Laura Dyras, DDS, FAGD
Dentistry gives me such a unique way to change people’s lives; as their smiles transform, so does their confidence and health. I get a lot of joy out of helping people through dentistry.
Dentistry has also challenged me to be a better leader and better person. Working with lots of different types of people helps me to be more empathetic and better at seeing the world from multiple viewpoints. I hope to make a difference in my patients’ lives by listening to them and making them feel comfortable and welcome in our practice.
I decided to become a dentist because I had a passion for helping people, science, and artistry. After attending Michigan State University, I graduated from Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery, and my journey into dentistry began.
Since completing my formal education, I have participated in numerous forms of continuing education to be more creative in finding the best treatment options for my patients. Continual learning gives me a more in-depth understanding of what dental treatment options are available and how I can support patients in discovering their best option.
I am a member of our local Spear study group and have taken multiple continuing education courses and workshops with Spear Education, the Dawson Academy, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. I have achieved my fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry as well.
My professional affiliations include the:
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- Central District Dental Society
- Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Spear Faculty Club
My wonderful husband provided all the photography in the office, so make sure to check it out the next time you visit! We have a young daughter who is my “mini-me” and keeps us all on our toes. Our family wouldn’t be complete without our “old man” cat named Loren, who is at least 15 years old.
When I have free time, I enjoy running, hiking, reading, and chasing after my daughter. We enjoy traveling whenever possible and I enjoy learning about the history and culture of each new place we visit. We are slowly introducing our daughter to travel so that she can join us on our adventures. My daughter and I are also experimenting with baking, which can be interesting with a small child!