Laura Ellefson, DMD
My story starts right here in Santa Rosa. I was born and raised here and now have a family of my own. I graduated from Bates College in Maine in 2005 with a degree in Biology. I then returned to Santa Rosa for 3 years working as a research associate with a cell biology team at Medtronic Vascular. During that time, I met my husband, Tom, as we both trained for triathlons together. Tom continues to work for Medtronic to this day. Even though cellular biology still fascinates me, my passion was to have direct interaction with patients and helping people feel better.
Tom and I moved to Boston so I could study dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. I graduated in 2012, and that same year Tom and I were married. After a few years in Boulder, Colorado, we finally found ourselves home again in Santa Rosa, and me working alongside none other than Dr. Kasia Marelich, my Tufts Dental School classmate and friend! We were both associates and we worked so well together we bought the practice in 2017 as Santa Rosa Dentistry.
I love to spend time outdoors, whether that’s hiking, skiing, swimming or scuba diving. Despite my years on the east coast and Colorado I’ve remained a loyal Bay Area sports fan, especially of the Giants. Tom and I have a toddler, Andrew, and we love going on family hikes on our local trails. My focus in dentistry is prevention for all, but especially children. I really enjoy volunteering with the Sonoma County Health Department by providing oral screenings to T-K and Kindergarteners every year in Santa Rosa public schools. I strive to make my patients happy and it is my honor to help you with your dental needs. I very much look forward to meeting you!
My professional affiliations are with:
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Redwood Empire Dental Society