Meet Dr. Jamie
Dr. Jamie’s path to becoming a dentist was non-traditional, to say the least. Before attending dental school, he spent nearly ten years serving in the United States Navy Submarine Service as a Sonar Technician. During this time, he completed multiple deployments onboard nuclear powered fast-attack submarines; he’s also a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Dr. Jamie completed his undergraduate degree at San Diego State University. He received his dental training at one of the top dental schools in the country: the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA. His education and experience have allowed him to provide the best care and treatment for his patients. From consultations and dental cleanings to complex procedures, like dental implants, patients love Dr. Jamie because of the time and compassion he provides during each appointment.
Skills and Specialties
As an experienced dentist, Dr. Jamie is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to general, restorative, and aesthetic dental treatments. For overall dental health, he helps patients with cleanings and exams, fillings, periodontal care, teeth extractions, and root canal therapies. He is also certified to work with orthodontic treatments, such as SmileCorrect, which helps patients with teeth straightening. As part of cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Jamie can assist patients with teeth whitenings, veneers, and dentures.
Dr. Jamie graduated with his bachelor's degree in biology and a minor in psychology from San Diego State University (SDSU). After receiving his bachelor's degree, he attended the prestigious University of the Pacific (UOP) for his doctorate of dental surgery (D.D.S.). While in school, he participated in several organizations, including:
- Pre-Dental Club Marketing Coordinator at SDSU
- University Ambassador for the Esthetics Club at UOP
Both of these experiences helped him grow and learn more about interacting and caring for his patients' needs. In addition, he received an esteemed scholarship from the San Diego Dental Health Foundation and he participated in UOP's Clinical Excellence Day for his research on veneers.
His education is also complemented by his extensive history with the military. Before attending school, Dr. Jamie worked on submarines as an Acoustic Intelligence Instructor and an Advanced Maintenance Technician for a multi-million dollar electronics suite with the Navy.
Dr. Jamie is proud to be a part of the following associations and societies:
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- San Diego County Dental Society
Dr. Jamie is married to his wife of 25 years, and he has three sons. When he's not helping patients, you'll find him grilling for his family and friends. He loves barbecuing on his days off; in fact, his bucket list includes taking a whiskey/BBQ tour around America someday! But for now, he’s content to experiment with new BBQ techniques at home and be inspired by Burgers, Brew & 'Que on the Food Network.