Dr Lawrence graduated with a BDSc from the University of Melbourne in 1990. She spent several years working and undertaking research in public dental health before completing the MDSc program in orthodontics at the University of Melbourne in 1993. Since then Dr Lawrence has worked in full-time private practice in both Hampton and Cranbourne. She has been actively involved in a number of ADA committees and in 2006 was awarded the ADA Outstanding Service award for her contribution to the training and education of dental auxiliaries. Dr Lawrence is actively involved in continuing education, has published scientific research in the Australian Dental Journal and is a member of the Australian Dental Association, the Australian Society of Orthodontists, the American Association of Orthodontists and the World Federation of Orthodontists. She has three children and in her spare time enjoys reading, home renovating and traveling with her family.