Dr. Joe Jenson
It is hard to believe that I have been practicing dentistry for over 38 years. It has truly been a wonderful experience because of all the amazing staff and the wonderful patients that I have had the opportunity to work with. I wanted to let you know that I am retiring from dentistry and to personally thank all of you for the trust and confidence you have shown in me.
One of my biggest concerns about retiring was to make sure that whoever took over the practice shared my values and treatment philosophy. As it turns out, I could not be happier. As most of you know Dr. Susie Watkins joined the practice in January of 2011. From the very start I fell in love with Susie and her family, as did our patients.
I felt so incredibly blessed when her husband Chris graduated from the school of architecture and they decided to stay in Eugene and make this their long term home. I knew when my son Erik joined the practice in 2017 that his love of rock climbing and the great outdoors might lure him away from Eugene. So when he moved to Colorado in February of 2018, the search began for someone who could partner with Susie and take over the practice.
Susie connected with Dr. Tyler Peterschmidt through Tyler’s wife (and Susie’s friend) Dr. Carly Peterschmidt. This was another incredible blessing for me as Tyler’s practice philosophy and goals for the practice also lined up with mine and Susie’s. As the idea of taking over the practice as partners took shape, the many details started fitting together perfectly.
On October 1, 2018 they took over management of the practice and I began to slowly phase out. During the transition, I was delighted to see the care of patients and staff continued on seamlessly. Drs. Susie and Tyler are both excellent dentists and truly wonderful people. I am exceptionally proud to have them assume the treatment of my patients. While the name Jenson Family Dental may change in the future rest assured the same quality of care and patient concern will continue on.
Kathy and I have no plans to leave the area so I look forward to running into you around town and on the pickle-ball courts.
All my best,