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The original artist who designed our famous alligator for the logo of Auburn Pediatric Dentistry is a young lady named Sara (pictured).

When Dr. Derrow was in dental school and pediatric residency, she lived in Indianapolis and Sara was her next-door neighbor. Sara drew the original alligator picture (below) when she was 6 years old, because she thought Dr. Derrow was sad to move away from her (she was!) — and that the picture might make Dr. Derrow feel better.

The great thing about this story is that Dr. Derrow learned in dental history that an alligator was actually the symbol for a dentist in the Middle Ages (before it was common for everyone to be able to read)—so she integrated Sara’s “sara-gator” into the logo. The rest is history!

Sara has three sisters and one brother. She is currently a middle-school student in Indianapolis. Her favorite subject is History. She is a competitive Irish dancer, plays the piano and loves to draw.