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Meet Dr. Garger

Dentist In Bakersfield CA - Jonathan H. Garger, DMD

I was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended the University of 
Pittsburgh for both my undergraduate and graduate studies. After earning a 

Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in 
Political Science, I continued on to earn my Doctorate of Dental Medicine 
(DMD) in 1989. Following dental school, I worked as an Associate Dentist in 
Sarver, Pennsylvania. In 1990, I left the private sector to become a 
Dental Officer in the Dental Corps of the United States Air Force. During 
the Desert Shield/Storm period of 1990-1993, I was stationed at both the 
George AFB near Victorville, California and the Travis AFB in Fairfield, 

After separating from the service, I was employed at a number of dental 
offices as an Associate Dentist. This is where I learned a great deal about 
what the worked and what didn't work for a private dental practice, along 
with what were the best 
ways to care for patients and all of their dental needs. In 1999, I 
acquired a dental practice from Dr. 
Thomas Sherman, who I later found had some of the nicest patients I had 
ever met! I was very happy with the staff and patients, but the office 
was dated and in need of upgrades... 
In order to establish a facility worthy of my patients, I invested almost 
$2 million to build my dream dental office, here in the Riverwalk Medical 
Plaza on Stockdale Highway in 2008. I feel that it is the nicest dental 
office in Bakersfield and most people who have visited Gentle Family 
Dentistry agree. It is the nicest dental office in Bakersfield. 

In my private time, I have a special interest in the Theatre Arts, American 
History, and Broadway Musicals. We are proud sponsors of the Gaslight 
Melodrama Theater. I am also a former Eagle Scout and supporter of the Boy 
Scouts, who develop skills and ethics in our youth (which is needed now 
more than ever). 

Professionally, my most significant passion is being a Dentist in 
Bakersfield who is able to serve the dental needs of the wonderful people 
in our community. My personal commitment is to continue to improve my 
dental skills through continuous education courses and training, in order 
to provide the highest possible standard of dental care to each of my 
patients. Our motto: 
"Hi-Tech dentistry with old time care" is our daily mission to you.