Dr. Jernigan grew up in North Carolina. Among his credentials, he holds a degree in Spanish Linguistics from High Point University and has traveled the world, teaching and interacting with people of different cultures. Prior to a career in dentistry, he was an International Flight Attendant and Interpreter for Delta Airlines for 11 years. This experience taught him to put people at ease in situations that make them nervous.
He attended the Health Sciences Program at Arizona State University, then dental school at University of Kentucky in Lexington, graduating with the degree Doctor of Dental Medicine. He is proud to call himself a Phoenician again and a member of the team at Open Wide Dental! Dr. Jernigan loves every aspect of general dentistry, he especially enjoys working with people who may have previously avoided the dentist due to fear.