Jayma S. Claus, DDS
Dr. Jayma S. Claus loves her chosen profession: Being a dentist means that she is able to provide people with painless, compassionate dental care which not only improves their oral health but improves their self-esteem as well. Each interaction with a patient allows Dr. Claus to provide dental services and get to know the patient on an individual level. These times spent talking and laughing with her patients bring joy to Dr. Claus, allowing her to see each patient as a whole person. Dr. Claus always takes the time to catch up on what has been happening in patients' lives, and enjoys one-on-one discussions, sharing stories, and talking about adventures.
As a dentist, Dr. Claus believes it is essential to work with a patient to determine his or her goals for dental treatment. Based on the patient’s goals, Dr. Claus is able to develop individual treatment plans and options for reaching those goals, and then discusses these with the patient, answering questions along the way. Instead of dictating what is going to happen or what should be done, Dr. Claus gives her patients the information they need to make informed decisions about their dental care.Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science, Biology, California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo
- Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Southern California
Knowing the importance of continuing education in the dental field, Dr. Claus believes that it is only through keeping up to date on the latest dental treatments, options, and practices that she is able to provide the best care to her patients. Dr. Claus has achieved both the Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Mastership of the Academy of General Dentistry. To attain the Mastership designation, a dentist must have completed 1,100 hours of continuing education and must have studied 16 disciplines in dentistry. Dr. Claus is also a CEREC® Doctor's Mentor.Professional Affiliations
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
A native of Ventura, Dr. Claus has lived in Napa, CA, for the past 18 years. She and her husband, Steve, have two children, Peter and Sarah, as well as three dogs (Jack, Vito, and Tula), and two cats (Butch and Happy). Keeping busy at home with cooking and gardening projects, Dr. Claus also enjoys playing tennis, scuba diving, and walking with her dogs.
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Dr. Claus believes in giving back to her community. She is active in Kappa Delta, and participates in fundraising activities for Children’s Hospital in Virginia, and the Prevention of Child Abuse organization.