Dr. Austin B. Meares is a native of Columbia, SC. He attended Wofford College, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1994. Upon completion of Wofford College, Dr. Meares worked in a dental lab for two years before venturing to the Medical University of South Carolina where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2000. Wanting to gain all the experience and training available, he then attended the University of Mississippi residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry prior to beginning his private practice in 2001. Dr. Meares has received accreditations from the The Dawson Center for Occlusion, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Invisalign, Laser therapy, Implant treatment, and CAD/CAM Cerec Comprehensive therapy, in addition to completing many continuing education hours. Dr. Meares enjoys the comprehensive and technology aspects of dentistry. His goal as a dentist is to get to know the patient, as well as the teeth, in order to provide personalized dentistry and understand your dental needs.
In his spare time, Dr. Meares loves to spend time with his wife, Courtney, and his two children, Archer and Avery. He is an outdoor enthusiast with special interest in archery, hunting, and fishing. He is often found spending time in his workshop or in the garden using his green thumb inherited from his father.