Dr. Stewart Laster, owner and orthodontist at Laster Orthodontics, has been practicing Orthodontics since 2004. He grew up in Norfolk, Virginia and went to The College of William and Mary for his undergraduate degree in biology. Dr. Laster attended UNC Chapel Hill for his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree which he finished in 2001. Also in 2001 Dr. Laster received the AAO award to the dental student who showed the most aptitude in orthodontics. Dr. Laster then earned his Master of Orthodontics also at UNC Chapel Hill which he finished in 2004. Dr. Laster’s masters thesis on three dimensional imaging won the national research award (Arthur H Weurhmann Prize) in 2007 for the publication that contributed the most to research that year.
It was this early work in three dimension imaging that gave Dr. Laster the expertise to develop the Laster Perfect Smiles (LPS) aligner system, and start the first and only clear aligner lab in the Raleigh area. Dr. Laster’s real passion is providing patients with top notch service, and seeing the amazing smiles that we create together.
Dr. Laster met his bride, Dr. Christine Laster, while attending dental school at UNC Chapel Hill when they both volunteered to do a mission trip to the Neustros Pequenos Hermanos Orphanage in Mexico. They have been married since 2001. Dr. Laster has three children who all attend North Raleigh Christian Academy. Dr. Laster enjoys time with his family, traveling, reading, training for marathons, and coaching and attending youth sports. Dr. Laster also enjoys learning about new technologies and techniques and using them to serve his patients better.
Dr. Laster is understands the value of community and is a proud member and partner with a number of high profile professional and civic organizations in the Triangle.
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My son got braces at Laster Orthodontics. They are now off and his teeth look great! The staff and Dr. Laster were extremely friendly and helpful through the whole process.