Dr. Laura Stewart was born and raised in Mount Vernon, Washington. She attended Pacific Lutheran University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biology. Dr. Laura ventured east for dental school and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. As a new dentist, she desired a meaningful way to begin her career and joined the Indian Health Service. She spent two years on a reservation in rural northern Minnesota and helped develop comprehensive care at an underserved facility. After gaining experience in both public health and private practice, Dr. Laura realized her passion for treating children and completed a pediatric dental residency at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska in 2013. Dr. Laura is delighted to make the Pacific Northwest her home again and looks forward to having a lasting effect on the dental health of children in her community and beyond.
Known as Dr. Mike, by his patients, Michael B. Austin is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist. Dr. Mike was born in California and grew up in Utah. While attending the University of Utah, he played football for the Utes and spent two years on a mission trip in Chile, which made him fluent in Spanish.Dr. Mike went on to attend dental school in Pittsburgh and a two-year anesthesiology residency in Stony Brook, on Long Island. During this residency, he met his future wife and discovered the joy of working with children. This led him to complete a residency in pediatric dentistry in Brooklyn, NY. Having a heart for service, Dr. Mike has participated in mission work both here and abroad.
The beautiful scenery and culture of the PNW led Dr. Mike to Washington, where he and his wife and dog, now call home. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Mike enjoys watching college football, cheering for the Seahawks, snowboarding (favorite spot: Snowbird), playing golf (favorite spot: Guam), reading, traveling (favorite spot: Maui), and spending time at the many wonderful dog parks of Western WA with his wife and dog.