Pediatric dentistry is my heart. I love coming to work and seeing each child. I strive to make a positive and lasting difference in each young patient’s life by getting to know them on a personal level and caring for them as I would my own family.
~ Dr. Sherida D. Jacobs
Child-Friendly, Family-Centered Dental Care
For over 20 years, Dr. Sherida Jacobs has provided a welcoming and safe space for her pediatric dental patients. Offering advanced children’s dentistry, with a focus on prevention and patient/parent education, she helps children grow up at ease in the dental environment and with the confidence needed to maintain healthy, happy smiles.
A mother of five and grandmother of four, Dr. Jacobs understands how to connect with kids, even the anxious ones, in a friendly and non-threatening manner. She and her staff are kind, gentle, and very patient, taking as much time as needed for a little one to settle down and relax.
At the same time, Dr. Jacobs is attuned to parents’ concerns and understands that each family has specific wishes and expectations. She is dedicated to building good communication with parents and welcomes them into the treatment areas while their child is being seen. Not only does this reassure the little one, but it allows Dr. Jacobs and the family the time and space needed to discuss the child’s dental health and for Dr. Jacobs to provide useful guidance and education.
Creating that connection allows Dr. Jacobs, her team, the patient, and their parents to all work together, for the best dental experiences and healthiest, happiest smiles!
Education, Professional Affiliations, and Continuing Education
A native of Macon, Dr. Jacobs attended Valdosta State University for her undergraduate studies in Biology. Her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) was obtained at the Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry. Remaining at the Medical College of Georgia, she then completed her rigorous Pediatric Postdoctoral Program.
In 2000, Dr. Jacobs opened her private practice, Jacobs Pediatric Dentistry, serving the growing smiles of Middle Georgia.
Dr. Jacobs is an active member of the:
- American Dental Association
- Georgia Dental Association
- Central Georgia District
Through these organizations, she regularly participates in continuing education (CE) with a heavy emphasis on pediatric topics. By attending meetings, lectures, and seminars, as well as reading the latest journals, Dr. Jacobs stays at the forefront of the latest technological innovations and changes in methodologies. These CE opportunities sharpen and define what she and her team can offer to their patients.
Beyond Jacobs Pediatric Dentistry
Family is Dr. Jacobs greatest passion. If she’s not caring for her patients, she’s likely to be found spending time with her five children – ages 12 to 31 – and loving on her four grands. She also enjoys decorating and crafts of all types, is an avid reader, and loves helping at her church.