DMD, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
WHY SHE WAS NOMINATED:
When Dr. Lavigne moved from Rhode Island to Massachusetts in 2014, she couldn’t find an associate position or an office for sale that fit her vision, so she created the practice she desired from the ground up. She’s currently a board member of the affiliate committee of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, as well as the secretary and treasurer of the New England Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
FAVORITE ASPECT OF DENTISTRY:
“Owning my own practice allows me to give patients the time, expertise and understanding they deserve. I get to know my patients on a very personal level, and I know I’m able to have a tangible impact on their lives.”
SOMETHING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW:
“I’m an avid water- and snow skier, although growing up I was a competitive roller-figure skater.”