About Your Dentist
"The most enjoyable part of dentistry for me is hearing a patient say 'that was the best dental experience I've ever had!' Giving my patients a great experience and overcoming a true fear is the most rewarding part of what I do"
Dr. D. Jason Turner a native of Southeastern Missouri, grew up on a farm and was the first in his family to attend college. He graduated with honors from Lyon College, Batesville, AR in 1998, receiving a B.S. in Biology. He received his DDS degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2002. Since that time he has practiced in the St. Louis area as an associate dentist and with a group practice before purchasing Total Care Dental. He has spent the last 10+ years improving clinical skills with advanced training in Endodontics (root canals), cosmetic dentistry including full-mouth smile designs, Implant dentistry, Oral Sedation dentistry and INVISALIGN Invisible braces. In his spare time, Dr. Turner enjoys music, travelling, and spending time with his family. Patients often comment on how they enjoy his sense of humor and calming chairside manner. Dr. Turner treats every patient as if they were a family member and enjoys building relationships with them to achieve a healthy mouth and beautiful smile.
"Everyone smiles in the same language."
To never stop learning and to never stop listening. Through both, patients will be provided with optimum care. Also, we smile during our happiest moments in life, yet many people feel ashamed to smile. It is my mission to give every patient I treat the ability and confidence to smile without feeling ashamed or embarrassed of what his or her smile looks like.
Westminster College – Fulton, MO
University of Missouri – Columbia, MO
University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK
Dr. Cousins is currently an active member of the American Student Dental Association.
Life & Hobbies
When he isn't practicing dentistry, Dr. Cousins loves to cook. He also loves to eat. Really, he just loves food in general. Luckily, Dr. Cousins also enjoys riding bicycles and maintaining an active lifestyle. He finds it important to focus on mind, body, and soul, and he tries to live his life accordingly. Dr. Cousins loves people and having the opportunity to get to know where they are from, their interests, and their hobbies.