Rodger A. Lawton DMDPrivate Practice limited to Prosthodontics, Olympia, Washington
Dr. Rodger Lawton graduated magna cum laude as valedictorian of his class with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1979. Following a year teaching at Tufts University, he joined the U. S. Army Dental Corps. During his 12 years of active duty, he served two years as the Division Dental Surgeon for the 4th Infantry Division. In 1990, he completed a residency in prosthodontics at Fort Gordon, Georgia, then was assigned as a staff prosthodontist at Ft. Lewis, Tacoma, Washington. He completed his board certification in prosthodontics in 1991.
In 1993, he left active duty service to enter private practice in Olympia, Washington where he continues to practice today. Dr. Lawton is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. Some of his memberships include: the American Dental Association, the Academy of Osseointegration, the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics, the Washington State Society of Prosthodontists, and the American Prosthodontic Society. He is a past president of the Thurston-Mason County Dental Society and the Washington State Society of Prosthodontists. He served as president of the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics, from 2016-17. Dr. Lawton currently serves as one of six directors of the Editorial Council of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (JPD). The JPD is the oldest and most respected prosthodontic journal in dentistry, established in 1951.