Meet Dr. Jen

“This Is Where My Calling Is!”

I’ve always loved working with kids, helping them overcome their fear, and turning what they thought was scary into a positive experience for them!

Jennifer Datwyler, DMD

Dr. Jen received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Oregon Health Sciences University (DMD). Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Jen worked as a registered dental hygienist. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from Northern Arizona University. Because of her love of children, Dr. Jen has chosen to focus in dentistry for children and young adults. She is a member of the:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Sacramento District Dental Society
  • California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Jen lives in Rescue with her husband David, their two children Reed and Veronica, and their labradoodle Oscar. In her spare time she competes in triathlons. She is a member of the Ashton Price Triathlon team. Her favorite distance is the Ironman which is a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run.

Dr. Jen is committed to providing the very best care for her young patients in a warm, caring and friendly environment. She strives to make each dental visit a positive and fun experience!

Love At First Sight? I Never Thought I Believed In That…

I was a sophomore in dental school at Oregon Health Sciences University when I met my husband, David Datwyler. He was actually my lab instructor and was teaching me how to make an orthodontic retainer… but the thing that ended up bringing us together was – we were both runners. Our first true date was actually a training run through the town of Portland.

I never thought I believed in that, but it was kind of love at first sight.

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“What impresses me most about Jen is her integrity. She’s a hard worker, has a great lust for life, and she’s truly a good person inside.”


— Dr. David Datwyler

Catch Me At Ironman…
If You Can!

So our first date was a training run through the town of Portland, and I’m still running! I’m actually a triathlete now — I’ve done 10 Ironman Races and countless Half Ironman races. Training to compete for Ironman is intense, but I love pushing myself, seeing what I can really do. I love just being out there with my friends and with Dave, and I love the sense of community!

One of the things that really drives me is a desire to excel — in triathlons, in my personal life, and in my work. I believe in working hard and bringing my absolute best to everything that I do.

I Think I’ve Got The Best Dental Team Around!

They are so competent and experienced, but they’re fun, and they have a real talent for being able to meet a child where they’re at. They believe in what they do. They want you to have a great experience, each and every time you come through our doors. And they want to make sure that you and your child leave with a big old smile on their face.

I’m so proud to work with this amazing team!

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