Bakersfield Office
9873 Camino Media, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 834-4100

Taft Office
337 South 10th Street, Suite A
Taft, CA 93268
(661) 765-2795

  • GREEEATT - NO joke I enjoy walking to the office and I feel very welcome and not like a stranger at all! And I am very happy with my results so far :)
    - N. Qwfan

Meet Dr. Chen

dr jerry chen

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


Dr. Chen grew up in Southern California, graduating from UCLA with cum laude honors and afterwards, attaining a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from USC. Dr. Chen earned his Doctoral of Dental Surgery from USC and graduated 3rd 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, the Damon System, and Temporary Anchorage Devices. He graduated with the Co-Outstanding Resident Award.

Dr. Chen regularly attends lectures and seminars to incorporate the latest advancements in treatment methodology and technology into the practice.

Treatment Philosophy

A beautiful smile is usually the main reason to seek orthodontic treatment and the obvious benefit of braces. There are many other benefits which are often overlooked. In addition to dental esthetics, Dr. Chen places an emphasis on planning treatments aimed to enhance facial esthetics, a "Face Driven" Treatment Plan. It is designed in anticipation of the short- and long-term impacts of treatment on each patient's face and profile. The 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 and, in selected cases, reducing the need to extract teeth.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • Kern County Dental Society

Outside the Office

Dr. Chen resides in Bakersfield with his wife, Trisha, and two cats, Tigger and Neeko. He enjoys outdoor activities such as golfing, cycling, skiing, swimming and hiking. He also enjoys cooking, working on computers, and learning new skills. In addition to English, he is fluent in Chinese and Taiwanese.


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Bakersfield Office: 9873 Camino Media, Suite 100 Bakersfield, CA 93311 | Phone: (661) 834-4100
Taft Office: 337 South 10th St., Suite A Taft, CA 93268 | Phone: (661) 765-2795

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