Dr. Leon Roda, III

Practicing Advanced Dentistry, Orthodontics and TMJ Care

Dr. Roda received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Andrews University in 1987. After graduating from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1993, he went on to complete a year of comprehensive orthodontics and TMJ training with the International Association of Orthodontics, while practicing full-time at Jackson Creek Dental Group.

Dr. Roda joined Jackson Creek Dental Group in 2001 with the goal of providing exceptional dental care in a “seriously cutting-edge practice,” enhanced by continuing education and training. As an avid photographer, Dr. Roda is enthusiastic about applying his knowledge and expertise in this area to his dentistry.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the International Association of Orthodontics, and the Sacramento District Dental Society.

Dr. Roda’s free time is spent with his family. His hobbies include computers and photography and he is proud of the fact that some of his photographs have been published in the Pacific Union Recorder.

Star, Patient CoordinatorStar, Patient Coordinator

Star joined Jackson Creek Dental Group in 2008, bringing with her over 10 years in the banking industry. Prior to that, she worked as a supervisor at the Jackson Rancheria Casino and Hotel. Providing exceptional customer service has always been a top priority for Star, and she loves focusing on each and every patient that is part of our dental family.

Star joined Jackson Creek Dental Group because she believed it would be a great place to work and would allow her to pursue a new career in a field that is totally oriented towards servicing people. She also finds the staff here at the practice to be very kind and extremely personable. “Everyone is focused on making sure the patient has the best possible experience while visiting our office.”

Family is an important part of Star’s life. She spends a lot of time with her son hiking at local lakes and just driving around and doing whatever comes along. Star is an avid reader, spending many hours reading suspense and legal mysteries. She and her son are also movie buffs and theme park “junkies.” Star also likes to join her son and his friends on their field trips.

Emelia, Registered Dental AssistantEmelia, Registered Dental Assistant

Emelia graduated in 2012 from Kaplan College as a dental assistant, and went right on to get her RDA license. She tells us she originally started out going to school at Cabrillo Junior College in Santa Cruz with her sights on becoming a Spanish teacher. Well, her mom was a dental assistant in the Stockton area and wanted her daughter to enter the dental field as well. Guess mom won!

After obtaining her RDA licnese, Emelia began looking for a permanent home in dentistry. She said she was very excited about working here at Jackson Creek Dental Group because she had only heard good things about our office, and had a wonderful experience with the doctors and staff when she did her interviews. Emelia says “It feels so comfortable here and I am so looking forward to learning and growing. I know it’s challenging when you are new at an office, but I feel right at home.”

Emelia is a professed book worm and loves to read murder mysteries. She also works part-time at Scooters Coffee Shop in Lockford and San Andreas on the weekends and has a great time when she’s there. When Emelia isn’t reading or working, you will find her hanging out with her family, enjoying some great food and fun times.–>

Dr. Leon Roda, III
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