Dr. Laura Willhoite is the owner of Willhoite Orthodontics in Claremore. Willhoite Orthodontics is a family-owned practice located in the heart of Claremore, Oklahoma.
Dr. Laura grew up in Claremore, the daughter of Dr. Jim and Mary Marshall. She became interested in dentistry while working for her father in his dental office. She attended Claremore Public Schools from Westside Elementary through Claremore High School, graduating in 1987. She was honored to be a National Merit Finalist that year. She was accepted into an accelerated dental program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry. She also played on the UMKC Women’s Golf Team for two years. She graduated from UMKC in 1993 with a combined BA/DDS degree. She completed her orthodontic residency at UMKC in 1995 and returned home to open up her orthodontic practice. At that time, she also had a satellite practice in Muskogee, OK which she maintained for five years, electing to practice strictly in Claremore after the birth of her first daughter.
Dr. Laura married Todd Willhoite in June of 1997 and they have two daughters, Sarah and Kelly. They spend most of their time together making sure the girls are practicing their piano! They also enjoy traveling together; especially taking road trips. They have driven as far as Banff, Alberta, Canada. The Willhoites attend the First United Methodist Church in Claremore. Dr. Laura enjoys teaching Sunday School, studying the Bible, and playing the piano for any group that will let her! The Willhoite family also includes several pets: Faith, the bird dog; Mickey, the mutt; Chubs and Patches, the guinea pigs; and numerous homing pigeons.
While in dental school, Dr. Laura was selected to compete in the Caulk Densply Student Research Competition where she placed third in the nation for her presentation, “FTIR Photoacoustic Spectroscopic Analysis of Structural Variation in Dentin.” Two abstracts related to those experiments were published in the Journal of Dental Research. She was a contributing editor of the Orthodontic Review Journal during her orthodontic residency. Currently, Dr. Laura is a member of the Rogers County Dental Association and the Tulsa Endo Study Club. She is also a member of Orthotown online discussion group for orthodontists.
1100 W Blue Starr Dr.
Claremore, Ok 74017
Monday through Wednesday
8:30am – 5:00pm