Dr. Laura Mills Summers joined Upstate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in July 2012. She is a native of Spartanburg and received Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Business Administration from the College of Charleston in 2004. Following college, she attended the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine, where she received her DMD degree in 2008. She then went on to complete a four year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is trained in full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including dental alveolar surgery, orthognathic surgery, pathology, facial trauma, implants and bone grafting procedures. 

Dr. Summers is a board certified member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, The American Dental Association and the Spartanburg County Dental Society.

Dr. Summers is also a member of the medical staff at Spartanburg Regional Hospital and serves on their facial trauma team. 

Dr. Summers enjoys volunteering and has recently become involved with Women Giving for Spartanburg.

She is married to Dr. Josh Summers who is a general dentist and practices at Spartanburg Family Dentistry. In February of 2015, they were blessed with their first daughter, Elliot. In her free time she enjoys running, horseback riding, cooking and spending time with her family and two dogs.