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, 8 passionate hygienists, and 27 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.
Nicole, Registered Dental Hygienist
Nicole joined the practice in January of 2023 as a temp, she loved the practice environment so much she decided she did not want to leave. Nicole grew up in Wyoming and still has family out there that she visits often. Nicole also completed Dental Hygiene in Wyoming.
She looks forward to growing her patient base here at Jackson Creek Dental Group for years to come. Nicole’s professional goals are to build her relationships with her patients to breakdown the stereotype that dental offices have, to educate and make every patient feel comfortable and proud of their dental health. Nicole loves the fact that Jackson Creek Dental Group works as whole. No matter what position the staff member is in they all support one another to benefit the patient.
Nicole loves traveling with her husband and dog Josie in their new trailer. Nicole loves to cook and be with her family. She is always down for a good time. Nicole works in the community any opportunity she gets to make a healthy impact on our community members.
Robin, Patient Coordinator
Robin came to our practice as a Patient Coordinator at the beginning of 2023. She is new to the dental field and thrives to get as many patients the care they deserve. Robin came from the school systemwhich she retired in and was looking for a new adventure. Her favorite part of joining the practice is seeing patients leave with a smile on their face and being proud of their healthy smile.
Robin was born and raised in San Francisco where she still has family. Robin is a proud mother of 3 successful boys who she still gets to join on vacations. Robin enjoys goin to baseball games in her down time, Disneyland, hiking, crafts, and traveling. Robin has a great sense of humor and loves to live life to the fullest. When you come in to see her she is full of life and laughter. Robin is compassionate and extremely helpful to all her team members and patients.
Morgan, Register 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 and help in providing world class treatment to all of our patients.” Morgan is now pursuing to be a Dental Hygienist due to her love and passion of Dentistry. Morgan loves spending time with her family outdoors, traveling, and soaking in the life whenever she can.
Grace, Dental Assistant
Grace joined the Jackson Creek Dental Group in June of 2022. Grace became a Registered Dental Assistant through Modesto Dental Institution in 2016. Grace took her skills to Nevada where she was for 6 years. Grace has now found her Dental Family at Jackson Creek Dental Group and continues to further her knowledge and skills.
Grace enjoys the environment here at Jackson Creek Dental Group, how the staff go the extra mile to make each person feel comfortable and happy. Grace takes every opportunity she can to obtain additional certifications to apply back to her patients.
Grace was born and raised here in Calaveras County. Grace is big in sports and loves the Dodgers. Grace spends her free time with her family and her Golden Retriever, Posie. She travels any chance she gets and one of her favorite places is the beach, where she can practice her surfing skills. Grace is currently fixing up her trailer to take on new adventures with family and friends.
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.” In her free time you can find her chasing and playing in the dirt with her son.