Our Dental Staff

Meet the Doctor

Steven S. Lawson, D.D.S.

Oroville Dentist, Steve S. Lawson, DDS

Dr. Lawson is a graduate of the prestigious Arthur A. Dugoni, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Prior to returning to Oroville, he practiced in Santa Barbara in both private practice and a non-profit setting that served the underprivileged of the community. The Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic’s mission was mainly to address children’s dental needs and secondly to address the dental emergencies of the homeless population. This experience helped Dr. Lawson to gain the skills necessary to feel comfortable treating young children to adults with serious health and dental complications. Rarely does Dr. Lawson need to refer patients to expensive out of town specialists.

In 2009 a longtime family friend of the Lawson’s, Dr. Tim Wall, retired and Dr. Lawson stepped in to carry on the dental practice and return to his home town.

Dr. Lawson completes many hours of continuing education to ensure that he can deliver excellent dental treatment that is current with today’s standard of care. Dental education is key to providing modern pain free dentistry by incorporating such techniques as digital dental x-rays (which greatly reduce radiation exposure), dental laser use and anesthetic techniques that strive to be pain free.

When Dr. Lawson is not practicing dentistry you will likely find him fishing on one of the many streams and rivers that are so abundant in our neck of the woods. He and his wife, Lynnette, enjoy hiking, camping, and taking advantage of all that Northern California has to offer in terms of the great outdoors.

Dr. Lawson is licensed to practice dentistry in both California and Colorado and certified by the World Laser Institute. He is a member in good standing with the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), and the Butte Sierra District Dental Society. He is a member and sits on the board of the Oroville Noon Rotary Club.