- Bachelor of Science in Animal & Dairy Science – Auburn University’s College of Agriculture
- Doctor of Dental Surgery – University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Lauren Ashburn, DDS
Dr. Ashburn graduated with honors from the School of Dentistry. Joining an amazing team like the one we have at West Lakes Dentistry has been a career goal for Dr. Ashburn. Her energetic personality, great communication skills and an eye for attention to detail lend to her ability to deliver quality, comfortable, compassionate dental care to our patients.
Dr. Ashburn was born and raised in Ocean City, MD, a small coastal resort town where her parents are respected members of the dental community. She currently lives in Chaska with her husband, Gavin and their furry family of 1 Golden Retriever and 2 rescue cats.
In her time away from the office she loves engaging in athletic activities, trying new restaurants, traveling to Aruba, and spending lots of time with family, friends, and their furry kids.
Stephanie Miner, DDS, MPH
- Bachelor of Science in Microbiology – Arizona State University, 1996
- Master’s in Public Health – University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 2000
- Doctor of Dental Surgery – University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 2004
- Give Kids a Smile
- Establishment of Minnesota Department of Health, Oral Disease Prevention Unit
- Head Start Dental Screenings
Dr. Stephanie Miner earned her B.S. in microbiology at Arizona State University. She continued her education at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and School of Dentistry. Dr. Miner began West Lakes Dentistry in Mound in 2011. In June of 2017, West Lakes Dentistry acquired our 2nd practice in Chaska, MN. Dr. Miner is honored to serve both communities as a family dentist by providing advanced dental care that is convenient and comfortable for patients. Dr. Miner is dedicated to continuing education and lifelong learning in order to give patients the best dental treatment. She is an active member of the Minnesota Dental Association and maintains membership in the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Miner is a graduate of the Kois Center, a world leader in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She has completed hundreds of hours of advanced training in pediatric dentistry, dental implants, gum surgeries, and treatment of complex dental cases. The focus of Dr. Miner’s practice is comprehensive oral health and dental implant restorations. Outside of the office, Dr. Miner and her husband have three very fun and active children, and they spend most of their time in a hockey rink or on a soccer field. She also enjoys running, hiking, down-hill skiing, and traveling.
Lauren E. Hubbard, DDS
- Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology (with high distinction)- University of Iowa, 2010
- Doctor of Dental Surgery (with highest distinction)- University of Iowa College of Dentistry, 2014
- Adjunct Clinical Instructor: University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
- Adjunct Clinical Instructor: University of Illinois College of Dentistry
- Volunteer Dentist: Mission Possible Illinois
- Volunteer Dentist: Give Kids a Smile Iowa
- Volunteer Dentist: Iowa Mission of Mercy
Dr. Lauren Hubbard was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. As an avid Hawkeye fan from an early age, she was determined to become a Hawkeye herself and graduated with high honors from The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology and went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the The University of Iowa College of Dentistry graduating with highest distinction.
Following graduation she and her husband moved to Chicago, Illinois where Dr. Hubbard served the Chicago area dental community through private practice, as a clinical instructor at The University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry, and through volunteer work with Mission Possible Illinois.
Dr. Hubbard and her husband recently moved to Minnesota and she has fallen in love with the community here. Dr Hubbard is passionate about continuing education and providing the highest level of care possible to her patients. She is dedicated to providing each individual a customized treatment plan that achieves excellent oral health and beautiful aesthetics.
Dr. Hubbard absolutely loves improving her patients smiles. She also devotes part of her time to teaching at The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and is excited to serve the patients in our community here at West Lakes Dentistry. Though she won’t admit it yet, we think she’s slowly becoming a Gopher! When she’s not with patients or students, Dr. Hubbard enjoys spending time with her husband and their furry dog-child Teche. She loves being outside with family and friends and when she is not perfecting patients’ smiles you’ll likely find her out exploring her new home on the trails with her husband and Teche.