Dr. Lauren Ma is a PNW native and has been proudly serving patients on the Eastside, where she grew up, for nearly the last decade. Dr. Ma received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences at the University of the Pacific and her Doctor of Dental Surgery at UOP’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Upon completing an accelerated track to her career, Dr. Ma pursued advanced dental education at the Pankey Institute, a renowned and respected institution at the forefront of dental education and professional development. She loves that dentistry is ever-evolving and is committed to staying on top of the latest materials, methods, and innovations to provide the best care for her patients.

Dr. Lauren

Dr. Ma aims to give her patients precise, comprehensive oral health care while being compassionate. She understands that each patient is unique and that by employing a patient-centered approach, she can tailor treatment to each person’s specific requirements, desires, and situations. Dr. Ma values time spent educating and partnering with patients, as she believes it empowers them to develop the habits and knowledge to improve their overall well-being. This philosophy has facilitated her approach to guiding patients to make the best decisions for themselves while she provides clinically excellent care for them.

Dr. Ma values maintaining her relationships and collaboration with colleagues and her dedication to continuing education by staying involved in two study clubs, one of which she hosts for colleagues in the Greater Seattle Area. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Seattle/King County Dental Society and remains involved on the DEI Committee and as an active member. She often finds a way to blend her work and life passions by traveling abroad for dental outreach. She has cared for underserved populations in Belize, Jamaica, and Kenya. Dr. Ma also values providing local access to care and is grateful for her various volunteer experiences around the region.

In her free time, Dr. Ma enjoys traveling, staying active, and spending time with her family and friends. She will never turn down an opportunity to check out new places to eat or hike – two of the PNW’s most significant assets!

Dr. Ma looks forward to continuing to provide the level of care you are accustomed to and serving your dental needs at Eckland Family Dental!