Jacob Zurcher, DDS
Dr. Jacob Zurcher grew up in Vacaville, California, until age 11 when his family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. His father is an orthodontist, so he became interested in dentistry by watching and working with him. It is extremely satisfying for him to help a patient who has dental needs to gain a functional and beautiful smile. In orthodontics, he saw many children and teenagers whose self-confidence greatly increased when their treatment was completed. This gave him the desire to pursue dentistry as a career.
After graduating from Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, he attended Brigham Young University and then the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Although he originally planned to become an orthodontist like his father, he grew to love the variety of general dentistry during school, so he decided not to specialize. However, he still loves orthodontics too, and he has worked and trained with his father for several years in addition to completing extensive orthodontic continuing education courses.
Dr. Zurcher has been married since 2009, and he and his wife have two energetic and fun daughters. During his free time, he loves working on creative projects. While attending dental school, he helped create a card and dice game called “Luck O’ The Dice.” He also enjoys writing, running, biking, gardening and 3D printing. One of his favorite parts of dentistry is getting to know his patients. He looks forward to helping you with your dental needs!
James Williamson, DMD
Dr. Williamson was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended the University of Utah and received his doctorate from Oregon Health Sciences University. He loves continuing education and spends many hours studying to stay informed of the latest techniques and technologies in dentistry. Dr. Williamson has a great sense of humor and enjoys sharing this humor with his patients. His highest priority is the quality of your oral health care and the appearance of your smile. Dr. Williamson is committed to making your dental experience exceptional.
Outside the office he loves to snow skiing, water skiing, boating and recreating in the beautiful Bear Lake area. He has served the dental community as past president of the Academy of General Dentistry and Salt Lake Dental Society, Utah Dental Association president, and American Dental Association® delegate. He also enjoys teaching in the University of Utah Dental School Clinic and the Dental Graduate Program at the University Hospital.
In February 2017, Dr. Williamson was awarded by KSL TV for outstanding service to the community because of his continued involvement in the Give Kids A Smile® charity event. For 14 years, he has worked to provide dental services for children in need at this annual event, which is now held at the University of Utah Dental clinic the last week of February.