Dear friends - it is with great honor I announce my position as Director of Dental Services at Signature Health

The Details

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Signature Health

is a non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center providing mental health, addiction recovery, primary care, infectious disease and *newly* dental services to patients across Northeast Ohio.

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Establishing Care

Signature Health Dental is estimated to open in February 2024. For the most up-to-date information, please call Signature Health Painesville (440) 853-1501.

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Referral Network

Please email for suggested referrals regarding general dentistry, tongue ties, airway management and oral function.

Dr. Laura Lawrence

Airway-Focused General Dentist and Tongue Tie Expert

Dr. Laura has dedicated her life to continued learning and helping others, leading her to a career in dentistry with a focus towards identifying and solving airway disturbances.

Dr. Laura loves to help patients of all ages obtain and maintain healthy smiles!

About Dr. Laura

Raised in Dayton, Ohio, and now a resident of greater Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Laura has traveled to all seven continents – including a research expedition to Antarctica – prior to her formal dental education.

Her credentials include a DMD in Dentistry from Case Western Reserve University, a master’s Degree in Geochemistry from The Ohio State University, General Practice Residency at the renowned Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, and a Tethered Oral Tissues Apprenticeship with Dr. Greg Notestine.

Dr. Laura is a member of the Spear Study Club, Alpha Omega Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and Cleveland Dental Society. She is a 2021 Ambassador for The Breathe Institute and a member of The American Laser Study Club.

When she isn’t working with patients or educating others on airway/tongue tie, Dr. Laura spends time with her husband, Zack, son, Billy, daughter, Scarlett, and husky puppy, Furi.

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Katie C.

Dr. Laura is truly AMAZING! Patient, Kind, compassionate, concise and knowledgeable does not even begin to cover the level of care we received. Family centered care is one of the most admirable attributes. She was not only great with my daughter, but great with me as a concerned parent as well. She is highly trained and specialized in Lip and Tongue ties. The provedure was unbelievably fast and healed so well! Her staff was helpful and knowledgable in insurance matters as well. She was our first choice. I would recommend her to anyone.

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April C.

I Highly Recommend Dr. Laura German-Lawrence! I have been a patient of Dr. Laura’s for almost 2 years now. I wish I would have found this exceptionally skilled & amazing dentist a long time ago. Dr. Laura is so gentle and caring whenever I go in for my dental appointments, I don’t want to leave her office! I refer all my family & friends to go see Dr. Laura!! I can’t wait to go back in to see her for my next dental appointment!

Heather D.

Dr. Laura is a unicorn health care provider. She exceeded our expectations in every way and I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone searching for information on tongue and lip ties. She is a wealth of knowledge, warm & welcoming, financially accessible, and genuinely wants to help in anyway she can.

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Signature Health Painesville


(440) 853-1501


54 N State St. Painesville, OH 44077

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