Laura Vaughn, DDS is a native of Buffalo, NY. After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester, Dr. Vaughn went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and graduated Magna Cum Laude. During her time at BCDS, she was active in many extracurriculars and was recognized for several awards, including the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.
After graduation, Dr. Vaughn completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She practiced general dentistry in multiple settings in Chicago over the next few years before realizing that children make the BEST patients! She then applied, matched and completed an additional two years of training at the Pediatric Dental Residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
In addition to her Doctorate in Dental Surgery, Dr. Vaughn is proud to be a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. Being Board Certified means that Dr. Vaughn has voluntarily completed additional training and examinations in order to advance her knowledge and skills in caring for pediatric patients. She is also a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD), and our local Heartland Dental Study Club (HDSC). Staying current in her field is one of the ways that highlights Dr. Vaughn’s commitment to her patients and her passion for providing each child with the best care possible.
Dr. Vaughn is married to her college sweetheart Matt, and is Mom to Nolan and Callie. They moved to Kansas in 2013 and have felt at home ever since! She is an active member in her community and enjoys giving back through various organizations, including the Topeka Symphony and Junior League. In 2018 she was named one of Topeka’s Top 20 under 40 honorees.
When she’s not at the office, Dr. Vaughn enjoys reading, telling jokes, and training for fitness events. She loves to travel with her family, and hopes to reach all 50 states very soon! Dr. Vaughn will happily tell you stories about every place she's lived, but most importantly she likes to discuss the impact her own pediatric dentists had on her smile, and has spent her career striving to do the same for others.