Meet The Doctors

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As dental professionals, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients. As doctors, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in us and our team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.


We appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about our dental practice, the team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.


Dr. Schmidt and Dr. Jorgensen

Dr. Paula J. Schmidt

Dr. Paula J. Schmidt grew up in the small town of Morrill, Nebraska. After graduating from dental school she moved to the Jackson area to create her first practice so she could offer residents high-quality care in many aspects of being a dentist. Recognizing that specialty care as a dentist often meant driving two or more hours to neighboring cities, Dr. Schmidt quickly made it a priority to expand her areas of expertise to offer her patients nearly every kind of oral care such as implants, orthodontics, and prosthodontics.

Her commitment to continuing advanced education means she is always knowledgeable about the latest state-of-the-art technology, materials, treatments, and procedures in the industry. Her most recent training has been focused on Sleep and TMD Therapy. She is fascinated with the correlation between sleep and breathing disorders and whole body health.

Dr. Schmidt’s comprehensive, whole body and mouth approach is what distinguishes her practice and ensures her patients enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile that will last a lifetime. She looks forward to working with her team every day to improve the smiles and lives of the residents she shares the community with.

When she is not attending seminars to hone her skills or helping out in the community, Dr. Schmidt is very health conscious and can be found exercising with her husband, Dwayne, at their CrossFit gym. She has a soft spot for animals and enjoys fostering dogs as well as spending time with her own two dogs. She also enjoys hunting, hiking, and reading.

Dr. Braiden Jorgensen – DDS

Dr. Braiden D. Jorgensen grew up and continues to live in Teton Valley, ID. He has a passion for general dentistry and a goal to help serve the community. He is excited to be a new resource for Dental Care of Jackson Hole as he brings experience in endodontics and oral pathology to the office.

Dr. Jorgensen attended Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD with a baseball scholarship to earn his bachelor of science degree. He is a recent graduate of University of Utah with his degree as Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). He is a member of American Dentists Association and Wyoming Dental Association. He holds a license in Wyoming and Idaho.

Dr. Jorgensen is an avid outdoorsman and looks for any excuse to spend time outdoors in every season. He enjoys horseback riding, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling.