Dr. J "The Fighter of Tooth Decay!"

“Everyone deserves a great smile and good dental health. I’m a dentist because I know I make a positive difference. But mostly, I do it because it’s fun. I think my patients understand this and that’s why they keep coming back”

About Dr. J

Born and raised in Phoenix, Dr. J earned a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, and is a 1984 graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He is a member of the Spear Education Continuum that is a prestigious alliance of leading edge dentists throughout the United States and Canada who are strongly committed to promoting oral health. Dr. J retired from the Richard V. Tucker cast gold study group that is an organization designed to foster excellence in restorative dentistry through a relatively uncompromising format in postgraduate education.

Dr. Jorgensen served as the Central Arizona Dental Society President in 2004 – 2005 after 6 years as a board member. He is a past chairperson for the CADS’s Peer Review Committee. Dr. J was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists in 2004 and as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists in 2005.

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Dr. J has a been a previous dentist volunteer for the St. Vincent de Paul Dental Clinic and every February, he participates in the ‘Give Kids a Smile’ campaign sponsored by the American Dental Association.

Office Manager

Terri, born in Michigan, raised in Phoenix has been married to Dr J since 1992. They have one son, Stephen who is currently living in Chandler. Terri enjoys taking care of their granddaughters, Briella (2012) and Olivia (2017), hiking and working out, some golf when time permits, and especially enjoys traveling throughout the world. Terri helps out in the office in many different ways, her first love is Zoom, loves those white teeth, very rewarding. She also helps the front office accounting, payroll and where ever else she is needed. Back office Terri enjoys records and pouring up models.

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Insurance Coordinator

Meet Amanda our insurance coordinator.  Please be nice to Amanda since the dental office IC is a time consuming thankless job. Amanda grew up in Portland Oregon and also has spent time in Reno and Las Vegas Nevada.  She has been fighting the good dental fight since 2015 and really enjoys getting to know our Squaw Peak Dental patients.  Amanda has 3 brothers so she knows how to cope with our challenging male customers.  Crafting is her “jam” and she has her own craft room at home with her beau Brennen. 

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Dental Assistant

The Squaw Peak Dental team wouldn’t be complete without our talented Melissa. She is the consummate dental assistant. When Melissa isn’t fixing smiles she loves being a mother of 5 with a couple of grandkids to boot. She was born and raised here in Phoenix where she graduated (some time ago) from Carl Hayden High School. We are lucky to have such a talented and fun and upbeat positive dental professionals.

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Alma was born and raised in Phoenix. She enjoys taking morning walks at the park, hiking, watching shows and going to concerts/festivals. Alma has been in the dental field since 2015 as a dental assistant and then she decided to pursue a career in dental hygiene at Fortis College and graduated in December of 2019. Alma enjoys educating her patients on how to improve/maintain their gum health.

Roger Otero

Hello, I am Rogelio and most of my friends call me Roger.  Roger is so much easier to pronounce than Rogelio.  When I am not helping Dr. J fix teeth and/or smiles I am helping to answer the phone and schedule appointment.  I really enjoy hiking.  In my free time I watch and play football (soccer).  I also enjoy watching basketball and trying new restaurants. I really like teeth and I am so happy when I can help our patients grow their dental health.

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