Arnold S. Jacobson, D.M.D.
For dental care, quality service is more than just restoring a tooth carefully or achieving a beautiful cosmetic effect. Quality service begins with the first call a patient makes. Every attempt will be made to find a time that fits both the patient and the doctorís schedules and make sure that the patient is informed exactly what procedure is being done. Emergencies are always seen within 24 hours of your call. A live voice answering service is maintained during non-business hours for this purpose.
It is the policy of this office to run on time. When a patient enters the office, they are greeted and made to feel at home in the reception area. Time spent there is brief. A thorough, professional exam is performed using an extensive checklist and the most current diagnostic equipment to be sure that everything is healthy. If it is not, Dr. Jacobson explains how it can be made better. He listens carefully to the patientís concerns and needs and answers every question. It is not enough to meet the patientís needs for only one visit. It is a continuing process to meet the needs of patients at every visit.
Dr. Arnold Jacobson was born and raised in St. Louis and attended University City public schools. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri. And earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in 1976. He joined his father, Dr. Sidney D. Jacobson in his private practice in Clayton, Missouri upon graduation and practiced in partnership with him for 26 years. He maintains a staff appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology of Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Jacobson serves as Attending Dentist for numerous extended care facilities and nursing homes in the St. Louis area. He was an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry at Washington University School of Dental Medicine from 1976-1991. He is president of the Missouri-Illinois Dental Study Club and past president of the Washington University Dental Alumni Association. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and serves as a Deputy Regent. He is a member of the Greater St. Louis Dental Society, Missouri Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
The Jacobson's reside in Webster Groves with their three dogs, Ruthie, Woody and Charlie. He has served on the Webster Groves Health and Environmental Services Commission since 1986. He enjoys cooking and visiting with his grown children. A lifelong basketball fan, he is a season ticket holder for the St. Louis University Billikens.
You will enjoy meeting the staff which is a group of experienced, friendly and professionally trained individuals committed to excellent care. The team takes pride in making sure patients are comfortable and have everything they need to make their treatment a success.
The members of the staff participate in continuing education courses annually to stay current on the latest techniques and procedures.
At the front desk is Tami Rees, our Office Manager. Originally a Dental Assistant who graduated from St. Louis Community College at Meramec, she was an experienced Orthodontic Assistant before taking over the management of this general practice. She has been the voice on the phone for this office for over 20 years. She sets up appointments and handles insurance claim issues and billings. She will gladly help in any way to make your experience a pleasant one. Her dog Arthur is the best dog in the world.
Assisting in the operatory for over 9 years is Kris Short. Kris is a graduate of St. Louis Community College at Meramec and has more than 20 years of experience. She is an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant certified by the Missouri Dental Board. Kris and her husband have three sons along with Duke and Buster, their 4-legged sons.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Originally from Ste. Genevieve, Mo, Jodi moved to St. Louis in 2004 to pursue a higher education. She studied at Meremac and Forest Park Community College for four years and received her RDH degree in 2010. She has been a member of our team since March 2011 and has been very busy meeting our patients and welcoming new ones. Jodi is an active volleyball player and loves her dog Ranger.