Lauren A. Herzog, DDS

Dr. Lauren Herzog is proud to have been born and raised in Fergus Falls, MN. Dr. Herzog is a second-generation dentist as the daughter of Dr. Todd McGovern. She loved visiting her dad and the team at LifeSmiles where she was exposed to the wonderful field of dentistry from a young age. After recognizing her passions for health care, science and art she realized dentistry was the perfect fit for her, so she set out to follow in her dad’s footsteps.

Upon graduation from Fergus Falls High School she headed to St. Paul, MN to attend the University of St. Thomas where she achieved a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Neuroscience. Dr. Herzog then moved across the river to Minneapolis to continue her studies at the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2018. 

Dr. Herzog loves teeth! She is invested in providing modern dentistry through continually engaging in dental education courses, dental podcasts and participation with the American Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association. She values the incorporation of advancing technology and procedures to provide care for her patients in a relaxing and fun atmosphere. 

Providing oral health care to those in need is a mission of Dr. Herzog. She has enjoyed volunteering at several Minnesota Mission of Mercy and Give Kids a Smile events. Her most memorable experience in dental school was going on a mission trip to Guatemala where she provided dental treatment for Guatemalans with lack of access to care.

Dr. Herzog and her husband Eric love the beautiful lakes country and they are excited to be back in her hometown. She enjoys the MN lake life by spending time on the water with friends and family. She is passionate about traveling and experiencing different cultures. She describes herself as a “foodie” and likes to try new cuisines. Yoga and cycling are her favorite ways to maintain an active lifestyle. She likes to use her creative side through hobbies of art and photography. 

Smiling is Dr. Herzog’s favorite activity! Dr. Herzog believes that a smile makes a powerful impact and she aims to provide her patients with healthy teeth they are proud to show off. Dr. Herzog values her relationships with each patient. “I aim to provide individualized, comprehensive care while putting my patient’s desires at the forefront in order to achieve comfort, function, wellness and beauty.” Dr. Herzog is ready to help you love your smile!