Meet Dr. Jack Churchill

Jack L. Churchill, DDS

-Dr. Jack L. ChurchillDr. Jack L. Churchill graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in December 1978. After practicing dentistry for some time in Rochester, Minnesota, he bought Dr. Eugene Hartkopf's practice on the 7th floor of the Medical Arts Building and established Churchill Dental in January 1984. In September 1991 he moved his practice to Suite 1427; expanding the facilities.

Dr. Churchill places much emphasis and value on continuing education in order to constantly upgrade the service he provides to his patients. He belongs to several study clubs including the Minnesota Academy for Comprehensive Dentistry, the 21st Century Study Club, and the Minnesota Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He has been a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association and the Minneapolis District Dental Society for 30+ years. He served as Chairman of the Minnesota Dental Association's Constitution, Bylaws, and Ethics Committee for ten years and wrote an ethics column for Northwest Dentistry Magazine, the MDA's professional journal. Dr. Churchill received the Minnesota Dental Association's 2012 President's Award.

Dr. Churchill places high priority in serving the needs of the underserved members of the community via programs such as DDS - Doctors Donating Services, Give Kids a Smile and Mission of Mercy. He also travels once per year to the Rosebud Reservation in south central South Dakota to provide dentistry to Native Americans.

Dr. Churchill was raised on a farm near Spring Valley, MN, in the southeastern corner of the state. He and his wife, Lori, have two sons, David and Thomas. His passion outside of dentistry and family is gardening. He is known by some as "Botany Bill."   Dr. Churchill is also a sports enthusiast and enjoys camping, hiking and travelling.

Recipient of the 2012 MDA President’s Award

I feel we are called to find our way out of ourselves and toward others. It is in serving others that we discover our true purpose. In that spirit, I served my profession for 10 years as Chair of the Constitution, Bylaws, and Ethics Committee of the Minnesota Dental Association. In so doing, I wrote a column entitled "What's a Dentist to Do?" – a regular feature in Northwest Dentistry magazine dealing with what it is to be a dentist.. Those articles can be found on our website under the Patient Info tab and then Articles/Related Links. I enjoyed writing every one of them. The MDA was kind enough to grant me the 2012 Presidents Award for that service. So thank you to the MDA, my staff, my wife, Lori, and of course, you my patients.

Jack Churchill