Dr. Lauren Hood-Olson has proudly participated in the 8th Grade Career Exploration Fair for four years in a row. This year’s fair was held on May 2, 2018 and showcased over 70 working professionals from around the O’Fallon-Shiloh area. Hundreds of 8th graders from nearby public and private schools were able to attend and talk to those experienced in different professions. The fair gives students the opportunity to hear about different types of careers to help them create career goals early in life. Dr. Lauren loved getting to share her experiences with so many students.
Becoming an Orthodontist
The path to becoming an orthodontist requires many years of hard work and dedication. So how did Dr. Lauren get where she is today?
Dr. Lauren Hood-Olson's Path to Orthodontics
Dr. Lauren graduated valedictorian of her high school. Then, she attended Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville, where she was awarded the Chancellor Scholarship. In addition, she received one of two positions for early acceptance into the School of Dental Medicine.
After graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree, Dr. Lauren was recognized with the highest overall GPA for the department of science. She went on to complete her doctorate of dental medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, IL. She again graduated summa cum laude—the only doctor in her class to earn that honor.
Dr. Lauren practiced in the metro-east area for many years before deciding to join Dr. Satrom in 2013 and went on to purchase his practice.
If you or your child would like to hear more about Dr. Lauren’s experience in the field of orthodontics, just ask! Dr. Lauren would love to answer any questions you may have. If your soon-to-be 8th grader would like to attend next year’s career fair, look out for more information in the spring.
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