Dr. Jon Petersen strongly feels that orthodontics is about more than just straightening teeth. It is about building confidence, self-esteem, oral health, and enabling people to get the most out of their lives. His primary focus is creating a patient focused practice, and takes great pride in providing the highest of clinical excellence in a timely, efficient manner. He also understands that each patient has different needs, desires, and budgets. He is happy to offer free consultations to discuss all of these options with each patient.
Dr. Petersen attended the University of Utah with a degree in Medical Biology. He then graduated at the top of his class from the Medical University of South Carolina where he earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry. While in school he received several awards, some of which include Orthodontic Student of the Year, induction to the honorary dental society Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and Presidential Scholar for the MUSC College of Dental Medicine.
Upon graduation Dr. Petersen completed his orthodontic specialty training at Montefiore Medical Center, an internationally recognized hospital in the heart of New York City. These three years of orthodontic residency included advanced specialty training in smile esthetics, orthognathic surgery, Invisalign therapy, laser gingival contouring, TMJ treatment, and temporary anchorage device placement. Dr. Petersen is a member of the Umpqua Dental Society, American Dental Association, and is board eligible with the American Orthodontic Organization.
Additionally, Dr. Petersen has published and completed extensive research on esthetic options for patient’s orthodontic treatment, TMJ pain and treatment, and how to improve and promote dental research in dental schools. His research has been published in several peer reviewed journals, and he has presented this research at several conferences. Dr. Petersen realizes that the orthodontic profession is rapidly adapting, and is proud to stay ahead of the curve by attending orthodontic conferences, networking with orthodontists nationally, and allotting time each week to the continued study of the latest orthodontic research.
Dr. Petersen, his wife Katherine, and newborn son Jack are excited to live in Roseburg, and raise their family here. They are eager to be active participants in the community. Outside of the office Dr. Petersen can be found snowboarding in the winter, and hiking, biking, and fishing in Oregon’s beautiful outdoors in the summer.