Meet the Team

doctorlaughlinDr. John D.
Laughlin III DDS
Practicing since 1972

While living in Milwaukee with my wife and newborn son, I graduated from Marquette University in 1972.  I joined the U.S. Air Force and served as a captain in the dental division of Scott Air Force base near St. Louis, Missouri.  After serving in the Air Force our family of four, soon to be five, moved to Pierce County where we still reside.  Shortly after moving to thearea my dental practice gradually evolved from traditional dentistry into a more holistic philosophy .  During my first five years of private practice in Ellsworth, WI. I came to believe that there was more to dentistry than what I had been taught.  I began a path of continuing education that has taken me through advanced training in TMJ therapy, orthopedic orthodontics, cranial sacral therapy, bodywork / massage, nutrition, pain management, safe amalgam removal, biological / environmental dentistry, and more.  I am still on that path of continuing education and I learn more all the time, spending 200 – 300 hours in class every year.  Recently I’ve been publishing original material in article and textbook formats, as well as creating education materials for doctors and patients.  I’m looking forward to our new office, and being able to give our patients even better care.  Caring for my patients and helping them reach their health goals is what drives me everyday.

HCD Teammember
Since 2000

I’ve been a dental assistant since March of 1995 and a part of the fabulous Heath Centered Dentistry Team since May of 2000. Even though I work in Green Bay Country, I am married to a Minnesota Viking boy. GO VIKES! My husband and I love the outdoors and look forward to taking our daughter and son to BWCA when they are old enough to paddle a canoe.

teamjohnivparis-closeJohn Laughlin IV
HCD Teammember
Since 2001

We moved back to the Twin Cities metro area in January of this year (2014) and have happily settled back into life in the Midwest.  I’m glad to be spending some of my time lending a hand at Health Centered Dentistry.  It is a joy to see the team, patients I’ve known for years, and to meet new patients on their journey to better health.  Our first child was born in September of this year and we’re navigating the trials of parenthood with much help from our loved ones.

HCD Teammember
Since 2004

I am a dental assistant and the patient coordinator here at Health Centered Dentistry.  I have worked at Health Centered Dentistry for 4 years.  I love spending time with my family, my husband Todd and my two kids Marah and Alex.  I love sports, especially softball.  I also love watching my kids in all of their athletic events.

Dental Hygienist (25+ yrs)
HCD Teammember Since 2006

I’ve been a dental hygienst since 1981.  I’ve been part of the team at Health Centered Dentistry since Feburary 2006.  My holistic journey began for our family prior to my employment here, though being part of this group has brought me to a whole new level.  I’m forever grateful for Dr. Laughlin and all the wonderful people who have passed through my treatment room. Without them, I wouldn’t have the expansive knowldedge that I’ve obtained.  Health Centered Dentistry isn’t just about the health of your mouth, its’s about your whole body.  I am also a Cranial Sacral Therapist with a focus on Myo-fascial unwinding, including Healing Energy Work.  I continue to add to my healthcare knowledge, having completed 6 levels of introductory Homeopathy focusing on personal and family health.  I’m excited about being at Health Centered Dentistry and look forward to meeting you as you begin your journey to better overall health.

HCD Teammember
Since 2008

I have been with Health Centered Dentistry since September 2008. I am married and have two daughters. My background comes from the hospitality industry but I have become interested in alternative methods within the last couple years due to back problems. I have had great advice in not only treating the problem but changing the mechanics that cause the problem. I am looking forward to learning more about holistic dentistry as well as other alternative methods from Dr. Laughlin and the other team members.

HCD Teammember
Since 2012

I joined the fabulous team at Health Centered Dentistry as their receptionist in 2012.   I currently live in Prescott with my husband, daughter and son.   I have been passionate about holistic well being for most of my life and pursued my degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Minnesota State University- Mankato.   I enjoy yoga, Pilates and tai chi in my down time.   I look forward to meeting each of you and encouraging you on this health journey!

HCD Teammember
Since 2013

I have been at Health Centered Dentistry since July 2013.   I have been a dental assistant since 1999.  I have two boys age 9 & 15.  My husband and I have been married for 16 years and he is a chef at Mama Marias (Hudson, WI).  I enjoy reading and exploring new foods and cultures.  I look forward to meeting you in the office soon.