40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

JACLYNN SPENCER

  • Brighton, Colorado
  • Brighton Smiles

Age:

39

Name of Practice:

Brighton Smiles

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, Colorado School of Dentistry


Why She Was Nominated

Dr. Spencer sees dentistry as an ideal blend of art and medicine. Using her clinical and medical expertise, she can give people a much more confident smile: “It’s the best reward,” she says.

Favorite Aspect of Dentistry

Making over a patient’s deficient smile. “When someone
arrives who doesn’t even want to show me their teeth, and I can get them to a final stage where they want to give me a hug, that’s the most fun.”

Exciting New Trend

Implants for reconstruction. Her father recently broke a front tooth,
and Dr. Spencer was able to have one of her colleagues extract it and replace it with an implant the same day.

Advice to Aspiring Dentists

“Treat your team like they’re your family, because they’re sometimes with you more than your family. If you and your team work well together,
the patients will come.”