James D. Jackson, D.D.S.
As an undergraduate, Dr. James Jackson attended Kalamazoo Collage and also studied abroad in Caen, France. He went on to receive his dental degree in 1970 at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, which was recently rated the number one dental school in the United States by US News. Because dental care is rapidly changing, Dr. Jackson engages in continuing education for dental techniques in areas such as sleep apnea, teeth replacement and implants, fixed and removable dentures, and a variety of advanced tooth filling materials and orthodontic tooth movement.
After completing his UP initiation at a summer children’s dental clinic, Dr. Jackson decided to set up his dental practice here in Marquette and has been practicing in the area for over 40 years. He has enjoyed raising his five children in this amazing area and is one of the proud owners of the historic Savings Bank Building, where he and his fellow owners have received two preservation awards from the Marquette Beautification Committee, the latest one being in 2019.
Dr. Jackson has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and is on the Advisory Board for the Lords Dental Crown and Bridge Laboratory in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He also received advanced training in endodontics in 2010 at Dentsply International Inc., and is a member of the Chicago Dental Society as well as a life- time member of the American Dental Association.
When Dr. Jackson talks about dentistry, he says:
“I believe in people! I believe people deserve the opportunity to live with good oral health and to live without fear of going to the dentist. I believe quality dental care should be available to all of us- at a reasonable cost. My goal as a dentist is to offer my patients excellent quality care with flexible payment options. Treat each patient with the respect you would expect from a member of your own family.”
Meet Our Team
Wondering what our dentist and our office have to offer? For over 40 years, we have been serving your oral health Learn how each member of our team can improve your smile. If you are looking for a place where you can improve your appearance and your overall dental health, visit Dr. James Jackson and his office. Just give our dental office in Marquette, Michigan, a call at 906-228-9070.
Kim – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kim has been with us for two years and graduated from Delta Collage, Bay City, MI, in 2002. She appreciates the flexibility of her work schedule and enjoys teaching our patients how to become more efficient and effective with their dental hygiene as they learn how to have better oral health. Kim has two chows, Walther and Teeka, and enjoys activities such as kayaking, cross-country skiing, upcycling and being artistic.
Norma – Registered Dental Hygienist
Norma graduated from Ferris State University in 2000 and has been with us for two years. She enjoys working with her coworkers and meeting new patients. She is married to Larry and has three children, who she loves spending time with.
Carol – Registered Dental Hygienist
Carol has subbed for Dr. Jackson on and off since 1997 but has been here regularly since 2017. She graduated with a dental hygiene degree from the University of Detroit and is certified in nitrous oxide anesthesia. She has also worked in the MGH multi-disability clinics and cleft palate clinics and specializes in caring for patients that are anxious and fearful of dental procedures. She enjoys working with Dr. Jackson, as well as Jessica and Penny. She loves all the patients and enjoys making them happy to be here with us. Carol has two sons and three granddaughters. Her hobbies include canoeing and gardening.
Jessica- Dental Assistant
“I am Dr. Jacksons dental assistant! I work hard and make sure the patients with a little more dental anxiety feel well taken care of while here for their short visits. Come and let us make you love your smile too =).”
Jessica graduated from Gwinn High School in 2001 and has since gone on to receive her dental assisting certification in 2015, followed by a radiography certificate and her sleep coordinator certification 2019. She has been with us since 2014 and enjoys seeing the patients happy “one smile at a time”. She loves getting to know our patients and seeing them come back. Jessica contributes to the practice by keeping a clean sterile environment and making patients smile and feel comfortable during dental procedures.
She has been married to her husband for eight years and has two children and three stepchildren.
Jessica enjoys crafts, spending time with her family and dogs, hiking, kayaking and camping.
Penelope – Office Manager
Penelope has been working in the dental field for over 28 years and has been with us for the last 13. What she likes best about our practice is how Dr. Jackson makes patients comfort a priority. She loves seeing their smiles as they leave and always tries to make everyone that walks through our door feel like part of our family. Penelope is happily married to her husband and has two dogs. She enjoys
mountain biking, paddle boarding and cross-country skiing.
Melody – Assistant
Melody has been with us since 2015. She likes working downtown with good friends and is impressed with how happy Dr. Jacksons’ patients are with him, which make her job easier. Melody is dependable and flexible and is always willing to help out when her schedule allows it. In her free time, Melody loves anything that puts her outside in the woods, such as mountain biking, hiking, camping, paddling, skiing and snowshoeing.