Meet Our Dentists
About Our Dentists
John E. Ver Ploeg, DMD - Dr. Jack
Dr. Jack was born in NH. During his educational career he resided in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Italy, and Bolivia before attending the University of New England College of Dental Medicine in Portland, ME. After completing his Doctorate of Dental Medicine he worked as a general dentist in Baltimore, MD and later Dover, NH before coming to Epping General Dentistry.
Dentistry is an ever-evolving profession, and Dr. Jack firmly believes in the value of continuing education. By maintaining a cutting edge knowledge of dental advancements he aims to provide patients with the most comfortable experience, most predictable outcome, and longest lasting results possible.
Outside of dentistry Dr. Jack can be found enjoying the outdoors. Hiking, motorcycling, sailing, mountaineering, rock and ice climbing, cross country skiing and many other outdoor pursuits occupy his free time. He enjoys traveling and is always on the lookout for the next destination.
"I love dentistry because of its immense potential to positively affect a person's life," says Dr. Jack. "I believe that every visit should focus on improving the quality of life for the patient, both during the visit by making sure the patient is as comfortable as possible and for the future through lasting, quality care."
Peter A. Ver Ploeg, DMD - Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter grew up in Nottingham. His first job was here at Epping General Dentistry, cleaning the office and making general repairs. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of New Hampshire, live in Mexico, and work out west in Yellowstone National Park and Breckenridge, Colorado. He completed coursework at Colorado Mountain College and the University of Colorado, and then in 2014 returned to the east coast to attend the University of New England College of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Peter received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2018. Prior to coming to Epping General Dentistry, he worked with Nasson Health Care in Springvale, Maine as both a general dentist and as Dental Director for the clinic.
“Dentistry is rewarding work," says Dr. Peter. "I appreciate the opportunity to work with the great community of patients and staff here at Epping General Dentistry."
When not in the office, Dr. Peter enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, cooking, and home renovation projects.
John R. Ver Ploeg, DDS - Dr. John
Dr. John Ver Ploeg grew up in the Iowa countryside. A wrestler and trombone player in high school, he then left home to attend the University of Pennsylvania and later Montana State University. In 1979, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota, where he met Julia, a dental hygiene student and his future wife.
Upon graduation, John and Julia moved out to New Hampshire to start their life together. Forty-plus years later they are still here, the proud parents of 4 adventurous children who continue to explore various corners of the world.
As often as the weather permits, he can most often be found skiing, skating, swimming, or boating on Lake Pawtuckaway.
"Southeastern New Hampshire is a wonderful place to live," says Dr. John. "I enjoyed my many years on Main Street."