Meet Dr. Brubaker

Dr. Lauren Brubaker

Dear HJO Family,

It is with great excitement and anticipation that we welcome Dr. Lauren Brubaker, DDS, MS to the HJO Team beginning on June 1st, 2021. Dr. Brubaker will be joining our practice as a full-time associate Orthodontist. She will be seeing patients with Dr. Hanigan and Dr. Johnson at all three of our locations.

Dr. Brubaker is a Texan, born and raised. She spent much of her childhood in Lake Jackson until she and her family moved to The Woodlands, where she finished high school cheering on the Highlanders at TWHS. She has a twin sister and younger brother, both of whom also live in the greater Houston Area.

Dr. Brubaker has excelled in her academic career, receiving multiple honors and awards. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Baylor University with a degree in Biology. She then went on to continue her education at Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry, graduating at the top of her class. After completing dental school, she was accepted into the prestigious orthodontics residency program at Baylor. While she has greatly enjoyed her time in Dallas, she is thrilled to come back home to Houston!

In Dr. Brubaker’s own words, she expressed, “I look forward to being an active member in my community and hope to share the knowledge that I have gained with patients and colleagues. Most importantly, though, I am excited to foster relationships with community members and to change patients’ lives by spreading joy with a smile!”

When you meet Dr. Brubaker you will notice right away that she has a servant’s heart. She is genuine and thoughtful, and eager to always help others. She likes to stay active and enjoys yoga, running and being outdoors. Her ideal wind-down after a long day is to listen to a podcast while walking her dog, Sophie. She enjoys a good cup of coffee, the sound of rain, and all things relating to Taylor Swift. However, her faith, family and friendships will always be the most important parts of her life.

Both Dr. Hanigan & Dr. Johnson have had the pleasure to get to know Dr. Brubaker over the past few months, and can not say enough good things about her. They both have the utmost respect and confidence in her as a clinician and provider. Please take some time to get to know Dr. Brubaker when you meet her in the coming weeks, and join us in giving her a warm welcome to the HJO family!


Dr. Hanigan, Dr. Johnson & the entire HJO Team