Meet Our Doctor

Meet Dr. Jacob Foutz

Dr. Jacob Foutz and his team are dedicated to providing comprehensive, thoughtful, customized, and quality care to every person who entrusts them with their oral health.

A Rogue Valley native, Dr. Jake is happy to have returned to Medford with his family to practice after dental school. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Oregon University, and then attended Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry to receive his DMD in 2015. He has also participated in a Sleep Dentistry Residency at UCLA Dental School. On a mission to Chile, Dr. Jake spent two years serving local people, learning their culture, and becoming fluent in Spanish.

In our office, you will often find fresh-baked bread, with homemade honey-butter, or some other baked goodie Dr. Jake has made for our patients. Outside the office, he enjoys exploring the outdoors on his mountain bike, rafting, snow skiing, and traveling with his wife and three children.

“Your mouth is the gateway to your body, and oral health is intertwined with every other system. We will treat your oral health with care.”
– Dr. Jacob Foutz
Dr. Foutz believes in helping people improve the quality of their life through dentistry. Passionate about dispelling the common anxieties around visiting the dentist, he is especially interested in helping people with sleep-related breathing disorders, eliminating dental pain, and helping create a more beautiful smile.

Dr. Foutz began college studying to become an engineer. After realizing modern engineering is mostly done on computers, he changed directions and earned an undergraduate degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. He likes to work with his hands and enjoys building things. His manual dexterity, coupled with an engineering mindset, translates into comprehensive, whole-mouth dental care where all underlying problems are addressed and resolved.

Always looking for ways to expand his learning and knowledge and stay on the cutting edge of technology, Dr. Foutz is a member of numerous dental and medical associations, including the American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association, and Southern Oregon Dental Society. His goals are to always provide the highest standard of care, and build lasting relationships with his patients. 
In Oregon, every dentist needs to take 40 hours of continuing education every two years in order to keep their license active. Dental hygienists need 24 hours every two years. In our practice, we believe in keeping up with current best practices, including rapid technological advancements, so we can provide the most up-to-date treatment modalities and recommendations.

On average, Dr. Foutz has attended around 100 hours of continuing education per year since graduating from dental school. These classes include topics from medical emergencies and sterilization practices, to advanced themes including digital scans, in office milling of crowns, to screening for and managing sleep apnea.

These continuing education classes also offer opportunities to meet specialists and grow our referral network to provide top-notch care. They offer the chance to participate in community service, like the “Mission of Mercy” and “Freedom Day” events. It also provides opportunities to talk with other local, regional, and national dentists about what techniques and materials work best for their patients.