Meet Dr. Jenkins

Dr. Jenkins Dr. Valerie Jenkins is a Harvard-educated and Board-certified orthodontist with over 25 years of experience treating patients of all ages to help them achieve the smile of their dreams. After earning her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in 1993 from Harvard University, she completed a General Practice Residency training at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching facility in Boston, where she obtained advanced training in interdisciplinary dental care and medically complex treatment. Subsequently, she was awarded a grant to perform biomedical research in the surgical division of the Massachusetts General Hospital, also a Harvard teaching hospital. After her research fellowship, she received her certificate as a Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from New York University. She started her career as an orthodontist in New York and New Jersey, and in 2005 opened her own practice, Jenkins Orthodontics, in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Dr. Jenkins is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and is committed to excellence in orthodontic treatment of each and every patient. Board certification is a voluntary process that requires rigorous testing of judgment, knowledge and skills to demonstrate the highest quality of orthodontic care, and recertification is needed every 10 years. In addition to serving as an elected Council member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontists, Dr. Jenkins is also an active member of American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Tri-County Dental Society and several interdisciplinary study clubs.

When she is not busy creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Jenkins is passionate about giving back to the community through participating in local events and supporting area schools. She also serves as an advisor and mentor to dental, college and high school students through various organizations. Dr. Jenkins enjoys music, visual arts, traveling and outdoor activities with her husband Dr. Timothy Jenkins and their family.