Dr. Lauren Blaich is a 2016 graduate of the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry. Prior to attending dental school, she graduated valedictorian from Poplar Bluff High School in 2008 and graduated from Drury University in Springfield in 2012. Dr. Lauren is married to Dr. Travis Blaich and they have two “fur children”, a yellow lab, Lido, and a cat named Stu. Lido can on occasion be found at the office visiting. Dr. Lauren had always planned on moving back to Poplar Bluff after completing college and is thrilled to be home. She is excited to help the members of her hometown achieve great oral health and a great smile!
Dr. Travis Blaich was born and raised in Poplar Bluff and is proud to call Butler county his home. He is the youngest son of Dr. Rick and the husband of Dr. Lauren. Travis graduated from Drury University with a degree in biology and went on to attend the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry to pursue his dream of becoming a dentist. Dr.Travis loves both the surgical and cosmetic aspects of dentistry, particularly implants and wisdom teeth extractions. Dr. Travis is truly passionate about the dental field. Perhaps, his greatest joy from dentistry doesn’t always come from practicing dentistry, but getting to know his patients and the stories they bring with them. Dr.Travis whole-heartily believes that no one should have to be self conscious or unhappy with his or her smile due to any limitations; and he is fully committed to your needs. Dr. Travis prides himself in practicing very conservative dentistry, only doing what is medically essential and taking great care to preserve the integrity of the teeth God has given us. When he is away from the office, Travis enjoys to duck hunt, farm, sail, and volunteer with Boy Scouts of America and Ducks Unlimited. He fully intends to make Poplar Bluff his career home and hopes to one day be blessed to serve your family.
Dr. Rick Blaich is a graduate of Washington University School of Dental Medicine. When he’s not in the clinic, he enjoys flying, sailing, working on the family farm, hunting, and fishing. He has a love for his community and is honored to have served on the boards of the Clyde McCrea Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Butler County Health Center, Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts of America, Municipal Airport Board, and First United Methodist Church Staff Parish Board. Being involved with the local Boy Scouts continues to be a lifetime commitment.
Dr John has held various Scouting positions in Southeast Missouri at the council level culminating in his receipt of the Silver Beaver Award. Dr. John has also been active in his community serving as chairman of Ducks Unlimited, Past President of Poplar Buff Rotary Club where he received a Paul Harris fellowship and has served on the board of trustees at the First Methodist Church where he is a member. He has served on the Poplar Bluff High School academic foundation, and the board of directors at Union Planters Bank. Dr. John is currently serving on the Board of Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Dr. John currently holds an associate fellowship from the World Clinical Laser Institute. Dr. John performs all aspects of general dentistry including endodontics (root canals), oral surgery (wisdom teeth as well), minimally invasive periodontal surgery (gum surgery), orthodontics including invisilign and laser dentistry for minimally invasive surgeries and restorative fillings. Dr John’s Hobbies and interests include: Farming, sporting clays, reloading, hunting, golf, woodworking, camping, scuba diving, and photography. Dr. John lives on the family farm with his wife, Grace, an attorney in Poplar Bluff. He has two children, Katie who lives in Springfield, Mo. and Rachael, who is a hygienist at Dental Arts.
Positions Dr. John has held:
Chairman Ducks Unlimited
President Poplar Bluff Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellowship Award)
Chairman Friends of Scouting
Chairman Cherokee District SEMO/ Boy Scouts Council
Chairman Sioux District St. Louis Council (Award of Merit and Silver Beaver Award)
Chairman Board of Trustees First United Methodist Church
Board of Directors Union Planters Bank
Currently serving on Board of Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center
Associate Fellowship World Clinical Laser Institute
-1978 Graduate Poplar Bluff High School
-1982 Graduate Southeast Mo. State University, B.S. Degree Psychology
-1986 Graduate Washington University, School of Dental Medicine, St. Louis