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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.
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.
Protect and keep badly decayed or fractured teeth while maintaining a beautiful smile. Made to perfectly match the shape and shade of your other teeth, they’re durable, strong, and undetectable.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway completely collapses, blocking airflow into the lungs. The harder one tries to breathe, the tighter the airway seals. This airway obstruction persists until the brain partially awakens the person, unconsciously closing the jaw and returning the tongue and throat to a normal position.