Meet the Doctors

Photo: Dr Laura Garden - Endodontist in Salem VADr. Laura Tolusso Garden is a board-certified Endodontist who was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. She graduated with Distinction from the University of Virginia. After receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.

Dr. Garden practiced general dentistry in Midlothian, Virginia for several years prior to completing her endodontic training. This time in private practice allowed her to gain experience in comprehensive treatment planning and restorative dentistry. Further, this unique perspective enhances her ability to provide quality care to her patients while working hand-in-hand with their general dentist.

Dr. Garden returned to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry for her residency training. She earned her Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry. With a devotion to providing the best treatment that endodontics can offer, Dr. Garden spent many years to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. She is part of a distinguished group of endodontists who have demonstrated their dedication to professional growth and providing the highest quality of patient care.

Outside of work, Dr. Garden and her husband, Ben, are thrilled to be in their hometown with their two young sons and exploring all of the new restaurants, festivals, and outdoor activities that Roanoke has to offer. 



Dr. Garden is honored to be teaching at the Carilion Clinic General Practice Residency, a not–for–profit health care organization based in Roanoke, VA. Her course will involve comprehensive training in rotary endodontics, providing lectures and clinical education to dental residents. Carilion is partnering with Virginia Tech to develop a premiere health care center

Volunteer Services


  • Project Homeless Connect
  • Jamaica Project
  • ADA Give Kids a Smile Day
  • Community Children’s Dental Center
  • VDA Mission of Mercy Projects


  • Community Youth Project- St. John’s Episcopal Church
  • Bradley Free Clinic- Dental Board Member

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Regina Mar was born and raised in Olympia, Washington. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and continued her education at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry as a recipient of Health Professions Scholarship Program for the US Army. She completed a 1 year AEGD program at Joint Base Lewis McChord, and was the honor graduate of her class. She has been stationed in Washington State, South Korea, Georgia, and Virginia.

Dr.Mar earned her certificate in Endodontics and her Master of Science in Oral Biology through the Army endodontics residency program in Augusta, Georgia. Following residency, she served as the department head of Endodontics at the Pentagon Tri-Service Dental Clinic for 3 years, as well as a clinic staff mentor for the endodontic residency program at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. After nearly a decade, Dr. Mar was honorably discharged from military service. She has been practicing endodontics in the Roanoke area since 2018.

Dr. Mar focuses on evidence-based practices and delivering quality, compassionate care to her patients. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists and the American Dental Association. In her spare time she focuses her energy on her hobbies: cooking, photography, ceramics, hot yoga, and hiking with her dog, Ella.

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