5 Reasons We Love Instructor Jay Gerber, DDS

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Jay Gerber, DDS: 40 Years of Educating Dentists

The team here at Synergy Orthodontic Seminars couldn’t be prouder of Dr. Jay Gerber, much-loved pediatric orthodontics educator and director. With 40 years of experience educating dentists while practicing dentistry, Dr. Jay is an invaluable resource for all dental professionals looking to elevate their practice through continuing education. So today, let’s talk about the top 5 reasons we love Instructor Jay Gerber, DDS!

1. Dr. Jay Gerber is an internationally recognized leader in occlusal and neuromuscular studies.

Dr. Jay W. Gerber is an internationally recognized leader in orthodontics. Having founded the Center for Occlusal Studies at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and directed it for a span of four decades, he has extensive experience and knowledge. Utilizing that experience and knowledge, Dr. Gerber continues his 40-year tradition of training pediatric dentists interested in orthodontics. Dentists who take his courses have gained invaluable skills and information that has helped them functionally improve the oral health of countless children.

Dr. Gerber is also a leading authority on neuromuscular dentistry as it relates to orthodontics and jaw disorders, and he served as the Director of Neuromuscular Orthodontics at LVI Global in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has frequently lectured on the subjects of functional jaw orthopedics and neuromuscular functional occlusion, both locally and internationally. His comprehensive approach to treating malocclusion emphasizes the importance of addressing airway obstruction and doing everything possible to decrease the long-term likelihood of TMJ dysfunction.

2. Dr. Gerber has noteworthy credentials.

Besides leading notable institutions like the Center for Occlusal Studies in Parkersburg and Neuromuscular Orthodontics at LVI Global, Dr. Jay Gerber has a variety of other credentials to his name. He is a lifetime member of the American Dental Association and member of the Academy of General Dentistry, holds fellowships with the International Association for Orthodontics and International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics, and is a former Diplomate of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. In addition, he has served on the editorial board of the International Journal of Orthodontics, reviewed articles for The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, and contributed to the Journal of the American Orthodontic Society.

It’s no wonder that Dr. Gerber is a highly sought-after educator and lecturer! He has become well known for his engaging teaching style that emphasizes practical techniques, as well as cutting-edge modalities.

3. He is well versed in orthodontic-related treatments.

Dr. Gerber is a master of multiple modalities and treatments related to orthodontic care. With 40 years of experience under his belt and having developed the Neuromuscular Functional Orthodontics Gerber Technique, he has extensive knowledge on ortho-related topics such as:

  • Orthodontic finishing of TMD Phase 2
  • Head, neck, and TMJ pain diagnosis and treatment
  • Airway obstruction
  • Dental imaging
  • TENS therapy for TMD
  • Bioelectrical instrumentation
  • Myotronics instrumentation

Best of all, Dr. Jay Gerber presents orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning in a way that is easy to grasp and retain. His pediatric orthodontic courses are both comprehensive and hands-on. His engaging and informative teaching style blends practical techniques with cutting-edge technology, making it easy to understand even complex concepts and material.

4. Dr. Jay Gerber developed numerous functional orthodontic appliances.

Dr. Gerber’s orthodontic vision is based on an early interceptive approach using fixed appliances for developing a full smile without extractions. As a trailblazer in the interceptive field of orthodontics, his work has helped to inform and advance modern orthodontic practice. His neuromuscular appliance designs help open the airway and develop proper facial skeletal growth. In fact, he was the first to advocate for real-time studies for bite registrations and applications of neuromuscular appliances for the correction of upper airway obstruction.

Two important appliances that have been updated and dramatically improved by Dr. Gerber are the Twin Blocks (expansion and sagittal) to improve retention while reducing the amount of time treatment takes and the Rick-A-Nator (originally designed by Dr. Rick Gallaher) for treating skeletal Class II malocclusions.

His Gerber Myofunctional Bead is another improved device and enhances a myofunctional therapy technique perfected by Dr. Gerber. It encourages proper tongue positioning without requiring extra effort from the patient or extra involvement by the practitioner. This is especially beneficial for patients with tongue posture and swallowing dysfunction, and it is particularly important when treating airway insufficiency in pediatric patients.

5. He is passionate about orthodontic education.

Passionate about sharing his wealth of knowledge learned over years of study and practice, Dr. Gerber has developed and taught his pediatric orthodontic courses for years. His mission has been to ensure that all dental health care providers have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to successfully diagnose and treat their patients who suffer from orthodontic issues. 

In line with his passion, Dr. Gerber is offering a unique study experience for dentists attending his orthodontic seminars, including PowerPoints, videos, digital guides, hands-on experience, case studies, take-home resources, and more. His comprehensive pediatric orthodontics courses take place in a classroom setting with all the necessary electronics for digital learning. What’s more, attending dentists take home an interactive digital study guide with supplementary content and his personal voice over PowerPoint videos as well as educational videos to share with your patients and their parents.

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Dr. Jay Gerber is one of the most highly regarded dentists-turned-instructors here, and it’s no wonder—his passion for helping dental professionals find the best continuing education in the field is undeniable. His expansive knowledge of pediatric orthodontics combined with a remarkable ability to break down complex topics into easily understandable chunks of information has provided many dentists with a solid foundation for adding orthodontics to their practices. Sign up for either the Comprehensive or Advanced Pediatric Orthodontics course by Dr. Jay Gerber and equip yourself with the essentials necessary for providing effective orthodontic treatment. Or browse our entire collection of courses at Synergy Orthodontic Seminars.

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