A husband-and-wife team has opened a new dental practice complete with the latest in dental technology in the first commercial building in El Dorado Hills’ Serrano community, next to the El Dorado County branch library.
Heading the practice is Dr. Jason Roth, 41, who has served El Dorado Hills patients for eight years and opened his new office last October. Wendy Roth, 38, is his hygienist.
After receiving his dental degree and passing certification exams, Dr. Roth began practicing dentistry locally with Dr. James Cope.
The Roths, who live in the St. Andrews neighborhood in El Dorado Hills, have deep family roots in the area. Dr. Roth’s family live in the Folsom-Rocklin area and Mrs. Roth’s ties are in Placerville.
“That’s why we moved here and also because we saw its growth and opportunities and as a good place to raise a family,” he said. “When we started a new family we wanted to be near family.”
Dr. Roth said he’s wanted to practice family dentistry since he was studying at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He earlier earned a degree in business at California State University, Sacramento and after a few years decided on a dental career.
He took pre-dental classes at California State University, San Francisco, before entering dental school at UOP. Wendy Roth graduated from the University of California, San Francisco, with a degree in dental hygiene. She taught at a clinic in San Francisco five years while Dr. Roth was in dental school.
The Roths moved to El Dorado Hills from San Francisco in 2004. They have two children, Nathan, 8, and Lucas, 6.
The location of the new office offers “unique opportunities,” Dr. Roth said. “There aren’t a lot of commercial buildings in this area around the library and the Serrano Visitors Center but there are plans to add other commercial buildings and businesses.
“We wanted to start a state-of-the-art practice in a new building,” he said. “Our practice is general dentistry, with an emphasis on family and cosmetic dentistry. We have the training to do both. We can see kids too. Being in the heart of the community we definitely want to have our door open to kids.”
Dr. Roth said the practice he and Mrs. Roth designed “from scratch” is completely digital, with equipment ranging from ceiling television sets patients can watch while being treated to noise-canceling head phones to patient’s chairs with built-in “subtle” back massagers.
There are three patient chairs, with room to expand to five “as we get busier,” said Dr. Roth. As the practice grows another dentist might be added. “It won’t be soon,” he said. “I might bring in a son, if he chooses to become a dentist.”
The Roths are involved with their boys’ activities, from baseball, basketball and soccer to swim teams, flag football and Cub Scouts, as well as church programs.
Dr. Roth is an avid bicyclist and is part of the local 500-member Team Revolution. Mrs. Roth is a runner and together they enjoy hiking, camping and other outdoor recreation.