An Ohio native, Dr. Cynthia Jackson was trained in the Midwest. Her performance at Ohio State Dental School graduated her 7th in a class of 150 in 1986 and secured her induction into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the honorary dental fraternity. She was also the only dentist in her class to be offered acceptance into orthodontic residency programs immediately upon graduating. Besides her D.D.S. degree from O.S.U., Dr. Jackson also obtained a masters degree (M.S.) in oral health along with her orthodontic certificate from the University of Louisville.

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Some of Dr. Jackson’s research findings have been published in The American Journal of Orthodontics. She continues to publish news articles and editorials on a variety of health topics such as childhood vaccines, fluoride, and of course, orthodontics.

Dr. Jackson is a board member of the San Diego County Dental Society and has previously served as an officer of the San Diego Academy of Orthodontists in which she is still an active member.

She is also a member of the American, Pacific Coast, and California Association of Orthodontists as well as the American, Californian, and San Diego Women’s Dental Associations. A love of sports and children made Dr. Jackson’s sponsorships of youth teams in every type of community league a natural. Annually, she also generously provides Joan MacQueen Middle School’s main academic organizer, the Binder-Reminder, which connects parents, teachers, and students throughout the school year. The business’ mascot, the stuffed Cheshire cat, complete with its creatively “braced” smile is frequently a part of donations that Dr. Jackson makes to events and fundraisers of many local organizations.


Jackson makes to events and fundraisers of many local organizations. A regular at elementary school community read-ins and career days for older students, Dr. Jackson also focuses her time and talents to encourage and educate. For more than a decade, second and sixth graders have benefited from Dr. Jackson’s organizational efforts to provide these classes with dental-orthodontic screenings as well as oral hygiene and nutrition presentations. The middle school students also benefit from information on risks of oral piercing and tobacco use.



Dr. Jackson and her husband, Jan Charvat, enjoy traveling and being athletic together as well as raising her children, Jackson and Delaney Sullivan. The family regularly snowboards, wakeboards, hikes and most importantly, laughs, together.