Asheville Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Jackson

Dr. Jenny JacksonDr. Jenny Jackson was born and raised in North Carolina. Originally from  Raleigh, she attended NC State University for her undergraduate education.

She graduated dental school from Harvard School of Dental Medicine with honors before specializing in pediatric dentistry with an additional three years of training at UNC School of Dentistry and UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. While at UNC, she also obtained a Masters Degree in Public Health. She completed her board certification, becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

While practicing in Asheville, Dr. Jackson remains affiliated with UNC as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and maintains involvement with the Buncombe County Dental Society, in which she is the immediate past president.

Dr. Jackson makes her home in the Asheville area with her family and delightful "furry children" (the pugs). In her free time, Dr. Jackson enjoys being outdoors, hiking, and traveling.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC

  • Residency in Pediatric Dentistry
  • Masters of Public Health, Health Policy and Administration

Harvard School of Dental Medicine – Boston, MA

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • Magna Cum Laude, Salutatorian

North Carolina State University – Raleigh, NC

  • B.S. Microbiology, Minor: Spanish
  • Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian


University of    NC-AADR Turner Award for excellence in research
North Carolina   A G. Randolph and Ann Babcock Fellowship
  Mary Jean Breeland Fellowship
  Sandy C. Marks Fellowship
  Dr. Theodore R. Oldenburg Fellowship
  James Congleton Fellowship
Harvard School of    Silver Medal Award
Dental Medicine    Omicron Kappa Upsilon
  Dean’s Community Service Award
  HSDM Research Academy
  ADA Endowment Fund Scholarship
North Carolina State    NC State Fellows Program
University    Golden Chain Society
  Order of Thirty and Three
  Phi Beta Kappa
  Phi Kappa Phi


  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • Buncombe County Dental Society
  • AB Tech Dental Advisory Committee


  • Dental Attending at Alamance County & Durham County Health Departments
  • Undergraduate Clinic Dental Attending
  • Baby Oral Health Program Dental Attending
  • Treatment of children in the operating room under general anesthesia
  • Treatment of children utilizing conscious sedation medication
  • Preventive Orthodontic Clinic
  • UNC Cleft Lip/Palate Team Member
  • General Anesthesia Rotation
  • Pediatric Medicine Rotation
  • Chief Resident of Administration
  • Chief Resident of Hospital Activities


  • Board Certified, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • State Licensure North Carolina State Dental Board
  • PALS Certified - Successful completion of Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course
  • BLS Certified - Successful completion of Basic Life Support Course


Asheville Pediatric Dentistry

Jenny Jackson, DMD, MPH
Martha Hardaway, DMD, MS
76 Peachtree Rd, Suite 100
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: (828) 277-6788
Fax: (828) 277-6798

Why see a pediatric dentist?

To be a “PEDIATRIC DENTIST”, the dentist must have completed 6 to 7 years of training, which includes 4 years of dental school plus an additional 2 to 3 years of rigorous residency training in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. PEDIATRIC DENTISTS learn special techniques to address the unique needs of children, including dental trauma and infections, and have extensive formal training in how to keep children as comfortable as possible during any treatment.


Why see our Doctors?

Our doctors have specialized training and are recognized as Board Certified Pediatric Dentists. Both Dr. Jackson and Dr. Hardaway excelled academically during their dental studies, with Dr. Jackson graduating second in her class from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Hardaway is commended as a leader in the dental community, serving as the President of the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry.


What do patients think?

Thanks to all who helped Amira with her first visit to the dentist this morning! The entire experience was a pleasure, from the people to the atmosphere to the decor. I look forward to bringing in Victoria for her first visit one day! - Christine Hartman"