Dr. Dwight D. Simpson
Offering TMJ Care, Orthodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry and More
Dr. Simpson graduated from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1992, receiving the Academy of Operative Dentistry’s 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. Simpson’s 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, Registered Dental Hygienist
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.
Family is an important part of Tanjia’s life and her kids are her priority. In her spare time she likes to cook, bake and make time to go running.
Taeler, Registered Dental Hygienist
Taeler joined Jackson Creek Dental Group in 2016 after graduating from Carrington College in Sacramento as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2015. Prior to that she had completed her dental assisting classes and obtained her Registered Dental Assistant license in 2011. In fact, she completed her externship here at our office. She decided she wanted to continue her schooling and went right on to become a hygienist.
Taeler and her family have been patients at our office for over 10 years and she says “The employees are so kind, professional and happy, and I love how the doctors take such good care of their staff. Jackson Creek Dental Group is the whole package.”
Born in Lodi, she and her family are long time residents of Amador County. She is actively involved in many organizations that help out those in need in Stockton, Sacramento and Amador. She also participates in CDA Cares to help bring dental care to those who cannot afford it.
When she is not volunteering you can find Taeler belting out a song (she loves to sing), out on the water with her family skiing and tubing, or just hanging out with her fur baby Hank, her lovable basset hound.
Deanna, Patient Coordinator
Deanna has been working in the dental field since 2009 as an RDA with additional experience in front office. She attended Carrington College and received her RDA license in 2009. She chose the dental field after going to work with her sister who was a dental assistant and working in a dental office as part of the ROP program at her high school in Marysville, CA. Because of personal reasons, Deanna decided that she wanted to continue her dental career working in the front office. She enjoys having one-on-one relationships with patients and being able to see their dental transformations take place as they complete their treatment.
After moving to Jackson she began to look for work in a dental office close to home. Her friend was a patient here at Jackson Creek Dental Group and told Deanna what a great place it was and that she should check it out. “I really liked the office and the fact that it was fast pace and well organized,” stated Deanna. “My other great observation was that the overall cleanliness of both the lobby and clinical areas was exceptional.”
When Deanna is away from work she loves to spend time hiking with family and her dog Jaxx. She also loves horses and was quite the barrel racer in high school.
Jennifer, Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Functions
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 she’s won awards for Excellence in Patient Care?
When not at work, Jennifer’s interests include camping, gardening and creating art projects.
Linda, Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Functions
After graduating as a Registered Dental Assistant from Western Career College with a 4.0 GPA, Linda went on to University of California San Francisco to earn her certification in Extended Function capabilities. She also has her x-ray and coronal polish licenses as well as experience in Dentrix. A firm believer in the value of continuing education, Linda intends to keep herself on the leading edge of dental technology and procedures. Her passion for her profession shows in her excellent work ethic and overwhelmingly positive attitude.