Dr. Lindsay Jackfert
Dr. Lindsay Jackfert is very excited to be back in Charleston, WV, as part of Dr. Panucci's orthodontic practice. Dr. "J", as she is often referred to, was born and raised in Charleston and graduated with honors from George Washington High School in 1997. She then went on in 2001 to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from West Virginia University, where she graduated magna cum laude. Lastly, in 2005, Dr. J. earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, where she graduated in the top 5% of her class. Following her graduation from dental school, she entered the orthodontic training program at the WVU School of Dentistry and earned her Master’s in Orthodontics in 2008.
Dr. Jackfert loves being outdoors. You can try to catch her on the go as she loves to run. She also enjoys playing tennis with her mother (although, she claims she never wins) and is beginning to master the game of golf. She is planning on taking golf lessons and hopes to beat her husband one of these days. She loves to sing and has an intense love of theatre. Dr. J. was in many performances with Charleston’s theatre and Kanawha Players as a young child. She hopes to return to the Charleston stage in the near future.
Dr. Jackfert is married to a fellow Charleston native, Truman Griffith. They tied the knot in beautiful Jamaica. Truman is an attorney and works at Warner Law Offices in downtown Charleston. They enjoy traveling and are always up for an exotic trip. They also share a passion for snow skiing and hope to conquer the territory out west. As WVU alumni, they both bleed blue and gold. They never miss a Mountaineer home football game and try to attend as many away games as possible. They also enjoy spending time with Truman’s daughter, Madison and with their new baby boy, Alexander Truman Griffith who made his debut February 9, 2012. "Alex" is Dr. J's firstborn and has brought her joy beyond measure!
Dr. Jackfert comes from a large family. She has two brothers and a sister. Her brother, John, is a dentist in the Charleston area, practicing with Dr. Kim Lough. Her sister, Katelin, just completed her nursing degree and is a nurse in Arlington, VA, where she works with stroke patients. Her youngest brother, Matt, has a passion for music. He most recently composed a piece that was performed by the WV Youth Symphony. Lindsay’s mother is a counselor at George Washington High School and is always on the go. Her father was the late Dr. Kent Jackfert - an oral surgeon who practiced in Charleston for many years.
Dr. Jackfert is a member of the American Association of Dentists, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the WV Orthodontic Association, where she serves as President-Elect. Throughout her education, Dr. Jackfert received several awards for excellence in research and academics. She enjoys being an active member in her community and volunteers with many organizations. Her church, St. George Orthodox Cathedral, is very special to her. She is also a member of the Kanawha Valley Dental Society and is an active volunteer with the Read-Aloud WV campaign. When asked about her volunteer work in the community, Dr. Jackfert stated, “I love to give back to my community. It is such a rewarding and fulfilling feeling to help others.”