Drs. Jason and Jean Larsen are a husband-and-wife team who work together seamlessly and complement each other’s skills perfectly. They share a passion for dentistry, a dedication to education, and a commitment to caring for your smile. Jason and Jean both worked as associates in private practices before opening their own dental office in Dallas, and they are loving the freedom of ownership and being able to provide the highest level of care for their patients. They are constantly investigating the latest technology to ensure their patients receive the best possible treatment.
Their main goal is to provide a secure and calming environment for patients who struggle with dental anxiety and dental phobias. Jason and Jean aim to show their patients that dentistry is not scary. They offer sedatives if needed, as well as CAD/CAM technology, which greatly reduces the number of visits patients must make to receive a dental restoration.
Jason and Jean have two children, Nathan and Madison, and a loyal family dog. Family is very important to them, and they spend as much time together and possible. On weekends, they can often be found exploring local attractions such as the zoo and museums, or fruit picking. Jean loves the outdoors.
Dr. Jean Larsen
Jean attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for a BA in biology. Until college, she dreamed of being a professor, but a prerequisite science class caused her to fall in love with science. She began volunteering in shock trauma every Saturday from 11 PM to 7 AM the next morning, but knew medicine wasn’t for her, so she switched to working for a local dentist and was amazed at how he interacted with his patients. She wanted to deliver the same level of care. While attending dental school at NYU, she worked in many outreach programs and participated in a faculty practice that treated patients outside of the educational setting. It was at NYU that she met Jason.
She loves the rewarding profession of dentistry—she can transform a life by transforming a smile. Her favorite part of dentistry is when a happy patient says, “Wow, I didn’t know my smile could look like that!” Jean was born in China and has lived in Germany and Canada. She is a member of the ADA, AGD, and American Academy of Facial Esthetics.
Dr. Jason Larsen
Jason earned his undergraduate in neuroscience and behavior from the prestigious Columbia University in 2004 before attending NYU for his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and graduating in 2010. He continues his education as often as possible, taking courses on CAD/CAM and endodontics, and advanced courses on dental implants. Jason is Level 2 certified in oral sedation. He is a member of the ADA and AGD. He enjoys the problem-solving side of dentistry, and handles the complex cases, such as extractions and root canals.
Family is very important to Jason and his wife, Jean. When not caring for patients’ smiles, he loves watching football with his family (Go, Vikings!), walking the dog, building computers, working out with P90X, watching movies, and playing soccer and golf.
Each of our team members at Parkside Dental love what they do! Our team is full of trained, skilled, and knowledgeable in the dental field, and their friendly and compassionate personalities help our patients to feel at ease during their treatments. When you visit our practice, you can rest assured that you will receive gentle dental treatments and step-by-step guidance for all paperwork and financing. We want to ensure that each visit is a positive experience! To learn more about us and to set up your next appointment with our dentists in Murphy, Texas, please contact us today.
Diana, Dental Hygienist
Diana has been making dental patients smile since 1999! Her career in oral healthcare began at the front desk, and she quickly progressed to being a dental assistant. She even taught dental assisting at a local college before attending dental hygiene school. Now, as a dental hygienist, Diana helps patients relax by answering all of their questions and administering the best care possible. She loves the way our patients light up when they learn something new about dental care! Diana feels privileged to work with the Drs. Larsen because “They are educated and continue to wow me with their expertise and skill in dentistry.” Diana’s favorite hobby is watching her kids cheer, dance, and play soccer. You might be surprised to learn that Diana was a world-class figure skater and played the violin for many years.
Brittany, Patient Care Coordinator
Our patient care coordinator, Brittany, has been with Parkside Dental since 2014, and has more than five years of experience in the dental field. Why? Because she loves to make people smile! Brittany is amazed at how the dentists at Parkside Dental inspire the entire team with their example of caring and dedication to patients. Every day on the job creates memorable experiences. In her free time, Brittany loves making trips to the ocean, and she hopes to be a beach-dweller one day. She has four dogs and enjoys fishing and hunting.
Kelly, Registered Dental Assistant
A Texan through and through, Kelly grew up in Carrollton and now lives in Rose City. She discovered a passion for the dental field in high school, and is now a 2015 graduate of dental assisting school and living her dream through meeting new people, helping patients enjoy better oral health, and continuing to learn about dentistry. For Kelly, our Parkside Dental dentists are a wonderful example in gentle care and in going above and beyond for their patients. Kelly is proud to be part of a team that provides great service and works together to create positive dental experiences. When the dental mask comes off, you might find Kelly on the dance floor or hanging out with family and friends. She loves having her nails done, and doing hair and makeup for others.
Mariam, Registered Dental Assistant
A registered dental assistant since 2012, Mariam loves the field of dentistry! She aspires to attend dental school in the near future and become a dentist herself. Meanwhile, she finds that each day in the office presents opportunities to learn something new. She is intrigued by the vast amount of information available at Parkside Dental and the daily challenges that allow her to grow. Mariam is thrilled to work with our knowledgeable and skilled dentists, and with a team that strives to cater to each patient’s needs. A favorite memory of Mariam’s is when she saw a patient “tear up” with joy when she saw her smile transformed with porcelain veneers. Mariam spends her free time with her two children, often visiting state parks, or else reading and taking long bicycle rides with her husband.