Dr. Lawrenz

Dr. Dietrich Lawrenz was born in Milwaukee, WI. He attended college and dental school at the University of Minnesota and graduated with high distinction. He completed his medical degree, internship in General Surgery and residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Houston, Texas, including time at University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine. During his residency he published several papers in the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Lawrenz’s interests include dentoalveolar surgery, orthognathic (jaw) surgery, dental implants, bone grafting, and cleft lip and palate.

Dr. Lawrenz and his wife have three sons, Cedric, Alec and Adrian. They enjoy visiting their family in Sweden and France. In his free time you can find Dr. Lawrenz golfing, cooking, or looking for the perfect shot through his photography lens.


  • American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate 
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow 
  • Minneapolis Children’s Cleft Lip & Palate Clinic
  • Licensed in medicine and dentistry

Hospital Affiliations

  • North Memorial
  • Minneapolis Children’s
  • Ridgeview

Joined OMS Specialists in 1998