Dr. Jacobus has spent the majority of his life in St. Lucie county as not only an orthodontist, but as a leader among the orthodontic community. Dr. J is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Southern Association of Orthodontists. Learn more about Dr. J.

When Dr. J isn’t working on his golf game or fly fishing on the Indian River Lagoon, he is most likely spending time with his family. Dr. J is married, has three children and four grandchildren who always keep him busy.

He credits his wonderful staff for making Jacobus Orthodontics great.

Our Staff

Our staff is friendly, caring and eager to help! Every member of our team is a highly trained professional who attends frequent continuing education courses. They are all parents or aunts themselves, so they share your concerns when it comes to caring for your children.

Diane is our office manager and is a Certified Orthodontic Assistant. She has worked in the orthodontic field since 1985 and has been with Jacobus Orthodontics since 1999. Married to her high school sweetheart in 1981, they have three beautiful daughters and four beautiful grandchildren. Diane enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is active in her church ministry.


Daisy is an Orthodontic Assistant. Daisy recently graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health and a minor in Biology. She is continuing her education to become an orthodontist.


Alissa is our Treatment Coordinator. She has a background in sales and marketing and is excited to start her new career in orthodontics! In her spare time, Alissa enjoys classic car shows and spending time with her fiance, black lab and one-eyed cat.

Kayla is a Certified Orthodontic Assistant and lab tech. Kayla and her husband have two children. She enjoys fishing and boating with her husband and is also an experienced hair stylist.

Aubri is a Certifed Orthodontic Assistant and has been with Dr. Jacobus since 1993. Happily married since 1996, Aubri and her husband have one daughter. Aubri enjoys shopping and going to the beach. She is also a big fan of the Dave Matthews Band. Her weekends are spent with her husband traveling throughout the state watching their daughter compete in volleyball tournaments.


Karri is our front desk concierge. Karri and her husband have two sons and have recently relocated from Connecticut to Florida. In her spare time Karri enjoys hiking, biking and going to the beach.