Chen C Jerry DDS

337 S 10th St, Taft, CA 93268

The most rewarding part of being an orthodontist is seeing how happy and excited my patients are about their beautiful new smiles. In my opinion, there is simply no better feeling than knowing you have made a positive difference in someone's life. Dr. Chen

Dr. Chen grew up in Southern California, graduated from UCLA with cum laude honors, and afterwards, attained a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from USC. Dr. Chen earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from USC, graduating third in a class of 124 dental students. He was honored with the Everitt V. Payne Memorial Award and membership into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, an honorary dental fraternity.

Following two years of private practice in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Chen chose to further his interest in orthodontics by entering the University of Colorado Specialty Residency in 2005. Trained under respected leaders in the orthodontic profession, he attained great proficiency in the newest techniques, such as Invisalign, clear and self-ligating brackets, Damon Smile, and temporary anchorage devices. He graduated with the Co-Outstanding Resident Award. He also obtained prestigious board certification status for the years 2007-2012.

Dr. Chen lives in Bakersfield with his wife Trisha and his daughter and son, Lana and James. Outside of the office, he enjoys a variety of outdoor activities such as golfing, cycling, skiing, swimming, and hiking. He also enjoys baking with his daughter, bike riding around the neighborhood with his kids, working on computers, and learning new skills. In addition to English, he is fluent in Chinese and Taiwanese.

This year, 2018, marks the tenth year Dr. Chen first began his practice in Bakersfield. With the goal of providing the best service to all the patients, Dr. Chen and our staff are excited to move into a brand new, state-of-art new location. Featuring some of the newest technology the orthodontic field has to offer, the brand new facility utilizes impression-less 3D real-time scanning and virtual setup, CBCT ultra low radiation X-ray machine, and a streamlined sterilization center. The technology and the new facility allow Dr. Chen to deliver cutting-edge treatment in the most comfortable setting.

A beautiful smile is usually the main reason to seek orthodontic treatment and the obvious benefit of braces. There are, however, many other benefits that are often overlooked. In addition to dental aesthetics, Dr. Chen emphasizes treatments plans aimed to enhance facial aesthetics, a Face Driven treatment plan. Designed in anticipation of the short- and long-term impacts of treatment on each patient's face and profile, its purpose is to improve function, harmonize the jaw relationship, and establish the optimal dental and gingival (gum) health.

Because no two patients are exactly alike, Dr. Chen will customize the most effective and efficient treatment to address each patient's individual needs and concerns. Utilizing the latest technology, Dr. Chen is able to move teeth more efficiently, with greater comfort while, in selected cases, reducing the need to extract teeth.

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