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Dr. Jeffrey Trester

Dentistry
Ventura, CA
48 years experience male

About

Bio

I have been practicing for 42 years, 36 in private practice. I am currently a full time clinical instructor at the NYU-Lutheran Hospital Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program in Santa Barbara , Calif. Besides a 2 year General Practice Residency, I have about 4000 post-doctoral training hours.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

8 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trester
Dentistry 48 years experience
Dentist: See a general dentist or prosthodontist. You have a right anterior disc displacement. Well designed splint therapy will likely improve your situation. Seeing someone who has trained at the pankey institute would be my admittedly biased recommendation.
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trester
Dentistry 48 years experience
See a dentist: Teeth pain can be very complex. Besides problems with the teeth, pain can come from the muscles, the joints, heart disease, nerve problems, tumors, sinus problems, among others. Based on what you described it seems likely that your pain is from muscle spasms and is being referred to the teeth. However you should see a dentist to rule out more serious problems.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trester
Dentistry 48 years experience
Use a tongue scraper: Your tongue has small bumps on it called papillae. When these papillae get filled with bacteria they can become swollen and discolored turning either white, yellow or sometimes black. They can also become elongated causing what is called white hairy tongue or black hairy tongue. This is also a major cause of bad breath. Try scraping your tongue with an oolitt tongue scraper as far back as you can.

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Mar 28, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Trester is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Trester is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm a nurse, thought disc! Thanks a million. Painful! Tracy
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Dental School
Graduated 1973MD

Medical/Graduate school

Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

UC Medical Center at Mt. Zion

Residency

U.S. Dental Institute (orthodontics)

Residency

Center for Bioesthetics, Dr. Robert Lee, Director UCLA Dental Sleep Medicine mini-residency

Residency

Adept Institute, UCSF Dental School, Dr. Harry Albers, Director

Residency

Pankey Institute, Key Biscayne Florida, Dr. Irwin Becker, Director

Residency

Approximately 6000 hours of post-dental school training.

Awards

Fellow and Master, Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow, Pierre Fouchard Academy
Lifetime membership award from the American Dental Association

Affiliations

L.D. Pankey Study Group of Southern California
Westlake Study Group for Interdisciplinary Excellence
Channel Islands Dental Forum (A Seattle Study Club Affiliate)
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