Dr. Wendell Lawrence has more than 35 years of experience as a dentist and has established an extensive practice in Southfield, Michigan, with emphasis on nonsurgical periodontics and same-day CAD/CAM cosmetic dentistry. He also has many years of experience in treating sleep apnea with dental sleep appliances, which brings restful sleep to many of his patients.
Dr. Lawrence attended the University of the Southern Caribbean and Howard University College of Dentistry. He is a member of many professional organizations, including:
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
- American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH)
- American Dental Association® (ADA)
- Michigan Dental Association (MDA)
- Detroit District Dental Society (DDDS)
- American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
He is also a member of Adventist Laymen’s Services & Industries and Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN).
Dr. Lawrence is known for using an inventive approach to treating patients in his Southfield office. Unlike the old-fashioned general dentist, Dr. Lawrence — who focuses on cosmetic dentistry — applies a holistic method to patient treatment.
“We tend to focus on the holistic approach of treating the whole person, and we try and look at all the aspects of a patient’s overall health,” Dr. Lawrence says. “Every system in the body is related to other systems. Treating periodontal disease is an important part in the whole scheme of health. That’s why improving a patient’s smile means more than just improving their appearance. We focus on smile makeovers using metal-free crowns, veneers, Lumineers®, Zoom bleaching for whitening, Invisalign® clear aligners and dental implants.
“We can improve smiles — and even bad breath,” says Dr. Lawrence. “However, our most important goal is to make certain our patients are in good health, beginning with the mouth.”
Patients and local media have taken note of Dr. Lawrence’s holistic approach. He has been interviewed for numerous publications and television broadcasts and was featured on a PBS television program.
Finally, as part of his dedication to overall good health, Dr. Lawrence and his well-trained team routinely partner with other physicians and health professionals to educate patients and the community during weekly nutrition classes.