40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

JAIME PREBLE

  • Pine River, Minnesota
  • Pine River Dental Arts

Age:

35

Name of Practice:

Pine River Dental Arts

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry


Why She Was Nominated

Dr. Preble started out as a full-time dental assistant, an experience that taught her two things: She loves the profession, and she knows how to run a dental office. Dr. Preble also recently realized a dream by taking over full ownership of her thriving Minnesota practice.

Inspiration

Dr. Preble enjoyed the four years she spent as a dental assistant in a large practice. One day, the doctor pulled her aside after work. “Thinking I was in trouble, I followed him back to the operatory,” Dr. Preble recalls. “He told me that he thought I should go back to school to become a dentist. He practically insisted. It has been the best decision I ever made.”

Tool She Can’t Live Without

CAD/CAM technology for digital impressions. “Not having to fill patients’ mouths with impression materials while praying it turns out has been amazing.”

Something People Don’t Know

Dr. Preble is an avid painter, but with two small children at home, she has less time for the pursuit these days. “When my kids are a little older, I intend to begin painting again and would love to display my art at my office.”