An easy-going dentist appointment
Our Gray office feels as comfortable as home.
With a non-judgment philosophy, we make sure you feel comfortable and safe the moment you step into our Gray office. Led by Dr. Ben Lawlor, named one of America’s top dentists, the Maine Dentistry team has the experience and insight to provide you with the smile you deserve. Whether you’re visiting for a simple cleaning, ongoing issues, or emergency care, you can trust you’re getting the best dental care.
- We handle corrections, maintenance, and enhancements.
- Looking for a dentist for the whole family? Appointments are available for adults and kids.
- Our team is equipped to handle dental emergencies.
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.
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!
Danielle is born and raised in Maine. She graduated from The University Of Maine Dental Hygiene program in 2014 and obtained her license to administer Local anesthesia/ Nitrous.
Shortly after graduating, she traveled to Northern Virginia and spent seven years there practicing Dental Hygiene and expanding her dental knowledge. Danielle traveled even further to attend continuing education classes and master the newest dental technology. Her extended coursework in Dental Hygiene includes classes on Periodontal therapy, Invisalign, and has certified her to administer Dental Hygiene laser treatments.
Danielle is passionate about providing patients with the highest level of care, with focus on educating them about dental health. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, boating, enjoying the coastline, while spending time with family and friends.
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.