Dentist In Bakersfield CA - Jonathan H. Garger, DMD
I was born in Pittsburgh and attended University of Pittsburgh and received BA in Medical Technology and a BA in Political Science and continued on to receive my Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the same campus in 1989. Following Dental School, I worked as an associate dentist in Sarver, PA. Following that experience, I left the private sector to become a dental officer in the dental corps of the the US Air Force during the Desert Shield/Desert Storm period (1990-1993). At that time I was stationed at George AFB near Victorville and Travis AFB in Fairfield.
Upon leaving the service, I worked at a number of dental offices as an associate and learned a great deal about what works and what does not work in a dental office. In 1999, I took over an excellent dental practice from Dr. Thomas Shearman, who I later found had some of the nicest patients I ever met. Since my arrival, a lot of improvements in technology and expansion of services have occurred, but the basic premise of having a good relationship with the people in the practice has stayed the same.
In my spare time, I have special interest in the theatre arts and Boy Scouts. I am proud to say that I earned the Eagle Scout award during my childhood, and it played a great role in shaping my values. Now, I am the proud father of a scout who is in Troop 484.
Although, my biggest passion today is spending the quality time with my wife, (and partaking her endless gourmet food) and my son, Sammy, I would have to say my second most significant passion is being a dentist in Bakersfield that is able to serve the dental needs of the people in my community. My commitment is to continue on improving my skill as a Dentist with the highest standard of care and deliver the premium quality of dental services to all my patients and always be there for them.