Meet Dr. Peterkin
Welcome! I am Dr. Jessica Brereton Peterkin, a young and enthusiastic dentist with a heart for family dentistry. An Arizona-native, experienced in treating patients ages 0-100, I have a deep-seeded passion and desire to provide care for multi-generational patients in the "Valley of the Sun" …y yo hablo espanol tambien!
In case you were wondering -- From my youth, I've always aspired to have my own practice as Dr. BRERETON (my maiden name). Before I achieved this, I married my college sweetheart and became Dr. Peterkin. With a minor modification in the spelling but maintaining the same pronunciation, I was inspired to create BRETON FAMILY DENTAL
to pay homage to my dream, my island roots, and my amazing family.
It is my mission and sincere effort to educate, equip, and empower my community with knowledge to better aid in making informed decisions for their oral health and beyond. While simultaneously providing the best quality care from the heart, I would love to share in being a part of the dental care team for you and your entire family, now and for the duration of a lifetime. I look forward to sharing this journey with you as I formally welcome you into our home!
#jointhefam You'll be glad you did!
A resident of sunny Arizona, Dr. Jessica Brereton Peterkin, affectionately called "Dr. JessB", is the proud CEO & managing dentist of Breton Family Dental, a comprehensive family dental practice serving multi-generational families in Phoenix.
A proud graduate of the historically black college university, Bethune-Cookman University, founded by civil rights activist Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Dr. Peterkin holds a bachelors degree in Chemistry, pre-dental studies, with a Masters in Biomedical Sciences earned from Midwestern University.
In 2011, Dr. Peterkin was accepted and began training as a member of the inaugural class of the College of Dental Medicine -Illinois, in Downers Grove, conferring a Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree as the first African-American graduate of the inaugural program in 2015. With a heart to serve her community in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Peterkin returned to Arizona where she practiced dentistry as an associate for 4 years prior to beginning her journey in dental practice ownership as a solo-practitioner.
When not practicing dentistry and educating her beloved patients, Dr. Peterkin can be found serving as a director of the board in the Central Arizona Dental Society and advocating for the under-served and underrepresented populations in the Phoenix Metro area as an Arizona State Medicaid Advisory Committee member.
With a passion for special needs, elderly, foster families, and the homeless populations Dr. Peterkin's life mission compels her to be a consistent helping hand in the community, providing many service-based opportunities for those in need including free dental screenings, examination, fluoride, oral hygiene instruction & other dental services through her non-profit organization, Ministry of Dentistry, Inc.
She is a multi-faceted woman with many interests that afford her an opportunity to connect with a diverse range of populations as she simultaneously serves as a mentor, co-author, orator, and even performance artists in areas such as dance, theater, and singing.
"Today, and forever, I have a desire to use all of my God-given gifts and abilities to reach the masses. I am here: Your Dentist. Your Advocate. Your Friend." --Dr. Peterkin