James A. Jerman, DDS

Meet Dr. Jerman

The most rewarding thing for me as an oral surgeon is seeing the before and after—just seeing how that changes their lives. I have a passion for oral surgery, and I love serving the Kalispell community.

Meet Oral Surgeon Dr. Jerman

Dr. Jerman is a profound and highly skilled board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who strives to make your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Originally from Mesa, Arizona, Dr. Jerman knew that he was meant to be an oral surgeon while studying at ASU and participating in an internship at the county dental clinic.

After studying at the University of Colorado and earning a bachelor’s degree in Medical Science, he went on to work alongside many highly skilled and widely recognized professionals during dental school at the University of Colorado and his residency at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Jerman is motivated by patient comfort and takes pride in knowing that his staff treats every patient with personalized, attentive care. Aiming to excel far beyond the standards of oral and maxillofacial care, Dr. Jerman focuses his practice on working as a team with patients and their dentists to achieve outstanding results.

Dr. Jerman by the numbers

11 – Number of years Dr. Jerman has worked as a surgeon in Flathead Valley

12 – Number of years of schooling Dr. Jerman completed after high school

13 – Number of dirt bikes Dr. Jerman has had

Education and experience

Dr. Jerman studied Medical Science during his undergrad at Arizona State University. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 2007 and completed a 4-year residency at the University of Oklahoma. Additionally, he has over 12 years of diverse experience handling oral surgery needs of all types.

Dr. Jerman and his family chose to move to Montana because of their great love for the outdoors. Now, he provides outstanding oral surgery care to patients in Kalispell and the surrounding areas.


Dr. Jerman is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has full hospital privileges at both Kalispell Regional Medical Center and North Valley Hospital in Whitefish, MT, where he can utilize hospital facilities and equipment when necessary.

Outside of work

When he’s not focusing on his patients and recognizing his team for their outstanding knowledge and care, Dr. Jerman loves to spend time with his wife and three children. They enjoy traveling, whether it’s a nearby city or a completely different country, simply because they love being outdoors. His favorite outdoor activity is riding his dirt bike through the winding, harmonious landscape of Montana.