40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

JESSE HARRIS

  • Mechanicsville, Virginia
  • East Coast Endodontics

Age:

37

Name of Practice:

East Coast Endodontics

Specialty:

Endodontics

Education:

DDS, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry


Why He Was Nominated

Dr. Harris spent five years as a general dentist, four of them in the Air Force, so he has experience with all kinds of patients. “Even though most of the time I see a patient only once, I spend time getting to know them and putting them at ease,” he says. “Root canals do not have a good reputation, so most patients are pretty worked up when they arrive, and I spend time thoroughly explaining the procedure and answering questions.”

Exciting New Trend

Cone Beam tomography. “It’s opening so many doors for diagnosis and treatment planning,” Dr. Harris says. “It has also proven to be very useful in explaining to patients why they might require a certain procedure.”

Something People Don't Know

Dr. Harris makes stained glass and has a couple of pieces on display in the Fan District in Richmond, Virginia. A music enthusiast, he can also name just about any band that comes on the radio or Pandora.