Dr. Houliston is new to Texas City and the Texas Gulf Coast area. She is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and went to dental school in Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Houliston strives to help her patients feel relaxed, comfortable and at ease during their dental visits so that every visit is enjoyable.
Believe it or not, Dr. Houliston never enjoyed going to the dentist as a child. The unfamiliar setting and idea of possible discomfort scared her. After going through multiple extensive procedures to have a complete smile, Dr. Houliston decided she wanted to be the one to guide patients through their fears and uncertainty. She wants to make sure every patient has a relaxing and stress-free appointment, hoping to change any negative attitudes people might have about going to the dentist. That inspiration, as well as loving hands-on activities and interacting closely with people, is what ultimately lead her to choosing dentistry.
Dr. Lauren Houliston did her undergraduate studies at the Universitty of New Mexico. She then continued and received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from Midwestern University in Glendale Arizona. Dr. Houliston is a certified Invisalign provider and is particularly interested in utilizing the latest technology in dentistry to achieve the best dental results possible.
Dr. Hackbarth is currently a member of the following organizations:
She is also Invisalign Certified and Nitrous Oxide Certified.
Dr. Houliston is the second of four children in her family. She played basketball during high school and won the state championship one year while playing there. Dr. Houliston loves to read ( mostly fiction and mystery), bake, travel, and try new restaurants. Her bucket list includes visiting every state in the United States. Being new to Galveston County and the Texas Coast, she welcomes restaurant recommendations from her patients.