Dr. James Adjan

Dr. Jim brings a comprehensive background in pediatric dentistry and interceptive orthodontics to our practice.  After earning his dental degree at The Ohio State University, he completed his pediatric specialty training at SUNY Buffalo and the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.  As a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, he is deeply committed to continuous education in craniofacial growth and development.

In our practice, Dr. Jim focuses on early interceptive treatments, integrating traditional orthodontic techniques with gentler, myofunctional-oriented treatments, including the Advanced Lightwire Functional (ALF) and Myobrace. This approach allows him to address a range of growth and development issues at an earlier age, empowering young people to cultivate healthier habits and promoting their overall wellness. By prioritizing minimally-invasive methods wherever possible, Dr. Jim ensures patients have a more comfortable and positive experience, building the foundation for a lifetime of confident and healthy smiles.

Outside of the office, Dr. Jim enjoys quality time with his wonderful family, hiking and exploring the scenic trails of Central Texas, and immersing himself in reading about mind-body-spirit wellness. His passion for exploration and lifelong learning extends beyond his role as a pediatric dentist, enriching his approach to patient care with a holistic perspective.

Dr. RJ Jackson

Dr. RJ is one of the few Board-Certified orthodontists in Austin, Texas. With this honor, Dr. RJ has become one of the leading orthodontic providers. He is committed to patient comfort and shorter treatment times. As an esteemed member of the orthodontic community, Dr. RJ earned his dental degree from Meharry Medical College before completing a specialized post-graduate residency in orthodontics at The Ohio State University. He has received training in each of the newest technological advancements in orthodontics, including Invisalign®, self-ligating braces, robotic orthodontics, 3-D imaging, accelerated orthodontics and more. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and an active member in many other leading dental and orthodontic organizations

Judith M. Medina-Rivera, DMD

Founding Doctor

Dr. Judith M. Medina Rivera was born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.  In 2001 she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine receiving the Pierre Fauchard Academy distinction for her outstanding academic achievements in dentistry.  She completed a Post Graduated General Practice Residency (GPR) at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  After finishing her residency, she became part of the medical faculty as a staff dentist at the Ryder Hospital in the city of Humacao, Puerto Rico. She also established her own general dental practice in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico where she practiced for five years.

In 2008, she moved to Austin, the place Dr. Medina now considers her new home. In 2011 she created Life Dentistry, PLLC her current dental practice fully dedicated to Myofunctional Orthodontics and Orofacial Orthopedics.

Doctor Medina is a General Dentist with more than twenty years of dental career experience and solely working orthodontics since 2008. She has achieved extensive continuing education programs in the disciplines of functional orthodontics, facial orthopedics, orthotropics, TMJ disorders, orofacial myology therapy, myofunctional orthodontics, ALF orthodontics, nutrition, functional medicine, breathing correction and craniosacral therapy.  She is a Fellow Member and Senior Certified Dental Instructor of the International Association for Orthodontics and member of the Institute for Functional Medicine.  She is also an International Speaker and the first Certified Myobrace Provider in the city of Austin.

Out of the office, Dr. Medina enjoys nature, hiking, arts, cooking, and music.