Dr. Laura Snider was born and raised in Grand Forks, ND. She attended Concordia College in Moorhead where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and Biology and also studied Spanish. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2017. Following dental school, she completed a year of general practice residency at Hennepin County Medical Center (Level 1 Trauma Center) in Minneapolis, MN where she had the opportunity to perform comprehensive dental treatment in the operating room on special needs patients, treat medically complex patients, and expand her oral surgery and facial trauma management skills. 

During dental school, Dr. Snider enjoyed volunteering her dentistry and Spanish skills by traveling with Mission Save a Smile to Achutupu, Panama, where she and the team were able to treat hundreds of children with severely decayed teeth. She also spent time at the Union Gospel Mission, where free dental services are provided to the underserved community of St. Paul, MN. She hopes to continue community service throughout her career.

Dr. Laura’s favorite part of dentistry is forming long-term relationships with her patients. She enjoys all facets of dentistry, from oral health education to the restoration and maintenance of a healthy smile of which the patient can be proud. She believes in the importance of continuing education and providing the best care to achieve the patient’s oral health needs. She is looking forward to embracing the community of Baxter.