S. Kent Lauson, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Lauson’s distinguished career as a specialist in orthodontics, dentofacial orthopedics and temporomandibular dysfunction (TMJ) has spanned over 30 years. He graduated from the University of Iowa with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree in 1971. Dr. Lauson spent two years in the USAF Dental Corps where he studied Periodontics and was the Preventive Dentistry officer of his base. He then completed his orthodontic residency in 1975 at St. Louis University Medical Center and has been in private practice in Metro Denver ever since. During this time he helped develop the techniques for completing orthodontic treatment resulting in full beautiful smiles without the removal of any permanent teeth.
Dr. Lauson has lectured at many national dental and orthodontic meetings and is currently listed in the “Guide to America’s Top Dentists”, published by Consumers Research Council of America. He was awarded the 2003 Colorado Businessman of the Year award from the Congressional Committee on Business, Washington, D.C. as well as the distinction of Best of Aurora 2007 and 2008 for Orthodontists by the US Local Business Association. He is well known for getting excellent results in complex orthodontic and TMJ cases.
Dr. Lauson is a Fellow of the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics. His other professional affiliations include the American Association of Orthodontists, Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists, Colorado Association of Orthodontists, American Association for Functional Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Metro Denver Dental Society and the American Academy and Board of Head, Facial and Neck Pain and TMJ Orthopedics.
I have worked with Dr. Lauson since I was in my early 20's. In than time I have served a variety of capacities throughout the office. Currently I enjoy working as a full time lab technician fabricating treatment appliances and retainers.
I live just outside the Denver area and enjoy the beauty of the Colorado countryside. I enjoy golfing, reading and spending time with my wonderful husband and our two young sons.
I began my work in orthodontics after graduating from the University of Florida - Go Gators! I love the variety in my job as marketing director and patient coordinator for Dr. Lauson. I get to go out in the community and work with dentists as well as meet with the new patients who come into our office. I love working alongside so many great people while gaining knowledge and experience in such a wonderful industry.
When I am not working I love spending time with my amazing husband Tyler and our two awesome dogs Benjamin James and Goose Allen. I also enjoy spending time with family, excerising, baking and trying new things.
My husband, John, and I are originally from Kentucky. We met at Eastern Kentucky University and have been married for nearly 30 years. We have two sons, Paul and Adam. We moved to Colorado in 1985, and when I started working for Dr. Lauson in 1986, I knew I had found a home at AOTMJ. Dr. Lauson is awesome to work for and offers the best care to his patients. When not working at AOTMJ, I enjoy quilting, walking my two dogs, Bailey and Bogart, and reading.
I began working in pediatric dentistry when I was in my early twenties so the transition to working in orthodontics was a natural one. I have loved the variety of tasks and the knowledge I have gained working here at Aurora Orthodontics. I am also grateful that I was able to have treatment that helped resolve most of my problems with TMJ.
When I’m not working, I love spending time with my wonderful husband and son. I also like to read, cycle and travel.
I first came to Aurora Orthodontics as a TMD patient in 1996. Shortly after I began my journey into orthodontics as Dr. Lauson's front desk scheduling coordinator. Through the years I have learned many different aspects of the orthodontic office. But what I enjoy most is seeing the wonderful smiles that have been transformed from start to finish. I love what I do and I love seeing your bright smiles.
I am married to Keith and we have 4 kids. We enjoy camping, water skiing and playing games together.
Welcome to our website, my name is Laurie. I changed my career path when I was 40 years old and went into orthodontics and have greatly enjoyed it ever since. I love working with the whole Aurora Orthodontic’s team. Not only is Dr. Lauson a professional and accomplished orthodontist, he knows how to spoil his patients as well as his employees. We really have pleasant patients that seem to love coming to our office.
On weekends I love spending time with my husband, Matt, and our baby Willie, the cutest Lab on the planet. We enjoy our time spent in the mountains at our new log cabin.
Hi, my name is Sue and though I am fairly new to the orthodontic field I am finding it very enjoyable as well as interesting. For many years my previous area of employment was in ophthalmology. Dr. Lauson is an excellent orthodontist and the staff is very professional, personable and helpful. I love working in our beautiful office at Southlands and really value our many nice patients. My husband, Carroll, and I like taking our sweet Golden Retriever, Belle, camping, fishing, and hiking in our free time. & TMJ.
When I began working in the field of orthodontics in 1995 with a practice in North Carolina. Our family moved to the great state of Colorado in 2003. I began working with Dr. Lauson in 2005 and I have enjoyed serving in several capacities; in the clinic, with taking diagnostic records on patients, and in the administrative area. My time in the office is never boring!
I am happily married to Todd and have two wonderful children, Claire and Kurt. We have an assortment of cats, fish and a bearded dragon. I enjoy the outdoors, various crafts, reading and spending time with my family.
Hi, my name is Jessica and I’m an orthodontic technician. I have been in the Dental field for over 10 years. I first started in General Dentistry and have been in the orthodontic field since 2009. When I’m away from the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and I LOVE playing with my puppy Mija. I really enjoy working with my team and patients at AOTMJ!
Hi, my name is Eden and I have been working at Aurora Orthodontics since April 2011. I am so proud to be a part of a great team and work with amazing people. As a learning member of the team, I strongly value the time and process in learning new terminology, technology and skill to grow. I love pushing my abilities to the limit, and focusing on what’s ahead for my future in the field of orthodontics. I’m a Denver native and in my free time, I love to cook, spend time with my family and go shopping.
I grew up in Hawaii where I graduated from High School and enlisted in the US Air Force where I began my career in dentistry. After 15 years in the service I settled here in the great state of Colorado. As a civilian, I was happy to enhance my experience by entering into orthodontics with Dr. Lauson.
As a Certified Tennis Professional, I enjoy teaching the sport and helping others improve their game. I live with my faithful friend, my white Persian cat, Cottie.