Dr. Laura Mills Summers, DMD

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 completed 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 extractions, surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth, orthognathic surgery, dental implants, bone grafting procedures, pathology, and facial trauma.

Dr. Laura Mills Summers is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), a member of the Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, the South Carolina Dental Association, and the Spartanburg County Dental Society.

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

Giving back to our community is important to Dr. Laura Mills Summers. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg, the Spartanburg Rotary Club and she enjoys volunteering in community projects including Women Giving for Spartanburg.

Dr. Laura’s husband is Dr. Josh Summers, a general dentist who owns Spartanburg Family Dentistry. They met while in dental school and married in Charleston, South Carolina in 2009. They have four children ages 8 to 1.  Family time is essential and you will often see this active family enjoying themselves in Spartanburg community activities. In addition, Dr. Laura Summers is an accomplished equestrienne, having been a member of the College of Charleston Equestrian Team and now enjoys trail riding. Cooking, traveling, gardening, and spending time with her dog Winston and pet chickens are also her favorite pastimes.

Dr. Laura Mills Summers is grateful to be a part of Upstate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and continue the family tradition begun in 1994 by her father Dr. William Mills.  The practice was started in July 1960 by Dr. George Graham, the first Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon to practice in Spartanburg.


Dr. Jim W Strider, DMD

He completed a general practice residency at Martin Army Hospital, Ft. Benning, GA., and his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX.

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