Modern Dentistry of Auburn
Jesse Whitely, DDS:
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Modern Dentistry of Auburn
Jesse Whitely, DDS
Auburn, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Denise M. from Auburn, CA (Source: Yelp)


Six months later, an extraction and several crowns and another cleaning, and my first impression has been reinforced. Namely that I am so thankful to have found this dental office (Modern Dentistry of Auburn). There has been a recent change of ownership, with Drs. Contreras and Randhawa having relocated to other areas. From the patient’s view, the transition appears seamless. Dr. Whitely extends the same feeling of welcoming and caring combined with knowledgeable professionalism. I highly recommend them.

Thomas C. Knueppel (Source: Google)


I recently had a procedure done (bridge replaced) by Dr. Whitely. I was very impressed by his professional staff and their attention to my every need. Dr. Whitely was excellent in explaining every detail of the procedure and offering me an alternate less expensive option if I chose to do that. The new bridge is perfect and I highly recommend this dentist! Kathryn Knueppel

Matt C. from Grass Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


We recently relocated to Grass Valley. My insurance gave me 2 options within a reasonable distance. One being Modern Dentistry. The other option had really poor Yelp reviews. So, made the cleaning appointment, about 2 weeks out from my initial contact, which seems very reasonable. My appointment was set for 10 am. I was probably in the chair by 10:01! Here’s what makes this place special: The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, and they use modern technology. The x-ray process does not use the sharp, old school reflector?? rectangles that my old dentist would jam with reckless abandonment into my mouth. Modern Dentistry uses a round edged version that was thicker and much more comfortable. For the cleaning, they use a water jet for 90% of the work. They also show you pictures of your teeth, so you have an idea of what needs to be addressed. A pretty much pleasurable experience. I’ll be back in 6 months.

Stefanie M. from Colfax, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to this dental office for a couple months now. They are hands down the nicest group of people. I have always felt so welcomed in the office by all staff members. My latest procedure was 3 crowns. I am so satisfied with the work I received. My teeth look amazing. I’m definitely thankful that my insurance assigned me to this dental office.

 (Source: Google)


Bethany A. from Sacramento, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am new to Modern Dentistry of Auburn and I want to scream from the rooftops “thank the heavens!” Lol Now, I know what you’re thinking; dramatic much? Yes, but, what you have to understand is that my old dentist was a nightmare. Not only did I get bad service and long waits but it was like “pulling teeth” to get answers! See how I did that there. All jokes aside, truth be told, I never knew what condition my teeth really were in. Then, through a friend, I found Modern Dentistry. Of course I was skeptical of every dentist after what I’d been putting up with for 3 years at the other place but the moment I walked in, I was pleasantly surprised. The waiting area is beautiful and welcoming and they even offer water and coffee. COFFEE, I mean really, these people are about to get in your mouth and they willingly offer up coffee breath to themselves for the benefit of pleasing their patients. I was greeted by every worker who happened to walk by and was helped by the lovely front and, back end woman, Athena. She was friendly, funny, and informative, all while making you feel like you’re new to the family, and the party lol. Love her! Once I was in the back room, all the woman that I met were nice and welcoming. I had an injury as a child that resulted in damaging several of my teeth and though they’ve been fixed several times, the measures haven’t lasted. Unfortunately it makes me extremely insecure and I feel like often, I get judged for having the missing and broken teeth. That wasn’t the case here, not only did I come out of my shell, by the end of the exam I felt more optimistic than I have in years. They put me at ease, explained everything and I was even given shades to wear the whole time so my eyes were protected and the light didn’t blind me. On top of all that, at my next appointment they were able to save a tooth I thought I was going to lose AND informed me of a misdiagnosis when it came to another! They replaced in right then and there! Poop you not, they have a machine that straight up makes teeth in the back. The technology is amazing and you walk out with a brand new crown or veneer that match your other teeth perfectly. There is nothing better than going somewhere for a procedure and it feeling like you’re hanging with friends, moreover nothing can replace the hope and excitement they have given back to me about my smile and teeth! Can’t thank them enough and I’m so glad I dropped those a-holes at the other place and gave Modern Dentistry of Auburn a chance. Can’t wait to see my new smile soon!

Douglas K. from Auburn, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Modern Dentistry for about two years. The doctor sees our entire family, including my 3 year old grandson. I recently went through the Invisalign treatment primarily to straighten my lower teeth, despite the fact that I had braces as an adolescent. The results are nothing short of amazing – in just 10 months. The entire staff is incredible! Very friendly and knowledgeable. I Highly recommend Modern Dentistry.

Philip Gooch (Source: Google)


My last recent visit was for simple cleaning. Not only was the staff friendly and courteous as usual, the cleaning hygenist did a very thorough procedure and took the time to explain my on going dental hygiene and progress. I left feeling confident and educated. Dr. Whiteley has worked with me in creating and fitting new dentures, His detailed work and final fit is as comfortable and natural as I’ve ever experienced.

Carla Beauchamp (Source: Google)


I have been a patient at this practice since we first moved to Auburn in 2011 and have as such experienced several dentists during the course of those 9 years. I am happy to say that Dr. Whitely is by far my favorite. He is kind, caring, calm, thorough and genuine. I would highly recommend him to all of my friends. Prior to his arrival, I had started to look around for a new dentist, but am very happy now that I stayed on as his arrival changed my mind.

Maki M. from Loomis, CA (Source: Yelp)


After a not-so-great experience I’ve had at another dental office, whose office looked unsanitary and the dentist roughly implemented the procedures on me, I feel so fortunate to have found Dr. Whitley and his fantastic team. If you’re looking for an attentive and professional dental team to care for your dental needs, you should definitely check out the Modern Dentistry of Auburn.

Lauren W. from Grass Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everything about my appointment was well done. COVID protocols are followed beyond expectations in a manner that was efficient and comfortable. Upon arrival they request you park in a designated spot then call the office to check in. A staff member then greets you in your car, gives you any paperwork to fill out and promptly returns to bring you into the office. The office and exam rooms are nicely decorated, staff members are friendly, professional. Dr. Whitely is personable, confident and explains all the procedures thoroughly. His work is gentle and he listened and addressed my concerns. He has all the latest equipment. I am looking forward to establishing a long patient-doctor relationship with him.

 (Source: Google)


Benet J. from Meadow Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently had an appointment with Dr. Whitely, in Auburn, Ca. To restore a tooth with a crown. He and his staff were so helpful and friendly. I had absolutely no pain through the whole procedure, not even when he numbed me, and I had the Crown in less than 2 hours, instead of a week or more. This is my second day, and I still have no pain. I highly recommend this dental office office and Dr. Whitely. Benét Jones

Nellie G. from Lotus, CA (Source: Yelp)


We have had great service from the dentist, dental hygienist and the office staff. Everyone is very professional and friendly, and both Dr. Whitely and his hygienist have explained everything that they are doing very well. This has been a much more positive experience than the prior dentist we had been seeing.

Candice D. from Greenwood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very pleased with my recent cleaning appointment. Everyone is so welcoming and the hygienist was thorough and gentle! As she worked, I was remembering an experience from many years ago when a hygienist elsewhere caused me a lot of pain. Though I did not see the dentist on this visit, he is very friendly and thorough. I highly recommend Modern Dentistry of Auburn.

T S. from Auburn, CA (Source: Yelp)


Awesome Dentist and Staff!!!   They are extremely professional and have the most current technology!  Which is of course the most important issue in any doctor and I trust them completely and am totally happy with the care I have received.   But also, they are all very caring and kind people and you can tell from the moment you walk through the door that they are truly there because they want to help you!   That speaks volumes to me and I would highly recommend this Dentist and his staff to anyone.

Patti C. from Penn Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


Love, love, love this Dental Office. Everyone is so friendly. They don’t keep you waiting either! I am able to get an appointment if I need one. Dentist is amazing – always asks if everything’s okay while he’s drilling on your teeth. Very caring, friendly – Price is good as well. I moved out of the area last year, but will continue to drive the extra miles to go to this dentist.

Rae Vant (Source: Google)


After 20 plus years with the same dentist, I decided to switch dentists because of the unfriendly atmosphere. Modern Dentistry was in my plan so I chose them. I called the office to get started and was delighted to hear the friendly, enthusiastic receptionist explaining the process to me. A few days later, on a Saturday, I lost a crown. I called Jessie’s cell phone and to my dismay, he answered. We determined it was not an emergency and that I would call the office Monday morning. Upon my arrival, I again felt the friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere. The facility was clean and clearly evident of their practice of keeping patients safe from COVID-19. I can’t believe I waited so long to make this change. I hope we have a long, mutually respectful relationship. Great Job!!!

Tracy W (Source: Google)


I love this Dentist!!! That maybe a weird thing to say, but it’s true. Dr. Whitely and his staff are so gentle and caring. They always explain what they are doing inside your mouth, so there are no surprises along the way. That goes a long way in my book, as I am always a little nervous when there are needles or drills involved. Modern Dentistry makes most of their crowns and caps in house so there are not a lot of return visits to complete the process. That is a great thing in this busy world. One of the best things about this place is they have amazing music playing. I bet they would even turn it to a playlist you like if you asked them. I wish I had met a Dentist like this earlier in my life. I probably would have kept up with my oral health a bit better. It’s just a good experience over all. I plan to be a patient for the rest of my life. Thank you for coming to Auburn Dr. Whitely.

Valerre A. from Grass Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


No one ever thinks that going to the dentist is something to look forward to, but Modern Dentistry makes it as pleasant as possible. From walking into the nice office and being greeted by friendly staff to the very simple form you fill out that doesn’t ask for your life history and your left lung and being seen almost immediately, you don’t even have time to worry about anything. My hygenist Shayla was very thorough with her explanations of what was going to happen and she did a fabulous job from xrays to cleaning. I am actually one of those nuts that likes to have my teeth cleaned and she was so gentle and made sure I was comfortable at all times. Because they are so thorough, both my husband and I have some work that needs to be done, but another plus is that they take Care Credit and prioritized what we should work on first (crowns). And, oh yes, they make crowns in their office so you don’t have to leave with a temporary – you get your permanent crown in one visit! If you are looking for the best dentist in Auburn or the foothills, look no further!

Meghan A. from Rancho Cordova, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am a new patient at Modern Dentistry and this place is amazing. On the day of my appointment I did not even have to wait all but 5min to actually get taken back and get in the chair. (Only because I needed to fill out new patient paperwork) The office itself is so clean and such a relaxing environment. Once I arrived their office manager Athina made me feel very comfortable, she is so sweet and informative. She answered any questions I had about what was going to take place. (A little anxious seeing the dentist) Once in the exam room all the back office staff made me feel so at ease. I had my teeth cleaned and xrays to figure out exactly what work I needed done. I needed to be seen by a specialist for a root canal before they could fix the rest of my issues. Before I left Athina took the time to help set me up a referral to a specialty office close to my home. This was the best experience and I look forward to continuing my care with Modern Dentistry of Auburn.

M C. from NV, NV (Source: Yelp)


GREAT customer service in addition to excellent dental care. I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with this office over the last year. Most recently, they were willing to go the extra mile to assist me when an issue came up (not at all tied to the services provided by Dr. Whitely or his staff, but rather a problem associated with a lab they also work with).  They were quick to act on my behalf as soon as I alerted them to the issue (after admittedly a considerable delay on my end) and ultimately were willing to go to bat for me with their vendor so that the problem could be rectified quickly and without additional expense on my end. It’s rare to find an office that still treats clients with such consideration, so it’s even more highly valued when you do. Would highly recommended!

Elias & Laurabeth Pompa (Source: Google)


So far, I’ve had a cleaning, a crown and a filling and I am very happy with Dr. Whitely and his crew. Everyone is very kind and polite. During the whole crown process, Dr. Whitely kept checking to make sure I was still doing ok which I appreciate, and Amanda was great, always ready with he needed before he even asked. Even the ladies at the front desk are very friendly! I hope I never need another crown, but I’m happy to say I have confidence that I’m at the right place. I will be continuing to go back to take care of my other fillings and for future cleanings and all my future dental needs. Thank you Modern Dentistry of Auburn!

Chris G (Source: Google)


I called Dr Whitley on his emergency number on a early Sunday morning with a tooth infection. I did not have an assigned dentist at the time so I was desperate and in a lot of pain. He responded Within the hour, and from the start sounded caring, kind and helpful. He helped me get antibiotics that morning right away and his office squeezed me in for an app. He got a me referral with root canal specialist who accepted my insurance and was very nice and caring as well. I’ve gone back for a filling and cleaning. Lynn the receptionist is helpful and respectful, and so is everyone else in the office. Highly recommend them. Having HMO plan makes it hard at times finding a good dental office.. so glad I found Modern Dentistry of Auburn.

Ron G. from San Leandro, CA (Source: Yelp)


Doctor Contreras is in my mind the best Dentist around. He did a full mouth restoration on me. 30 teeth total. My teeth were broken an wore down. He started in the back and worked forward. He brang all my teeth back to the rights size and gave me a perfect bite. All other dentist I went to said it would cost way to much and would take a long time. He hooked me up on the price with the best crowns and did them all in 8 visit in 2 months. I am a General Contractor and understand what a true craftsman is. Thank you so much Doc tor Contreras.

Elen Pass B. from Auburn, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this is an efficient, kind, & skillful group of people. I have never left that office anything less than happy and impressed by the quality of their work and the fact that it is always pain-free. I don’t fear going to the dentist anymore (after years of practicing “avoidance therapy”.) In a time when I am afraid to make recommendations for anything, I can comfortably say…They are the best!

Erica P. from Auburn, CA (Source: Yelp)


First dentist that I actually don’t have anxiety going to. They make you feel comfortable and are friendly. I believe her name was Dana (I am horrible with names) she just did my daughter and my cleanings and she was great with my daughter, talked her through what she was going to do and let her feel all the tools so she would not be scared. She was also very patient with all my daughters questions and running around while I got my cleaning done. Thank you!

Michelle V. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I recently had a crown break off and called the dentist office– they were able to get me in promptly for an appointment. Dr. Whitley was a mouth magician with skilled gentle hands and excellent bedside manner. He was able to take out and replace the crown in less than an hour and a half. I am so impressed with this entire dentist office! Everyone is so friendly, attentive and accommodating. Our family is “at home” here and so very grateful to have such an amazing group in our sweet town of Auburn.

Jennifer Trezona (Source: Google)


I have just started going to Modern Denistry this year, i chose them as my provider in large part due to stellar reviews. I am SO happy i did! I cant say enough about Dr Whitely is very pleasant, explains things clearly, and the dreaded Novacaine injection was pretty painless! Staff is very friendly, on time, efficient. Excellent practice.

Frank Brinkman (Source: Google)


I have had 4 visits to Modern Dentistry. Initial visit, a crown replacement, and 2 deep cleanings. These were my first dental appointments in 4 years. I am impressed with this dentists results and the skills of the hygienists. I am most impressed with the communication both in the office and electronic email to keep me informed of the status of his office as it related to COVID-19.

Jason S. from Auburn, CA (Source: Yelp)


After several visits to Dr. Whitely’s office I can say that I’m impressed with the friendly, professional, and patient staff. Chairside manner is important, and it is exceptional, here. All procedures have been clearly explained and there seems to always be a focus on patient comfort. I’ve not only appreciated the how Dr. Whitely communicated with me, but also the way he interacted with his staff. This speaks volumes. Dental work has become extremely expensive (not that it’s ever been cheap) and this office is not ‘discount dentistry.’ The cost of exceptional work, great staff and the use of cutting edge equipment has been has been well worth the investment.

Amber O. from Grass Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let me start by saying I am terrified of going to the dentist. As in I had to take Xanax just for my initial exam terrified. As in I haven’t gone to the dentist in years and only went now because the pain in my mouth made it impossible to concentrate on anything else terrified. That being said, it turned out I needed quite an extensive amount of dental work done-3 root canals (which had to be done by an endodontist), 6 crowns, full deep cleaning (aka scaling and root planing), and replacement of a filling. Dr. Whiteley and his staff were WONDERFUL!! Both Dr. Whiteley and Candace (she’s the dental hygienist who did my deep cleaning) are the best Novocain shot givers I’ve ever had and very gentle at what they’re doing, and they make sure I’m not in pain or uncomfortable throughout procedures. Also, my blood sugar got low one day and I had leave to go get some juice. The next time I came in, juice pouches had been stocked in the office! Great team, and I’m somewhat less scared of having my teeth worked on.

Ferrin Call (Source: Google)


I’ve been happy with this dentist’s office. I’ve had a good experience with all the hygienists. Dr. Whitely was easy to work with when my new nightguard needed adjustments to fit properly. I have also been impressed with his response to COVID-19. The office enacted protocols that made me feel safe going in for my cleaning. Dr. Whitely’s email updates to his patients made it clear that he cares about our community.

Lacey B. from Roseville, CA (Source: Yelp)


There is NOTHING I don’t like about this place! Staff is exceptional! You feel welcomed as soon as you walk in the door, and as you are leaving. I think they have to go through hospitality school along with their regular dentistry curriculum!! Also, no long delays or wait times…my appointment time is when I am seen. Furthermore, everything is CLEAN! The bathrooms are fully stocked with mouthwash and toothbrushes. Coffee and tea in the waiting room too!! How lucky I am to have found them!!