Jackie Zimmer graduated magna cum laude from Marquette University where she received her Bachelor’s degree. She then continued her education at Marquette to receive an advanced degree in general dentistry followed by a two-year residency program to obtain her Master’s degree and specialty certificate in orthodontics.
Zimmer is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Fox River Valley Dental Society, and the Aurora Dental Society, where she served as president from 2001 to 2002. She has been the recipient of several academic awards and has earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Nu, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Zimmer is board certified to practice orthodontics in the state of Illinois. She also participates in ongoing continuing education to further improve her patients’ experience.
Zimmer knew early on that she wanted to work with children. She finds that helping kids and adults gain self-confidence is the most fulfilling aspect of her job. She finds herself extremely lucky to a career she loves so much where she can directly improve patient’s lives. She also puts great value in really getting to know the families over the years and forging friendships.
Zimmer is a proud wife to her husband Steve and is the mother of two children, Charlie and Caroline, and a miniature labradoodle, Vail. Outside of the office, Zimmer and her family love to travel and spend time outdoors. Together, they like to ski, swim, bike, play soccer, tennis and golf, and spend quality time together as a family.