Dr. Jessica Downs sparked an interest in orthodontics all the way back to middle school. Through the experience of her own orthodontic treatment she realized that creating beautiful smiles for patients would be her calling. Dr. Downs loves orthodontics because of the self-confidence it builds in her patients. She also enjoys mentoring students and has been a career mentor through the McKinney ISD mentorship program.
Dr. Downs is originally from Yorktown, Virginia. After graduating from the University of Virginia (go Wahoos!), she completed dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. The prestigious orthodontic residency program at Baylor College of Dentistry brought Dr. Downs back to Dallas where she decided to become a true Texan and stay here to practice.
Dr. Downs prides herself on treating all of her patients like family and loves hearing about all of her patients' sports and activities. In her free time, she loves taking Zumba classes, going to concerts/live theater, and is a huge sports fan (particularly the Cowboys and UVA basketball). She is also known to be a guru of pop culture knowledge so feel free to ask her any questions! Her pride and joy is her adorable rescue Labrador named Bennett.
- Bachelor of Arts in biology – University of Virginia (1992-1996)
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, magna cum laude – Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, (1997-2001)
- Certificate of Orthodontics and Master of Science – Baylor College of Dentistry (2001-2003)
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Baylor Orthodontic Alumni Association
- Alexander Discipline Study Group
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