Lauren Summers


AAS in Dental Hygiene
Owens Community College

Most people either loved going to the dentist as a kid—or absolutely hated it. Where did you fall? How come?

I loved going to the dentist because I enjoyed someone else brushing my teeth — plus the clean feeling afterwards.

What (or who) inspired you to get into dentistry? How so?

My own infatuation with clean teeth inspired me to get into dentistry!

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Helping people regain their confidence through a smile they're proud to share!

What’s something your patients might be surprised to learn about you?

I co-piloted airplanes in college!

How do you recharge after a long week? What’s your go-to activity for hitting the restart button?


In another life, if you weren’t working in dentistry, what would you be doing?


Additional Education
BS in Dental Hygiene
Western Kentucky University