Each of our doctors has instructed at Loma Linda School of Dentistry, and all are members of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Sacramento District Dental Society. Dedicated to remaining on the leading edge of dentistry and related technology, they are committed to continuing education. In fact, their post-graduate training is three to five times the requirements mandated by the state.
To support our doctors in their endeavors, Jackson Creek Dental Group employs highly skilled, well-trained staff that share the doctors philosophy in education and care. The entire hygiene team is dedicated to making your visits as pleasant as possible by providing the utmost in care. All of our hygienists have extensive training in maintaining your healthy mouth or treating periodontal disease should you need it. They are also trained in maintaining dental implants. They work closely with our doctors to provide the best care possible so you can maintain the optimal health of your teeth and their foundation.
Doctor Ask is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1977. He received the Omicron Kappa Epsilon award for being in the top 10% of his class scholastically. Also in dental school, he received the outstanding achievement award from the American Academy of Periodontology.
Dr. Ask is passionate about the constant pursuit of excellence in his dentistry. He feels strongly about providing comprehensive and advanced dentistry for his patients. In the pursuit of becoming a world class dentist, Ron Asks mission in life is to build organizations to build people.
As most dentists, Dr. Ask supports and is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and subsequently, the California Dental Association (CDA) and the Sacramento District Dental Society (SDDS). In 1980, he became a charter member of the American Association of Functional Orthodontics (AAFO). Dr. Ask incorporated orthodontics and functional facial orthopedics into his practice since 1980. He has also been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Sacramento Valley Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr Ask served as a dentist consultant for Maric College and was a Health Advisory Board member of the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency.
Jackson Creek Dental Group (JCDG) started in 1978 with 1 patient in a small town of now 4,564 and a draw of approximately 40,000. We have grown each year and now JCDG now has 5 general dentists/partners, 7 passionate hygienists, and 26 astounding staff members working out of a completely remodeled 18 operatory office. We work hard, have fun, and are greatly involved with world class patient care every day.
For a number of years Dr. Ask, along with his partners, taught a group practice management seminar at their alma mater. He has lectured for his peers on a number of occasions, on Opening the Vertical Dimension, Made Simple, along with authoring an article on the same subject. The last time was a full day course to 158 dentists, students, and instructors at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He has taught Biblical Financial Small Group Study seminars and was the Crown Financial Ministries director at his church.
Ron is honored to be the husband of 45 years to his lovely wife, Jeanine. They have a son, Jerhet, who graduated in 2010 also from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry (LLUSD) and now the 5th partner at JCDG. Their daughter, Lawryn, also graduated from LLUSD in 2015. We are praying she will be our 6th partner and Dr. Simpsons son, Kyle, our 7th partner. Yes, the cassette tape in their cribs seems to be paying off.
Lora graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Dental Hygiene from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. She also received her Associates of Arts in General Studies from Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA. Lora has been working in the dental field as a hygienist for over 25 years and loves using her professional expertise to help patients keep or find their beautiful smiles.
Lora joined our office in January, 2017 and was excited about the prospect of being home working with Loma Linda University trained dentists. She wanted to work in a small town, and was impressed by the size of our office, the high level of organization and the quality of care we bring to our patients. When Lora is not at work, youll find her favorite things to do are reading, hiking and hanging out with family. She plans to take up gold mining sometime later this year.with a metal detector, of course.
Katie came to our practice as a Patient Coordinator in 2010 and is a real asset to our group. She was new to the dental field after teaching fourth grade and middle school at Community Christian School in Pine Grove. She also spent time as an Accounts Receivable Supervisor and Office/Dispatch Manager. Katie earned an AA degree from Delta College before attending California State University, Stanislaus.
Katie was born and raised in Amador County, leaving us for a few years to see how life in Austin, Texas would be. You will find her reading crime novels or anything to do with history in her spare time. She also loves to camp and do a little fishing along the way. Katie is very active in her church and keeps her family the number one priority in her life.
Morgan joined Jackson Creek Dental Group in 2017 after graduating from Carrington College as a Dental Assistant the same year. She started as our new Support Dental Assistant and then moved to Dr. Asks team after about 6 months. Morgan says, It is amazing how much you can grow when your work becomes your work family! I love how everyone can come together and achieve anything. She grew up in Valley Springs and graduated from Calaveras High School. Morgan has been a patient of Jackson Creek Dental group since 2010.
Morgans goal is, To fulfill my highest potential as an assistant and to help in providing the best treatment to all of our patients. Outside of work, Morgan is very close with her family, she loves photography, she also loves to travel and go to the ocean even though she is still a homebody.
Kelsey is new to this area, but loves it! She moved here from Santa Rosa, in Sonoma County, in the fall of 2019. A graduate from the Santa Rosa Junior College Dental Assisting Program, Kelsey has been working in the dental field for over one year. She previously worked for Whole Health Dentistry in Santa Rosa where she learned the importance of oral health and how it effects the entire body. Her and her husband moved to this area because they love the outdoors. They like to hunt deer and turkey and also love to fish. They thought this was the perfect area to settle down of Amador Countys alluring landscape and that it will be a great place to raise a family.
Kelsey wants to create a peaceful and positive environment for patients and co-workers. She seems to be the perfect fit for our office. She likes our office because, Everyone is so kind, nice, and welcoming plus they really get along and care about each. When Kelsey isnt hunting or fishing you might find her cooking or sowing. Her other hobbies include dirt bike riding, playing soccer, and working on her 2001 Toyota Tacoma with her dad.
A 1985 graduate of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Dr. Kinzer received advanced post-graduate orthodontic training from well renowned educator, Dr. Skip Truitt and through the American Association of Functional Orthodontics. He has most recently been working to add Botox and dermal fillers, as well as oral appliances for the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring, to the broad range of services offered at Jackson Creek Dental Group.
During the course of his dental training, Dr. Kinzer received numerous awards including the Omnicron Kappa Upsilon award, which is the highest award a dental student can attain. He also received an Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the Stomatologic Surgical Award for advances in oral surgery and the coveted Gold Medal from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Kinzer joined the Jackson Creek Dental Group in 1988 and has been providing state-of-the-art comprehensive dentistry and transforming smiles here ever since. He enjoys building long-term relationships with his patients, and being able to practice in a rural, country atmosphere.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the International Association of Orthodontics, the Loma Linda University Century Club, and the Sacramento District Dental Society.
Rachel joined our practice in March, 2013 after completing her pre-requisite courses at Folsom Lake College and then going on to graduate from Carrington College in Sacramento with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has also worked in conjunction with Yolo County Dental Health Program doing dental health education and oral screenings, community health fairs and outreach, sealant placement and fluoride varnishing.
Working in a large office with multiple doctors and being able to learn new procedures and techniques is something Rachel really enjoys. She also values developing good relationships with her patients and educating them on how they can take care of their smiles, keeping their teeth for a lifetime.
Rachel is a busy lady when she is not at work. She loves to travel when she has the time, plays in a womens basketball league, takes off and goes camping in the summer, and spends a lot of time with her family and friends.
A graduate of Healds Business College, Susan joined Jackson Creek in 1993. She finds the dental field to be an exciting and ever-changing challenge, and loves working at a practice that keeps up on the latest technology and where the doctors are constantly striving to improve patient services and the quality of their care.
Susan also loves the fact that over the years her patients have become her friends, and this brings a family atmosphere to the practice. Our dentists see our family members, our neighbors, and our staff members. Thats what is so nice about being in a small community.
Julie graduated from Galen College as a Registered Dental Assistant and then went on to the University of California at San Francisco to get her Extended Functions certification. She started with us as an intern back in 1987 and then came on staff in January 1988. Her goal is to always be the best that she can be for both her patients and for the rest of the staff. No wonder her fellow team members have given her the Going the Extra Mile award. Julies greatest pleasure at work is seeing a patient happy and confident about his or her new smile.
Gabbey joined Jackson Creek Dental Group in 2016, after completing the Dental Assisting Program at Carrington College in Sacramento. She plans to continue her education and become a hygienist in the future. Gabbey previously worked several jobs concurrently: Assistant General Manager at Jamba Juice in Martell and Beverage Server at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.
Many of Gabbeys family and friends are patients here at our office so she was very familiar with our practice. When she found out there was an opening she asked her instructor if she could complete her externship with us because she thought it would be a good fit for her. Everyone here is so nice, very welcoming, and the doctors are amazing, said Gabbey. Its been a wonderful experience for me.
Born and raised right here in Jackson, Gabbey and her family are long term residents of Amador County. She is a graduate of Amador High School where she played basketball, softball and volleyball, and continues to be quite the athlete.
When Gabbey is not at work you can find her playing and coaching volleyball at the new Gold Country Volleyball Club here in Amador County. The team is made up of girls ages 8 through 18. She also loves anything Disney and her favorite in the Disney family is Minnie Mouse, of course.
Dr. Simpson graduated from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1992, receiving the Academy of Operative Dentistrys award for outstanding achievement for best overall restorative dentistry in his class. He then completed extensive post-graduate coursework in both orthodontics and TMJ therapies at the Mid America Orthodontic Society. Dr. Simpson has also received the Smile Gallery Gold Medal from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Simpson joined the Jackson Creek Dental Group with the goal of providing the best, most current and most complete dentistry possible, always making sure to fulfill his clients needs, life dreams, and expectations.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the International Association of Orthodontics, the Western States Study Group for Functional Jaw Orthopedics, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
When not at work, Dr. Simpsons top priority is spending time with his family. He also enjoys bicycling, kayaking, snow and water skiing, woodworking, computers, gadgets, problem solving, and helping others.
Tanjia has always wanted to be in the dental field, after being heavily influenced by her hygienist when she was a young girl. She graduated from Western Career College in 1995 as a Registered Dental Assistant and went on to receive her Associates Degree from Cosumnes River College in 2004. She then attended San Joaquin Valley College to get her Registered Dental Hygienist license in 2006.
Tanjia joined Jackson Creek Dental Group in June 2006 as a hygienist and has been educating and treating our patients ever since. She loves seeing her patients and has built some lasting relationships with them. Her strong belief in taking charge of your dental health is passed down to everyone she sees through continuous patient education.
A 1994 graduate of Western Career College, Jennifer has attained her Extended Functions License and Invisalign certification. She has experience with x-rays, coronal polishing and is licensed in ultrasonic scaling. She believes in keeping up on continuing education in order to stay current with new products and technology and sees dentistry as a field in which you never stop learning. With an attitude like that is it any wonder shes won awards for Excellence in Patient Care?
Kylee graduated from Brightwood College as a Dental Assistant in 2018 and joined our office in 2019. She worked as a Dental Assistant for 1 year in Angels Camp before becoming a part of our team. Kylee has always had a goal in life to help people. She strives to give dental patients the type of care they should always receive. Kylee really wants patients to feel comfortable and have a positive experience. She loves the fact that we are an advanced office with up to the date technology so she can continue to learn and grow. Kylee says she eventually wants to become a Hygienist after she gains all of her knowledge from being an Assistant.
Kylee likes the friendly and personable staff at Jackson Creek Dental and is excited to get to know everyone better. In her free time, Kylee loves to spend time around water. She enjoys jet skis, boating, swimming, and just about every other thing you can do in and around the water. She also loves to spend time with her family and friends and their kids, she is known as the God Aunt to many of them. Kylee is a caring person who is excited to give our patients the best experience she can.
Britney joined our practice in 2018 as a Patient Coordinator for Dr. Simpson and his team. Prior to joining our team, Britney spent over 20 years in the banking industry and was a branch manager for the past 4 years. Britney previously lived in Roseville California and after visiting Amador County, she decided to move her family to this wonderful area. Britney stated that one of her priorities while working in this community is to build strong relationships so that patients will be happy to return.
When she is not working, Britney enjoys spending most of her time with her family. She loves to go to her kids soccer games or take them horseback riding. She also enjoys walking her two pit bulls, Ally and Blue, around her neighborhood. On top of all of that, she recently signed up for a bowling league.