In 1989, Lori Welch Wilson followed her passion and graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Alamance Community College. She has been a pediatric dental assistant for over 30 years and has portrayed the “Tooth Fairy In Disguise” for over 20 years. In 2019, Wilson was named Alamance Community College Distinguished Alumna.
“Working with children has brought so much joy to my life. The love and laughter makes my heart bubble up with happiness. By meeting the Tooth Fairy In Disguise, I hope to leave children with great dental habits throughout their lifetime.”– Lori Wilson
Wilson wrote and published her first book, “Tooth Fairy In Disguise” in 2017. Wilson says, “It was a dream come true! I thank God every day for this blessing. I pray to continue to use the gifts God gave me to inspire children to read more books and have great dental habits. I want children to love to read books like I did when I was a little girl.”
Lori Welch Wilson resides in Yanceyville, NC with her husband Ricky and their two sons, Logan and Luke. Wilson plans to continue to write more books about her adventures as the Tooth Fairy In Disguise. She believes it is her personal calling to be an advocate for promoting great dental health and the love of reading in children.
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“As a little girl I always wanted to work in a dental office and teach children about positive dental health. It all started one day when my cousin, Jackie Sue Hood, took me to work with her. She was the county Dental Hygienist for Alamance County. I would go and help her do dental presentations for the children. I was fascinated with everything, from the dental forms, lesson about brushing teeth and to the red disclosing tablets! I love it! I knew this was what I wanted to do one day.”– Lori Wilson