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Out of safety concerns over the Glendower fire we have closed our practice today (9/9/2020). We will re-open tomorrow as currently scheduled. We will be in contact with those who have appointments today in order to re-schedule. We hope that you are safe and well.
Jacob O. Layer, DMD: Medford, OR Dentist

Dr. Jake Layer was born in Arcata, CA in 1975 to Dr. & Mrs. David Layer (also a dentist). Since age 3, Dr. Layer has lived in Southern Oregon. He is a graduate of Ashland High School and Oregon State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in General Science with a Chemistry minor. In 2003 he received his DMD degree from the Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry in Portland, OR. He and his wife, Amber, live in Medford with their five children: Darci, Joel, Mara, Seth, and Chloe. The Layers enjoy outdoor adventures including hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, swimming, skiing and snowboarding.
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Physical Distancing, Not Isolation
One of many buzzwords that we've all heard over the last 3 months is "social distancing." I struggled with this phrase from the start but couldn't put my finger on why. Then someone pointed out to me that what we are really doing is "physical" distancing. We are keeping physical space between others and ourselves not in our immediate household. We were created in the image of God as social beings by our very nature. We have an innate need to interact with others. In fact the fulfillment of that need is the very reason that we have society. Social interaction is so important that we develop serious problems without it. Remember that as we are asked to keep physical distance from others we don't have to sacrifice human connection. So hug your family, smile at strangers, talk with each other in line at the grocery store. Share your struggles and stay connected to your friends and neighbors. Because, it's our connections with one another that lets in light, purpose, and fulfillment, and we can all use a bit more of that every day.

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Jacob O. Layer DMD, PC | | 541-734-0970
1485 East McAndrews Rd., Medford, OR 97504