We are hiring for both positions: Hygienist and Dental Assistant! Contact our office for more details 307-732-2273
Christy was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. After graduating from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Arts degree, Christy ventured out west. She landed in Glenwood Springs, CO for a quick year then moved to Jackson, WY and fell in love with the area she has called home for the past 19 years. Christy has an extensive medical billing background and decided to put her skills to use in the dental field. She was warmly welcomed as the Office Manager at Dental Care of Jackson Hole in January 2015.
In her free time Christy enjoys hiking, road biking, fly fishing & camping in the summers and snowboarding in the winters ~ all of the wonderful activities this valley has to offer!
Leisha Klements was born and raised near Idaho Falls. At an early age, Leisha began working in Dentistry at a restorations (crowns) lab. Leisha joined the Dental Care of Jackson Hole family in 2006 as a Dental Assistant, and quickly proved herself to be extraordinarily reliable and hard working. She is now our lead Dental Assistant and handles all of our dental supplies, makes nightguards onsite, and manages outsourced restorations (crowns). Leisha has a calm, sweet and knowledgeable nature that makes her a favorite of patients and staff alike.
When she is not hard at work in our office, Leisha is hard at play with her family. She and her husband, Bryan, along with their two sons, Cash and Waylon, spend most every weekend camping, fishing, and kayaking/paddle boarding. In April of 2013, Leisha and Bryan welcomed an adorable son, named Cash. Their family could not be happier, as evidenced by the pictures of Cash with his trademark giant smile that Leisha enjoys sharing each morning.
Jill grew up in the small town of Tetonia, Idaho, the oldest of 3 children. Jill went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Idaho State University in Pocatello, graduating in 2012. Jill is an RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) currently licensed in Wyoming and Idaho. She also holds additional credentials with an Extended Access Restorative License and is certified in laser therapy through The Academy of Laser Dentistry. Jill is once again living in beautiful Tetonia and enjoying both sides of the Tetons. She loves to spend her free time outdoors hiking and canoeing in the summer and enjoys the powder in the winter.
Jill has been such a great addition to the team here at Dental Care of Jackson Hole. She has a gentle hand with hygiene, maturity beyond her years and a sense of humor that patients and staff enjoy.
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.
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.
Jess is originally from Cheyenne, WY, where she grew up. After graduating high school in Omaha, NE, she moved back to Cheyenne to attend Laramie County Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program. She received her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2020 and began practicing hygiene in Laramie, WY. Jess visited Jackson every summer growing up and fell in love with the Valley and decided to make Jackson home.
Ever since she was a little girl, Jess wanted to be a dentist; by the time college rolled around, dental hygiene was her top career choice. Making patients feel comfortable and welcomed is one of Jess’s top priorities at our office. She is time efficient while being thorough and providing customized dental care to each patient.
From hiking, paddle-boarding, horse training, and snowboarding, Jess is kept busy outside the dental office. She recently joined CrossFit and is loving the team dynamic and intensity of the sport. She is a dedicated cat mom to her 3 year old orange tabby, Finn, who joins her for hikes and outdoor adventures.
Megan is originally from Amityville, New York. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio
art and photography from Stony Brook University on the north shore of Long Island, NY. After visiting
Jackson in 2005, she fell in love with the Tetons and decided to make this valley her home. Megan
initially found she enjoyed dentistry while working with a dental designer to make digitally design crowns
and permanent restorations. Her skills in photography and sculpting are utilized everyday here at Dental
Care of Jackson Hole.
Aside from being hard working and trustworthy, Megan’s ability to make each of our patients feel
comfortable has been an asset to our office. She continues to stay creative through a variety of mediums
including paint, photographs, and music. Most of all, Megan enjoys spending her time skiing, hiking, and
camping with her family as much as possible.