Lavonne graduated from Foothill College, San Mateo CA in 1995 with an Associate of Science degree in dental hygiene. During this time she was interning at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital and the San Jose Juvenile Hall. She has been involved with cosmetic dentistry for 30 years. Her career started as a Registered Dental Assistant, trained in office and hospital periodontal surgeries and as office manager. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and playing golf. She is married with one daughter living in San Diego.