JayHawk Dental Team

Meet the JayHawk Dental Team of Lawrence, Kansas 



Dr. Jankowski


Meet the Best Dentist in Lawrence, KS, Dr. Jankowski

A Midwestern native, Dr. Jankowski was born and raised in Omaha Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology. In 2000 Dr. J graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry.  Dr.J. completed a three year tour in the United States Air Force during which he received a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Langley AFB, VA. During his tour, Captain Jankowski was also stationed at Cannon AFB, NM where he completed his tour.  In August of 2003 Dr. Jankowski took over the practice of the retiring Dr. David Brzoska in Lawrence, KS and began JayHawk Dental LLC, where he practices today.  Dr. Jankowski is proud to serve the dental needs of Douglas county Kansas. 

Dr. J is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and is well on his was to his masters. He is an alum of the Pankey Institute for Continuing Dental Education and is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.  In the past Dr J has held the office of secretary, treasurer, vice president and president of the Douglas County Dental Society. He served in each position for multiple terms.

Dr. J and Amy have two children, Sabrina and Max. On days when school is out the children are frequently found at the office.  Many patients also know the four legged member of the family, Doc.  Doc is a pointing black lab and comes to work with Dr J and Amy every day. Whenever possible Dr. Jankowski enjoys the great outdoors and is a dedicated bird hunter.



Doc, Dr J’s family/bird dog, comes to work every day with a smile on his face.  He has only been with the practice since 2010 so he is still a newbee.  His job entails socializing with many of our patients and delivery people and enriching the day for the rest of the staff.  He spends most of his day sleeping in Dr. J’s office but comes out to greet some of his favorite people. Several patients bring him treats and ask to stop by and visit him before leaving. Sometimes we think people just come by to see him.

Teresa A.

Certified Dental Assistant

Teresa has been a dental assistant for over 35 years. We always joke that she came with the fixtures as she worked with Dr. Brzoska in this practice before Dr. J took over in 2003.  She received her original certification from the Kansas City School of Dental Assisting and has also passed the Dental Assistant National Board certification.  Teresa is a valued member of our dental team and she has developed many friendships with patients over the years. Teresa and her husband have three grown children, she spends time with them whenever she can. Teresa enjoys working out, reading and spending time outdoors.

Kristina S.

Registered Dental Hygienist

After graduating from the University of Kansas, Kristina went on to dental hygiene school at Johnson County Community College.  She has been a valued member of the JayHawk Dental team for over 10 years and has a knack for making our patients feel comfortable during their visits.  Kristina and her husband have two daughters and live in the country with their pot-bellied pigs and numerous chickens. She enjoys the outdoors, including gardening and fishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through exercise.

Tracy W.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Tracy brings vast experience to the office with over 33 years in the dental field.  She started out as a dental assistant in 1982 but after four years she decided to further her career and go on to dental hygiene school.  She received a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from Missouri Southern State College in 1986. She has been a “JayHawk” since 2007. However,  she would rather be known as a loyal K-state fan.  Tracy and her family, including eight children live in the Ottawa area.  Tracy stays very busy attending her children’s school functions and sporting events. She also enjoys camping, hiking and traveling.  She is frequently seen wearing purple.