Meet the Doctors - PermaDontics


Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of our patients through our transformative dental implant procedure. We offer a specialized quality of care and product, which often exceeds patients’ expectations due to our understanding of their personal and restorative dental needs. Because we control and oversee all aspects of our innovative dental implant process within our location, we are able to exceed industry-leading levels of care to our patients in a cost-effective manner. Our employees are valued partners in carrying out this mission.

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide the best quality care and products to our dental implant patients.

Our Values

1. In offering patient-oriented care, we strive to:

  • Be compassionate
  • Be professional
  • Be innovative
  • Have integrity
  • Above all, listen to our patients

2. PermaDontics is a team in which each member plays an essential role. We:

  • Always put patients’ needs first
  • Support each other
  • Are professional
  • Are positive
  • Accept and learn from constructive feedback

About the Team

The founder of The PermaDontics Center, Dr. Joel S. Berger, D.D.S., M.D. has over 37 years of experience in his respective field. His award-winning, groundbreaking leadership in the field of Oral Surgery has been recognized worldwide. Always committed to excellence, he has worked tirelessly over the last 20 years to refine and perfect his innovative Same Day Teeth dental implant procedure.


Oral Sugeron San DiegoDr. Joel Berger, D.D.S., M.D.

Dr. Joel Berger is a renowned physician who has dedicated his career to developing the most effective, efficient and safest possible techniques in outpatient oral surgery. His specialties are outpatient maxillary and mandibular osteotomies.

International expertise

Dr. Berger is internationally recognized for his expertise in general oral surgery, dental implantology and the surgical treatment of sleep disorders.

A well-known speaker and author, Dr. Berger regularly accompanies Dr. Aires in presenting their joint research on immediate function dental implants. He has presented with Dr. Aires at the Friadent Symposium 2003 in Germany and recently presented at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in San Diego. He was also co-author of the immediate function dental implant research paper recently 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.


Dr. Berger holds both his undergraduate and doctorate degrees in dentistry from McGill University, (Montreal, Canada). He also holds a doctorate degree in general medicine from the University of Washington (Seattle).

After completing his doctorate degrees, Dr. Berger entered the oral and maxillofacial surgery-training program at the University of Washington to complete his general surgery, and oral and maxillofacial 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 garydental implantDr. Gary Krueger, Prosthodontist and Certified Dental Laboratory Technician

Gary Krueger is a 1980 graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine where he also completed his postgraduate program in Prosthodontics. Dr. Krueger is Board Certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics and a diplomat of the Board. Dr Krueger is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics and a Certified Dental Laboratory Technician.

Dr. Krueger received his training in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics at the University of California at Los Angeles. 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. We are very excited to have Dr. Krueger to join our team.

Dr Krueger is a Board Certified maxillofacial prostadontist and as certified Dental Technician he is uniquely qualified to combine the very best of the Art & Science of Dentistry to achieve outstanding results in both function and esthetics.


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


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