When you think of your dentist, you probably don’t think about someone who loves to build and create. Dr. Dawn Wehking is a born builder. She loves to build relationships and she loves hands-on work that allows her to build something both structurally sound as well as beautiful.
So then it might not surprise you that Dr. Wehking didn’t grow up wanting to be a dentist. Initially she wanted to own a restaurant because she wanted to build a sense of community and foster relationships with her patrons. But she quickly realized running a local hotspot wouldn’t satisfy her need for creativity and hands-on work.
What she needed was a way to combine her structural and artistic flair with her passion for building relationships and a sense of community. That’s when dentistry became her clear career choice.
When you entrust your dental care to Dr. Wehking, you’ll see she’s creating and building something quite special at Complete Family & Aesthetic Dentistry. She’s building a relationship with you so she understands you and your needs. She’s building a solid team who provides you the best possible care. She’s creating a practice that’s a committed part of the Lafayette community. And she’s creating beautiful, healthy smiles.
Dr. Wehking also strongly believes in building her knowledge through Continuing Education (CE). She completes over 200 hours CE per year and throughout her career she’s totaled over 1500 hours. Dr. Wehking was awarded Master status with the Academy of General Dentistry– an accomplishment that less than 2% of Dentists have completed. She writes clinical articles and serves as visiting faculty for Spear Education. Dr. Wehking also writes and speaks for the American Dental Association, teaching dental students and new dentists about life after dental school. Click here to check out Dr. Wehking’s articles and other involvement in the dental community. While it might sound nerdy, Dr. Wehking’s greatest hobby is dentistry. Even when she’s away from the office, Dr. Wehking is building.
You see, Dr. Wehking is much more than just a dentist. She’s a smile architect. (Wondering about the Tooth Fairy’s house in the Complete Family and Aesthetic Dentistry office? Well, Dr. Wehking built that, too.)
D. D. S., University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery
B. S., Molecular and Microbiology, University of Central Florida
Master, Academy of General Dentistry
Spear Education Visiting Faculty
Success Speaker for the American Dental Association
Pursuing accreditation status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Advanced Training: Dental Implants, Orthodontics, and the Treatment of Occlusal and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders