Dr. Lauren Companioni Strahan
Born and raised in South Tampa, Dr. Companioni Strahan attended St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School and continued her education at H.B. Plant High School. She then earned a full gymnastics scholarship to Louisiana State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and earned 1st Team All American status as a gymnast.
Upon graduating, she attended Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health earning her Doctorate of Dental Medicine as well as serving as Vice President of her class.
The school’s incomparable emphasis on community service, public health dentistry and oral health education provided the best education and dental experience imaginable.
With her passion always being for pediatric dentistry, she then received my Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX after her 2 year residency. At Baylor she gained priceless experience while on staff at three different hospitals as well as working at four different dental clinics in the greater Dallas area.
Although she strayed far from home for her education, her heart never left Tampa, and she always knew she would return.
When she’s not fighting cavities at her dental practice, South Tampa Kids Dental Krewe, she enjoys fishing, exercising, watching college football and any outdoor activity. And on rare occasions, she’s been known to spontaneously do a few flips down hallways – so be on the look out! Most important to her is her family – her niece and nephew have her wrapped around their little fingers -and she loves nothing more than time spent with them and her husband TJ.
After several years of being one of High Risk Hope’s most loyal supporters, Dr. Lauren has transitioned on to the Board of Directors. High Risk Hope is thrilled to see all of the wonderful things she will bring to this organization and the families we serve.