Our Doctors

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Dr. Lauren Hagel

As as dental student at UW, Dr. Lauren was part of the RIDE program, dedicated toproviding care in underserved populations. After completing her residency, the mountainsand water of the PNW kept Dr. Lauren in the Seattle area to start her professional career.

Born and raised in Redmond, Dr.Lauren always knew the PacificNorthwest was the place for her.

Helps teach an Ethics Course todental students at the University ofWashington.

Besides her family, Dr. Lauren's truelove is her horse, Lark.

BS- Wilamette University
DDS - University of Washington
MDS - University of Washington

Growing up as the daughter of a localdentist, making smiles has alwaysbeen a part of Dr. Lauren's plan.

"Watching my patients grow andseeing what they accomplish in allaspects of their lives is the best."


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Dr. Kortne Hou, DDS, MDS

Originally from Michigan, Dr. Kortne has been practicing orthodontics in the Seattle areasince 2008 with her partner and husband, Dr. Jack Hou. Dr. Kortne loves to travel and willfind any excuse to be outdoors hiking, skiing, or in the water with her kids.

Originally from Michigan, Dr. Kortnenow lives in Seattle with herhusband and their two children.

Affiliate Assistant Professor at UW -teaches wire bending to theorthodontic residents on Fridays.

Met Dr. Jack in dental school in 2001and married since 2011.

BS- University of Michigan
DDS - University of Michigan
MDS - University of Tennessee

Loves skiing with her kids in thewinter. In undergrad, she raced forthe University of Michigan Ski Team.

"Transforming smiles is the best. Ahappy, smiling, and satisfied patientis the highest form of compliment."


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Dr. Jack Hou, DDS, MDS

Born in New York, and raised in Tennessee, after completing residency, Dr. Jack moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2006 to start his orthodontic practices. Soon after, Dr. Jack met Dr. Chorak in their orthodontic study club and bonded over their love of golf and teeth.

Born in Staten Island, NY, Dr. Jack now lives in Seattle with his wife, Dr. Kortne Hou and their two children.

Affiliate Assistant Professor at UW - teaches wire bending to the orthodontic residents on Fridays.

Met Dr. Kortne in dental school in 2001 and married since 2011.

BS - University of Tennessee
DDS - University of Michigan
MDS - University of Tennessee

Growing up working in his family's restaurant, Dr. Jack is a great chef and loves to make a tasty meal.

"Revealing a patient's new smile at the end of orthodontic treatment is the best part of my job."