Dr. Lauren was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in Carmel, Indiana. She attended Carmel High School, where she participated on multiple state champion women’s cross country and track teams and graduated in the top of her class. She later received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Indiana University-Bloomington, graduating with highest distinction, and a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Lauren graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2007. Her interest in children inspired her to continue her studies at Riley Hospital for Children. She received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and her Master’s Degree in Pediatric Dentistry from Indiana University School of Dentistry. During her residency, she was honored with the Arthur Klein Research Award and the Ralph E. McDonald Scholar Award for outstanding performance. In November of 2011, Dr. Weddell became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

She enjoys staying active, running, watching movies, and spending time with her family, including her sons, Nixon, Oliver, and George, and their dogs, Miss Foxy Brown and Trooper.

BA Chemistry, Indiana University
BS Kinesiology, University of Michigan
DDS, Indiana University School of Dentistry
MSD and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry/Riley Hospital for Children

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Indiana Dental Association
Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry
Indianapolis District Dental Society
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Hospital Affiliations
Hospital Privileges/Staff at Riley Hospital for Children, Riley Outpatient Surgery Center, IU North, and IU Tipton