get to know
the Jackson Family Dental team

our story

At Jackson Family Dental, we help you celebrate the joy of a happy, healthy smile.

We started our Liberty practice in 2010 with the goal of reimagining the dental experience. We believe going to the dentist should be positive and empowering for the whole family, and we’re doing our part to make that the new reality. Our office provides cutting-edge techniques, an experienced team, and a whole lot of time spent making sure you feel comfortable.

It’s everything you need from a dentist, plus a little extra.

meet Dr. Jesse Jackson

Dr. Jackson has always had a passion for helping others, and it really shows in his approach to care. He takes time to get to know each patient and places a special emphasis on their experience. He’s often complimented on his gentle techniques and ability to help patients make informed decisions. 

Dr. Jackson is committed to continuing education for the betterment of our patients. He ensures our practice stays up-to-date with the latest developments in implant, cosmetic, and restorative procedures.

good to know

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from UMKC School of Dentistry
  • Active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Missouri Dental Association, and more
  • Incisal Edge “40 Under 40” recipient

fun to know

  • Married to Kristen, also a graduate of UMKC-SOD, since 2003
  • Jesse & Kristen have 4 children: Spencer, Presley, Ledger, and Beckett
  • Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from UMKC
  • Regular volunteer for Missouri Mission of Mercy 
  • Favorite pastimes: Hunting, fishing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, golfing, and playing guitar

meet Dr. Shannon McCaul

Dr. McCaul told her parents she was going to be a dentist when she was eight years old, and she’s been building on that dream ever since. She values the importance of establishing trusting relationships with her patients and including them in the conversation about their oral healthcare.

Dr. McCaul believes that every patient should have access to the highest quality care. Therefore, she believes it is her responsibility to stay educated on the latest dental research and studies.

good to know

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from UMKC School of Dentistry

  • Active member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, and more

fun to know

  • Dr. McCaul has two golden retrievers: Aspen and Maple
  • Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry from Westminster College
  • Favorite pastimes: hiking, camping, scuba diving, snow skiing, nature photography, and painting

our awesome team

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Dental Hygienist, RDH, BS

Originally from a micro-tiny town in south Missouri, Kristen moved to Kansas City to attend UMKC School of Dentistry. Her journey in dentistry began at the age of 16, working as a dental assistant — a role that fulfilled her passion for establishing personal connections and lasting relationships with her patients.

As a proud mother of Spencer, Presley, Ledger, and Beckett, and devoted wife to Jesse, Kristen brings a warm and nurturing spirit to both her family and the dental office.

She has a passion for cooking, hosting family and friends, organizing, decorating, and traveling to warm destinations. When not in the office you’ll find Kristen cheering for her kids at their many sporting events and music performances, or hosting game nights around her kitchen table with friends and family.

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Dental Hygienist, RDH, BS

Jennifer has many years of experience and diverse expertise in various facets of the dental field. Her joy in her work stems from helping patients achieve and maintain dental health, fostering beautiful smiles, and highlighting the crucial link between oral and systemic health. Embracing the ever-evolving nature of dentistry, Jennifer appreciates how technology continually enhances their capabilities.

Originally hailing from a small island, Jennifer still carries the soul of an island girl, finding solace in activities like rowing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Married and accompanied by a charming British Blue cat, Jennifer is deeply rooted in the community. Actively involved in her church and dedicated to volunteering in Kansas City, she maintains a profound connection to the local community.

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Dental Hygienist, RDH, BS

Paige was born and raised in Maryville, MO. She is a BIG family girl and loves spending time with all her friends, family, and dog Ozzy! She attended Northwest Missouri State University for 1 year before transferring to the University of Missouri – Kansas City where she completed and received her BS in Dental Hygiene to become a registered hygienist.

Paige is comprehensively certified as a pilates instructor and currently teaches at Club Pilates! She loves being outside, gardening, watching/playing volleyball, cooking, board games, and reading all kinds of books!

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Dental Hygienist, RDH

Graduating from NCMC/Hillyard Technical Center in St. Joe in 2017, Katie has dedicated six years to the dental field, continually expanding her knowledge and skills.

Katie’s passion lies in building connections with patients and their families, cherishing the opportunity to catch up with them at each visit. A testament to her love for continuous learning, one of Katie’s favorite aspects of dentistry is encountering something new every day and utilizing our latest technology.

Married to Joey and proud mother to Theo, Katie, originally from N.E. Missouri, has embraced Kansas City for the past five years, finding joy in the city’s vibrant community.

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Dental Assistant, EFDA

Jaime’s wealth of skills and diverse interests make her an invaluable asset to the Jackson Family Dental team, contributing to the exceptional care we provide to our patients.

Jaime has a degree in Expanded Functions Dental Assisting from Concorde Career College. Jaime’s extensive qualifications include EFDA certifications in orthodontics, fixed prosthetics, oral surgery, and phlebotomy, alongside advanced training in 3-D printing.

Happily married to Matt, Jaime is rooted in her hometown of Lawson, MO, where they are raising their three children — Elyssa, Elija, and Ella — alongside their feline companion, Bella. In her free time, you’ll find Jaime passionately cheering for her kids in football and softball. Jaime loves golf and enjoys engaging in DIY projects.



Dental Assistant

Sasha has been involved in dentistry for 11 years and thrives on being a part of the transformative process of changing smiles, recognizing the ability to make a lasting difference in the lives of our patients. Her dedication to her craft and passion for creating positive change exemplifies Sasha’s invaluable contributions to our practice.

Married to Todd, Sasha is a proud parent to 2 children, along with a diverse array of pets — a dog, cat, turtle, and five ducks complete their lively household. In her free time, Sasha finds joy in engaging in DIY projects and cherishing moments with friends and family.

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Dental Assistant

Michelle started her dental career in 2001, initially specializing in orthodontics. In 2010, she transitioned to pediatrics, demonstrating her versatility in the field. Last year marked her progression to working in general dentistry, showcasing her commitment to expanding her expertise.

Michelle loves the positive atmosphere cultivated by every team member, from the front desk to the back office. She cherishes the unified commitment to ensuring a delightful patient experience, reflecting the team’s shared goal of making each visit as pleasurable as possible.

Outside of dentistry, Michelle is a proud mother of 2 teenage boys and a compassionate rescue dog named Blue. An avid football fan, she passionately supports the Chiefs and Texas Longhorns. In her leisure time, Michelle finds joy in watching her kids excel in sports, exploring New Mexican restaurants, golfing, and attending country concerts.

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Dental Assistant

Lauren embarked on her dentistry journey after graduating as a surgical technologist. Driven by a passion for helping others feel their best, Lauren brings a dedicated and caring approach to her role.

Lauren’s commitment to patient care and her dynamic spirit make her a valuable asset to the Jackson Family Dental team. As she continues to evolve in her dentistry career, her genuine dedication to the well-being of others shines through.

In her free time, Lauren finds joy in the delightful chaos of chasing around her little girl and immersing herself in the world of books. With a love for sports and the outdoors, she embraces an active and adventurous lifestyle.

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Dental Assistant

Presley cherishes the dynamic office environment at Jackson Family Dental, where she eagerly learns about the latest dental technology. Her genuine joy shines when working with kids, helping patients feel comfortable, and witnessing incredible smile transformations.

Outside of the dental world, you’ll find Presley taking care of her plants and succulents, decorating cakes, creating custom bracelets, and learning about the latest fashion trends.


Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

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Office Coordinator

Michelle’s journey in the medical field spans over two decades, with the last four years dedicated to dentistry and orthodontics. Michelle’s interest in dentistry is beautifully summed up by Buddy the Elf’s quote: “I just like smiling. Smiling’s my favorite.” Witnessing the confidence that a smile brings genuinely makes her happy.

At Jackson Family Dental, Michelle is an integral part of our exceptional team, which she admires for its focus and passion for patient care. She takes pride in contributing to the team’s collective effort to provide the best possible care to our patients. Daily interactions with patients bring her joy, knowing she plays a crucial role in creating a positive experience.

Outside the office, Michelle finds solace and rejuvenation in hiking in the mountains, her happy place that nourishes her soul. She shares a dream with her husband to one day reside in an A-frame home nestled in the mountains.

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New Patient Coordinator

Karen’s love for her work is evident in her appreciation for the positive and happy environment at Jackson Family Dental. Karen’s role allows her to know, help, and serve patients, aligning with her passion for creating a positive impact.

Beyond her role at Jackson Family Dental, Karen plays a significant role in the community by assisting in the management of a basketball organization called the Panthers. A proud mother of four girls and happily married to John, Karen brings warmth and hospitality to both her personal and professional life.

In her free time, Karen is a culinary enthusiast, enjoying the art of cooking, hosting parties, and embracing the summer at the lake. A true Texan at heart, Karen loves sweet tea. She believes in the contagious power of smiles at Jackson Family Dental, embodying the belief that, together, they make smiles infectious.

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Insurance Coordinator

With 2.5 years of experience at Jackson Family Dental, Beth has been a vital part of our team. Beth’s fulfillment in her role stems from the satisfaction of seeing patients leave feeling confident and happy, eager to return for future visits.

While much of her work is behind the scenes, Beth understands the impact it has on patients’ experiences, making every moment worth the effort. Her commitment to patient care and the smooth operation of the practice exemplifies her dedication to going above and beyond for patients.

Married to Matt since 2002, Beth is a devoted mother to four children—Jackson, Brayden, Addilyn, and Hannah. In her free time, she enjoys listening to podcasts and audiobooks, engaging in sewing projects, and playing the important role of a mom-chauffeur.

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Social Media and Receptionist

Emma has a 6-year-old daughter, a 13-year-old pug, and is an artist by both trade and hobby. Emma has a knack and passion for photography (both fine art travel and documentary portraiture), as well as writing, watercolor painting, art curation, and cooking.

She likes and finds value in deep relationships (with the Lord, her family, and friends that feel like family), spending time in nature, and staying active (particularly by weight lifting, trail running, hiking, dancing, and rock climbing)! She goes big on brunch, impromptu kitchen dance parties, backroad cruising, active rest, and cultivating a safe and welcoming environment for others.

A fresh take on going to the dentist

Our office was designed with you in mind

We’re the only dentist in Liberty to offer the Solea Laser and are committed to providing the latest dental technologies. We surpass all OSHA and CDC standards and offer care focused on your safety and wellbeing.

Feel amazing with therapeutic amenities

Self-care is so important, and a trip to the dentist is the perfect time to give yourself some extra pampering. Relax with therapeutic neck wraps, massage chairs, skin rejuvenating treatments, and pain-free care.

Our approach is personalized to you

We’re always looking for the best way to do things. More importantly, we look for the best solution for you. There are no cookie-cutter solutions here.

how we help you

keep your teeth healthy

improve the look of your smile

fix a missing or damaged tooth

I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Jackson and his team. My husband and children have been seeing him for a few years now and I recently switched my care to his team and I am so happy I did. Super sweet, family-oriented, and provide excellent care.

— Elizabeth E.

What a great team they have at Jackson Family Dental. They make the patient experience like no other. 100% class act!

— Drew E.

Best dentist we have ever been to! The entire staff made my daughter’s first visit so easy and safe. Thank you so much!

— Amber S.

They always treat me so well, and pamper me with a warm neck pillow and the massaging chair! It definitely takes the stress away, but the hygienists are so excellent at what they do, and Dr. Jackson is very kind.

— Kathy B.

Everyone here is so very sweet and helpful! they always work with my schedule and help get me an appointment, even if it’s last minute. The office is beautiful and so well run. The best part is they always give you a cookie on the way out.

— Jordan F.

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