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 Doctors

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 longest actively 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.


David R. Montgomery, D.D.S., M.D.

Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Montgomery was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska where he was captain of the collegiate soccer team and received undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry. He then completed a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and an internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Dr. Montgomery then completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Detroit Receiving Hospital. He also completed a Medical Degree from the Wayne State University – College of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Montgomery practices full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including office-based dental extractions and implants with sedation, as well as benign pathology, orthognathic surgery, and Maxillofacial trauma. He strives to always provide the best possible care for his patients while also helping them to be relaxed and comfortable for their planned procedure.

Dr. Montgomery met his wife Dr. Jennel Carreras-Montgomery during their residencies in Detroit. Jennel is from Miami, FL and she completed her Medical Degree at the University of Florida. They enjoy being active outdoors and spending time with family. They both feel it is a wonderful opportunity to become a part of the friendly Ocala community.


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, paddle-boarding and the beach.


Jennifer Welcome

Administrative

My name is Jennifer and I enjoy movies, music, the beach and memories made with family and loved ones. I have a teenage daughter named Breanna, who aspires to be a surgeon. I started with this practice in 2005 as a surgical scrub tech and have acquired the skills and experience to assist with duties in the entire office. I take pride in making the patients feel like they are my number one priority. I look forward to the future with this wonderful practice.


Jessica Guynn

Administrative

Hi, I’m Jessica. I was born and raised here in Florida. I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends. I love the outdoors, you will always find me  at the beach,fishing or anything that involves water. I look forward to serving you here at Ocala Oral Surgery.


Amber Lawrence

Administrative

Hey everyone, I’m Amber! I have been in the dental field for about 5 years now and absolutely love it. My favorite part of dentistry is witnessing the outcome and the happiness it brings to the patients. I’m an Ocala/Belleview native and outside of work I enjoy going on adventures and experiencing this toddler stage of my daughter. I’m so excited to be a part of the team here at Ocala Oral Surgery and look forward to meeting you.


Lauren Lackey

Insurance Coordinator

I’m Lauren! I am an Ocala native. I recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Organizing, attending baseball games, and being Aunt “Oren” to my niece and nephews are just a few of the things that I enjoy doing outside of work. I am thankful to be a part of the Ocala Oral Surgery Family! I look forward to meeting you.


Holly Hicks

Surgical Assistant / Supply Officer

Hi there, Im Holly. 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 Ocala. I enjoy the great outdoors, traveling & love spending time with my little brown dog, Tuff. I look forward to serving you here at Ocala Oral Surgery.


Danielle Tamargo

Surgical Assistant

I have been in the medical field since 2005, and with Ocala Oral Surgery since 2018. Outside of work my passions are paddleboarding with friends, practicing yoga, or at home relaxing with my family and pup. I am extremely grateful for a career I love, and to be working along side an amazingly skilled team, and for Dr. Rosario and Dr. Montgomery , two caring doctors who always put the patient first. 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. We are expecting our first child, Josie Jane this fall!  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 / Intraoral Scanning Coordinator

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!


Brooke Gaitanis

Surgical Assistant

I’m Brooke, a native Floridian who loves the outdoors. I enjoy spending time with family, friends and my fiancé. I look forward to serving you here at Ocala Oral Surgery.


Kayleigh Harbert

Surgical Assistant

Hey there, I’m Kayleigh! I was born and raised right here in Ocala. I recently just graduated from the College of Central Florida from the dental assisting program. I am honored to be given the opportunity to work here. When I’m not at work you can find me at the beach with my fiancé, or hanging out with family. I look forward to serving you here at Ocala Oral Surgery.