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Laure Lebret, researcher, orthodontics teacher

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The Boston Globe

In an era when few dentists were women and even fewer specialized in orthodontics, French-born Laure Lebret became well known in the field as a researcher and practitioner.

She had prepared for her career at Ecole Odontologique de la Rue Garanciere in Paris during the German occupation of World War II, which slowed her completion of studies until the end of the war. After graduation, in the late 1940s, Dr. Lebret worked in orthodontics at the Institut Eastman in Paris.

Dr. Lebret, a retired associate professor of orthodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, died of kidney failure Aug. 23 at her Brookline home. She was 92…

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