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 Society 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 three 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.


Nila is our front desk coordinator. She recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelors in communication and science disorders with a minor in Spanish. Nila plans on pursuing a graduate degree in speech pathology. Her tenure with this practice will provide valuable practical experience on how teeth placement can affect speech.

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 our front desk concierge and shares time in the clinic. She is a Certified 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.


Aubrielle is our treatment coordinator. She graduated from Indian River State College with an A.A in Health Science and has previous experience in nursing. When she isn’t at the office, she enjoys drawing, painting, and traveling with her boyfriend.