Meet Dr. Laura Garden

Photo: Dr Laura Garden - Endodontist in Salem VADr. Laura Tolusso Garden was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. She graduated with Distinction from the University of Virginia in 2008. After receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012, 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.

In 2016, Dr. Garden returned to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry for her residency training. In 2018, 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 is passionate about continuing education and is working toward becoming a Diplomate in the American Board of Endodontics.

Outside of work, Dr. Garden and her husband, Ben, are thrilled to be back in their hometown and exploring all of the new restaurants, festivals, and outdoor activities that Roanoke has to offer. They are also excited to show their young son, Tupper, and chocolate lab, Fisher, what a wonderful community the Roanoke Valley holds.


  • Bachelor of Arts- University of Virginia
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery- VCU School of Dentistry
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry- UNC School of Dentistry
  • Master of Science in Dentistry with a Certificate in Endodontics- VCU School of Dentistry

Volunteer Services

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

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Endodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Piedmont Dental Society
  • Roanoke Valley Dental Society