Meet the Doctors
Dr. Jackie grew up in Michigan and attended Albion College where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biochemistry. She then moved to Philly to study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Jackie started working with Dr. John and his team in 2012, and as fate would have it, she found a mentor in Dr. John, and fell in love with childrens’ dental health. She decided to return to school and attended Temple University Hospital’s Pediatric Dental specialty program where she was the Chief Resident and awarded for most outstanding contributions to the residency program upon graduation.
Around Philly you’re most likely to see Dr. Jackie with Dr. Neil and their kids exploring the city. If not outside, she is probably in watching a favorite Bravo reality TV show. On the weekends, Dr. Jackie enjoys visiting her family in Michigan, eating her favorite Melting Moments chocolate chip ice cream cookie sandwiches, and going rollerblading on the Schuylkill River Trail.
Dr. Nancy is a South Philly native, and is beyond excited to be back serving the community in which she grew up. She graduated from Central High School, and went on to complete her undergraduate studies, dental school training, and two year post-graduate pediatric dental residency program at Temple University. As a pediatric dental specialist, Dr. Nancy is committed to making sure each and every child has "a 10 out of 10 experience" when in her dental chair.
Dr. Nancy lives in Fishtown with her husband and their son James, who is about to celebrate his first birthday. When not in the office, she loves spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants, or making her famous "Nancy's Krispies" Rice Krispy Treats (ask her for one!) True to her roots, she is a self proclaimed "parallel parking wizard." She also speaks fluent Vietnamese.
Dr. Maetal completed her undergraduate training at Muhlenberg College, majoring in Spanish and Biology. She attended dental school at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with honors in Community Service through her volunteer work at Puentes de Salud, a health clinic serving South Philadelphia’s Latino immigrant community. She continued to specialize in pediatric dentistry at the Temple University Hospital Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program and is a board certified pediatric dentist.
Dr. Maetal loves spending time with her family. She and her husband love taking trips outdoors with their two children. She loves languages and speaks Spanish and Hebrew fluently. In her free time she enjoys Zumba classes and doing crafts projects.
Dr. Blake grew up in Idaho and attended Brigham Young University studying human biology. He moved to Kentucky and finished dental school at the University of Louisville before working ten years as a dentist in Arizona. He then received his certificate in pediatric dentistry at Miami Children’s Hospital. While there he met his wife who was visiting the area from Brazil. They recently moved to Philadelphia where she will be a resident at the Temple University Hospital Pediatric Dental Program.
Dr. Blake lives in the Fishtown area. He loves spending his free time playing piano, watching and playing sports, and is an enthusiastic reader of science and technology. He is one of nine children and enjoys visiting his family in the US and Brazil. He is fluent in Spanish and trying to become fluent in Portuguese. Not something to brag about as a dentist, but it is not uncommon for Dr. Blake to wake up in the middle of the night with a craving for Oreo cookies and milk.