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.
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.
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.
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.
Beverly became a dental assistant in 2010. She loves all aspects of dentistry. “It’s a rewarding feeling helping patients with their dental needs.” Beverly is happily married to her husband Trevor and has a beautiful baby boy named Damien (11/2002). When not in the office she loves just being a Mom.
Elena, one of our wonderful hygienists, moved to Phoenix from Russia in 1997. She is happily married to Patrick and enjoys biking, hiking, watching movies and reading her time away from the dental office. Elena is very dedicated to the oral health of her patients. Elena strives to learn new and exciting procedures to give her patients’ the best treatment possible
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 Tolleson High School. We are lucky to have such a talented and fun and upbeat positive dental professionals.
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.
Deanza was born and raised in New Mexico. She enjoys being in nature and traveling. Spending time with family is important to Deanza and she really appreciates music and live music concerts. She is passionate about growing in all areas of her life. Deanza is excited to take care of the Squaw Peak Dental family of patients.