Dr. Lauren Mell Pearce

Dr. Pearce

Dr. Lauren Mell Pearce is a Chicago Native and a recent transplant to Los Angeles. She received her bachelor's degree in biology from The Ohio State University and continued her education at OSU's College of Dentistry where she earned multiple scholarships and participated in clinical research.

After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry cum laude, Lauren completed the prestigious general practice residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. The residency was an intensive one-year training program including surgical training and the opportunity to perform complex restorative and prosthodontics procedures. She also gained experience in treating patients with complicated medical histories. She grew a successful private practice in the vibrant Lincoln Park community on Chicago’s near North side. When not building her own practice, Dr. Pearce volunteered her time providing dental care at the Infant Welfare Society in Chicago and participated in a dental mission trip to Guatemala. Her passion is providing ethical, patient centered care. This practice philosophy was an ideal match with WLA’s biomimetic approach, which emphasizes conservation of tooth structure and prevention of dental disease.

After moving to Los Angeles with her husband so he could pursue a urologic oncology fellowship at USC, Dr. Pearce immediately began networking in effort to join a practice that offers the highest standard of care using modern technologies and materials, including collaboration with the best dental laboratories, technicians, and sub-specialists. When she met Dr. Haddad and Dr. Sameni at the USC restorative dentistry symposium she knew she had found the perfect fit. Dr. Pearce shares WLA dental Center’s passion for continuing education and has been focusing on occlusion, restorative, and aesthetically-focused continuing education courses.

In addition to being a dentist, Dr. Pearce is a wife, mother, and outdoors enthusiast. Her personal hobbies include skiing, hiking, running, and camping.