Dr. Jon Rischer hails from the Northwest Missouri farming community of Maryville. As a Bearcat at NW Missouri State University, he was a member of Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity, played basketball, and received his undergraduate degree in Business. Following graduation, he attended the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry, graduating in 1987. Dr. Jon began his dental career practicing in his hometown and teaching at the UMKC School of Dentistry, where he received numerous Distinguished Teacher awards.
In December 1996 he married Dr. Valle, becoming each other’s partners in all aspects of life when they opened Woodrail Dental Center in Columbia, MO in 1998. In November 2007, the office was moved and reopened as Dentistry by Design in Columbia. Dr. Jon has committed himself to constantly learning more about the evolving field of dentistry. In 2013, Dr. Jon received his fellowship from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. LVI Fellow is the distinction awarded to those who have completed the LVI Core Curriculum which consists of a minimum of 278 continuing dental education hours of training in advanced aesthetics and neuromuscular science.
When away from the office, Dr. Jon enjoys spending time with his children Christian and Audrey, with whom he is an avid storyteller. He is an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, and both he and Dr. Valle provide protective athletic mouthguards to athletes at Father Tolton Catholic High School. When Missouri weather permits, Dr. Jon golfs regularly and continues to work on mastering the art of grilling.