Dr. Ron M. Ask
Practicing Advanced Dentistry, Orthodontics, Implants, and More
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 Ask’s 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.
He has enjoyed providing desperately needed dentistry in out-of-the-way places like Nicaragua, Mexico, the Marshall Islands, Costa Rica, Peru, and Armenia twice (his father’s last name used to be Azkabedian) and Egypt most recently. He also enjoys going to dental continuing education classes, gardening, and traveling. Locally, Dr. Ask has lead JCDG to provide free services around Valentine’s day to needful children for the last 36 years. Now, JCDG coordinates this day with the national and SDDS “Smiles for Kids Day”. To date, JCDG has donated over $500,000 worth of services on this day, not including what is done daily for the needy over the last 43 years.
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. Simpson’s son, Kyle, our 7th partner. Yes, the cassette tape in their cribs seems to be paying off.
Lora, Registered Dental Hygienist
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, you’ll 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, Patient Coordinator
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, Registered Dental Assistant
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. Ask’s 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.
Morgan’s 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, Registered Dental Assistant
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 County’s 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 isn’t 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.