Dr. Jose A Mera was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He attended high school at Fork Union Military Academy and went on to serve in the United States Navy Dental Corps, where his interest for dentistry began. He pursued his passion for dentistry and attended Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Va. and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1987. Upon graduation, he started his Midlothian dental practice and taught part time at the school of dentistry. Shortly thereafter, he opened his second dental practice in Fork Union, which recently relocated to Lake Monticello in Fluvanna County, Virginia.
Dr. Mera has been in practice for thirty years. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Richmond Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Fork Union Military Academy. Dr. Mera has two daughters and four grandchildren. His favorite pastime is any water activity with his family.