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

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.

In her free time, Lori spends time with her husband, Dion and her son Karai. Lori also has four wonderful dogs named Roush, Eleanor, Chevy and Rover. They are American Pit Bull Terriers and they are very friendly. They are her "fur kids."

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.