Dr. Briana Brayton was born and raised in north central Iowa. She grew up on a farm between Meservey and Thornton where her parents, Bret and Sue Lage still reside. She graduated from West Fork High School in 2009 then attended Wartburg College, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2013 with a B.A. in Biology. During her college years she found her love for dentistry after job shadowing several dentists. Briana was drawn to dentistry because of the lasting relationships that can be formed with patients and the ability to make a difference in people’s lives by allowing them to express their joy and happiness with a smile. After college, Briana completed her professional studies at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and graduated with her D.D.S. in 2017. Throughout Dental school, Briana enjoyed many aspects of dentistry, but she particularly found herself drawn to fixed prosthodontic procedures such as crowns and bridges.
Dr. Brayton married Alex in September of 2017. Briana and Alex graduated high school together and are looking forward to being back in north Iowa near their families. Being closer to family was one of the main reasons the couple wished to move back to this area, as being with family has always been one of their favorite ways to spend time. Briana also enjoys skiing, golfing, spending time with her pets and going to Iowa Hawkeye sporting events.
Briana was initially drawn to Central Park Dentistry by its outstanding reputation. Dr. Lala and Dr. Hansen exhibit great character and have proven to be committed to lifelong learning and providing outstanding dental care for their patients. Almost immediately, it became apparent to Briana that the patients come first for the dentists and staff at CPD, and that is exactly what she was looking for in a practice. She looks forward to joining the team at Central Park Dentistry and providing exceptional dental care for patients in Mason City, Sheffield, and surrounding communities.