Kristie Lake Harriman, DMD, is a life long New Englander. After graduating top ten from Leavitt Area High School in 2000 she went on to receive her undergraduate degree cum laude in Religious Studies and Pre-med/Pre-dental from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA in 2004. She matriculated from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 2008 and has been practicing dentistry in her home state of Maine ever since. Dr. Lake most enjoys working on very young patients, or people who have had a lot of bad experiences and have significant dental anxiety. She has endless patience with patients because growing up she was very scared of going to the dentist. Her favorite kinds of procedures are the ones that end with ‘feel good moments’ like restoring someone’s front teeth, addressing large, dark cavities at the gumline, or otherwise giving hope to someone who thinks their mouth is hopeless. She is actively involved in her profession. Dr. Lake sits on the Maine Dental Association‘s Council on Government Relations, is past president of the Androscoggin Valley Dental Society, and is an avid consumer of continuing education. Off the clock, she is a video game enthusiast, a past time that she and her husband have had to put on hold for awhile since they welcomed their first child, Richard III (aka Riddle), in 2019. She, like the rest of the Drews’ Dental Team, is a dog lover as well, with 2 rescue pups from Puerto Rico, and also has a cat and 2 geckos.