Dr. Lauren was born and raised in Northwest Alabama in the Shoals area. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. There she completed undergraduate research pertaining to periodontal disease and craniofacial genetics and received UAB’s Presidential Scholarship and Institute of Oral Health Research Trainee Award. Following her undergraduate degree, Dr. Lauren earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and was awarded the UAB Alumni Scholarship, the Henry Clay Hassell Scholarship, and the Sarrell Dental Scholarship in Dentistry. Dr. Lauren served in various leadership positions in the American Association for Women Dentists, the Student Professionalism and Ethics Association, and the American Student Dental Association.
As someone who loves hands-on arts and crafts, science, and working with people, Dr. Lauren thrives in the dynamic environment that dentistry provides. Her favorite aspects of patient care are getting people out of pain, helping ease dental anxiety, and empowering patients to make informed decisions about their treatment options. Dr. Lauren meets patients where they are in their dental conditions and wants all of her patients to feel comfortable, heard, and valued to achieve the smile and oral health of their best self.
Dr. Lauren feels at home with Luma Dentistry due to the team-oriented culture that brings out the best in everyone. Aside from dentistry, she enjoys yoga, gardening, and spending time outdoors with her fiancé and two cats, Georgie & Rilo.
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