Lori Dobbins


Lori Dobbins, Lead Orthodontic Assistant at Halgren Orthodontics in Mt. Vernon, WA

Lori Dobbins,
Lead Orthodontic Assistant

Go Jayhawks! Lori was born in Lawrence, Kansas, home of the Kansas Jayhawks and the 2008 NCAA National Basketball Champions. If you couldn’t tell, she is a huge college basketball fan!

Lori was introduced to dentistry by her sister, Dr. Keri Halgren, who trained her to work as a dental assistant in 2001. She is a registered dental assistant and has worked as an orthodontic assistant since 2005. Lori primarily works with patients as a clinical assistant, but also spends much of her time making retainers, orthodontic models, and custom braces trays.

Lori has three wonderful dogs named Roush, Eleanor and Chevy. They are American Pit Bull Terriers and they are very friendly. They are her “kids,” and she can usually be found hiking with them on sunny days.

Lori enjoys watching and playing all types of sports. She played basketball in college - a Point Guard at Emporia State University. She also loves to travel and has visited Spain, Italy, Austria, France, Switzerland and Greece.

Her parents still live in Kansas, but much of her family has been transplanted to Washington, so she gets to spend a lot of quality time with her brother, sister and nieces.