Dental Touch Associates in Cedar Rapids

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dr. blaine mclaughlin

A Commitment to Dental Care in Cedar Rapids

Dr. Blaine McLaughlin was born in Iowa City and grew up in the town of Dysart, located about an hour from Cedar Rapids. He completed his undergraduate studies and dental training at the University of Iowa, graduating from dental college in 1995. Joining Dental Touch one year later, he has remained with the practice ever since. Dr. McLaughlin is known for his passion to change the way patients perceive dentistry. He has actively incorporated new technology into the practice to enhance the patient experience and has focused on cosmetic dentistry by earning a fellowship at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.

As a cosmetic and family dentist, Dr. McLaughlin is dedicated to providing exceptional care. He approaches life and dentistry with a positive attitude and outlook. Working alongside his incredible team, he finds great joy in transforming the lives of his patients.

Professional Affiliations and Associations

The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) is a premier postgraduate dental teaching center located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cosmetic dentists from around the world seek out LVI to advance their education, knowledge, and expertise. LVI graduates are recognized as some of the finest and most progressive dentists globally. Established in 1995, LVI’s mission is to educate, guide, and support dentists in delivering advanced, patient-centered care. LVI offers expert instruction, intensive hands-on clinical training, and state-of-the-art facilities and technology.

Dr. Blaine McLaughlin has completed a range of courses at LVI, including:

  • Advanced Functional Aesthetics
  • Advanced Posterior Aesthetics
  • Practical Occlusion in the Progressive Practice (Occlusion I)
  • Mastering Neuromuscular Occlusion (Occlusion II) Chronoplasty (Occlusion III)
  • Comprehensive Aesthetic Reconstruction
  • Fundamentals of Neuromuscular Orthodontics 1
  • Fundamentals of Neuromuscular Orthodontics 2
  • Fundamentals of Neuromuscular Orthodontics 3
  • Neuromuscular Pediatric Orthodontics
  • Neuromuscular Computer (K7) Interpretation
  • Full Mouth Rehabilitation
  • Soft Tissue Laser Course
  • Myofunctional Therapy

Outside the office

A devoted fan of the Hawkeyes, Dr. McLaughlin enjoys riding bicycles and has participated in RAGBRAI numerous times. He also competes in several triathlons each year. With a love for the outdoors, he embarks on hiking and backpacking trips into the wilderness annually with his father and brothers.

Dr. McLaughlin has been happily married to his wife, Christine, since shortly after graduating from dental school. They are proud parents of three beautiful children: Alexa, born in March 2001; Devin, born in July 2003; and Cayden, born in August 2005. Their family also includes two dogs, Bear (a morkie) and Zeus (a sheepadoodle).

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