After completing her undergraduate degree at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Dr. Laura Mears attended the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. Two milestone events happened there: she earned her dental doctorate and met her future husband, our very own Dr. Jonathan! Although that was more than a decade ago now, her commitment to continuing education hasn’t waned. In fact, she’s undergone advanced training on a wide range of topics, including dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, and oral surgery. As a result, patients in and around Imperial can turn to her for all of their dental needs and smile goals!
Life outside the office largely revolves around family for Dr. Laura Mears, including her husband, their two children, and their dog, Max. She also enjoys running, reading, hiking, and going to Kentucky Lake. Here’s a fun fact about her: she plays the flute!
For the last nearly 10 years, Dr. Jonathan Mears has been serving his friends and neighbors at JL Dental. However, his entire career in dentistry spans even longer! His studies began at Murray State University. After majoring in both biology and chemistry, he studied dentistry at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, which is where he earned his doctorate and met his lovely wife, Dr. Laura Mears. With the same passion for staying abreast of the latest techniques and technology, he’s completed additional training on endodontics, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and several other specialties.
When Dr. Jonathan Mears isn’t at the office providing exceptional dental care, his favorite thing to do is spend time with his family. As for hobbies, he likes being outdoors, especially when it involves boating on Kentucky Lake!
This husband-wife team is the best! They get to know their patients and genuinely care for them. On two different occasions my sons had dental emergencies and they came in on their time off to take care of them. Truly the best. 5 stars only because I can't give them more!
Whether it’s time for your six-month checkup or you want to enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry near Imperial, our team is ready to help you! You can address your oral health needs in one convenient location. Our practice is at 1904 Richardson Rd, which is only about a 7-minute drive away. We’re near Goodwill, Save A Lot, and Wesley Roger’s Steak and Buffet. Should you have any trouble locating us, don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance!