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.
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.
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.