deep passion for the great outdoors. My favorite season is huntin’ season! I look forward to serving you here at Ocala Oral Surgery.


Kady Cupal

Surgical Assistant / Intraoral Scanning Coordinator

Hi! My name is Kady, I am a native Florida girl and have been in the dental field since 2009. I have been a surgical assistant for Dr. Rosario since 2015. In my free time I enjoy being on the water with my husband Kyle and our four-legged sons Moose and Chance. If you don’t find us there, I’m usually just savoring the Florida sunshine. I am blessed to be a part of Ocala Oral Surgery and to work with Dr. Rosario. He strives to provide the best care available and will focus on you as a unique and significant individual. Come see for yourself what makes Ocala Oral Surgery stand out.


Bailee Vernon

Surgical Assistant

Hi, I’m Bailee. I was born and raised here in Florida. I am excited to be starting my career here at Ocala Oral Surgery. I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends, outdoors or just relaxing. I look forward to serving you here at Ocala Oral Surgery.


Aubrey Soule

Surgical Assistant

Hey, I’m Aubrey! I was born and raised in Central Florida and my roots are in The Villages. As a 2017 graduate of The Villages Charter School, I decided to dive into the dental field full force and graduated from the College of Central Florida Dental Program in 2018. I choose to spend my free time with my loving family and friends. I’m so thankful to be given the opportunity to start my career here at Ocala Oral Surgery! I look forward to seeing you!