Dr. Jessica Davis


Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University

Most people either loved going to the dentist as a kid—or absolutely hated it. Where did you fall? How come?

I absolutely loved going to the dentist! My favorite part was chewing on the disclosing agent that turned my whole mouth pink. I used to get stickers, a toy, and a goodie bag so the dental office was a fun place for me.

What (or who) inspired you to get into dentistry? How so?

I'm an artsy person, so being able to use my hands to create something beautiful within the oral cavity captivated me most. I also wanted to really make a difference in someone’s life not only health-wise but also cosmetically.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Knowing that I am the reason someone can have the confidence to smile big. Also being able to alleviate pain and get them feeling like themselves again!

What famous person (alive or dead) is your dream dental patient? Why?

Rihanna! Many people get veneers when they're famous (some for good reason), but I think Rihanna still has her natural teeth — and I love that! We'd have so many things to discuss...like when her next album is coming out.

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Dunkin strawberry-frosted doughnut, hold the sprinkles.

What’s something your patients might be surprised to learn about you?

I danced ballet & jazz for over 15 years and was a competitive cheerleader for 6 years. I've also traveled to over 18 countries, 11 of which I visited while living on a boat for a month.

How do you recharge after a long week? What’s your go-to activity for hitting the restart button?

Taking a nice hot bubble bath, lighting candles, and eating some good food. Then watching a movie with a glass of wine. That, or a massage.

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing?

Dentists are scams or dentistry is super painful.

What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth?

The oral cavity is the fastest healing area on the body!

In another life, if you weren’t working in dentistry, what would you be doing?

I would be a traveling chef, making my way around the world cooking and learning the cuisines of each country.

When I’m in the patient chair, I’m probably grooving to {blank} in my headphones.

Rap, Pop, R&B, Alternative

What’s something that really, really, really makes you smile? Like, really?

Traveling and shopping! Who doesn’t love exploring new cities with a side of retail therapy? Those are my two favorite things to do.