MEET Dr. Billy B. Laun, II

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Dr. Billy B. Laun, II

Dr. Billy Laun was born and raised in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He grew up on his grandfather’s farm and was instilled with the values of hard work, integrity, and community spirit. His upbringing in a tight-knit rural community provided him with a solid foundation of hospitality and neighborly goodwill, shaping his approach to patient care and community engagement.

Dr. Laun attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He began his professional training at the University of Nebraska’s College of Dentistry, where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Following the completion of his dental training, Dr. Laun sought to expand his expertise and completed his oral and maxillofacial surgical residency at the University of Buffalo. There, he was exposed to the full spectrum of surgical procedures, honing his skills and broadening his clinical knowledge.

Driven by a desire to serve small communities and embrace new opportunities, Dr. Laun was drawn to the vibrant Southern Illinois area. In the summer of 2019, Dr. Laun took over Dr. Frederick Gustave’s Oral Surgery practice, introducing Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Carbondale to the area. He is proud to call Southern Illinois home and is deeply committed to providing exceptional oral surgery care to the local community.

Dr. Laun’s clinical interests span a wide range of oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures, including wisdom tooth removal, dental implants, bone grafting, soft tissue management, pathology, laser surgery for periodontal disease and failing implants, orthognathic surgery, cosmetic facial surgery, and surgical management of TMJ disorder. Dr. Laun has hospital privileges at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, IL. His dedication to excellence and patient-centered care is evident in his commitment to life-long learning and incorporation of the latest advancements in his practice.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Dr. Laun cherishes spending quality time with his family and enjoys the region’s abundant recreational offerings. Whether hiking through scenic trails, kayaking on tranquil waters, or engaging in a strategic game of chess, he finds joy and relaxation in the simple pleasures of life.


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