Dentistry is in Dr. Jordan Blankenship-Sniker’s blood. Growing up around dentistry with her father, Dr. Jeffrey Blankenship, it was almost her destiny to follow in his footsteps. From a young age, she was molding smiles with Play-Doh, brushing her stuffed animals’ teeth, and watching her parents work in the family dental practice.
Dr. Jordan says her mom would clean the teeth and her dad would fix them, so whenever she was asked what she wanted to be when she was growing up, the answer was a dentist. She explored other careers from time to time but always returned to her roots.
She attended Clemson University and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 2011, then earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University in 2016. Throughout her undergraduate and postgraduate years, Dr. Jordan received many awards for her academic and leadership skills. After completing her general practice residency at the University of Utah Hospital, she joined Blankenship Family Dentistry.
For her, dentistry wraps up the best aspects of all careers. She can be artistic, a critical thinker, an entrepreneur, and a healthcare provider all in one. Even after a long day at work, Dr. Jordan still returns to the office in the morning with a smile on her face because she loves what she does.
Dr. Jordan believes that her patients appreciate her open and honest time with them. She makes sure to create a comfortable, judgment-free atmosphere where their concerns and fears are addressed and procedures are explained in basic terms. Her chairside manner is one of her strong suits. She appreciates each patient and the friendly relationships that form from their visits.
She is certified to provide care under general anesthesia in a hospital operating room if needed, an option that can be especially helpful for our patients with special needs.
On the weekends, you’ll find Dr. Jordan outside with her husband, Aaron, and their two big mountain dogs either exploring new trails, cheering on the Clemson Tigers, or grilling in the backyard with friends and family.