Each cosmetic dentist varies significantly in their experience and education, the materials they use, their diagnostic clinical skills and how they treat their patients.
As an experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Stephen W. Jaksa takes a comprehensive approach to your dental needs. Dr. Jaksa is committed to educating patients about their cosmetic dental choices. He is meticulous about his work and has a complete understanding of the best choices of dental materials. Critically important, Dr. Jaksa has a complete understanding of dental function (occlusion), so that your dentistry will last for many years. In addition, he has a working relationship with some of the very best dental specialists and dental lab technicians in the dental community.
Dr. Jaksa’s other services provided are: cleanings and preventive care, full mouth rehabilitations, restorative dentistry–including white fillings, teeth whitening, TMJ treatment, oral surgery, implant dentistry, root canal treatment, dentures, partial dentures, periodontal therapy, children’s dentistry and appropriate referrals when necessary to the best specialists in the community.
Dr. Jaksa’s goal is to deliver the best care available. He has had extensive and ongoing education and is a Scholar Member at The Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Peter Dawson’s Academy is recognized as one of the premier post graduate learning centers in the profession. It is here that Dr. Jaksa is able to study with the best doctors in the world. Topics studied include: comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning, temporomandibular joint function (TMJ) and treatment, and all concepts of complete dentistry. This must be understood to permit successful cosmetic dentistry. Also studied, are the principles of complete smile design, to permit the most beautiful cosmetic result. Dr. Jaksa’s education allows him to treat even the most difficult cosmetic cases, such as the full mouth rehabilitation, with excellence. These principles understood by Dr. Jaksa are not only fundamental to cosmetic dentistry, but to all dentistry. Dr. Jaksa has the education and skills to preserve your dentition throughout your life.
Dr. Stephen W. Jaksa is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, which is an international group at the forefront of aesthetic dentistry. Its annual meeting is frequented by the very best in his profession. The meeting features the latest advancements in materials and procedures. It promotes excellence in cosmetic dentistry and teaches Dr. Jaksa to be among the best of his profession.
Dr. Jaksa studies and is a Faculty Club Member, at the Spear Institute at Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Scottsdale, Arizona, with world-respected Dr. Frank Spear. This learning center allows Dr. Jaksa to continue his passion for excellence in dentistry with more of his very best peers.
The staff at Lake Area Dental shares Dr. Jaksa’s goals of excellence in dentistry. A team approach is taken to deliver optimum dental care. Dr. Jaksa’s team is not only talented in their profession but are simply outstanding individuals. He feels blessed to have them in his life.
Thank you to my team: Terri, Kelly, Sandy, Jessica, Hannalee, Taryn, and Becki for your commitment to excellence and dedication to our patients.
Thank you to my loving parents who were selfless as parents, directed my life, and are always there for me.
Thank you to my wife Lori, my best friend who is always so kind, supportive, caring and understanding.
Thank you to my peers, mentors and teachers who educated me, especially Dr. Peter Dawson, who forever changed my career.
Thank you to my patients for all their support, trust, and friendship over the years. This makes my profession very fulfilling.
Thank you to my God for all your blessings.
This quote from Dr. Peter Dawson:
To my God…
“…the architect of the masticatory system. The more I understand the logic behind its beautifully integrated design, the more I realize its every element was planned by a loving creator. The words of affection that we speak, the smiles we share, the songs we sing, and the kisses we give to our loved ones are possible only because an element of love was integrated into this design.”