Meet the Doctor

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Dr. Joseph Laws is a skilled and experienced dentist offering advanced general dental care.  Dr. Laws is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.  He has been serving his patients since beginning his practice in 1985.  Dr. Laws believes that offering excellent dental services comes from SIU-SDM, postgraduate dental education and investing in new technologies.  In addition to providing patients with state-of-the-art dental treatment, Dr. Laws is active in several professional dental organizations. These organizations include:

• American Dental Association
• Missouri Dental Association
• Greater St. Louis Dental Society
• South County District Dental Society
• Mineral Area Study Club

Dr. Laws and his wife Mitzi, have enjoyed the benefits of raising their three children here in the St. Louis area.  In his spare time he enjoys the Irish Arts, staying active by being in a traveling softball league, golf league, and cheering on the Cardinals, and Blues.  He also enjoys a secondary job as being sound tech for his wife's seven piece band.

Meet the Staff

Kelley- Receptionists

Kelley-Receptionist

Kelley is one of our receptionists and has been a great asset to our team.  She has been in dentistry for over 20 years.  Having graduated from Missouri College in 1996 as a dental assistant gives Kelley the knowledge to be able to explain your treatment needs. Kelley is also here to help you understand your insurance benefits, go over treatment plans, submitting claims, billing, and making appointments.  She is here to answer any questions you may have.

Kelley has been married to her husband for over 20 years and has three amazing children, Courtney, Makenzey and Drew.  She also has two very spoiled dogs, Guiness and Nike. During her free time she enjoys watching movies, camping with her family and watching her son play baseball.

Crystal-Dental Assistant

Crystal graduated from Missouri College in 1994 with a certification as a dental assistant (CDA).  She has been assisting Dr. Laws for over 18 years.  Helping patients improve their oral health and smile is what Crystal really enjoys about being a dental assistant.  It is important to her that you and your family feel comfortable and at ease during your whole appointment.  She loves meeting new patients and building a relationship with them as they become like family, just like all of our patients. Her favorite part of working at Laws Dental is being part of a great team.

Crystal has a daughter Kurestin and a son Ethan that keep her busy with all of their activities.  She enjoys spending time with her children, being outdoors, fishing and watching sports.

Crystal- Dental Assistant
Jackie- Receptionist

Jackie-Receptionist

Jackie graduated from Allied College as a dental assistant in 2008.  She joined our team shortly after and has been our receptionist for over 8 years.  Jackie's bubbling personality makes a great asset to our team.  We call Jackie our insurance Guru.  She will help you with our insurance needs, go over treatment plans and will schedule any appointments needed.  Interacting with the patients is what she loves most about her job.

Jackie has been married to her husband, Kevin, for 21 years.  They have 3 daughters, Melinda who is serving our country in the U.S. Army, Halie is going to college to be a social worker and Ragan plans to become a dental hygienist.  Jackie longs to be with her family doing outdoor activities such as camping, barbecuing with neighbors, swimming and watching high school sports.

Brooke-Dental Hygienist/Office Manager

Brooke graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She then later received a soft tissue laser certification in 2009 from the Academy of Laser Dentistry. With having extra training in treating periodontal disease, Brooke strives to provide quality dentistry to all of her patients. Brooke is very passionate about maintaining current knowledge of the latest, state-of-the art technology and advances in dentistry.  Patient-center clinical care is the only form of dental hygiene service you will receive from Brooke.
Brooke and her husband Travis stay busy with their two children, Grace and Gavin. She enjoys traveling, eating at all of the amazing restaurant that St. Louis has to offer, and spending time with family and friends. Brooke and her family are very active with their church and enjoy giving back to their neighborhood.
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Kelley- Receptionists

Kelley -Receptionist

Kelley is one of our receptionists and has been a great asset to our team.  She has been in dentistry for over 20 years.  Having graduated from Missouri College in 1996 as a dental assistant gives Kelley the knowledge to be able to explain your treatment needs. Kelley is also here to help you understand your insurance benefits, go over treatment plans, submitting claims, billing, and making appointments.  She is here to answer any questions you may have.

Kelley has been married to her husband for over 20 years and has three amazing children, Courtney, Makenzey and Drew.  She also has two very spoiled dogs, Guiness and Nike. During her free time she enjoys watching movies, camping with her family and watching her son play baseball.

Crystal- Dental Assistant

Crystal-Dental Assistant

Crystal graduated from Missouri College in 1994 with a certification as a dental assistant (CDA).  She has been assisting Dr. Laws for over 18 years.  Helping patients improve their oral health and smile is what Crystal really enjoys about being a dental assistant.  It is important to her that you and your family feel comfortable and at ease during your whole appointment.  She loves meeting new patients and building a relationship with them as they become like family, just like all of our patients. Her favorite part of working at Laws Dental is being part of a great team.

Crystal has a daughter Kurestin and a son Ethan that keep her busy with all of their activities.  She enjoys spending time with her children, being outdoors, fishing and watching sports.

Jackie- Receptionist

Jackie-Receptionist

Jackie graduated from Allied College as a dental assistant in 2008.  She joined our team shortly after and has been our receptionist for over 8 years.  Jackie's bubbling personality makes a great asset to our team.  We call Jackie our insurance Guru.  She will help you with our insurance needs, go over treatment plans and will schedule any appointments needed.  Interacting with the patients is what she loves most about her job.

Jackie has been married to her husband, Kevin, for 21 years.  They have 3 daughters, Melinda who is serving our country in the U.S. Army, Halie is going to college to be a social worker and Ragan plans to become a dental hygienist.  Jackie longs to be with her family doing outdoor activities such as camping, barbecuing with neighbors, swimming and watching high school sports.

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Brooke-Dental Hygienist/Office Manager

Brooke graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She then later received a soft tissue laser certification in 2009 from the Academy of Laser Dentistry. With having extra training in treating periodontal disease, Brooke strives to provide quality dentistry to all of her patients. Brooke is very passionate about maintaining current knowledge of the latest, state-of-the art technology and advances in dentistry.  Patient-center clinical care is the only form of dental hygiene service you will receive from Brooke.
Brooke and her husband Travis stay busy with their two children, Grace and Gavin. She enjoys traveling, eating at all of the amazing restaurant that St. Louis has to offer, and spending time with family and friends. Brooke and her family are very active with their church and enjoy giving back to their neighborhood.