Dr. Laurie Houston
Laurie graduated from the dentistry program at University of Toronto in 1985 and ran her own solo practice in Bracebridge from 1987 until 2012. She now associates in a dental practice in Orillia part time as well as providing dental services once a month for an Indigenous community in the Georgian Bay region. She has also worked in the Remote Indigenous Communities in Northern Ontario.
In her own community, Laurie served on the board for Muskoka Family Youth and Child Services, as well as the board for South Muskoka Memorial Hospital. She is currently President of Muskoka Simcoe Dental Society and a member of The Council of the Ontario Dental Association.
Since 2012, Laurie has been a part of over 20 international volunteer dental projects; the last four projects were ones which she personally organized and led. She has also been actively involved with local volunteer dental initiatives in Toronto, Haliburton, Barrie and Orillia. She was responsible for organizing a Free Dental Day for women from local shelters in the Orillia office she currently associates in.