Dr. Lavigne is proud to be the first and only female accredited cosmetic dentist in the state of Massachusetts. She is one of 5 accredited dentists in the state, and one of just over 400 in the world.
ABOUT DR. COURTNEY LAVIGNE, DMD, FAGD, AAACD
Dr. Lavigne is a native of Rhode Island and a graduate of LaSalle Academy in Providence. After finishing high school she received degrees in Biology and Theology from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, where she graduated magna cum laude. She earned her doctorate from the University of Connecticut where she graduated top of her class.
Dr. Lavigne is a visiting faculty member and content contributor at Spear Education in Scottsdale Arizona, where she mentors other dentists in their continuing education journey. She has also published articles in peer-reviewed journals on esthetic dentistry, dental photography, and dental materials, and lectures internationally.
In addition to practicing dentistry and teaching, Dr. Lavigne continues to take over 150 hours of continuing education each year. She knows that the industry is constantly changing and evolving, and she not only enjoys being a student but feels responsible for staying ahead of the curve for her patients.
In her spare time Dr. Lavigne can be found with her husband Chris and their mini labradoodle, Lenny. She’s an avid snow-skier and water-skier, a mid-century modern furniture buff, and an interior design enthusiast. She’ll also talk your ear off about Jackson Hole or Maui, her two favorite places to visit.
DR. LAVIGNE’S AWARDS
Friends of the School of Dental Medicine Award, awarded to the student judged to be the best all-around in the class
American College of Prosthodontics Award
Quintessence Award for Restorative Dentistry
Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Society: inductee of the Phi Chi Chapter
Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry: awarded in July, 2016
Academy of General Dentistry Award
Fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy: elected by her peers in 2012, an award recognizing leaders in the profession of dentistry
Incisal Edge Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40, Awarding the nation’s top young dentists under 40, received in May of 2017
Accreditation in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, awarded in 2019
DR. LAVIGNE IS A MEMBER OF
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (accredited)
Faculty Club Member of Spear Education: she serves as a contributing author to one of the world’s leading sources of continuing education for dentists
American Dental Association
Massachusetts Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry: Fellowship received in 2016
Mission of Mercy Participant: providing free dental care to the underserved and underinsured; she served on the planning committee as the restorative lead for three consecutive years when the Mission first came to Rhode Island