Education:

  • Bachelor of Science – Biological Sciences (2011), University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (2016), Western University College of Dental Medicine, Pomona, CA
  • Doctor of Medicine (2019), Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
  • Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2022), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Special Professional Interests

I was drawn to oral and maxillofacial surgery because of the unique and specialized skill set the specialty demands to provide comprehensive patient care. As surgeons, we combine clinical acumen with fine technical skills to treat diseases and restore form and function of the mouth, jaws, and face. My true passion is in the patient experience, and I am profoundly grateful to be able to help people through surgery.

Professional Activities

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association

Verified Patient Reviews

4.9 out of 5 (282 Reviews) (51 Comments)

Overall patient ratings are based on the average score given by The Dental Specialists patients who voluntarily complete a satisfaction survey from Press Ganey, a nationally recognized firm dedicated to improving patient experience. Click to learn more about our patient ratings.

5 out of 5
March 24, 2024
Excellent care. It was a very pleasant experience.
5 out of 5
March 13, 2024
Really quite a pleasant tooth extraction (if that is even possible). Dentist confirmed that the tooth needed to be extracted, included me in conversation regarding an implant and timing should I decide to do have one, identified possible difficulties such as a resultant hole to expose a sinus (which did NOT happen), explained procedure including pain expectations during procedure (there were NONE), asked at appropriate intervals if I was doing OK (I was), provided summary of what to expect when I got home and when to be concerned. Very pleasant, very professional individuals. I left with the same smile on my face (minus one tooth) that I came with :).
4.8 out of 5
March 13, 2024
Good Experience
5 out of 5
March 4, 2024
Everything was explained to me .
5 out of 5
March 4, 2024
I had questions concerning my husbands health and he put my mind at ease .
5 out of 5
February 28, 2024
Again...easy easy.
5 out of 5
February 28, 2024
Dr Vallejo was wonderful. Great communicator in how he interacted with me and how he explained the procedure. He continued asked about how I was doing and feeling. Great representative of TDS
5 out of 5
February 28, 2024
The dentist and dental assistant was very good in explaining what was going on and what the procedures was happening. Bedside manors were very good and he explained everything very well
5 out of 5
February 19, 2024
I was very anxious about my surgery and the staff there was SO kind and supportive. I truly felt at ease.
5 out of 5
February 19, 2024
I only saw the dentist for a minute before being knocked out, but he was very kind and asked if I had any further questions
4.8 out of 5
January 29, 2024
Very thorough and worked together well as a team
4.8 out of 5
January 29, 2024
Dentist put me at ease and explained everything step by step
5 out of 5
January 18, 2024
Excellent care and service. I will recommend to friends and family.
5 out of 5
January 18, 2024
The tooth extraction was fast and painless. Everything was explained to me by the doctor and the assistant before and after the procedure. I had excellent care! If I have another tooth removed I will request the same doctor and assistant. The people at the desk wonderful too. And I am recovering very well, very little pain.
5 out of 5
January 8, 2024
I work with dental practices across the country as a dental coach. I have been in dentistry for 20 years.. This was fantastic experience!!! Level of service was a 10-10 I will be recommending your clinic to my clients Thank you to Dr. Vallejo and his team
5 out of 5
November 13, 2023
I was very informed
5 out of 5
November 6, 2023
I appreciated the time taken to let us know what the cost would be for the extraction.
5 out of 5
November 6, 2023
This visit was by far the best I have had at your facilities. I have gone round and round, between specialists, our awesome primary dentist and ortho and got the news I was hoping for. Baby the front tooth for my son until he Is ready for braces, then get It pulled as needed. Knowing we can wait a bit before pulling the tooth helps my sons overall well-being as a middle school student. I understand that while yes, the tooth needs to go, having a dentist with bed side manner to listen and let me know what my gut said all along, which is to wait. I needed that validation, and my son needs the time. If anything else, this was the first time I was told if we did not wait for braces, to get the flipper made and ready before extraction. Thank you Dr. Vallejo, thank you!!!
5 out of 5
October 18, 2023
I was impressed by the whole experience
5 out of 5
October 18, 2023
Oh, I thought Dr Vallejo was awesome. Made me feel comfortable from the start.
5 out of 5
October 7, 2023
Great experience
5 out of 5
October 7, 2023
Good experience . Would highly recommend
5 out of 5
September 29, 2023
He was very professional and has a great bedside manner. I felt very comfortable in his care.
5 out of 5
September 27, 2023
Excellent experience
5 out of 5
September 11, 2023
Really a positive experience. I'll be recommending TDS
5 out of 5
August 3, 2023
Dr Vallejo Rocks!
5 out of 5
August 1, 2023
Very knowledgeable dentist and patient listener
5 out of 5
July 16, 2023
I only have positive comments regarding my visit with Dr. Vallejo.
5 out of 5
July 13, 2023
Dr Vallejo is personable, professional and provides excellent care - as well as impressive follow up
5 out of 5
July 13, 2023
Dr. Vellejo provided a very detailed explanation of the procedure and follow up care. I appreciated that he sent a message afterwards to check in on status !
5 out of 5
June 6, 2023
Everyone I dealt with was very professional and helpful yet friendly and considerate.
5 out of 5
May 29, 2023
He was great! The only thing that wasn't done.... I was told that a follow up call would be made to check on how I was doing. I never received such a call. (Everything was fine; however, the call was never made to check.)
5 out of 5
May 26, 2023
I was treated with respect. Put me at at ease as I was very nervous. Excellent care
5 out of 5
May 26, 2023
The dentist was very accommodating and took great care during the procedure.
5 out of 5
May 15, 2023
One of the better experiences I've had for an extraction and I've had many in my 87 years.
5 out of 5
May 2, 2023
I would highly recommend the dental specialists, and specifically Dr. Vallejo to anyone needing a dental surgery.
5 out of 5
May 2, 2023
Dr. Vallejo and the dental assistant were an amazing team. They were professional and compassionate throughout my entire experience. During my wisdom teeth removal, there was a challenge with getting one of my teeth completely numb and they showed great compassion and it was clear that making the procedure as pain free as possible was their top priority.
5 out of 5
April 7, 2023
Vallejo was great and didn't push any further course of treatment on me, so I could keep my options open. His extraction of the #14 molar was so non-invasive, if that's the right word, that I was left with almost no pain even when the anesthesia wore off. I took only two Ibuprofens the first day, nothing after that. My regular dentist's office sent me to Vallejo in the first place, but I contacted them after the extraction to tell them to keep recommending him.
5 out of 5
April 3, 2023
Dr Vallejo was so friendly and explained everything in detail. He provided a welcoming environment and made me feel comfortable. I trust that I would be well taken care of in a procedure with him.
5 out of 5
March 24, 2023
Very good interaction
5 out of 5
March 22, 2023
Wonderful place dental care
5 out of 5
March 22, 2023
Wonderful
5 out of 5
March 21, 2023
Fantastic! First time in ages I haven't been an upset mess leaving a dental visit.
5 out of 5
March 17, 2023
I appreciated the explanation of what to expect and the opportunity to signal that I needed to rest if needed, during the procedure.
5 out of 5
March 14, 2023
I was well taken care of during this visit.
5 out of 5
February 22, 2023
Both the Dr and Assistant were great!! We have already scheduled his wisdom teeth removal. Very impressed with the Dr!
5 out of 5
January 26, 2023
Dr Vallejo explained the procedure in detail every step of the way. He was very gentle and proceeded slowly, focusing on pain control. He was very personable and I would recommend him to anyone.
5 out of 5
January 25, 2023
For what the dr did for us we can't say enough thanks but I'll say it anyways thank you
5 out of 5
January 20, 2023
Dr Vellejo rocks! Best, coolest dentist ever. Total Superstar!
5 out of 5
January 20, 2023
Very pleasant young man. Well-informed and answered all questions.
5 out of 5
January 20, 2023
Love this place!
5 out of 5
January 19, 2023
Both the dentist (Dr. Vallejo) and the assistant were outstanding.
5 out of 5
January 18, 2023
The surgeon was good to explain my situation, discuss options, and then make recommendations. When the option to have the implant that visit was not achievable because the angle was not what he wanted, he explained this and then the resulting course of action. He was good at explaining before and during the procedure.
4.7 out of 5
January 11, 2023
They were very professional, worked well togetherII really liked the printout they gave me to bring home. It was very helpful after surgery.
5 out of 5
January 3, 2023
I saw Dr. Marvin Vallejo for wisdom tooth surgery. In both the consultation and the actual procedure he was extremely understanding of my fears about feeling pain during the procedure and helped to reassure me of the likelihood of any pain and how it would be addressed. I felt confident in my care and subsequent recovery. He furthermore kept me informed of everything he was doing or was going to do during the surgery and allowed me to take breaks when needed.
5 out of 5
December 16, 2022
A very positive experience as everyone was very pleasant and professional.
5 out of 5
November 4, 2022
My family members said they would request Dr. Martin Vallejo for any of their future dental surgery needs.
5 out of 5
November 4, 2022
Very satisfied that I had been fully informed regarding future oral surgery.
5 out of 5
November 3, 2022
Excellent oral surgeon. Very kind.
5 out of 5
October 28, 2022
Both dentist and assistant were very attentive and caring. This visit went extremely well and I felt very cared about.
5 out of 5
October 25, 2022
I appreciated that Dr. Vallejo explained Anna's options relating to sedation and possible complications as well as patiently respond to her questions as part of our consultation.
5 out of 5
September 28, 2022
Very good
4 out of 5
September 23, 2022
Good
4.8 out of 5
September 14, 2022
All went well
4.8 out of 5
September 14, 2022
He is good
5 out of 5
August 27, 2022
Good
5 out of 5
August 15, 2022
Dr. Marvin Vellago was very good at what he does and very knowledgeable and I felt very comfortable having him do my tooth extraction. I would recommend him to others.