Dr. Jackson and Dr. Lemon are known for providing high quality care for patients in Moline, IL and the surrounding communities. Both doctors have completed hundreds of hours of advanced training with the renowned Spear Faculty Club, which allows them to offer modern, up-to-date care in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, TMJ therapy, and other aspects of dentistry.
At LJ Dentistry, we strive to make your visits to our office pleasant, efficient, and comfortable, and we do this by using the finest dental materials available and state-of-the-art technology. We look forward to exceeding your expectations every time you visit, and we know you’ll appreciate the differences you notice at our practice!
Dr. Joseph Jackson
I love being a member of such a well respected community of professionals. I strive to be the best dentist I can be through education and service to my community. Organized dentistry has a strong voice within healthcare and I’m proud to be a part of it. We are constantly working to improve not only the dental health of our community but their overall health as well. The effort we put in to educating and treating our patients everyday will benefit their health for the rest of their lives.
I focus on speaking to my patients as equals and strive to be attentive to their needs and concerns while conveying what I feel is important to their dental health. I hope to give my patients the quality dental care they expect and deserve, and I treat them as I would my family. I hope to have each patient leave our office feeling that they have received the best dental care available.
Being a general dentist, it is important to be involved in continuing education of all kinds. I attend both local and out of town seminars and conferences regularly. Dental technology moves at a fast pace. It is important to attend continuing education to keep up with the latest advancements in order to provide the best care possible for my patients.
I was born and raised in the Quad Cities and graduated from United Township High School in 1996. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2000 and earned my Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in 2004.
The Quad Cities community is very important to me, and it is a pleasure to be able to give back to the community through dentistry. I have served as a board member for the Rock Island District Dental Societyand served as president for the 2011-2012 year. I participate in several charitable efforts such as the Give Kids a Smile Program, Bethany Mobile Dental Bus Clinic program, and the Christina’s Smile program associated with the PGA tour and the John Deere Classic.
My wife, Catherine, and I have been married since 2006. We have two beautiful daughters named Ella and Emmy. In my free time I enjoy exercising, playing basketball and golf, and watching movies. I am also an avid fan of my alma mater, the Fighting Illini.
Dr. David Lemon
I love being a dentist. I have enjoyed working with my hands ever since I was a child customizing model cars and airplanes. The fun was in the creative process of design solutions. I guess I could have gone into engineering but I was drawn to people and using that creative process to provide dental health care solutions for people. To the lay person, it may seem that “teeth are teeth” but really, absolutely every person and their mouth is different and requires a unique approach. Quality dentistry requires good problem solving skills – you look at each person’s needs and wants and design something that makes sense for them both functionally and cosmetically.
Additionally, I love meeting people who come to see me for care and developing relationships with them and their families. There is something to learn from everybody. This also helps me in providing their customized care.
I was born and raised in Moline where my father was a teacher in the Moline school system for 35 years. I graduated from Moline High School in 1968 and went to the University of Illinois. In 1975, I received my dental degree. After graduation, I was a dental officer in the US Navy serving with the Fleet Marine Force in California and Okinawa, Japan. I came back to Moline and opened my office in February 1980. Ever since that time, I have enjoyed learning by taking many continuing education programs, courses, and workshops. I earned my Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2006 and am presently finishing up a Frank Spear Restorative Dentistry Continuum at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry.
My wife, Pam, and I have been married for 33 years and have one son, Tom, who graduated from Augustana College in 2010. In my spare time, I enjoy almost all sports and continue to be humbled by golf!
I have the pleasure of going over treatment that Dr. Jackson has suggested and arranging payment plans. I truly enjoy meeting new people and the relationships I form with each patient.
My husband and I have been married since February 2015 and we enjoy traveling anywhere with a beach.
I've been a dental assistant since 2012 and I have worked at LJ Dentistry since April of 2013. I'm the first person you see when you walk into the office and I have the pleasure of being able to help our patients schedule their appointments, along with assisting Dr. Jackson occasionally.
I'm married to my high school sweetheart and we have one son. He's the light of our world and when I'm not chasing him around, I enjoy anything that has to do with fitness, as well as spending time with my dogs, watching hockey, and trying everything I find on Pinterest.
I work one-on-one with our patients of all ages to improve and maintain their oral health through regular cleanings and dental hygiene education. I have worked at LJ Dentistry since 2005, and in that time I’ve gotten to know many of the families in our community. I enjoy the personal interactions I have with our patients and knowing that I am making a difference in their oral health and confidence. I love working with both Dr. Lemon and Dr. Jackson because they truly are caring and compassionate with their patients. They always put our patients’ needs first.
I am happily married to my husband, Mark, and we have a wonderful son named Zeb. I love spending time with my family and friends and enjoy attending my son’s sports events as well as motorcycling and riding our ATV.
For over 14 years I’ve helped patients improve and maintain their oral health through cleanings and other preventive hygiene services. I joined LJ Dental in 1997 and have enjoyed getting to know all of our patients and their families. Our doctors are both so talented at the dental care they provide and are great with our patients. It’s obvious that they love what they do!
I am happily married with two young children. We love to travel as a family and enjoy any chance we get to be outdoors.
I’ve enjoyed working in dentistry for the past 20 years. I especially enjoy being able to laugh and smile with our patients and make sure they have a positive dental experience. I focus on teaching our patients about their oral health, and providing them with outstanding care. I look forwarding to meeting new people, hearing all about their lives, and developing strong friendships with them and their families.
I have two wonderful children. In my free time I enjoy camping, traveling, and attending my children’s sporting events.
My career as a dental assistant began over 30 years ago and I’ve been a proud member of the LJ Dental team since 1994. I enjoy the personal interactions I have with our patients while creating an efficient and pleasant environment for them. I also really appreciate the expertise,skill, and high level of care that our doctors give each of our patients. In addition to my work here, I have also been a dental assisting instructor in the Quad City area since 2004.
I have been married since 1984 and have two grown children. In our spare time my family enjoys camping and boating together.
My duties include all aspects of the dental office and assisting each doctor with chairside dental procedures. My favorite thing about working in dentistry is having the ability to learn and grow in my knowledge, as well as getting to know different people and helping make a difference in their lives. Here at this practice, we are a truly dedicated team.
I have been married since 2004 and have one child who still lives at home with us and three grown children. We also have three dogs and a cat to keep us busy! In our spare time my family enjoys camping and kayaking together.
Dental Assistant/Front Desk
After completing the dental assistant program at Dental Assisting Technologies in 2007, I assisted at my first office for over 9 years before moving to an office on the the Illinois side of the river. I was lucky enough to be hired on at LJ Dentistry in early 2017. Since then, I've had the pleasure of helping our patients in all aspects of the practice. I assist Dr. Jackson with all procedures that are performed in the office and from time to time, you'll see me up front helping with your insurance/financial needs.
When I'm not in the office, I enjoy anything that involves being in the sun and going to my daughter's volleyball and softball games.