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Diapers to Dentistry

Our doctors have a lifetime of experience working together. They have enriched each other, pushed each other and helped each other achieve.  This is why we recognize the importance of the patient experience. That is what inspires us to create strong and long-lasting bonds with each of our patients. We are proud to serve the community of Benton by providing quality dental care in a family setting.

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Meet the Doctors


Dr. Lauren Crawford

Dr. Lauren Crawford graduated SIU School of Dental Medicine in 2009. She spent the first 8 years of her career practicing dentistry in Illinois, Washington, Alabama, and Florida. During that time, she perfected her skills and experienced many beautiful things, but home was never far from her mind. After working in a variety of dental settings during her travels, Dr. Crawford was finally certain that she had broadened her realm of experience enough to create a practice on her own. In late 2017 she moved back to her hometown of Benton, IL and started LaBuwi Crawford Dental Wellness LLC in the footprint of her father's old dental practice. Dr. Crawford and her husband worked tirelessly renovating the building and updating the equipment to create a more modernized family dental practice. Today she stays abreast of new procedures and technologies through continuing education seminars and training. Dr. Crawford strives to provide a high standard of care in a fun yet professional environment. She wants every patient to leave the office smiling.

Dr. Robin S. LaBuwi

Dr. Robin S. LaBuwi DMD graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in 1977. He has been providing compassionate, quality general dentistry services to Southern Illinois for more than 40 years. Whether Dr. LaBuwi was your dentist or your coach, he likely played a role in your life. He has been coaching in Benton and the surrounding areas almost as long as he has been practicing dentistry. When he isn't working, you may find him spending time at a local restaurant, hanging out with his grandchildren, on the high school football field or training in the weight room. He also serves on the Benton School Board and the Booster Club. Dr. LaBuwi bleeds maroon and he takes great pride in serving our community.

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