Dr Engle

Jesse C. Engle, DMD

Expert dentist Jesse C. Engle, DMD, brings more than 15 years of experience in general, cosmetic and implant dentistry to Presidio Dental, located in Tucson, Arizona, and serving patients throughout Pima County.

Dr. Engle is a Tucson native who was born and raised in Northwest Tucson. He attended Canyon Del Oro High School and began his professional education at the University of Arizona, where he graduated with honors, earning his Bachelor of Science in biology. The following year, Dr. Engle moved to Massachusetts and enrolled at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Engle excelled in the program, obtaining his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) graduating with honors.

After completing his education, Dr. Engle was commissioned as a captain in the United States Army. He was first stationed at Fort Stewart near Savannah, Georgia, where he served two years, providing dental care for soldiers while receiving advanced training from expert dental specialists. After completing two years on the post, Dr. Engle was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, with the 3rd Infantry Division.

Dr. Engle spent a year in southern Baghdad as a brigade dental surgeon, providing emergency dental care for soldiers. He also assisted in running a busy aid station caring for those wounded in combat. Afterward, Dr. Engle returned to Georgia and fulfilled the rest of his military commitment and was honorably discharged.

The following year, Dr. Engle returned to Tucson and joined a group dental practice. When he was not serving patients, Dr. Engle pursued continuing education in many areas of dentistry. After spending two years with the group practice, Dr. Engle decided to fulfill his dream of owning a dental practice. He opened Presidio Dental in the spring of 2008.

At Presidio Dental, Dr. Engle offers a full suite of preventive, general, implant and cosmetic dentistry services. He and his team also offer patients access to cutting-edge technologies, including cone beam X-rays and in-house sedation, as well as mercury-free and BPA-free crowns and fillings. In addition, patients can access state-of-the-art tools, including orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® clear aligners and Six Month Smiles®, and 3D CT Scanning for implant treatments. In addition, Dr. Engle partners with Dental Creations Laboratory in Oro Valley, which is renowned for its high quality work. He also works with a trusted oral surgeon to assist patients with wisdom teeth removal.

In 2012, after placing implants for five years. Dr. Engle took his implant skills to the next level by completing an Implant Fellowship over four months at the California Implant Institute. It was at this time that he invested in a 3D CT scanner, which made our office one of the first in Tucson to adopt this technology. 3D Scanning allows for safer, more precise implant treatments.

Dr. Engle has a gentle and honest nature that his patients love. He sets aside plenty of time to spend with each patient and develops treatments based on their unique goals and concerns. When he is not at the office or augmenting his professional skills, you can find Dr. Engle spending time with his daughter, Kailey, or spending time in the great outdoors. Dr. Engle is an avid cyclist and competes in events all across Arizona. Dr. Engle and his team welcomes anyone seeking comprehensive dental care to Presidio Dental, and they hope to be your forever dental home.

Len Gerken, DMD


My name is Len Gerken and I am the new Associate Dentist here at Presidio Dental. I am most pleased to have the opportunity to join Dr. Jesse Engle and his amazing staff! My emphasis at this point in my 30+ year career is providing high-quality, relationship-based “General Family Dentistry,” and to strive to consistently deliver the excellent care that Dr Engle and his team are well-known for since 2008!

In the absence of any family in the industry, and any other number of reasons, I decided at the age of 12 that a career in Dentistry was my calling! I did my undergraduate work at Oregon State and later achieved my DMD from the Oregon Health Sciences University Dental School in June of 1992. Immediately after Dental School, I served 4 years in the US Navy as a Dental Officer, where I received additional hospital-based training. Upon completion of my Naval obligation in September 1996, I purchased a Dental Practice in Corvallis, OR, where I was blessed to lead a successful practice through January of 2009. Following a “sabbatical” of sorts, I moved back to Southern Oregon, where I grew up and went to High School, and worked as an Employee Dentist for two years.

At that point, I felt a calling to the Sunshine! My family (Robin – my wife of 32 years – and our three sons: Cole – 25, Parker – 23 & Brady – 21) very much enjoyed our 14 yrs in Corvallis, a College town, the home of our beloved Oregon State Beavers! Our search eventually led us to Tucson, because of the sunny climate and the Univ. of Arizona, with college athletics and all the events! We arrived in the Spring of 2012 and fell in love with Oro Valley and haven’t looked back! Outside of Dentistry and my family, I am a very active sports official, serving as a Baseball & Softball Umpire! I work everything from Little League to Club & High School BB & SB, and College Softball. It is a true passion of mine!

I have had a great opportunity to practice in a few different settings over the last 11 years here in Tucson. I am, however, absolutely delighted to join forces with Dr. Jesse Engle! I am most confident that we can continue to deliver high quality personalized care in a family-friendly environment that will maximize your health while embracing all that modern dental care encompasses!

I look forward to having a chance to meet you and continue the excellence provided here at Presidio Dental!

Pleasant Professional Regards,

Len Gerken, DMD