Dr. Jackstien grew up enjoying the Rocky Mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended college in Utah where he studied business and medical biology. He spent two years living in Guatemala serving his church and when he returned he graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Business Administration. Dr. Jackstien and his wife Jessica then moved to Philadelphia where he attended dental school at Temple University. Dr. Jackstien graduated Summa Cum Laude from Temple along with other awards and accolades.
During his training at Temple, Dr. Jackstien realized that many of his patients where delaying treatment due to fear and other mental and physical issues and could have benefited from other forms of anesthesia. However these services were not available because there were only a few residency trained anesthesia providers in the entire country. Dr. Jackstien and his family then moved to the city of Columbus in order to attend The Ohio State University’s Oral and Maxillofacial Anesthesiology program.
Dr. Jackstien, his wife Jessica and their two young girls Everest age five (aka Evie) and Hadley age two enjoy everything outdoors and the mountains of Colorado are their playgrounds. Evie enjoys dancing, gymnastics, and playing with her friends, while Hadley, whose first word was princess,loves dressing up, climbing anywhere and everywhere as well as annoying her big sister. They all enjoy spending time together and traveling and exploring new areas. Dr. Jackstien also has a passion for music and enjoys playing his guitar and singing when he has free time