Smiles from the heart of the Old Port
An accessible, urban location for Portlanders and commuters on the go.
Our Portland office is in the perfect sport for Portlanders and those working downtown. Schedule your appointment for the morning, during your lunch break, or on the way home, and we’ll make sure you’re good to go to finish your day! Led by Dr. Ben Lawlor, named one of America’s top dentists, the Maine Dentistry Portland team has the experience and insight to provide you with the smile you deserve.
- 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.
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.
Studied at Case Western Reserve University. As an undergraduate she majored in Nutrition with minors in Business Management and Chemistry. Dr. Mini’s received her doctorate through her alma mater at Case Western Reserve as well. She then continued her education with a post doctoral residency program in advanced general dentistry with the University of the Pacific. Her dedication to continued learning stems from the desire to master advanced dental practices and improve treatment for her patients.
Dr. Minisandram, (many find it easier to call her Dr. Mini), is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Maine Dental Association (MDA), California Dental Association (CDA), the Santa Clara Dental Society, and is currently working on her fellowship with The Academy Of General Dentistry. She’s committed to caring for her patients, but also sees the importance of community involvement. Her participation in community events such as CDA Cares and Give Special Kids a Smile Day are both a joy and an honor.
Dr. Mini believes dentistry is a blend of both technical and artistic skill – a satisfying profession that allows her to utilize both her creative ability and medical expertise. This dual focus leaves her patients with a concrete functionality and cosmetic nuance that will allow them to better enjoy their oral health as well as an improved life!
Health is her profession, her passion, and her pastime. For relaxation, Dr. Mini enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and golden retriever puppy! Her hobbies include running, yoga, and cycling.
Chelsea began her dental career at age 15, where she was trained as a dental assistant. She graduated college with a Bachelor’s of Dental Hygiene from the University of New England, earning an additional license to administer Local Anesthesia. She immediately went to graduate school to obtain her Master’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Bridgeport, CT.
She has had extensive continuing education over the years, including Invisalign training, an advanced clinical certificate from the J.P. Institute of Technology, and a dental hygiene laser certification. She has attended multiple conferences at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) to further develop an understanding of aesthetics as well as courses in Dental Sleep Medicine. She is also continually training with the newest technology as a clinical dental hygiene professor at the University of New England. Not only is she invested in your dental health, but she is eager to hear your goals and explore the possibilities of achieving your dream smile!
Outside of the office, Chelsea enjoys the outdoors and the beautiful state of Maine. She is very active and plays in different sports leagues in the area. She loves spending time with family, friends and her puppy.
Julie was born and raised in southern Maine, attending the University of New England to receive her Bachelor’s of Dental Hygiene in 2016. Julie enjoys keeping up with current trends and practices in the dental field to provide the best care for her patients. Her goal is to establish each patient’s individual needs and help guide them through their dental needs. Julie truly enjoys the process of connecting with her patients and alleviating their fears during dental visits.
Julie resides in Limerick, Maine with her expansive family including three children, two dogs, and a variety of farm animals. When out of the office she enjoys time outdoors with her family and animals as much as she can!
Sara is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and moved to Virginia with her husband after following their leave from the Navy. She currently lives in Saco with their two cats, two dogs and (almost) two year old child
She graduated UNE 2021. She focuses on making the patient feel comfortable while in her dental chair and listens without judgment to any dental concerns they may have. She stresses the importance of regular visits, and that Maine Dentistry is here to provide help reaching their dental goals.
She loves to volunteer, and would love to work with veterans. At home, Sara enjoys walks with the dogs, grilling, and relaxing around the fire pit. She and her family love to travel any chance they get, and try new food wherever they go.
Vanessa graduated from the University of New England’s dental hygiene program in 2017. She believes there is always something new to learn, and spends hours each year expanding her dental knowledge.
Vanessa’s goal is to create a comfortable and welcoming dental experience. Everyone should leave feeling positive, informed and empowered. She enjoys teaming up with each patient to find a way to get everyone the healthy mouth they deserve.
Originally from Vermont, Vanessa travels through New England visiting her family to ski, paddle board and hike with their dogs. Otherwise, she can often be found trying a new beer at the many breweries in the area with her own dog “B”.