Meet Our Doctor
Dr. James T. Jesse
Many of our patients tell us that this is the first dental office they actually look forward to visiting! We utilize the best materials, the most trusted labs, and the newest technology. We are committed to providing quality dentistry and excellent patient service in an efficient, comfortable, and caring environment. This is met through the efforts of a professional, highly trained, and compassionate dental team. We are proud of the long tenure that most of our team members have with us and sincerely believe that this greatly enhances the “family feel” in our practice. Our team is welcoming, friendly, and always eager to go the extra mile to exceed patient expectations. We look forward to you becoming a part of our dental family.
For 47 years, Dr. James T. Jesse has been delivering quality dental care to patients. Dr. Jesse is a Loma Linda native and completed his undergraduate studies at La Sierra University. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1973. Over the past few years Dr. Jesse has slowed down to spend time with his 3 little grandsons. Before grandkids he spent years lecturing nationally and internationally on minimally invasive dentistry, laser therapy bio stimulation, endodontics, implants, and dental facial esthetics. From 1999-2012 he spent his Tuesday afternoons at LLU dental school as a clinic insturctor and he currently donates time with the graduate orthodontic program on the use of lasers. Although he has slowed down to spend more time with family, he continues to explore and advance new techniques in dentistry.
Dr. Jesse and his wife, Kay, have two daughters and are proud grandparents of Mason, Myles, and Maddox. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Jesse enjoys logging in Oregon and waterskiing in Arkansas. Recently, he has been spending time with his grandsons at Disneyland and started taking snowboarding lessons so he can keep up with the boys!
Meet Our Staff
Chris, Dental Assistant
Chris completed dental assisting in 1981 and has been Dr. Jesse’s left-hand woman ever since. Chris has assisted thousands of patients with their dental needs, always exceeding patient expectations. We are blessed to have her knowledge and skill in our office. Chris truly cares about her patients and her kind demeanor and expertise with all types of dental treatment, will put you at ease immediately. She places a high priority in making sure every patient receives quality care. You will feel well taken care of with Chris! When Chris isn’t caring for her patients, she is spending time with her husband and three wonderful kids!
Teri, Dental Assistant
Teri graduated from dental assisting school in 2004 and is currently working on becoming a registered dental assistant. She worked in our office from 2003-2012 and we are happy to have her sweet personality back in our office to provide our patients with excellent dental care. She is committed to patient comfort and ensuring they have an excellent dental experience. Teri loves to spend time with her husband and two kids. They enjoy biking, playing board games, and going to church as a family.
Denise, Patient Care Coordinator
Denise graduated from dental assisting school in 2008 and started working for us shortly after. Her background as a dental assistant has provided her with a wealth of knowledge that always helps our patients better understand their treatment plans, financial aspects, and insurance benefits. Her warm smile will welcome you as you come through our front door. Every day she works diligently to assist patients with planning for their dental treatment in order to ensure that optimum care is provided. Denise enjoys relaxing with her husband and kids.
Jane, Frenectomy Care Coordinator & Insurance Specialist
Jane started working for us in 1985 as our receptionist. She has had many jobs in our office over the years helping in the front and back. Over time, she has become that friendly face that everyone knows and trusts. Our patients place a great deal of confidence with Jane because they have learned through the years that she is going to do her very best to meet their needs. When she isn’t caring for our patients, you can find Jane spending quality time with her husband and daughter. Jane also dedicates a lot of her time helping her community.
Jacqulyn, Dental Hygienist
Jacqulyn graduated dental hygiene in 2017 and is currently working on her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene. She has a passion for dental hygiene and her primary goal is to make sure that her patients know how much she truly cares about them. She is committed to tending to each patient’s individual needs and making sure that they receive the highest level of quality care and service while receiving treatment in our office. When she isn’t working or studying for her B.S., she enjoys outdoor actives with her fiancé, friends, and family.
Alexis, Dental Hygienist
Alexis started her dental career as a dental assistant in our office and then furthered her education and graduated from dental hygiene school in 2014. She chose a career in dentistry because growing up she thought going to the dentist was fun and always wanted to work in a dental office. Her smile is contagious and immediately helps patients relax and feel at ease. She is warm, welcoming, and caring. When she isn’t helping her patients with their oral health, Alexis enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids.
Jayme, Dental Hygienist
Jayme graduated dental hygiene in 2009 and has been working here ever since. She loves working with her friends and family and feels that many of her patients are extended family. Jayme enjoys getting to know each patient personally, making them feel at home and individualizing their treatment needs. When she isn’t at the office you can find her spending time with her three young boys and husband. She loves going on adventures with her family to Yosemite and Oregon.
Rachel, Dental Hygienist
Rachel graduated from Loma Linda University’s dental hygiene program in 2008. She has been working for Dr. Jesse for over ten years. She is a highly skilled oral health care professional and is dedicated to providing her patients with the treatment, education, and tools necessary for optimum oral health and beautiful smiles. She really enjoys getting to know her patients and their dental needs. When she is not at work she loves spending time with her husband and three little boys.
Sarah, Dental Hygienist
Sarah graduated in 2018 from Loma Linda University’s dental hygiene program. She is excellent at educating her patients on how to maintain their smiles for a lifetime. Her number one priority is always delivering the best possible treatment to her patients. When she isn’t cleaning teeth, Sarah loves to cook, explore the outdoors, and spending her free time with her boyfriend and their dog named lily.