The reason why I'm into dentistry is because ever since I was little, I just enjoy spending time at the dental office. I had a lot of teeth problems myself. I just enjoyed what they did. I liked the tools they used. I was just mesmerized. I never, never had any pain. The amount of time I spent there I feel like just made me interested more, and I felt like, “That's something I can do in the future, maybe help my patients feel the same way I felt,” which was painless and just no anxiety.
I have a bachelor of science in chemistry with a minor in biology, and I'm obviously a doctor of dental surgery. I do take a lot of continuing ed courses just to keep up with the latest technology. So that's something I can offer to my patients. Mostly I like endodontics, which is root canals, and Invisalign.
The most rewarding part is really having them get up from a chair and just give me a hug and say, “Thank you for your services. Thank you for making my teeth look better. Thank you for making me feel better.” So just that self-confidence and improving their self-image is what makes it more rewarding for me.
Dr. Laura Pepa loved spending time at the dentist as a child and was fascinated by teeth, so her career choice came naturally to her. She enjoys helping adults and children feel comfortable at our family dental practice and making their smiles healthier and beautiful. She is known for her attentive, kind, gentle, and confidence-inspiring approach to patient care. She is trained in every aspect of dentistry, but she has a special focus on cosmetic services, endodontics (root canals), and orthodontics (braces).
After graduating from St. Mary’s College of Madonna University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, she completed her DDS at the University of Detroit Mercy in 2005. Since then, she has completed many hours of continuing education so that she can keep up with all the latest advancements in dentistry. She is a member of the Michigan Dental Association and American Dental Association. She began working at Laser Dental Associates in 2015.
Dr. Pepa loves spending time with her husband, Rinart, and their two children, Emma and Anna. She also enjoys golfing, playing tennis, and cooking.