Meet the Team
Dentist Marion, IA
Laura Fauchier, DDS
Dr. Laura’s goals are clear and simple; she desires to give you the highest possible quality of personalized dental care in the most comfortable environment possible. You will notice from the first time she comes to meet you that she keeps the people around her relaxed and happy while still assuring they are well informed and comfortable with their options. Should you ever require dental treatment, you will find that she is patient, gentle, and ever ready to assure you are relaxed.
Dr Laura has received advanced education in lasers, digital dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, study of the bite, worn teeth, implants, implant supported dentures, communication, periodontal disease, and esthetic fillings. She is also a certified life coach and teaches other dentists how to achieve their own goals. She has a podcast for dentists on iTunes.
Dr. Laura had two daughters when she started dental school: Sally was 4 and Emma was 2. During her sophomore year of dental school, she had her son, Max. The kids were just 8, 6 and 3 when she graduated. Everybody has really changed!
Erica Recker, DDS
Dr. Erica Recker, Marion dentist grew up on a farm outside of Oelwein, Iowa and was the valedictorian of the Oelwein High School Class of 2009. She received a BS degree with Distinction in Integrative Physiology from The University of Iowa in 2013 and continued her education at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics, where she received her DDS with research honors in 2018.
Throughout her dental school career, she co-authored nine publications featured in prestigious dental journals. She held leadership roles in several student organizations, and she even won the dental school talent show with her vocal parody of Phantom of the Opera, entitled “Phantom of the Operatory” during her second year.
Outside of dentistry, she enjoys reading, playing tennis, a good Netflix binge, spending time with her family, and attending performing arts events, especially musicals and the ballet. If you’re lucky, she might even sing or dance during your appointment!
Dr. Erica puts her research expertise to use by staying up-to-date with the latest and greatest dental materials, technologies, and treatment options. Dr. Erica especially enjoys restorative dentistry, oral surgery, and seeing children. She is a member of the Iowa Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Erica prides herself on providing compassionate and patient-centered comprehensive dental care. Each smile is unique, and she strives to positively transform patient’s lives by restoring function, esthetics, and overall oral health. Her kind and caring nature ensures that a trip to the dentist doesn’t have to be an anxiety-ridden or scary experience. Dr. Erica is excited to meet you and help you achieve your oral health goals.
Heather graduated in 2009 from Kirkwood Community College with a dental hygiene degree and certification in local anesthetic. She grew up in Belle Plaine, Iowa and moved to the area after completing school at Cornell College in Mt Vernon.
Heather is married to her husband David and they have two children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, reading, and cheering on the Hawkeyes.
Erika graduated from Kirkwood August of 2014 with her degree in Dental Assisting. She has been with Marion Dental, Marion dental office since April 2015 and just received her Expanded Function certificate. She was born and raised in Cedar Rapids and is the oldest of 4 children. Erika enjoys traveling any chance she gets. Some of her favorite hobbies include snorkeling and cooking. She enjoys camping with her family and her fiancé, Sean, and being outside as much as possible… especially with her dog Mac!
Laura Lynn graduated with her Associate Degree in Dental Assisting from Kirkwood Community College in the summer of 2012. She has been with Marion Dental since graduating and has continued her education with becoming Expanded Functions certified and training in CAD/CAM technology. Laura Lynn was raised in the middle of five children in the small town of Farley in Northeast Iowa. In her free time, Laura Lynn enjoys spending time with her daughter, Brianna, and son, Jackson. She also spends a lot of her spare time in Northeast Iowa with family, riding her horses, camping, canoeing…or pretty much anything outdoors!
Carly joined the team at Marion Dental in February of 2018. She graduated from Hawkeye Community College in 2013 with her associates degree in Dental Hygiene with a local anesthetic certification. Since then, she has also completed a PerioLase course to be laser-certified! Originally from the small town of Jesup, Carly, her husband Justin, and their labrador, Wapsi, now reside in Solon. Outside of the office, you can find her cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes, traveling, and enjoying all the things the corridor has to offer! Carly’s passion for patient care exemplifies what Marion Dental is all about. From providing treatment to insurance questions or anything in between, she’s sure to have the answers you’re looking for. Carly looks forward to providing you quality dental care!
Laurel originally joined Marion Dental in 2006 as a Dental Assistant. Since then, Laurel went back to school and received her associates degree in Dental Hygiene with local anesthetic certification, graduating in 2010 from Kirkwood Community College. She also holds certifications in both laser therapy and sleep medicine! Her wide array of experience in the dental field makes her an excellent person to help you find an answer to a dental question, work out details of your treatment plan, or provide you with financial arrangements. Laurel was born and raised here in the Cedar Rapids area and graduated from Washington High School. Outside of the office, you can find her running a kiddo to practice or dance class. When she’s not taking the kids to their extracurricular activities, she loves traveling, concerts, and being outdoors! Laurel looks forward to helping you fulfill your dental goals!
Jessica joined our team in March of 2019. She earned her certification as Dental Assistant in 2000 at Kirkwood Community College and has transitioned back into the dental community after raising her two boys.
She epitomizes the expression “calm, cool & collected” and is more often than not the soothing voice you hear on the other line answering our phones or calling to schedule your appointment. She loves to assist and assures your comfort and care are top notch. She keeps the office atmosphere light and fun and works closely with staff and patients to provide the best care possible.
In her free time, Jessica finds time to work in her yard and maintains a garden for home-grown veggies. She also enjoys outdoor activities, particularly kayaking and hiking.
Carrie joined the team in August of 2020. Along with her husband, she moved down from Canada to work at Rockwell Collins in 1999. She was a stay at home Mom for many years raising 6 kids. Carrie has an office assistant background and is excited to help every patient become comfortable with our team and the amazing dental work we provide. If you have questions about scheduling, insurance, financing, or any other aspect of treatment, she can help you get the answers you need.
Outside the office, Carrie loves being a Mom and watching her kids grow up. She enjoys going on walks with her husband, driving her kids to various sporting events, and spending time in their yard.
A Michigan native, Melissa planted her Iowa roots in 2007 (Go Blue)! Melissa graduated from the dental assisting program at Hawkeye Community College in 2013. She started her dental assisting career in Periodontics and learned a lot in the surgery realm. She then moved to general dentistry, where she has been assisting since 2015. She continued her education to become an expanded functional dental assistant, and she has also completed her nitrous oxide certification.
Melissa enjoys being a dental assistant and seeing patients become less fearful and more excited about their visits. She also loves witnessing the transformative powers of dentistry and making a difference for our patients. She and her husband, Austin, have a Jack Russell/Rat Terrier named Bailey (her fur child) and plenty of nieces and nephews to keep them very busy. Together, Melissa and Austin like to kayak, garden, and enjoy the great outdoors!