Our Philosophy of Care

At Diamond Valley Dentist, we believe our patients should be free from oral pain, enjoy their favorite foods, and smile confidently. We hold ourselves accountable for each and every patient that comes to us, and pride ourselves in working every day in a professional atmosphere. We promise to treat you with the same kindness, honesty, and respect that we do for our own loved ones. We do everything we can to ensure our care is educational, thorough, and painless, and that our office is clean and runs efficiently in a timely manner so you can get back to the things that matter most. We love what we do; we do what we love. We’re here to help.

¡Hablamos Español!

We are proud to have a bilingual team so if you're a Spanish-speaking patient, we can ensure you receive quality care you can feel confident about.

Meet The Doctor

Dr. Nathan Jergensen, DMD

Dr. Nathan Jergensen, DMD, is Hemet born and raised. His early exposure to dentistry came in the form of orthodontics, where in his father’s successful practice, he considered becoming an orthodontist himself. His father, Dr. Tal D. Jergensen, still practices orthodontics in Hemet. Nathan determined, however, that his interest in general dentistry far outweighed his interest in braces.

He attended Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ for his dental training. After graduation, he moved on to a prestigious residency at UCLA where he received an Advanced Education in General Dentistry. His intensive training in the UCLA program included cutting edge technical and experiential training in implants, root canals, gum surgery as well as all the other facets of general dentistry. His goal is to offer almost every procedure that a patient will need, including specialty services. He has set a high bar for his own professional and personal growth and believes his patients can benefit from not having to go to specialists if he can provide a better procedure in his own office.

Dr. Nathan Jergensen is deeply connected to the community with a high level of civic duty and enjoys giving service whenever he can. While attending Hemet High School he played water polo and was on the swim team. It was always his dream to come back to his roots and continue to serve the community he grew up in. Throughout his college years, he spent two years serving a mission in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Singapore. When you meet Dr. Nathan Jergensen, don’t hesitate to ask him about his service and the languages he learned while serving the people of those countries.

Most importantly, Dr. Nathan Jergensen is here to stay. Hemet is his home and he’s proud to offer a special service in general dentistry to the people of this community. He’s looking forward to meeting you and helping you in reaching your oral health goals.

“Dr. Jergensen and his staff provide the best professional service around. They are always respectful and fun to be around and he takes everything he does with professionalism and seriousness. I highly recommend Dr. Jergensen if you need any dental work done.” – Paul C.
“Dr Jergensen and his staff are great. I’m always a chicken when it comes to any dentist work and Dr Jergensen is always very gentle. His staff is very helpful, especially when working with my dental insurance.” – Judy S.
“Friendly and professional staff. Dr Jergensen did a great job on my crown. Best of all painless. I recommend their services.” – Charles A.

Meet Our Team


Registered Dental Assistant

Shelley was born in Waterloo, Iowa, but was raised in Hemet from the age of four. She graduated from Cal State San Bernardino and has received training and certifications in Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Registered Dental Assisting, x-rays, CPR, and coronal polishing. Shelley’s favorite part of being a team member at Diamond Valley Dentist is meeting new patients and helping them make and keep their mouths healthy. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, Charlie, and they have one daughter, two sons, and one granddaughter. In her free time, Shelley enjoys taking their RV to the beach, to the races, going off-roading, putting puzzles together, and reading.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Sonya was born and raised in Hemet and graduated from Hemet High School. She’s lived here all of her life until recently when she moved to Loma Linda. She graduated from Loma Linda University in 1992 and has been a practicing Dental Hygienist here in the valley for over 24 years. She feels fulfilled when patients place their trust in her and she can help them improve and maintain their dental health. When she’s not helping patients, Sonya is loving the mom life, spending time with her four kids and their animals, riding bikes, hiking, and going to the beach.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Sara is a California native who was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Orange County. She attended Los Angeles City College and UCLA and holds degrees in Biology and Dental Hygiene.

Sara belongs to several equestrian clubs – her whole family rides horses. She, her husband, and their 5 grandchildren especially enjoy their new Class C RV, which allows the entire family to camp together with their horses.

Sara’s favorite aspect of working at Diamond Valley Dentist is getting to know patients and helping them to achieve healthy mouths free of disease.


Registered Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Hygienist

Yvette was born and raised in Hemet. She received her Registered Dental Assistant credentials from Citrus College and graduated from West Coast University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2016. Her favorite part of working at Diamond Valley Dentist is seeing the before and after in our patients-she says “it’s very fulfilling to see the changes in gingival health”. Outside of the practice, Yvette spends a lot of time being active with her family. She enjoys running marathons and obstacle courses, crocheting, crafting, and watching her kids play football and baseball.


Dental Assistant

Samantha was born in Hollywood, raised in San Gabriel, and moved to Hemet in the summer of 2012. She was in the Hemet High School graduating class of 2017, where she was a part of the marching band and in a symphonic band as well. Samantha plans to attend Brigham Young University – Idaho in January and hopefully, will know what she wants to study by then. Although she knows fillings aren’t fun for patients to get, she finds the process to be one of the most interesting parts of the job. When she’s not at work, Samantha loves to play the flute and spend time with friends, family, and animals. She’s the eldest of five sisters and has one dog and three cats.


Dental Assistant

Jessica was born in East Los Angeles, raised in Colton, California, and resides now in Beaumont. She graduated from Dental Assisting school in San Bernardino in 2012.

Jessica and her boyfriend have two beautiful children, a daughter and a son that are a year and three months apart in age. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys playing soccer and going to theme parks.

Jessica’s favorite role on the Diamond Valley Dentist team is making sure patients are comfortable and happy.


Office Manager

Tanya was born in Oxnard, California. She moved to Hemet with her family in 1990 and has been here ever since. In 2004, Tanya graduated from the Academy of Professional Careers in Indio. Since she went to school here in the Valley growing up, she may be a familiar face to some of you!

Tanya is married to her high school sweetheart. They have two amazing daughters together and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys finding new places to eat with her family and is also an avid reader.

Tanya’s favorite aspect of Diamond Valley Dentist is establishing patient relationships and being part of their dental experience. She says, “it’s amazing what beautiful teeth can do for a person and we get to experience it firsthand!”

Come Join Our Family

We look forward to smiling with you!

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1031 E Latham Ave. Suite 2
Hemet, CA 92543
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