Dr. Lawson smiles in a close up image. She is a Pediatric Dentist at Just for Kids in Scarborough, Maine

Meet Dr. Kristin Lawson

Dr. Kristin Lawson grew up in Rochester, New York. She attended the University at Buffalo where she played soccer and earned her B.S. degree in Exercise Science and an M.S. degree in Nutrition.

She continued at the University at Buffalo for dental school where she graduated in the top of her class and was elected to membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a dental honor society. Following her graduation from dental school, she continued her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at The Ohio State University/Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH. She earned her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master’s degree in Dentistry from The Ohio State University.

She joined Just For Kids in 2014. She’s served on Maine Medical Center’s Hemophilia team as well as being engaged at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine teaching pediatric dentistry to dental students. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, hiking, and skiing. 


University of New York at Buffalo:
B.S. -Exercise Science
M.S. -Nutrition
D.D.S. -Doctor of Dental Surgery

Ohio State University/Nationwide Children’s Hospital
M.S. -Dentistry
Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry


  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Maine Dental Association
  • Maine Pediatric Dental Association
  • Greater Portland Dental Society
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support