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About Your Dental Implant Surgeon

PermaDontics Dental Implant Center’s founder - Dr. Joel S. Berger, D.D.S., M.D. has over 37 years of experience as an oral surgeon. His award-winning work in the field of dental implants has been recognized worldwide. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Berger has refined and perfected Same Day Teeth dental implants.


 Dr. Joel Berger, D.D.S., M.D. - Dental Implants Oral Surgeon

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Dr. Berger is an internationally recognized dental implant oral surgeon. As a speaker and author, he regularly presents research on immediate function dental implants. Having presented at the Friadent Symposium in Germany and at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in San Diego. He is co-author of a dental implant research paper published in the International Journal of Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Berger is a professor at the University of California, San Diego - Division of Plastic Surgery, as well as the Secretary of the California Coalition of Cleft and Craniofacial Center.



Joel Berger, D.D.S., M.D. holds undergraduate and doctorate degrees in dentistry from McGill University, (Montreal, Canada) and a doctorate degree in general medicine from the University of Washington (Seattle).

Dr. Berger entered the oral and maxillofacial surgery-training program at UW to complete his surgical training. He then spent a year in Europe doing a fellowship at two major centers in both Holland and Austria. Finally, in 1981, after one more year of advanced training at McGill University, Dr. Berger began his practice in San Diego.



Dr. Gary Krueger - Prosthodontist and Dental Laboratory Technician

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Gary Krueger graduated from University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1980, where he completed his postgraduate program in Prosthodontics. Dr. Krueger is a certified dental laboratory technician and maxillofacial prosthodontist.


While maintaining a private practice of Prosthodontics in Buffalo, NY for 17 years, Dr. Krueger was on staff and consultant to the department of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and lectured nationally and internationally for Ivoclar.


  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • American Board of Prosthodontics
  • American College of Prosthodontics (Fellow)


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