As a pediatric dentist, I love the challenge of discovering what makes each child have a successful outcome. In other words, I like the psychology of pediatric dentistry. Every child is unique and, as such, what makes one child relaxed and happy in the dental setting may not work for another child.
The best way I can serve a child, helping them feel safe during a visit, is to listen and engage with them. I ask about their hobbies and friends, their grandparents and new siblings, and we talk about their plans and dreams: for later that day, for the weekend, over the summer.
Each of those conversations helps develop a trusting relationship, as the child learns I’m listening to and really care about them. Then they relax in the chair and are open to listening and learning, which helps establish good hygiene habits that last a lifetime.
— Dr. Jennifer Wells
Education and Experience
- Bachelor of Science – University of Georgia
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Medical College of Georgia
- Certificate in pediatric dentistry – Medical College of Georgia
Dr. Jennifer Wells has practiced dentistry for nearly a quarter-century. She was drawn to dentistry as an orthodontic patient in 7th grade: It was the perfect blend of helping people with beautifully healthy smiles and developing long-lasting relationships.
Throughout the year, Dr. Wells participates in a range of continuing educational activities, including meetings, lectures, and seminars. She also stays current with the latest dental journals and professional publications.
This ongoing education keeps her up to date on preventive and treatment philosophies and modalities. In turn, she is able to offer the best possible outcome for every procedure offered.
Dr. Wells is an active member of the:
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- Georgia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Georgia Dental Association
- Eastern District Dental Society
- Clarke County Dental Society
She also provides dental screenings for Clarke County Head Start.
Beyond the Office
Originally from Telfair County, Dr. Wells has resided in Jefferson since 2007. Outside of work, she prioritizes time with her family, including her daughters Zoe and Rachel, and the family’s rescue mutts, Briscoe and Stanley.
Dr. Wells is an avid reader and enjoys serving the congregation at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in numerous ways. She is currently on the vestry.