Dr. Jon, former owner of McClure Pediatric Dentistry, is a kid at heart. His wife will tell you that he is a pediatric dentist so that he never has to grow up. She’s probably right. Being the youngest of 4 children, having 14 nieces and nephews along with growing up with literally hundreds of cousins, he has been around kids his whole life. His family is so big he would have to sit down with pen and paper to count them all. That’s probably because he’s from Arkansas!
Working with children just comes natural to Dr. Jon. He spent most of his summers in high school volunteering at children’s camps and Vacation Bible schools. He also spent over seven years actively working in youth and children’s ministry. He’s actually a licensed minister! Not only that, he’s also a certified teacher, having spent over 4 years teaching high school to graduate level courses. He has two undergraduate degrees from Ouachita Baptist University including a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with a minor in Hebrew and a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. That’s pretty crazy, but he’s a confessed nerd and loves it!
Dr. Jon eventually decided to go to dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry. After practicing General Dentistry for two years he finally realized what everyone had been telling him all along. He needed to specialize in pediatric dentistry. He attended a two-year residency program at Baylor College of Dentistry, which includes clinics at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital and Children’s Medical Center. Looking back at his life, he used to think his career path wound all over the place, but now he can see that everything he did was leading to what he does now. It was the perfect path to mold him into the pediatric dentist he is today.
In his personal life, he is married to his best friend, Meredith. Dr Jon’s favorite thing about Meredith is that she can make him belly laugh every day. If you haven’t heard Dr Jon’s belly laugh, you need to come by and check it out. It’s very contagious! They have one daughter, Quinn, who was born on Thanksgiving Day and a little boy, Collin. They are both the biggest blessings!
Meredith played goalie at the University of Georgia and went on to catch babies as an OB/GYN. A few years ago she decided to narrow her scope of practice to Gynecology and works as a clinician and instructor at UT Southwestern. In their free time, they love spending time with their families and watching college sports (Arkansas Razorbacks and Georgia Bulldogs especially). They also have a wheaten Scotty named Bruce. When he is able to travel, Dr Jon loves to take part in Mission trips. He has been on over 8 trips to Mexico to provide free dental care at orphanages and churches. He has a passion for reading and usually has 3 or 4 books going at the same time. He also co-teaches Sunday school at their church.
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