Fresno, CA Dentist

Get to Know Dr. Jake Weissich

Dr. Jake strives to make his patients so comfortable that it is an easy choice for them to trust him with improving their oral and overall health. He likes that his profession as a Fresno dentist gives him a chance to truly get to know people in the community and then make a lasting, positive impact on their lives. Ahead of your first visit with Dr. Jake, you can learn a little more about him below.

Fresno California dentist Doctor Jake Weissich showing model of teeth to boy in dental chair

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

Doctor Jake showing a patient an x ray of their teeth

Dr. Jake first knew that he wanted to become a dentist in his late twenties. He had his mind set on going into healthcare as he liked the idea of getting to work with his hands and stopping people’s pain. He spent two years in the ICU as a nursing assistant caring for burn victims and also observed prosthetic and reconstructive dentistry in a private practice. It wasn’t long after he saw the amazing things that dentistry could do for people that he made his decision. Not only would dentistry allow him to relieve pain and use his hands, but it would also give him the privilege of developing long-lasting relationships with his patients.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Exterior of building at the University of the Pacific Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry

Dr. Jake is very active in many dental organizations as well:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Fresno Madera Dental Society
  • Chicago Study Club
  • SPEAR Education

After completing his undergraduate education at Hunter College, Dr. Jake went on to graduate from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. This was followed by a one-year residency where he split his training between the Community Regional Medical Center and the Fresno VA Hospital. As a resident, he gained a lot of experience doing surgery, emergency dentistry, and prosthetic reconstructions, specifically on patients with complex medical histories. He also did rotations with the medical residents in internal medicine, anesthesia, and plastic surgery.

Once his residency was over, he worked in a number of dental offices as an associate before buying this practice. This was an education in and of itself, helping him to solidify his treatment philosophy and become a team player/leader. Being the eternal learner that he is, Dr. Jake has been accused of being a continuing education junkie, probably because he tends to do at least twice as many hours than what’s required. He has spent the vast majority of these hours soaking up everything he can from leaders in prosthetic and reconstructive dentistry, implant dentistry, TMJ treatment, and sleep dentistry. He is currently on the Fellowship track with the Academy of General Dentistry and hopes to do some part-time teaching at his alma mater.

What Do You Do Outside of the Office?

Rock band performing on stage

Dr. Jake married his high school sweetheart, and they are now the proud parents of two amazing daughters. Outside of the dental office, his interests are vast. He loves music, whether it be listening at home, going to a concert, or writing his own. He was the lead singer of a rock band in high school and beyond and still plays guitar, so he hopes to perform again someday. He is also into fitness and loves working out, particularly weight training and cycling. Traveling and learning about different cultures are also big passions, as are history and languages. Of course, he always likes spending time with family and friends, eating good food, and drinking good wine. He cheers on every Bay Area sports team and goes to games at every opportunity.