Dr. Shawn Jacobs graduated from Dalhousie University in 1989, with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at age 23. He started his own practice from scratch in rural Newfoundland, where it soon grew rapidly.
With limited access to dental specialists, Dr. Jacobs travelled to many courses across North America and developed a special interest in helping his patients deal with their fear and anxiety surrounding dental treatment. In 2001, he completed a 3-year dental anesthesia residency from the University of Toronto and obtained a Masters in Dental Anesthesia. He holds a general anesthesia permit from the College of Dental Surgeons of BC.
His research thesis investigated ways to reduce pain on needle injection. It was published in the American Dental Association Journal and presented at the International Association of Dental Research. He then completed a 3-month Oral Surgery internship in Dallas, Texas and briefly practiced in northern BC.
In 2003, his first child was born in Vancouver, BC. He and his wife then returned to Newfoundland to raise a family and start a new practice focused on sedation dentistry in St. John’s. Dr. Jacobs believes in quickly getting to the patient’s main concerns with a view to what will benefit their long-term dental health.
Dr. Jacobs held hospital dental privileges for over 25 years, providing pediatric and oral surgical procedures in an OR setting. In 2015 he returned to school and obtained a Masters of Medical Science from Quinnipiac University in the US.
In 2017, he relocated back to BC with his wife and 2 teenage children. He has always been an islander and feels that Victoria will permanently be his home away from home. His family love the west coast weather and have settled into their new home.
Dr. Jacobs has recently been introduced to pickleball and plays every chance he gets. With his wide range of knowledge and experience in the field of dentistry and anesthesia, we are happy to welcome Dr. Jacobs to our newly relocated practice at Cedar Tree Dental.
We feel that he will compliment and help us expand the services and hours that we offer while providing an option to have your dentistry performed in a relaxing, stress and pain free manner. Depending on the type of sedation you choose you may not even remember getting it done!