Dr. Jenny Jackson

 Dr. Jackson

Dr. Jackson

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A North Carolina native, Dr. Jenny Jackson attended North Carolina State University, where she was valedictorian, earning her undergraduate degree in microbiology. She attended Harvard School of Dental Medicine, graduating second in her class and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society.  She received the Dean’s Community Service Award and was chosen to be part of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine/Forsyth Institute Research Academy.  She then specialized in pediatric dentistry with an additional three years of training at UNC School of Dentistry and UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, as well as obtained a Masters’ Degree in Public Health. After residency, she completed her board certification, becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also honored as a Fellow by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for service and leadership in her field.

Dr. Jackson's decision to open Asheville Pediatric Dentistry in 2007 stemmed from a love of children and wanting their dental experiences to be fun and easy. Growing up she could vividly recall dental experiences that caused her great anxiety and discomfort in the midst of being separated from her parents, despite the best efforts of caring providers. She decided she would craft a nurturing environment and do everything possible to ensure comfort, joy, and closeness to parents during visits.

While practicing in Asheville, Dr. Jackson remains affiliated with UNC as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and has served 5 years on the Buncombe County Dental Society, including President. She is currently serving on Board of the NC Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to her leadership positions, Dr. Jackson routinely gives back to the local community by volunteering to screen children through the Asheville City Schools Head Start Program, educating children about dental health in the local schools personally and with her dental team, serving on the AB Tech Dental Advisory Committee, and helping teach local dental assisting and hygiene students.

Dr. Jackson makes her home in Asheville with her husband, two young children, and two dogs. In her free time, Dr. Jackson enjoys being with family and friends, especially outdoors, doing paddle sports, traveling, practicing yoga, and reading.

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • 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

  • Asheville City Schools - Head Start Program

 

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

  • Board Certified, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

  • Fellow, 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

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • University of North Carolina NC-AADR Turner Award for excellence in research

  • 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 Dental Medicine Silver Medal Award

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon

  • Dean’s Community Service Award

  • HSDM Research Academy

  • ADA Endowment Fund Scholarship

  • North Carolina State Fellows Program

  • NC State University Golden Chain Society

  • Order of Thirty and Three

  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • Phi Kappa Phi

  • Board Member: North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Fellow

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 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