Meet The Dentists

James Peurach, DDS

Raised in Hastings, Dr. Jim graduated Hastings High School. Then he entered the University of Michigan as a Regent's Alumni Scholar.

While at the University of Michigan, Jim was twice named a James B. Angell Scholar. He received his B.S. with high distinction in Anthropology-Zoology in 1981.

That fall Dr. Jim started his training at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and received his DDS degree in 1985. During his time at the School of Dentistry, Jim received the Donald A. Kerr award as the outstanding student in general and oral pathology and the American Academy of Dental Radiography award as the outstanding student in dental radiography. He was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society. Dr. Jim's student research was published in the journal, Anesthesia Progress and he was honored to present his results at the 1985 meeting of the International Association of Dental Research in Dallas Texas.

After dental school, Dr. Jim elected to do a one year General Practice Residency at the University of Illinois Hospital. His residency experience included a course in physical diagnosis through the University of Illinois medical school, a rotation on an internal medicine service (at the West Side VA Hospital), and a rotation on an anesthesia service doing IV sedation and general anesthesia for surgeries. It also included rotations in oral surgery and hospital dentistry, working primarily on medically compromised patients and Medicaid eligible children.

Dr. Jim returned to Hastings in 1986 to join his father, Dr. Carl Peurach, in private practice. Jim partnered with his father until Dr. Carl's retirement in 1995. Since 1996, Dr. Jim has partnered with Dr. Angie and a dedicated support staff.

Over the years Jim has had over 600 hours of continuing education on such subjects as obstructive sleep apnea, dental implants, porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, all ceramic cosmetic restorations, chronic pain and many others. Dr. Jim is a member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association and the West Michigan District Dental Association.

Dr. Jim married his high school sweetheart Peggy in 1982. They have three sons: Stephen, Jonathan and Thomas. Jim enjoys golf, tennis and outdoor recreation. He has been a parent coach for over 30 youth soccer, basketball and baseball teams.

Jayson Clore, DMD

Dr. Jayson is a native of West Michigan.  He attended Northview High School and graduated in 2004.  He then attended Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana where he obtained his bachelor's degree in Chemistry in 2008.  Dr. Jayson also has a masters degree in Health Science from Grand Valley State University (2014).  He attended dental school at the A.T. Still University of Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health, graduating at the top of his class in 2018.

Dr. Jayson has been married to his wife, Nicole, for over 10 years.  They have three little boys; Flynn, Grand and Hugh.  As a family, they enjoy being outside and camping in the summer.  They are happy to be back in Michigan, where they call home.

Fun Facts about Dr. Jayson:  He was class president of his dental class.  During his Kindergarten year he lived on a medical compound in Africa, where his father performed dental care.  He has a huge heart for mission work helping at a veterans clinic during his last two years of dental school and has traveled to both Jamaica and Guyana with dental teams over the past few years.