About Us

Luz-Elena Valencia, D.D.S.

Dr. Luz-Elena Valencia is originally from Colombia, South America. A graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry, she began practicing in Greenwood shortly after her graduation in 1992. In 2011, her practice was given the honor of “Best of Greenwood” by the U.S. Commerce Association.

In addition to running her practice, Dr. Valencia is currently the treasurer of the Southside Study Club. Dr. Valencia is also dedicated to continuing her education, usually completing more than the required amount of classes each year. She has completed courses on aesthetic dentistry, implants, oral pathology, dental emergencies, ethics, practice management, and Invisalign, among others.

As an immigrant, Dr. Valencia knows what it is like to transition from one culture to another. Her experience has taught her to be more sensitive towards different cultures and nationalities. She believes in treating patients the way that she would like to be treated. She aims to provide the best professional dental care possible by establishing and addressing each patient’s individual needs. Dr. Valencia loves having the opportunity to see how her patients become more confident after receiving their new smiles.

When not perfecting your smile, Dr. Valencia enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family. She has three sons. Her oldest son graduated from dental school (IUSD) in 2015 and opened his own practice. Her middle son graduated from Purdue University in 2016 and moved to Georgia to work as an aeronautical engineer. Her youngest graduated from Marion University with a degree in nursing, and he currently works for St. Francis hospital. She also has 3 beautiful grand-daughters. Together, Dr. Valencia and her family enjoy traveling, snorkeling, and skiing.

Carrie Foster – Financial Coordinator/Office Manager

183_CarrieI am the financial coordinator and office manager in this practice. I file insurance claims and create treatment plans. If you have any financial questions, I am here to address your concerns and work with your insurance to ensure you receive the necessary dental care. I have been with Dr. Valencia since 2006. I started my dental career as an assistant, so I  have clinical experience as well as front office.

I am married to an awesome man that shares my passion of wheeling in our Jeeps. We have a blended family with a total of 10 grandchildren.

I love working out, traveling, trying new foods, being with my family, and wheeling in our Jeep. The best thing about working in this office is all the wonderful people I get to see every day!


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