Dr. jerad Divine
Dr. Divine graduated with honors from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri and attended dental school at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry, graduating in 2011. While in dental school he was selected as a Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP) scholar and commissioned as an Officer in the United States Navy. After completion of dental school he was accepted into one of the Navy’s most prestigious Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residencies in Norfolk, Virginia where he earned the honor of top resident amongst his peers.
After residency Dr. Divine spent two years stationed aboard the USS Ashland LSD-48 and the USS Tortuga LSD-46 as the ship’s Dental Officer. While these ships were home ported in Virginia Beach, Virginia, he deployed around the world, spending months in both the Atlantic and Pacific. After returning from his last deployment he was stationed in San Diego, California where he provided dental care to Navy SEALs, EOD and Seabees at Naval Branch Clinic Coronado. It was there that Dr. Divine developed his love for endodontics.
After completing his tour of duty in the United States Navy, Dr. Divine returned home to the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry and completed his endodontic residency at the Stowers-Johnson Endodontic Department. During this time he was the chief resident, lectured and taught in the pre-clinical lab as well as taught clinical endodontics. While completing his residency in endodontics Dr. Divine also completed research on bio-ceramic materials earning a Master’s of Science degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences and presented at the Midwest Dental Conference.
Dr. Divine was fortunate to marry his loving and supportive wife Mandy while in dental school. She continues to join him on all his adventures and has supported him throughout his education while simultaneously pursuing her own education and career goals. In 2016 they were blessed with the birth of their son Aiden. Together they enjoy cooking, camping & hiking and many other outdoor activities including spending time with their German shepherd named Addie.