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Family Dentist Serving Bowdoin, ME

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You deserve your dream smile – our Auburn team can help.

Whether you’re visiting for a simple cleaning, ongoing issues, or emergency care, we’ll ensure you feel safe, comfortable, and at ease. Our experienced team led by Dr. Ben Lawlor, named one of the top dentists in the United States, provides a wide range of care including:

  • Corrections, maintenance, and enhancements
  • Appointments for kids
  • Emergency dental care
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Say Hello To Our Team
Dr. Benjamin 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 in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and to bring his expertise in family and cosmetic dental services to his home state of Maine.

Before becoming a dentist, Dr. Lawlor served in the military and spent over ten years in the Air Force as an avionics specialist and then dental director. During his military tenure, he served overseas on two deployments and received numerous awards including Airman of the Year. Dr. Lawlor continues to serve by providing free dental care to kids and families on 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 was a kid, and wants everyone to love their dental experiences as much as he did growing up. When he isn’t working on happy smiles, he can be found hiking Cadillac mountain, white water rafting, kiteboarding, or skiing.

Dr. Katie Clark

Dr. Katie Clark was born and raised in Maine. She attended the University of Maine, graduating at the top of her class with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Following graduation, Dr. Clark went on to earn her D.M.D. degree from the University of New England.

Becoming a dentist has been Dr. Clark’s dream career since she saw a change in her own smile through orthodontics during her early teen years. Katie recalls being self-conscious of her smile growing up and enjoyed going to her dental appointments with the knowledge she was one step closer to a beautiful smile. Although Dr. Clark was only 15 years old at the time, she knew helping others confidence in their own smiles was her calling, and she is proud to realize her lifelong goal as a certified dentist.

Dr. Clark is dedicated to researching modern dental trends to provide the best, individualized care to her patients. Dentistry is not just a career, but a passion for Dr. Clark with a focus on providing a comfortable experience for patients who want to achieve their dream smile.

In her free time, Dr. Clark enjoys playing with her dog Boomer, trying new restaurants in Portland, and trying new recipes in the kitchen (suggestions are always welcome). An avid lover of all Maine’s seasons, her summer activities find her enjoying time by the water and in winter, snowmobiling with her family or attempting to ski.

Vanessa Frost

Vanessa is our Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (or EFDA for short – Eff Duh). As the name implies, EFDAs serve additional functions in a dental office such as placing a white filling after the Dentist has removed the decay. To become an EFDA, rigorous requirements must be met, including successful completion of an accredited program to obtain state licensure, followed by mandatory continuing education. Procedures that an EFDA can perform in the state of Maine are checked upon completion by a licensed dentist.

Lisa Turner

Lisa has been with Maine Cosmetic Dentistry for over 18 years, and her role is with the administrative team. She is responsible for many systems in the practice and enjoys helping patients understand their insurance benefits. She has been in dentistry for over 20 years. Lisa is definitely the one in the office who keeps everyone laughing! She has three grandchildren who light up her life, and she also loves to shop.

Lori Hayman

Lori has been involved with Dentistry for over ten years and still enjoys helping patients get the treatment they need. Lori is the friendly face that greats you when you walk in, and she also handles our cosmetic consultations. She has two grown children and is very involved in their athletic endeavors.

Daria Mcllwain

Daria graduated as a Dental Hygienist from the University of New England in 2011. She is involved with multiple dental hygiene study groups in order to stay current in the field.

Her goal is to treat each person as an individual and give the best treatment possible while educating and informing them of their current oral health. She always has a smile on her face and aspires to give her patients a positive experience.

Daria resides in Portland with her husband, four children, and two dogs.
In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, power yoga, and trying out new healthy recipes.

Mallory Rioux

Mallory graduated from the University of New England’s Dental Hygiene program after participating in their cutting edge training program. Mallory is passionate about being the best and spends dozens of hours each year learning the latest techniques to help her patients maintain a sparkling smile. Mallory has been trained not only in gum and bone health but also in how to identify problems before they become big expensive issues. She loves her patients and genuinely wants her patients to be as comfortable as possible.

Mallory is a local girl and currently resides in Westbrook with her husband. She enjoys all outdoor activities and prioritizes time with her family and friends. If you are lucky enough to sit in her chair, be sure to ask her about her favorite hikes in New England!

Jake Palmer

Jake was raised in the small town of Pittston in central Maine and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of New England in 2016. He enjoyed his studies under amazing professors during coursework and continued to learn new and improved methods of care each day under their tutelage. Jake now applies those skills to his clinical career. He is certified for local anesthesia as well as administration of nitrous oxide during treatment.

Jake prides himself on making connections with his patients on a personal level along as well as their dental care provider to ensure a comfortable judgement free experience. He always looks for the best treatment options available and provides clear information to his patients for treatment satisfaction.

Every new patient in his chair receives a comprehensive new patient experience, including clinical images of your teeth and smile, a full set of dental radiographs to diagnose any issues, periodontal charting to evaluate bone health, and finish with a dental cleaning. He is a very personable hygienist, and wants his patients to be excited about coming to the dentist.

When not at work, Jake loves the outdoors. In the summer, that includes fishing, playing basketball, golfing, going to the beach, camping, and hiking. In the winter you can find him snowboarding or playing virtual golf. He has a love for animals, especially his cat named Wonton.

April Fortin
April has been working in the world of dentistry for twenty years and counting. She graduated from dental assisting school in 1998. She loves everything about her current position, including working for Dr. Lawlor, spending time with her talented coworkers, and helping her wonderful patients! Her energetic and outgoing personality and love of building relationships serves her well every day at the practice.
Outside of work, April has been happily married to her husband for eighteen years and both are blessed with four beautiful children. They love going to the beach, camping, trail riding, and snowmobiling together in their free time.
April is a movie buff who enjoys photography and runs a small water treatment business with her husband!
Cora Mason

Corah has worked in dentistry since 2018, taking pride in patient care and the care of their families. She’s passionate about continued education in the dental field and keeping up with the latest dental technology. She brings these skills to her clinical position, learning all the new techniques to help provide the best care for patients at our practice.

She is a married mother of two children, two dogs, and one cat. While originally from a small town in western Arkansas, Cora made the move to Maine in 2018.

When I’m not at work, she loves being outdoors enjoying the four seasons and Maine’s beautiful coastline.

What are our patients saying

“Dr. Ben Lawlor took the time to listen to my concerns, my past dental experiences elsewhere, and to make me feel 100% comfortable before he ever touched my tooth. An extraction and two dental implant placements with NO pain and almost no discomfort...This was hands down the best dental experience!”
"Dr. Lawlor is so wonderful, I drive all the way from Scarborough to see him! My front teeth were chipped and spaced and he fixed them right up and made them look perfect! A top notch staff and environment!!!"
“After a lifetime of problem teeth and many dental problems, it was such a relief to find this practice. Dr. Lawlor and his staff are friendly, caring, professional, and go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and special. I can't say enough good things about them. I very highly recommend Maine Dentistry.”
"Dr. Lawlor is the best. His great professional attitude and humor make you feel very well taken care of and you leave feeling great. If you need a great dentist and want to have a positive dental experience this is the place for you."

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Directions from Bowdoin, ME

Head south on Litchfield Rd toward Letourneau Dr

Turn right onto ME-125 S

Turn right onto Store Rd

Continue onto Bowdoinham Rd/Walker Rd

Continue onto Crowley Rd

Continue straight to stay on Crowley Rd

Continue onto Grove St

Turn left onto Sabattus St

Turn right onto Russell St

Keep left to stay on Russell St

Continue onto Memorial Bridge

Use the left lane to take the ME-4/Center St ramp to Turner/Downtown/Auburn

Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto ME-4 S/Center St (signs for Auburn/Gray)

Turn right

Maine Dentistry will be on the Right

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