Meet the Orthodontist
Thomas C. Lawton, DMD, MS
A fourth generation Floridian, Dr. Tom Lawton has been in private practice in Winter Park since 1973. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with Honors from the University of Kentucky and completed a hospital internship in Boston. He then served as Senior Dental Officer at the US Coast Guard base in Yorktown, Va., before returning to the University of Kentucky for his orthodontic residency, where he also earned a Master of Science degree.
He has been on the part-time faculty at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, and he is a past president of the Florida Association of Orthodontists. He is Board Certified and has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics since 1985. Dr Lawton is married and has two children. He is proud to have his son Dr. Brett Lawton as his partner in the practice.
Brett T. Lawton, DMD, MS
Dr. Brett Lawton is a central Florida native being born and raised in Winter Park. He attended Winter Park High School and received his bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University in 1996. Dr. Lawton received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with Honors from the University of Kentucky in 2000 and completed his three-year residency in orthodontics at the University of Florida, earning a Master of Science degree for his research comparing traditional orthodontic treatment and Invisalign. He served in several honorary leadership roles including Chief Resident of his department. During his years of specialty training, he received extensive training in adult and pediatric orthodontic treatment, treatment of complex craniofacial anomalies and contemporary orthodontic techniques including advanced training with Invisalign.
Dr. Lawton is Board-eligible for the American Board of Orthodontics. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, Florida Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Lawton resides in Orlando with his wife, Laura, and three children, Annabelle, Lilly and Jack. He is thrilled to be back home in central Florida where he enjoys all water sports. Dr. Lawton also enjoys playing guitar and working with computers.