Meet Dr. Lauren Van Gemert
Dr. Lauren Van Gemert (Dr. Lauren as she prefers to be called) loves orthodontics! She strives for perfection in each smile that she creates and is dedicated to helping her patients love their smile. Dr. Lauren's favorite part about practicing orthodontics is getting to know each of her patients personally, as well as watching their transformation throughout the orthodontic process.
Dr. Lauren grew up in southeast Michigan and earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan. After college, she continued on to the University of Michigan School of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (D.D.S.), finishing first in her class of 111 students.
After dental school, Dr. Lauren moved to Dallas, Texas to begin her orthodontic residency at the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, which is widely known as one of the top orthodontic programs in the country. During her 34 months there, Dr. Lauren was involved in research, teaching, and earned both a Certificate in Orthodontics, as well as a Master of Science.
Dr. Lauren finally settled in Spokane, where she lives with her husband, Mark, and their two yellow labrador retrievers, Aggie and Moose. Outside of the office, Dr. Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, biking, and playing with her two pups.
Dr. Lauren is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. (the only orthodontic specialty board that is recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists).
Surprisingly, only about 1 in 3 orthodontists choose to become board certified. By becoming board certified, it demonstrates Dr. Lauren's commitment to providing her patients with the highest level of orthodontic care.
Further demonstrating her commitment to advancing her expertise in orthodontics, Dr. Lauren is also an active member of several professional organizations including:
American Association of Orthodontics
American Dental Association
Washington State Dental Association
Spokane District Dental Society
Omicron Kappa Upsilon (National Dental Honor Society)