meet dr. jesse jackson,

owner & founder of jackson family dental

jesse jackson, dmd

Hello, I’m Dr. Jesse Jackson, the owner and founder of Jackson Family Dental, a start-up dental practice in Kansas City, MO. I first attended the University of Missouri-Rolla’s School for Mechanical Engineering where I received my first degree. I then started my professional career as a mechanical engineer for a government nuclear weapons plant in Kansas City, as their product and quality control engineer.

After meeting my then-future wife Kristen, a dental hygienist, I realized I was indeed on the wrong career path. I was truly missing the personal human interaction. I had the opportunity to shadow several dentists in Kristen’s dental office and while there, fell in love with the entire dental environment. I saw the “patient appointment” through different lenses and saw how my engineering background worked seamlessly in the merging of both professions.

I easily understood the mechanics of “the bite”, the impressions, and how to fix, adjust, and create ideal occlusions while factoring in all the external biting forces. Working with my hands and using tools has always been a joy for me. I grew up working on engines and motorcycles, taking apart, fixing, and rebuilding motors. another reason why I love working on complex cases with multiple extraneous factors and truly enjoy creating dental treatment plans that work for my patients.

areas of focus

cosmetic dentistry

dental implants

full mouth reconstruction


infant frenectomies

same-day crowns

treating tmd disorders

founding jackson family dental

My wife Kristen and I started Jackson Family Dental in the northland of Kansas City in 2010. What an awesome journey it has been! Our goal when founding a dental startup was to create something that we weren’t seeing in the marketplace, something new and innovative that we would personally want to go to and experience. We wanted to create a modern office that made people feel welcome, like an old friend you hadn’t seen in a long time, and for us to have the autonomy to continually invest in technology, providing exceptional dental care, to create the ultimate dental experience that didn’t feel like… well, going to the dentist!

dr. jackson’s approach to care

As a dentist, I believe in comprehensive, quality dental care that is patient-centered. I strive to create a positive and comfortable experience for each guest while still meeting their dental needs, wishes, and expectations. To me, being able to provide the latest in dental technology to enhance the overall dental office experience is incredibly important and you will see that the second you step into our office.

education & certifications



  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from UMKC School of Dentistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UMKC
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  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • Missouri Dental Association, and more


  • ​​Pankey Certified Provider for Treating TMD Dysfunction and Occlusal Therapies
  • Invisalign Gold Plus Provider
  • Certification from the Midwest Implant Institute for Advanced Surgery & PRF/PRP
  • Solea Laser Certification
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics Premier Provider for Botox Therapy
  • Exocad Certification for Same-Day Full Mouth Design & Reconstruction
  • Certified Yomi Implant Robot Provider
  • Certified Leica Endodontic Microscopic Provider for Advanced Root Canal Procedures
  • Solea Laser Trainer for other Dentists
  • Member of ADA
  • Member of MoMom
  • Member of Missouri Dental Association
  • Incisal Edge Magazine’s Best Dentist “40 Under 40” recipient

the office

In my free time, I enjoy challenging myself when it comes to sports, whether it’s playing basketball in the driveway with the kids, ping pong or pickleball, wakeboarding in the summers on Tablerock Lake, snowboarding, or golf. My wife Kristen and I love spending our free time together with our 4 children. Interesting sidenote, Kristen and I never intended to have children, then ended up having 4 in 5 years! We love being parents and cannot imagine life any other way.

Fun to know:

  • Married to Kristen, also a graduate of UMKC-SOD, since 2003
  • Jesse & Kristen have 4 children: Spencer, Presley, Ledger, and Beckett
  • A regular volunteer for Missouri Mission of Mercy
  • Favorite pastimes: hunting, fishing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, golfing, and playing guitar

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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