I grew up in Vancouver, Washington and graduated from Columbia River High School. My family and I have military roots that have provided us with the opportunity to live all over the world. I returned to Washington in 2012 and am excited to be settling back home in the great Northwest.
I earned my Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania. I then completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency program in Landstuhl, Germany and honed my skills in the US Army Kaiserslautern multi-specialty clinics. During active duty, I completed a tour in Baghdad providing dental care for our deployed soldiers and Iraqi nationals.
I have practiced in a variety of clinical environments including field dentistry, hospital dentistry in medically compromised wards, boutique private practices in the DC area and corporate dentistry, in addition to teaching dentistry in an academic setting. I love learning and growing professionally and as a general dentist I regularly attend ADA conferences, Spear Education courses and a variety of other hands-on classes. I earned a Fellow designation with the AGD. After completing over 65 credit hours in the endodontic specialty and after almost a decade of general practice, I returned to school to complete a combined residency in Endodontics and Master’s program at the University of Washington.
I am a member of the American Dental Association, the American General Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, Pierce County Dental Association and the Kitsap County Dental Association. I am also a member of the American Association of Endodontics and am currently working on Diplomate designation with the American Board of Endodontics. I participate in these organizations to show gratitude for the opportunities provided by my mentors and to those who work hard keep the fields of dentistry and endodontics organized. I also teach endodontics to pre-doctoral students and the University of Washington. I do that, again, to show appreciation, and because I enjoy interacting with new colleagues in the fields of dentistry.
My research on endodontic dental materials went to print in Sept 2017.
My husband and I have three children and when not practicing endodontics, I am content to spend time doing anything at all with my family.
As of May 19th we are open for full-service, non-urgent dental treatment.
Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
You will be notified via text, email or a phone call in regard to your upcoming visit and our new check-in procedures.
Our office will communicate with you to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. We will also take your forehead temperature when you arrive at our office.
We ask that you please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth when you arrive.
We want to minimize the number of patients in our waiting room and operatories, so unless necessary, please have accompanying people wait in the car during your appointment.
We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (360)692-9560.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Sincerely, Dr. Jason Niemeyer, Dr. Jeffrey Phillips and the rest of the SDC team (360)692-9560