With the exception of 6 months in Saskatoon following graduation, Dr. Jansen maintained a private practice on Jasper Avenue for 22 years. He practiced all phases of dentistry and was fortunate to build a practice where many patients became close friends. He was able to watch as families grew up. Some of the kids who started with his practice eventually started families of their own and he was able to treat the next generation.
In 2008, Dr Jansen sold the Edmonton practice to reduce his work hours. A lunch with Dr Mueller and Dr Long was all it took to find a great dental office to begin the next phase of his dental career.
Over the years, he began to take a keen interest in orthodontics. As a general dentist, he does continue to practice all phases of dentistry; He does gain particular satisfaction when he helps a child or young adult with proper orthodontic development. He has also served as a clinical instructor at the U of Alberta Dental School for approximately 8 years. One avenue that dentistry opened up for him was in the area of mission work. To date, he has done 4 dental missions (all in Central America.)
Dr Jansen enjoys a variety of sports. He has played hockey his whole life, and enjoys the regular Friday game with a group of dentists in Edmonton. He enjoys running and he has 3 marathons, several half marathons and various other races under his belt. He has also enjoyed curling for over 25 years, with the dental league in Edmonton has been his main venue.
Born in Unity, Saskatchewan
Grade School – Reward, SK., Biggar, SK., N. Battleford, SK.
University – University Of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK. (Dental Graduate 1986)
Memberships – College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan (past member)
Married – Valerie (Carlson) Jansen (born- Hawarden, SK.)
Children- Jonathan, Emily, and Natasha