Dr. Jared grew up in the Rocky Mountain region. He met his wife, a Texas Native, and they decided to move to Texas to pursue higher education. He graduated from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston Texas. Houston boasts that it has the largest medical center in the world, and during his time in Houston, Dr. Jared was educated on advanced forms of oral cancers, surgeries, and other unique procedures. He loves to make people happy, and takes pride in helping his patients feel confident in their smiles.
Outside of dentistry Dr. Jared enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah and their three daughters Harbor, Navy, and Isla. His hobbies include photography, camping, fishing, and anything outdoors. Dr. Jared is excited to be a part of this community and looks forward to getting to know you!
What's the 'J' stand for? I was named after my Dad, John, so I've always gone by my middle name to avoid confusion. I was born and raised in Utah County and married my high school sweetheart, Paige. We both graduated from Utah Valley University and had our first daughter, Julie, before moving to Houston, Texas for school at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. We had our second daughter, Astrid, during dental school and had a blast exploring Texas for 4 years before deciding that it was time for a change. We love being in Grand Junction, having some colder weather and being close to the mountains again. We're anxiously awaiting the arrival of baby girl #3 in December 2022!!
In the meantime...the majority of my free time is spent keeping our two little ones occupied, going to Goodwill, and wandering the aisles at Sam's Club. I love everything that's technology, and I love every opportunity I get to increase my fluency in Spanish. I'm excited for you to meet our incredible dental team and eager to work closely with you to help you meet your dental goals.