Family Dentistry in Lewiston, ME
Maine Dentistry provides comprehensive dental services for families in Lewiston, Maine and the surrounding area. Contact us to schedule an appointment at our Auburn dental office.
Quality Dental Care
You only want the best for your family in all things, including dental care. A lifetime of dental health begins with a solid foundation of quality dental care from a practice you can trust. Maine Dentistry provides comprehensive dental services for patients of all ages, so the whole family can come to the same place for all of their dental and oral health needs.
Benefits of Family Dentistry
There are many benefits to family dentistry, including:
- One dental practice for the whole family. Enjoy the convenience of making appointments together and getting everyone’s dental needs taken care of in one visit.
- No need for children to transfer later. Children who see a pediatric dentist will eventually need to transfer to an adult dentist. But children who go to a family dental practice can continue their care into adulthood at the same office.
- Complete dental history on record. The longer you go to one dental practice, the more extensive the records of your dental history, allowing your dentist to provide you with the best possible care.
We provide the following dental services:
- Preventive services. Dental cleanings and oral exams are preventive services, meaning the goal is to prevent dental problems from occurring. Early detection of oral health concerns makes them more easily treatable.
- Restorative services. When the teeth are decayed or damaged, restorative services like cavity fillings and root canals restore the health of your teeth.
- Cosmetic services. Procedures like teeth whitening and veneers help to improve the appearance of your teeth, making them cosmetic services.
- Sleep services. We provide diagnosis and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea.
- Invisalign. We are a certified Invisalign provider, offering this service to our patients who wish to improve the alignment of their teeth.
- TMJ treatment. TMJ disorder refers to pain and limited movement of the temporomandibular joint, where the lower jaw connects with the skull. We provide treatment for this condition that offers lasting relief.
Why Choose Maine Dentistry?
At Maine Dentistry we do dental differently. That means you should let go of your existing feelings about dental care and come to our practice with an open mind. We provide a judgment free environment where you can get the care you need without blame or shame. Our state of art equipment and techniques make dentistry comfortable and stress free. We do everything in our power to provide a relaxing, positive experience for you and your family.
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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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Directions from Lewiston, ME
Head east toward Sabattus St
Slight right onto Sabattus St
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Oak St
Turn right onto Bates St
Turn left onto Main St
Continue onto US-202 W/Court St
Turn right onto Turner St
Continue onto Center St
Maine Dentistry will be on the Right
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I stop grinding my teeth?
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a common habit that is difficult to break because it usually occurs at night while you are sleeping and unaware. The best way to prevent the negative effects of teeth grinding is to wear a mouthguard that protects your teeth and cushions your jaw. We provide custom mouthguards for patients who grind their teeth.
When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?
The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend taking your child to the dentist by their first birthday or within 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth. This allows the dentist to identify any early dental concerns and to help children get used to routine dental care.
Why should I talk to a dentist about snoring and sleep apnea?
Snoring is a sign of sleep apnea, a symptom of a partially blocked airway while you sleep. The tongue and soft tissues of the mouth and throat relax and slide back while you’re sleeping, preventing you from breathing normally. We provide a sleep mouthguard that repositions your jaw and tongue to keep your airway open at night. Treating sleep apnea allows you to get better quality sleep and have more energy.
How often should I go to the dentist?
The recommended schedule for routine dental cleanings and exams is every 6 months. This is the frequency that is typically covered by your dental insurance if you have it. Professional dental cleanings remove plaque that forms on the teeth to prevent decay and gum disease. Oral exams identify any health concerns, including oral cancer, for which early detection is key.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment at the location that is most convenient for you.