Currently serving as the President of the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Rodney Jackson has become a leader in the dental industry. While he has accomplished much, it is Dr. Jackson’s commitment to quality patient care that has earned him the respect of his colleagues and the communities he serves.

Born and raised in Wheelwright, Ky, Dr. Jackson attended the University of Louisville for his undergraduate degree and later the University of Kentucky for both dental school and his pediatric residency. As a part time faculty member at the UK College of Dentistry and proud alumnus of both Kentucky schools (although he cheers on the Cardinals over the Wildcats every chance he gets), Dr. Jackson has been a tremendous resource for aspiring pediatric dentists within each program.

A board certified pedodontist, Dr. Jackson started Pediatric Dentistry of Hamburg (PDOH) in 2003, growing the practice to three thriving locations alongside three partner doctors. Any patient or parent who walks through the doors of PDOH can attest to the fact that Dr. Jackson views his practice as an extension of his family.
In 2019, Dr. Jackson was among the group of orthodontists and pediatric dentists who chose to preserve doctor ownership by self-consolidating to create their own dental service organization and help form the first doctor-owned Group Practice of its kind in the country.

“This partnership improves not only your life but the lives of your patients,” said Dr. Jackson. “You’re still intimately involved in the day-to-day operations of your practice without being bombarded with the minutia and the things that, truthfully in dental school, you’re not taught to do. You can really get back and focus on what most people went into dentistry for — take care of patients.”

It is clinicians like Dr. Jackson — those committed to the continuity of patient care — who have made such a significant impact on the lives of their patients and the communities they serve.

Dr. Jackson, his wife and two sons live in Lexington, Ky. He is active in the community and currently serves as board chair of Delta Dental of Kentucky, chair of the Lexington-Fayette
County Board of Health, board chair of Fayette Education Foundation, and President of the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry.