About Us:

Miles of Smiles Orthodontics provides quality orthodontic care for children, teens, and adults in Temecula, Murrieta, French Valley, and Hemet. Drs. Jergensen, Waddoups, and Hope are experts and together will work as a team to serve you and your families.
We understand how important a straight, beautiful smile is, which is why we offer the following state-of-the-art appliances and revolutionary services:

Invisalign Clear Aligners
Using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign® works hard to straighten your teeth and twice as hard to keep others from noticing.

Ceramic Braces
Clear, ceramic braces offer the perfect solution for patients looking for a more aesthetically pleasing course of treatment. Made of translucent material, they are most popular with adult patients.

Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery)
Corrective jaw surgery is sometimes necessary to correct abnormalities of the facial bones, which can cause difficult chewing, talking or sleeping. It will also improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.

Not only do we provide cutting-edge procedures, we do it with a smile! We are committed to excellent customer service; we want you to have a pleasant experience and look forward to your next appointment. If you have any questions about our practice, please contact us. We’ll be glad to assist you in any way we can!

Meet Our Doctors

Tal D. Jergensen, D.D.S.
Dr. Tal D. Jergensen graduated third in his class, cum laude, from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University with his D.D.S. in 1989. He completed a one year residency at Mount Sinai in Hartford, Connecticut before moving on to Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York to complete his orthodontic specialty training, with an emphasis on Cleft Lip and Palate. He also trained how to use multiple treatment modalities and techniques including lingual braces, bioprogressive, functional orthodontics and surgical orthodontics.
Dr. Jergensen has been practicing orthodontics in Southern California since 1992. He opened his Hemet practice in 1993 and then opened the Temecula office two years later in 1995. We are proud to have many of the same staff members at both offices that started with him in the beginning.
He is an esteemed member of the orthodontic and dental communities as a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and the Mt. Palomar Study Club in Murrieta, California (an affiliate of the Seattle Study Club). Dr. Jergensen is also Board Eligible by the American Board of Orthodontics.
With six children between the ages of 25 and 12, Dr. Jergensen and his wife are very active in the community, the local schools, their church and other youth groups, including the Boy Scouts of America. During his leisure time, he enjoys water sports, motor boating, white water rafting, biking, and playing tennis and golf. Dr. Jergensen spends the majority of his free time with his wife and children.

Dr. Samuel Dean Waddoups (Sounds like "Dr. What Ups")

As a Murrieta Orthodontics specialist Dr. Waddoups and his team
of “Smile Specialists” are all dedicated to providing you a wonderful
orthodontic experience. Not only is our office friendly, caring and
comfortable, we also provide high quality treatments using only
the latest technologies and advanced techniques, such as
Invisalign, high technology brackets and wires, and skeletal
temporary anchorage devices. We are committed to providing
exceptional customer service and personalized care!

Dr. Waddoups graduated Summa Cum Laude while obtaining his Doctorate Degree in Dentistry (D.D.S.) at Virginia Commonwealth University. Afterwhich, he gladly achieved his Master’s Degree and Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Nova Southeastern University in Florida where he learned cutting edge techniques from some of the greatest minds in orthodontics. Nova Southeastern University’s Orthodontic Program is well known for creating top notch clinical orthodontists well versed in a wide variety of orthodontic techniques to ultimately provide you with a fantastic smile. Dr. Waddoups is an upstanding member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and an active member in the renowned Seattle Study Club and Mt. Palomar Study Club.

Dr. Waddoups is certified in providing Invisalign (invisible braces), which can be used instead of metal braces. Invisalign works best for older teens, for moms and dads, and for anyone wanting that beautiful smile without showing any metal in your mouth. Ask Dr. Waddoups if YOU could be a candidate for this revolutionary way of straightening your teeth without braces!

Dr. Waddoups is an avid student and mentor as he speaks fluent spanish, runs his own business, and educates local dentists and hygienists about the latest orthodontic developments and techniques, such as Invisalign in California. Dr. Waddoups has been well accepted into our community and is excited to bring the highest quality and care expected from a Murrieta and Temecula orthodontist.

Most importantly, Dr. Waddoups loves helping people. “Our team mission is to make you smile! Having a beautiful, healthy smile can do so much to enrich our lives. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share my knowledge and expertise to make a positive change in your life and the rest of our community.”

Dr. Waddoups is head over heals for his beautiful wife Emily and enjoys being a loving father to his two precious children Ava and Tanner. In his spare time Dr. Waddoups loves to jog, take his kids to the park, play paintball, swim, and do anything outdoors. His proudest accomplishment so far this year is the garden that he and his kids planted
in the backyard.

It is our distinct pleasure to welcome you to our
All Stars Family!

Meet Our Staff

Office Manager & Insurance Coordinator
Hi, my name is Cathy. I have had the awesome priviledge of working with Dr. Jergensen's Orthodontic practice for the past 16 years. I would not want to work anywhere else, as Dr. Jergensen and the staff are like family to me. The best part of my job is the relationships that develope with patients and parents, and of course their beautiful smiles.
In my spare time I love spending time with my friends and family. Barbequing and playing games. I also like weekend getaways and spending time with my grandson

Treatment Coordinator & Marketing
Hello, my name is Sally. I have had the priviledge of working for Dr. Jergensen, a family-oriented orthodontic team for 23 years. I have been in the orthodontic field since 1986. One of the things I love most about our office is the beautiful smiles that are created from straight teeth.
While away from work, I love spending time with my family, going to church and close friends.