Dr. Laura Is an Idaho native and was raised in the small town of Payette. She knew at the young age of 8 that she wanted to be an orthodontist and she stuck to that dream. She also stuck with her commitment to come back to Idaho to start her practice and her family.
Upon completion of her orthodontic training in 1998 Dr. Laura returned to her beautiful home state and opened her own practice in Boise. In 1999 she opened her office in Mountain Home. In 2019 she opened a third location in her hometown of Payette. She loves bringing her smile-straightening skills to her community.
Dr. Laura has two children that are now adults, and two dogs and a cat that she’s hoping never grow up. When she’s not busy at work, she can be found on a treadmill, a ski hill or a golf course. She’s skied since she was five and is an avid runner. Her golf game is a work in progress.
Dr. Laura graduated from Payette High School in 1987. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho she moved to Omaha, Nebraska to complete her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Creighton University School of Dentistry. Dr. Laura earned her Master of Science, as well as her specialty certificate in Orthodontics from West Virginia University in 1998. She enjoys returning to WVU to attend continuing education meetings and catch a Mountaineer football game. Go EERS! Dr. Laura enjoys furthering her education and attends meeting all over the country. She’s always on top of the latest advancements in orthodontics.
Dr. Laura is involved in several professional organizations, including the American Board of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Southwest Idaho District Dental Society, American Association of Orthodontists, and Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. She knows orthodontists all over the world and regularly collaborates with them to ensure that her patients receive the best possible care!
Dr. Laura enjoys working equally with children and adults, and derives satisfaction from building greater self-esteem one smile at a time! After one visit, you’ll see how much she cares for her orthodontic patients. Whether you choose traditional braces or Invisalign for yourself or your child, we are confident you will be pleased with your new Dr. Laura Smile!