School of Dentistry Award Recipient
YOUNG ALUMNA OF THE YEAR AWARD
Laura J. Rammer, D.D.S., Dent '07
Laura’s dental philosophy is inspired by her Marquette education and the myriad dental professionals who lead by example. “My intent is to provide every patient with the best care in a respectful, thorough, honest and caring manner.”
Constantly setting greater goals has led to her measurable personal success. Laura was accepted to the Marquette University School of Dentistry, graduated and in 2010 purchased her dental practice in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
As an elementary school student, Laura knew she wanted to be a dentist. She is thankful for the privilege of helping people of all ages and walks of life with their dental health, an integral part of whole-body wellness. Laura simply cares about people and wants them to better understand the importance of maintaining oral health and seeking regular dental care.
Laura has found a way to merge her hobby of showing dairy cattle and her profession. When her practice hosted June Dairy Month activities, she brought her prized cow, Deidra, to the office parking lot on a Saturday morning and talked with patients about healthy teeth and calcium-rich foods.
Laura serves on the School of Dentistry Advisory Council and volunteers as a department lead for the Wisconsin Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy endeavor. She has held leadership positions with the Sheboygan County Dental Society and the WDA’s Membership Committee. She was inducted into the International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy. Laura was named Sheboygan County's 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year and was chosen as a 2013 Top-10 Professional by Coastal Connections' Young Professionals Network of Sheboygan County. The University of Wisconsin–Green Bay recognized her in 2012 with the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award.
Dream dinner guest: “Mr. Herbert V. Kohler, Jr., to thank him and the Kohler Foundation for their numerous community-enrichment efforts. The scholarship that I received in 1997 provided financial assistance for my undergrad education and also was accompanied with an unspoken message of support, encouragement and the expectation to continue to strive for excellence.”
Marquette faculty or staff member who had an impact: Dr. Denis Lynch, “I’ve contacted Dr. Lynch several times regarding unusual pathology and inexplicable symptoms or signs presented by various patients. His expertise and immediate follow-up were incredibly reassuring to my patients. Dr. Lynch and other instructors not only supported us while students but also, as we practice in the ‘real world.’”