All our professionals at Robert Larison, D.D.S. maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Robert (Larry) Larison was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois.
After graduating from Springfield High School, he attended Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, where he earned his bachelor's degree in physiology. He was then accepted to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, where he graduated at the top of his class. In 1984, he was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the Academy of Oral Medicine. Prior to graduation, he was granted an internship by the American Cancer Society to study oral cancer treatment at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago.
Following an associateship in Bloomington, Illinois, Dr. Larison returned to Springfield and established his own practice in 1989. In 1998, he built a custom, state-of-the-art dental clinic on South 4th Street in Springfield.
Dr. Larison enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but particularly likes endodontics (root canals) and oral surgery. The majority of root canals and extractions most patients require can usually be completed in-house. Dr. Larison understands the frustration that many patients have when they have to be referred to dental specialists that often cannot see them in a timely manner.
Dr. Larison performs many cosmetic procedures, including veneers, bleaching, and tooth-colored fillings. In addition, he has taken extensive training in the placement of small diameter mini-implants, which generally do not require the cutting of the gums and can have a dramatic enhancement of the stability of loose full dentures.
American Dental Association
Illinois State Dental Society
G.V. Black Dental Society
Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Former Chief of Division of General Dentistry at Memorial Medical Center and St John's Hospital in Springfield