About Us

At Meares Dentistry, our goal is to treat you with care, consideration, and expertise. We build our practice on a foundation of positive and long-lasting patient relationships. Led by Dr. Austin Meares, Meares Dentistry aims to be a place that you and your family know and trust. We are committed to learning new techniques and advancements in dental technology so that you can be confident in your smile. We don’t just see patients, we see people. That’s why in everything we do, our focus is on you. Come visit us and experience personalized dentistry today. 

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Meet Your Dentist

Dr. Austin B. Meares is a native of Columbia, SC. He attended Wofford College, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1994. Upon receiving his degree, 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 Dawson Center for Occlusion, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Invisalign, CAD/CAM CEREC Comprehensive therapy, implant treatment, and laser therapy. In addition, he is attending continuing education courses to keep himself and his team up-to-date on all the latest technology dentistry has to offer.

Dr. Meares enjoys the comprehensive and technology aspects of dentistry and works closely with his patients to reach their individual needs and goals.

In his personal time, Dr. Meares is a dedicated father to his children, Archer and Avery. He is also a hunting enthusiast with special interests in archery, and fishing. On the weekends you can find him spending time with family, enjoying the outdoors no matter the season. 

Please visit Dr. Meares and experience personalized dentistry today.

Your smile is not only our job, but our end goal. If you’re looking for personalized dentistry, then you’ve come to the right place. Call our office today. We look forward to meeting you!

Google Reviews

  • Excellent dentist and staff. Dr. Meares is extremely personable and professional. The staff is very polite, patient, and personable as well. Highly recommend Dr. Austin Meares!

    Gregg Dodson Avatar Gregg Dodson
    August 31, 2022

    Dr. Mears is a very easy going dentist. He listens. He is great at what he does. His staff is top notch and if you need a dentist he’s your man. Thanks Dr Mears for always taking superb care of me.

    Tim Graves Avatar Tim Graves
    June 7, 2022

    Dr. Meares and the staff I encountered were awesome and really kind! I didn't catch the dental hygienist's name unfortunately, but she was so sweet, social and skilled! They kept me informed through the entire process and really help me understand the issues I'm currently having. Highly recommend!

    Jas Momo Avatar Jas Momo
    May 12, 2022
  • Great first experience! Everyone was wonderful!

    Matthew Mazzilli Avatar Matthew Mazzilli
    October 26, 2021

    Best dentist I've found in the Columbia area. Always a pleasant experience.

    Phillip Gregory Avatar Phillip Gregory
    August 17, 2021

    I am person that has always been scared of dentists, doctors etc. But this dentist office is the absolute best at everything they do. Alana was perfect!!!!! Dr Meares is great!!! The entire office staff is great!!! I would recommend them to anyone. They actually made me feel good and not afraid of getting a root canal tomorrow. Thank y’all so much

    Clarence Bell Avatar Clarence Bell
    August 16, 2021
  • I have horrible dental anxiety from so many bad experiences. A friend recommended Dr. Meares and I couldn’t be more glad that I came here. The staff is so friendly and they all genuinely care and don’t brush off my anxiety. Dr. Meares is wonderful and I’d recommend him to anyone!

    Emilia DeMarco Avatar Emilia DeMarco
    May 26, 2021

    The team and Dr Meares are without a doubt some of the most caring people in the world! They always greet us with a smile when we walk through the door. Dr Meares is very detailed with his treatment, and explains it in terms everyone can understand! Even my young daughters love going to see him. Great family atmosphere, great dentist, we are patients for life.

    Eric Stewart Avatar Eric Stewart
    February 18, 2021

    Dr. Meares is a true professional. His work is outstanding.

    Laurence Glasser Avatar Laurence Glasser
    February 4, 2021
  • I love this dental office. Everyone there is so sweet and easy to work with. Dr. Meares is amazing at what he does and genuinely cares! I’ve had to deal with a lot of dental work in my life and this is by far my best experience. I would recommend them to anyone!

    Molli Collins Avatar Molli Collins
    January 12, 2021

    Dr. Meares and his office staff are incredible. All his assistants are so sweet and take the time to get to know their patients. He is extremely professional and I love his sense of humor! He has taken great care of me over the past year.

    Kristen Roach Avatar Kristen Roach
    December 10, 2020

    It is sufficient to say Dr. Meares is the ultimate professional.

    Larry Glasser Avatar Larry Glasser
    December 8, 2020
  • Dr. Meares and his team are awesome! They have taken great care of me for over a year now with some dental procedures I needed to have done. Dr. Meares explained everything and gave me several options so I could make the decision that was best for me. Dr. Meares takes the time to listen to my concerns and I never feel like he is rushing me out the door. I am very pleased with the services provided by Dr. Meares and his entire team! Definitely recommend them!

    Sheila Pierce Avatar Sheila Pierce
    December 4, 2020

    Superior customer service. Contacted me the evening prior to set expectations. Work is excellent. Assures an understanding and involves the patient in the plan of care. EXCELLENT!

    john ralyea Avatar john ralyea
    April 24, 2020

    As always a great job. Clean teeth.

    Sara Walker Avatar Sara Walker
    February 5, 2020
  • Dr. Meares and his entire staff are great! Dr. Meares takes the time to explain everything and is a very caring dentist. You can really tell he cares about you as his patient. The entire staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. Dr. Meares the best dentist I have ever been to and I recommend him 100%!

    Sheila Pierce Avatar Sheila Pierce
    December 18, 2019

    I had a emergency fix this Tuesday for my infected tooth. Not only did they fix it, but when I found out I was allergic to the medicine Dr. Meares called in a new one at 1 in the morning and kept calling to check on me. He truly does care about his patients, and I’m so glad that the new meds have me feeling back at 100.

    Chase Hastings Avatar Chase Hastings
    December 5, 2019

    Alway a caring and friendly place to have dental care taken care of. Dr. Meares uses the latest technology in dental care. He is easy to take to about any concerns that you may have and willing to help with any issues you may have. Dental cleaning is always an good experience and they always want to know if you have any pain before, during and after the cleaning. Great place to have your dental needs taken care of!

    John Hill Avatar John Hill
    August 29, 2019