Dr. Lauren E. Sytek is originally from northern Michigan, and has been living “downstate” for the past eleven years, while working to achieve her dream of becoming an orthodontist. Dr. Sytek graduated from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, with a degree in biology before moving to Ann Arbor, to attend the University of Michigan for her dental education. Having greatly enjoyed her time at Michigan, she was fortunate to be able to stay at the University of Michigan to receive her orthodontic training and Master’s degree. During her residency training, Dr. Sytek conducted research using virtual reality to diagnose and treatment plan complex jaw surgery cases. She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and looks forward to remaining active in her professional groups and at the community level. She is is excited to join the Great Lakes Family Dental Group team!