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 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 College of Dentistry, which is widely known as one of the top orthodontic programs in the country. During her 34 months there, she was involved in research, teaching, and earned both a Certificate in Orthodontics as well as a Master of Science (M.S.).
Dr. Lauren finally settled in Spokane, where she lives with her husband, Mark, their son, Brady, and their two yellow Labrador retrievers, Aggie and Moose. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, biking, and playing with her two pups.
Further demonstrating her commitment to advancing her expertise in orthodontics, Dr. Lauren is also an active member of several professional organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Spokane District Dental Society, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (National Dental Honor Society) and serves a member of the Spokane Craniofacial Review Board.