About the Denturist

Bates Technical College
Associates of Science: Denturist Program
WA State Licensed Denturist

Western Washington University
Bachelors of Arts: Interdisciplinary Studies
Utilization of Arts in Communications and Psychology (Fine Arts)

US Peace Corps
South Africa

Laura Harbaugh is from the Pacific Northwest and grew up in Gig Harbor, WA. Loving this area and the culture surrounding it she has put much effort in establishing her profession as a specialized denturist in her hometown.

Laura has been passionate about fine arts from a young age, learning from her father the art of photography; she developed her own style and love of storytelling with images and working with her hands. She found that throughout her worldwide travels and love of culture she wanted to pursue a fulfilling career that helped people.

Laura decided she wanted to be involved in the medical field while integrating her artistic talents. While having a mind for science and math as well as creativity, Laura knew she was particularly interested in the dental field. Her uncle, who is a third-generation denturist in Eugene, Oregon, encouraged Laura to explore a career as a denturist. This is when Laura discovered her niche.

Through the practice of denturism she established Custom Dentures Direct, which has enabled her to work collaboratively with dental offices in her hometown. Laura is passionate about her work of curating practical forms of art that people need for functioning in their everyday lives.