Dr. Lauren Manfred grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and moved westward to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Arizona. She then attended the UCLA School of Dentistry, where she graduated in the top ten percent of her class with Cum Laude honors in 2009. After being awarded a coveted spot in the Orthodontic residency program at Oregon Health & Science University, she graduated at the very top of her class. While at OHSU, Dr. Manfred received an additional two and a half years of specialized post-graduate training in orthodontics and maxillofacial orthopedics, where she also earned a Master’s degree in Orthodontics. Besides conventional braces, Dr. Manfred also has training in habit appliances, early intervention orthodontics, Invisalign, and treatment of cleft lip/palate patients. After residency training, Dr. Manfred’s thesis on the prevention of white spot lesions was published in the prestigious orthodontic journal, The Angle Orthodontist. Dr. Manfred then went on to complete the requirements to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics—a distinction held by less than 30% of the orthodontic profession, and one that recognizes the doctor’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence. Dr. Manfred maintains active membership in the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the California Association of Orthodontists, as well as the Orange County Women’s Dental Society. Dr. Manfred stays current with her continuing education by participating in the prestigious Academy of Orthodontic Excellence in Newport Beach. Dr. Manfred feels strongly about giving back to the community, as she plays an active role in volunteerism for various charities through the Junior League of Orange County. When she’s not here in the office, Dr. Manfred resides in Newport Beach with her husband, Brian, and their 2 sons, Reid and Hayes, where they enjoy all the beauties of coastal living! Dr. Manfred’s patients describe her as kind, warm, and equipped with an excellent eye for detail. She is wonderful at what she does, and her office and staff complement her style beautifully!