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James Dean Jensen, DDS, MS, PA

Dr. James Dean Jensen attended Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, for his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. He completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Iowa in 1984. Dr. Jensen then returned to his home state of Texas and attended Baylor College of Dentistry for his orthodontic residency and Master of Science degree. He decided to stay in the area and start his practice in Plano. Now, over 20 years later, he is starting to see the children of patients he saw when he first started his practice. Over the years, Dr. Jensen's philosophy has remained consistent: provide the highest quality of care attainable and do it in a way that is fun for everyone. He was recently rewarded when a young patient exclaimed, "This is the happiest place on earth!"

Dr. Jensen has assembled a talented orthodontic team that allows him to deliver the most up-to-date treatment by the most comfortable means possible. He is always looking for ways to improve and attends more than 60 hours of continuing education every year.

Honors and Awards

  • Delta Sigma Delta Award
  • Baylor Orthodontic Department Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Cliff Wood Award
  • C. T. Rowland Award
  • A. P. Westphal Award, three time recipient
  • Fred Schudy Award, eight time recipient
  • D Magazine's “Best Orthodontists in Dallas”
  • Plano Star Telegram's "Readers Choice Award" for Best Orthodontist in Collin County

Professional Affiliations

Community Involvement

Dr. Jensen believes in giving back to his community and his profession. He finds joy both in writing scientific articles for journals and in the opportunities he has teaching to area dental study groups at Baylor as well as the prestigious Pankey Institute in Miami. In addition, he is also active in his community through non-dental related activities, including:

  • Athletes in Action Board, 1990-present
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Golf Committee, 1998-2006
  • Plano YMCA Board of Directors, 2000-2006
  • CITY House Board of Directors, 1990-1995
  • Stonebriar Community Church

dr jensen and dianeOutside the Office

Dr. Jensen and his wife, Diane, are kept very busy with two little boys, Elijah and Tyler, and two beautiful Golden Retrievers. In his free time, Dr. Jensen enjoys running, golfing, fishing, and traveling.

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Contact either our East Plano office or West Plano office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jensen. Our two locations provide orthodontic care to Plano, Allen, Frisco, Murphy, and Richardson TX.

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