Rodger A. Lawton, DMD, FACP
Dr. Lawton is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. Some of his memberships include: the American Dental Association, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Academy of Osseointegration, the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists, the Washington State Society of Prosthodontists, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is a past president of the Thurston-Mason County Dental Society and the Washington State Society of Prosthodontists. He served as president of the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics, one of the oldest prosthodontic societies in existence. Dr. Lawton presided over their 82nd Annual Meeting in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Dr. Lawton was recently selected to serve as one of six directors of the Editorial Council of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (JPD). The JPD is the oldest and most respected prosthodontic journal in dentistry, established in 1951.
Dr. Lawton enjoys lecturing and giving dental presentations, and is active in several dental study clubs in the Puget Sound region. He is committed to staying current with the latest advances in prosthodontics. He attends many national and regional dental meetings and receives many hours of continuing dental education annually.
Dr. Lawton and his wife Melissa have three children. Mathew, age 27, serves in the US Air Force and is currently stationed in Korea. Nicole, age 23, lives in Colorado where she is an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast. Kallie, age 16, attends Capital High School. She loves to read, runs cross country, and of course loves to ski and hike. The family is rounded out by our lovable dog, Penni.