We get it.
You hate the dentist.
You’ve been trained to loathe the very word and everything associated with it. That’s exactly what inspired us to rethink the dental experience, backed by decades of insights and know-how. Meet Maine Dentistry–our Portland office feels both familiar and inviting, our crew seriously knows their stuff, and our approach promotes long-term luster over emergency care. We’ll be your partners in whole mouth health, with specialties in cosmetic, TMJ, and family dentistry. It’s about time to defy your dental expectations.
Meet Dr. Lawlor
Dr. Lawlor graduated from Dalhousie University and is a fellow with the International College of Oral Implantologists. He is proud to be named among America’s Top Dentists and to bring his expertise in cosmetic and implant dental services to his home state of Maine.
Before becoming a dentist, Dr. Lawlor served in the military and participated in several service trips to Guatemala.
At Maine Dentistry, Dr. Lawlor has established a unique approach focused on comfort, quality, and no judgment experiences. Dr. Lawlor knew he wanted to become a dentist since he can remember, and his desire is for everyone to have a dental home where they feel comfortable.
Chelsea began her dental career at age 15, where she was trained as a dental assistant. She graduated college with a Bachelor’s of Dental Hygiene from the University of New England, earning an additional license to administer Local Anesthesia. She immediately went to graduate school to obtain her Master’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Bridgeport, CT.
She has had extensive continuing education over the years, including Invisalign training, an advanced clinical certificate from the J.P. Institute of Technology, and a dental hygiene laser certification. She has attended multiple conferences at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) to further develop an understanding of aesthetics as well as courses in Dental Sleep Medicine. She is also continually training with the newest technology as a clinical dental hygiene professor at the University of New England. Not only is she invested in your dental health, but she is eager to hear your goals and explore the possibilities of achieving your dream smile!
Outside of the office, Chelsea enjoys the outdoors and the beautiful state of Maine. She is very active and plays in different sports leagues in the area. She loves spending time with family, friends and her puppy.
Lauren graduated from the University of New England with her bachelor’s degree in dental Hygiene, and two years later she graduated Suma Cum Laude with her master’s degree from the University of Bridgeport. She now teaches part at UNE Dental Hygiene School. Lauren enjoys educating her students about progressive dentistry, using personal experiences and patient scenarios.
Recently, Lauren became a myofunctional therapy provider. Myofunctional disorders are generally found with tight jaw muscles, hearing issues, chipped or worn teeth and TMJ problems.
When not in the office, Lauren takes her fur baby Leo for walks in the grass and is trying to complete the New Hampshire 48 peaks over 4,000ft. She continues to take classes throughout the year to be the best hygienist and educator she can be.