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Dental Health Services

Seeing a dentist regularly is an important part of your overall health and wellness.

Comprehensive dental exams

Teeth cleanings

Cavity treatment & prevention

Oral cancer screenings

X-rays and imaging

Teledentistry consultations by video

Caring for Your Teeth, Gums & Mouth

Staying on top of your dental health—also known as oral health—is so much more than getting your teeth cleaned by a professional. Your mouth is a window into the health of your body and can show signs of nutritional deficiencies or general infection. Diseases that affect the entire body may first become known because of mouth wounds or other oral problems. 

Signature Health’s dentist, dental hygienist and dental assistants are ready to help you prevent dental problems as well as treat any dental pain or other symptoms.  

Many people believe they need to see a dentist only if they are in pain or think something is wrong, but regular dental visits can contribute to a lifetime of good oral health. For adults, a dental checkup is recommended once every year, and teeth cleaning is recommended every six months. For patients under 21, a dental checkup and cleaning is recommended every six months.  

Signature Health dental services include: 

  • Comprehensive dental exams 
  • Teeth cleanings  
  • Cavity treatment (fillings) including a minimally invasive laser that minimizes discomfort (watch video)
  • Cavity prevention (sealants, fluoride treatment) 
  • Oral cancer screenings 
  • X-rays and imaging 
  • Teledentistry consultations by video 
  • Referrals to local specialists 


Meet Our Dentist

Laura Lawrence, MS, DMD

Dr. Lawrence's credentials include a DMD in Dentistry from Case Western Reserve University, a Master’s Degree in Geochemistry from the Ohio State University, General Practice Residency at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, a Tethered Oral Tissues Apprenticeship, and a Qualified Dentist recognition by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. She specializes in identifying and solving airway disturbances, including sleep apnea. 
Dr. Lawrence sees patients of all ages, including newborns.  

What to Expect at a Dental Exam

At your exam, our dental team will:

  • Look closely at your teeth, gums, tongue and cheeks 
  • Check for cavities 
  • Check for plaque levels and gum disease 
  • Check for bone loss or other abnormalities 
  • Check for syndromes, oral cancers, and effects of various medications or medical problems 
  • Complete oral x-rays if needed 
  • Talk to you about any necessary procedures and answer questions about next steps 

What to Expect at a Dental Cleaning

At your cleaning, our dental team will take these steps to help prevent or slow the process of gum disease, tooth decay and bone loss: 

  • Remove plaque and tartar from your teeth 
  • Clean your teeth thoroughly  
  • Floss and rinse 
  • Apply any other prevention treatments 
  • Review oral hygiene, like brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing, drinking plenty of water and avoiding certain foods and drinks that may be harmful to your teeth 




At this time, dental appointments are available only to established behavioral health or medical patients of Signature Health. Please check back for updates on expanded availability and scheduling options. 


Dental care is available at Signature Health Painesville, 54 S. State St.


At this time, Signature Health Dental serves established Signature Health patients insured by Medicaid or who qualify for the sliding fee scale.