Dr. Nygaard

Lauralee Nygaard, DDS, MS

Dr. Nygaard is a board certified periodontist, with three additional years of formal training beyond dental school specfically for periodontal disease, dental implants, and tissue procedures.  Dr. Nygaard attended Loma Linda University for dental school and the graduate periodontics residency.  Dr. Nygaard lectures on the possibilities and benefits of connective tissue grafts, as well as other dental topics.

Dr. Nygaard is a member of numerous dental organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, the Spokane District Dental Society, and the International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Nygaard is the director of the Meridian Dental Study Group (an affiliate of the nationally renowned Seattle Study Club network), a group of local dentists that are committed to providing quality, comprehensive treatment options for their patients. This group meets monthly to discuss clinical cases, new techniques and technologies. This forum allows the members to learn from each others experiences, thereby elevating the level of dental care among the group.

Dr. Nygaard is married and has two teenage children.  She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, skiing, boating, baking and reading.

Dr. Nygaard has a strong and well deserved reputation from her peers as a high quality periodontist, providing exceptional smile enhancing procedures, who truly cares about her patients.



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