Dr. Lauren Standefer of Lauren Standefer & Associates DDSDr. Lauren Standefer MAGD
Dr. Lauren Standefer is a native Texan and proud of it! She graduated in the top of her class from Duncanville High School and then attended Texas A&M University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in biomedical science. Dr. Standefer is a fourth-generation Aggie and very proud of her alma mater. Gig’em Aggies!

While at Texas A&M, Dr. Standefer was very active in Fish Camp as a counselor and was a member of the national service organization, Omega Phi Alpha. Serving others was key in drawing Dr. Standefer to dental school, and she went on to attend the prestigious Baylor College of Dentistry. There, she served as vice president of the Texas Association of Women Dentists.

She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Collin and Dallas County Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, Spear Study Club, Modern Texas Dental Study Club and the Seattle Study Club. She completes more than 10 times the amount of required continuing education each year. Dr. Standefer has achieved her Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and obtained her Mastership in June 2016. Dr. Standefer has been a Preferred Provider with Invisalign® and can place dental implants. If you are ever interested in a new smile, Dr. Standefer has been trained in cosmetic dentistry and smile design through the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry. She is well trained in functionality as well as aesthetics.

When Dr. Standefer isn’t in continuing education or at the office, she enjoys live music, fitness, tennis and skiing. Dr. Standefer does volunteer work in the community. She also loves spending time with friends and family and her rescued pets. Dr. Standefer wants to make you smile by making your dental experience a positive one. Dr. Standefer feels blessed to work in dentistry and looks forward to assisting you with your oral health.

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Dr. James Browning of Lauren Standefer & Associates DDSDr. James Browning
Dr. James Browning received his Bachelor of Science in computer science from Texas A&M University – Commerce and his Master of Science in software engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. He worked as a software engineer in Plano, Texas, for 11 years. Though he had a good career, he felt unfulfilled. He had always wanted to pursue a career in healthcare. Dr. Browning acquired an interest in dentistry when he reunited with a good friend who had moved to Dallas to specialize in pediatric dentistry. The more he learned, the more it drew him in. After much prayer and planning with his wife, who was with child at the time, they decided to go for it. He continued to work full time and began taking night classes to prepare his application for dental school. He was accepted and graduated from Texas A&M College of Dentistry with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. At graduation, he received recognition for excellence in removable prosthodontics with the Horace P. Beachum Denture Prosthesis Award. After dental school, Dr. Browning completed a Master of Science in oral biology and a three-year residency to specialize in prosthodontics. Dr. Browning’s research thesis evaluated the dimensional stability of 3D-printed tooth-supported implant surgical guides after autoclave sterilization. Dr. Browning is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Board of Prosthodontists, American Dental Association®, Texas Dental Association and Dallas County Dental Society.

Dr. Jeffrey Pope of Lauren Standefer & Associates DDSDr. Jeffrey Pope
Dr. Jeffrey Pope received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Southern Methodist University in 2005, his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2009, and his Master of Science in oral biology and Certificate in Periodontics from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2012. Dr. Pope is a Board Certified periodontist by the American Academy of Periodontology. In addition to maintaining a private practice limited to periodontics, minimally invasive surgery and implant dentistry, Dr. Pope is an adjunct clinical professor at Texas A&M College of Dentistry teaching implant placement and bone augmentation procedures to post-doctoral residents. Dr. Pope has authored and co-authored numerous publications that have appeared in periodontal, hygiene and dental journals. Dr. Pope has been named on D Magazine’s Best Dentist list and Texas Monthly’s Super Dentists list since 2017.

Dr. David Roberts of Lauren Standefer & Associates DDSDr. David Roberts
Dr. David Roberts received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois Dental School in 1985. He then spent two years in a dental residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

During his residency, he discovered his passion for dental and implant surgery. Dr. Roberts has extracted over 150,000 teeth and performed over 25,000 sedation procedures over the last 34 years of his career. He is currently serving as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He lectures nationally in the area of general dental surgery and travels to dental offices around the Metroplex to help serve his colleges.

When he is not taking care of his patients, Dr. Roberts enjoys spending time at home with his family. Each of his four children are involved in numerous sports and activities, which keep the Roberts family busy. Whenever he gets the chance, Dr. Roberts enjoys playing tennis and is known to take the occasional excursion “Top Gun” style as a passenger in a fighter jet.

Meet Our Team

Meet our friendly and talented team of dental professionals. Our dentist and team are ready to provide you with personalized and compassionate dental care in McKinney, Texas. Call our office today at 972-542-8733 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Lauren Standefer and associates!

Waynee, dental assistant and front office worker of Lauren Standefer & Associates DDSWaynee
Waynee has enjoyed living in McKinney since 2004. She has been with our office since November 2005. Waynee started as a dental assistant and now handles various front office duties. You may still see her occasionally assisting as she enjoys spending time with our patients and learning new techniques as technology progresses!

Leticia, Front desk worker of Lauren Standefer & Associates DDSLeticia
Leticia has been working in the dental field since 2004. She works at our front desk, where she enjoys helping patients with their questions and concerns. When Leticia is not at the office, she loves spending time with her two adult kids, Marcos and Samantha, traveling when possible and hearing live music.

Summit, a dental hygienist at Lauren Standefer & Associates DDS in McKinney, TexasSummit
Summit grew up in Oklahoma. She moved to Texas and began working in the dental field in 2009. As a hygienist, creating a pleasant and comfortable environment for her patients is something she is passionate about. When Summit isn’t helping and getting to know our patients, she enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor activities, and watching the Dallas Cowboys!

Lana, employee at Lauren Standefer & Associates DDS in McKinney, TexasLana
Lana grew up in Blue Ridge and has been a proud Texan her whole life. She has been in the dental field for over 20 years and loves using that experience to help every patient smile and feel comfortable during their treatment. When Lana isn’t hard at work, she is busy mudding in her Jeep, hiking, working out or snuggling with her fuzzy babies. Lana is happily married and has 2 children.