Dr. Shane Jenks, DMD is a pediatric dentist in St Joseph, MO serving families locally and in surrounding communities. He provides specialized dentistry for children and adolescents in a warm and kid-friendly atmosphere. He treats each child as if they were his own in a fun-filled, educational, and pleasant environment. Frontier Kids Dentistry provides comprehensive pediatric dental care for children of all ages, including those with special health care needs, in a brand new state of the art dental facility. The wide range of services available include: infant dental care, routine preventive/restorative care, emergency needs, and complex restorative treatment. Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) and sedation services are also available when needed to ensure optimal comfort and relaxation for each child while they undergo treatment. Dr Jenks has a passion for ensuring each child is armed with all the tools necessary to live a life free of dental pain and helping to provide them with a healthy smile that will last a lifetime.
Dr. Shane Jenks was born and raised in Idaho. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-Idaho) in Rexburg, Idaho. Later, he attended dental school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. During his first year of dental school he received a scholarship from the US Air Force (USAF) through the Health Professions Scholarship Program. Upon graduating, he completed a 1-year advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) residency at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, Texas. Following the AEGD, he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan (3 years) and Mountain Home, Idaho (1 year). It was during his time in Japan that he gained significant experience in treating children under the mentorship of 2 experienced pediatric dentists. Through those experiences he gained a love for being able to help children improve their smile and confidence while overcoming dental fears.