Meet Dr. Jeremy Cox, D.D.S.
Our Office Philosophy
Every child should grow up with a great smile, free of pain, and without fear of going to the dentist.
Your child deserves a great smile now and in the future! We understand and stress the importance of early dental visits and the establishment of good preventive habits early in life. While it is usually easy to fix your child’s cavity, it is very difficult to prevent the cavity in the first place. Our office focuses on providing the education patients and parents need for proper dental habits and preventive care. We encourage parents to take an active role in the daily oral health care of their children. With the tools and knowledge we provide as well as good early dental habits, we can work together to provide your child with the confidence and happiness that comes with a beautiful smile.
No child should have to experience pain or discomfort from their teeth. Whether the pain is caused by an infection, a cavity, or an accident that breaks a tooth, every child has the right to be out of discomfort as soon as possible. Our office takes the issue of relieving pain in children very seriously. We provide attention, time, and compassionate care during this time of need to help your child smile again.
We believe that every child has the ability to be a great dental patient even if they (or their parents) have had dental experiences that were negative in the past. We understand that negative dental experiences for patients and their parents can create a fear that is very real. Dr. Cox relies on his specialty training in children’s behavior, his personal experience, and his compassion for his patients to help eliminate those fears. We focus on having fun and easy appointments with positive praise for our patients to reinforce their good experiences. Our goal is to have your child overcome any dental fear and actually enjoy visiting the dentist.
My family and I are originally from Mesquite, Nevada, and the St. George, Utah, area. After my wife Kari (a dental hygienist) and I were married, I finally saw the light, converted, and decided to follow her into dentistry. I left construction and my small businesses and returned to college, preparing for dental school. During that time, we were blessed with four wonderful children, Ethan, Hailey, Addison, and Brooklyn… but not all at once, thank goodness! They continue to keep us busy and provide our lives with fulfillment and an enjoyment that we could never have expected.
After four long years of dental school, our family made the decision that my passion for caring for children would only be satisfied with two more years of training. We then moved to Omaha, Nebraska, so that I could specifically train in pediatric dentistry.
Our family moved to the Grand Valley in June of 2012, and we are very excited to finally settle in an area that we enjoy so much. Our family enjoys the outdoors and love being back in the mountains. Our children are currently involved in sports here, enjoy going to school, and love the outdoor activities. We truly enjoy the area and the wonderful people of the valley who we have met here.
Education and Experience
In 2010, I completed UNLV’s School of Dental Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada, where I served as Student Body President and graduated with my degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine. Following graduation, my family and I spent two years in pediatric dental residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where I was appointed to and served as chief resident. These two additional years of training at the Children’s Hospital allowed me to specialize in care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
My education has allowed me to receive specialized training and focus on the areas of treating children that I feel are central to my practice. These areas include specialty training in relieving fear as well as behavior management, research in painless injections, trauma and broken teeth, cavity prevention, patients with special needs, and treatment under sedation and general anesthesia.