Dr. Tal Jergensen
Dr. Tal Jergensen is a well-known orthodontist in Temecula, Ca. Dr. Jergensen also practices Orthodontics in our Hemet and Murrieta offices, and will soon open an office in Corona to meet the growing need there. In South West Riverside County and the Inland Empire, Dr. Jergensen and Dr. Waddoups are the preferred orthodontists. Dr. Jergensen specializes in Invisalign®, teen braces, and orthodontic appliances. His practice is well known in the dental industry for providing spectacular support to referring doctors, and offering continuing education in the dental field. Dr. Jergensen and his staff have been helping kids, teens, and adults gain more confidence and fix legitimate dental concerns with orthodontics since 1992.
Dr. Tal D. Jergensen graduated cum laude, from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University with his D.D.S. in 1989. He completed a one-year residency at Mount Sinai in Hartford, Connecticut before moving on to Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York to complete his orthodontic specialty training, with an emphasis on cleft lip and palate. He also received training on how to use multiple treatment methods, including lingual braces, bio-progressive, functional orthodontics, and surgical orthodontics.
Dr. Jergensen has been practicing orthodontics in Southern California since 1992. He opened his Hemet practice in 1993 and then opened the Temecula office two years later in 1995. We are proud to have many of the same staff members that started with him at both offices.
He is an esteemed member of the orthodontic and dental communities as a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and the Mt. Palomar Study Club in Murrieta, California, an affiliate of the Seattle Study Club. Dr. Jergensen is also Board Eligible by the American Board of Orthodontics.
With six children between the ages of 27 and 15, Dr. Jergensen and his wife are very active in the community, the local schools, their church and other youth groups, including the Boy Scouts of America. During his leisure time, he enjoys water sports, gardening, biking, playing tennis, and golf. Dr. Jergensen spends the majority of his free time with his wife and expanding family.
Dr. Shawn Pesh
When you smile, he smiles. As an orthodontist, Dr. Pesh fulfills his personal passion and interest in both people and science. He has a relentless work ethic and “everything counts” attitude which he applies to your smile. Dr. Pesh knows your smile and his success go hand in hand. He has a personal bond with each patient – an intimate fondness in which he wants the best for you.
Dr. Pesh trained at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. The core of his training and education centered around the bioprogressive philosophy of Dr. Robert Ricketts. This particular method focuses on sound biological principles of tooth movement. A total orthodontic philosophy which affords patients more than straight teeth.
He is a dedicated family man and has lived in the valley since 2007. He and his wife Amanda have two daughters Chloé and Stella. When away from the office, Dr. Pesh will often be found at the park, a sporting event or a concert. He absolutely loves baseball, football and country music.
Dr. Pesh has surrounded himself with a quality team of professionals. They are all dedicated to providing you with the attention you deserve in a fun, family environment. You can be confident that you’ll want to share your experience at Miles of Smiles Orthodontics with your friends and family!
Dr. Samuel Waddoups
Dr. Samuel D. Waddoups graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with his D.D.S. in 2008. He then achieved his Master’s Degree and Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Nova Southeastern specializes in training orthodontists who excel in a wide variety of clinical orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Waddoups has been practicing orthodontics in Southern California since 2010. He moved to his current practice in Murrieta in 2013 and combined practices with Dr. Jergensen just over a year later, in 2014.
Dr. Waddoups is an upstanding member of the orthodontic and dental communities and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Mt. Palomar Study Club in Murrieta, California, an affiliate of the renowned Seattle Study Club.
Dr. Waddoups is head over heels for his wife, Emily, and enjoys being a father to their two children, Ava and Tanner. He loves to jog, swim, play paintball, and do anything outdoors. He volunteers with his local church and youth groups. He likes to spend much of his free time with his family, doing various activities such as going to the park and planting a garden.