Meet the Team
Experienced, trustworthy, respectful, and (a little) patient-obsessed.
Your Mitchell Dental Trio
The husband and wife team pushing dentistry forward into the 21st century.
Dr. Jennifer Veurink
Partnering with you for better oral health.
I grew up on a family farm in Howard, SD and knew from an early age that I wanted to be a dentist in South Dakota, so I feel blessed to be living my dream. The first step to achieving this was going to South Dakota University and then graduating from dental school in Lincoln, NE in 2013.
Since then, my passion for dentistry has continued to grow, especially my love of general dentistry. I enjoy getting to know the whole family from grandparents down and truly consider it an honor to be caring for your family’s health. I feel fortunate to build long-term relationships with people who are hard-working and genuine. Our tremendous team shares the same values and truly love what they do. We all aim to show patients that we don’t judge and our priority is YOU!
One of the biggest rewards of my job is educating a patient who is so scared of walking through a dental office door, and then having them leave with a new perspective on dentistry. I want my patients to feel confident about themselves, and I feel like a healthy smile is such an important part of the whole picture.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. We have four children, so we always have an adventure going on. I also like to garden, bike, and spend time enjoying the outdoors.
Dr. Eric Veurink
Giving you the big picture and the options you need.
From a young age I lived on a farm near Corsica, SD and originally pursued a career in civil engineering before deciding dentistry would be the best fit for me. I always wanted to work with people and apply my skills of construction and engineering on a smaller scale. I find dentistry so rewarding as our team can make an instant change in someone’s life, whether it’s getting them out of pain or giving them their dream smile. It can truly change someone’s life!
I attended Creighton University College of Dentistry and graduated in 2017. Since then I’ve started working with my wife Jennifer and have seen the importance on making each patient THE priority. In fact, we view each patient as “our” patient and are excited to have a team approach to treating everyone. It’s nice to get a second opinion from each other.
It is my desire for patients to benefit from the latest dental technology and walk out of our office feeling comfortable and confident about their experience at the Dental Care Center.
In my free time, I enjoy building projects, spending time in the Black Hills with family, and hunting.
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Dr. Pierce Smith
Educating and supporting your oral health.
I was born and raised in Alexandria, SD. I have been interested in becoming a dentist since my senior year of high school. I attended Creighton University School of DentistryThis link opens a new tab to the Creighton University website and graduated in 2022. My wife Ashley, our son and daughter, and I are excited to be back in South Dakota!
I chose dentistry because I want to help people improve their self-esteem and confidence. A smile is one of the first things people notice when interacting, and a beautiful smile can make anyone feel confident. Dentistry allows me to give back to the community that shaped the person I am today.
One of the best parts of my job is educating patients on how good oral health can lead to good overall health.
In my free time, I love hunting, fishing, golfing, and hanging out with friends and family, especially with my beautiful kids.