Gray Office

An easy-going dentist appointment

Our Gray office feels as comfortable as home.

With a non-judgment philosophy, we make sure you feel comfortable and safe the moment you step into our Gray office. Led by Dr. Ben Lawlor, named one of America’s top dentists, the Maine Dentistry team has the experience and insight to provide you with the smile you deserve. Whether you’re visiting for a simple cleaning, ongoing issues, or emergency care, you can trust you’re getting the best dental care.

  • We handle corrections, maintenance, and enhancements.
  • Looking for a dentist for the whole family? Appointments are available for adults and kids.
  • Our team is equipped to handle dental emergencies.
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Say Hello To Our Team
Dr. Benjamin Lawlor

Dr. Lawlor graduated from Dalhousie University and is a fellow with the International College of Oral Implantologists. He is proud to be named among America’s Top Dentists in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and to bring his expertise in family and cosmetic dental services to his home state of Maine.

Before becoming a dentist, Dr. Lawlor served in the military and spent over ten years in the Air Force as an avionics specialist and then dental director. During his military tenure, he served overseas on two deployments and received numerous awards including Airman of the Year. Dr. Lawlor continues to serve by providing free dental care to kids and families on service trips to Guatemala.

At Maine Dentistry, Dr. Lawlor has established a unique approach focused on comfort, quality, and no judgment experiences. Dr. Lawlor knew he wanted to become a dentist since he was a kid, and wants everyone to love their dental experiences as much as he did growing up. When he isn’t working on happy smiles, he can be found hiking Cadillac mountain, white water rafting, kiteboarding, or skiing.

Vanessa Frost

Vanessa is our Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (or EFDA for short – Eff Duh). As the name implies, EFDAs serve additional functions in a dental office such as placing a white filling after the Dentist has removed the decay. To become an EFDA, rigorous requirements must be met, including successful completion of an accredited program to obtain state licensure, followed by mandatory continuing education. Procedures that an EFDA can perform in the state of Maine are checked upon completion by a licensed dentist.

Lisa Turner

Lisa has been with Maine Cosmetic Dentistry for over 18 years, and her role is with the administrative team. She is responsible for many systems in the practice and enjoys helping patients understand their insurance benefits. She has been in dentistry for over 20 years. Lisa is definitely the one in the office who keeps everyone laughing! She has three grandchildren who light up her life, and she also loves to shop.

Lori Hayman

Lori has been involved with Dentistry for over ten years and still enjoys helping patients get the treatment they need. Lori is the friendly face that greats you when you walk in, and she also handles our cosmetic consultations. She has two grown children and is very involved in their athletic endeavors.

April Fortin
April has been working in the world of dentistry for twenty years and counting. She graduated from dental assisting school in 1998. She loves everything about her current position, including working for Dr. Lawlor, spending time with her talented coworkers, and helping her wonderful patients! Her energetic and outgoing personality and love of building relationships serves her well every day at the practice.
Outside of work, April has been happily married to her husband for eighteen years and both are blessed with four beautiful children. They love going to the beach, camping, trail riding, and snowmobiling together in their free time.
April is a movie buff who enjoys photography and runs a small water treatment business with her husband!
Daria Mcllwain

Daria graduated as a Dental Hygienist from the University of New England in 2011. She is involved with multiple dental hygiene study groups in order to stay current in the field.

Her goal is to treat each person as an individual and give the best treatment possible while educating and informing them of their current oral health. She always has a smile on her face and aspires to give her patients a positive experience.

Daria resides in Portland with her husband, four children, and two dogs.
In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, power yoga, and trying out new healthy recipes.

Mallory Rioux

Mallory graduated from the University of New England’s Dental Hygiene program after participating in their cutting edge training program. Mallory is passionate about being the best and spends dozens of hours each year learning the latest techniques to help her patients maintain a sparkling smile. Mallory has been trained not only in gum and bone health but also in how to identify problems before they become big expensive issues. She loves her patients and genuinely wants her patients to be as comfortable as possible.

Mallory is a local girl and currently resides in Westbrook with her husband. She enjoys all outdoor activities and prioritizes time with her family and friends. If you are lucky enough to sit in her chair, be sure to ask her about her favorite hikes in New England!

What are our patients saying

“My hygienist Lorie is great! Not only does she clean my teeth well, but she is so personable, professional and she always remembers to give me a new green toothbrush, as that is my favorite color! Lisa and Lori at the front desk are so organized and welcoming. The new decor is really nice and they have homemade chocolate chip cookies!! You can’t go wrong going to Maine Dentistry and Dr. Lawlor!”
"Dr. Lawlor is the best. His great professional attitude and humor make you feel very well taken care of and you leave feeling great. If you need a great dentist and want to have a positive dental experience this is the place for you."

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Monday – Wednesday: 8AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8AM – 2PM
Friday by appointment.
Emergency coverage available on weekends.

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