Escondido Dentist, Dr Jeffry Kerbs, treats TMJ with success. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is something that everyone has, its the joint that allows our mouth to open and close. When the TMJ starts to have pain, popping, discomfort, this means that the bones, muscles and ligaments of the jaw joint aren’t functioning at their best, resulting in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).


TMD can present itself as up to 120 different symptoms that mimic other illnesses, making it difficult to diagnose. Symptoms like morning headaches, sore facial muscles, popping or clicking sounds when you chew, neck and back pain, toothaches, tooth sensitivity, ringing in the ears, ear aches, bowel and stomach issues, and numb fingers are just some of the symptoms that can be connected to your jaw, TMJ, function.

Dr Kerbs is highly trained to diagnose and treat TMD. If you have any of these issues, call today to schedule a consultation, we are here to help. 760-746-3663

Reverse the signs of aging with Smoothlase™. Escondido dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, uses his Fotona Laser to rejuvenate his patient’s skin. Smoothlase™ uses gentle laser light energy to stimulate the formation of young collagen. Smoothlase™ plumps and tightens the face in the cheeks, nose, lips and chin areas without the need for any injections or foreign materials.reverse-aging-with-laser-therapyFine lines and deep wrinkles fill in to reveal a more youthful appearance. Smoothlase™ is non-surgical, it is done from within the mouth, there are no injections required, recovery is immediate, there is no swelling, peeling, redness, and no post-op discomfort. This means there is no down time! Call our Escondido dental office for more information today 760-746-3663.

Escondido holistic dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, uses laser technology in many of the daily procedures preformed for his patients. His Fotona Laser is able to preform many procedures, including procedures that improve the aesthetics of the face. These include Smoothlase (treating the fine lines and wrinkles in the skin around the mouth and cheeks) and Liplase (plumping and re-sculpting the lips).

Sometimes even the simplest of things seem so difficult to obtain. One of our patients had lived many years disliking a spot on her lip that made her self-conscious and affected the way she interacted with people. Her medical doctor told her “there is nothing we can do.” The doctor didn’t know about our state-of-the-art Fotona Laser treatment which certainly “can do!” … and with immediate results!

These before and after pictures were taken immediately after the procedure and the lip has continued to heal with time. The outcome?… Our patient is extremely happy and pleased with the dramatic results!

Many of the advanced procedures we can do at Dr. Kerbs Office are possible because of our Fotona Er/YAG and Nd/YAG laser.

Our patients are always surprised at how easy and fast the laser procedures are. There is little discomfort after the procedures and minimal healing time.

Fotona Laser Treatments with Dr. Kerbs

Immediately Post-Operative Photo 

If you have any questions regarding any of our laser dental procedures, please call our Escondido Holistic Dental Practice today! 760-746-3663.

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Escondido TMJ / TMD Therapy with Holistic Dentist Dr. Jeffry Kerbs

Escondido Holistic Dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, treats unstable bites and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) with Condylar Centering Orthotic (C2O) Therapy. C2O therapy is a proven and predictable way to stabilize the TMJ joint or jaw joint. We know that there is a direct correlation between the health of the joint and the occlusion (bite, or the way the upper and lower teeth fit together). The key to stabilizing the joint and relaxing the inflamed muscle is to keep the teeth apart and to center the TMJ into its most stable position. If this is not done, the joint will continue to get worse over time.

Signs and symptoms of an unstable bite/joint are one or more of the following:


-Neck / Shoulder Pain

-Facial Muscle Pain and Tension

-Earaches and Pain

-Tooth Wear, Gum Recession

-Unexplained Tooth or Mouth Pain

A benefit to therapy is that more often than not, some of the aforementioned symptoms can be reduced or even eliminated. C2O therapy is not a night guard. It allows Dr. Kerbs, with his specialized training, to make an accurate diagnosis as to what treatment will be necessary for the teeth in order  to get the bite to correlate with the post C2O therapy stable joint position. Dr. Kerbs goal is always to do the least invasive treatment to return the oral system to health.

If you or a loved one experiences any of the above symptoms, call us today and find out how our TMJ therapy can help. 760-746-3663



Smile Makeover with Escondido AACD Accredited Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs

Escondido holistic and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, is accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Accreditation with the AACD sets cosmetic dentists apart from the masses due to its rigorous testing and peer reviewed case submission. Accreditation is difficult to achieve. It takes commitment, dedication, and a perfectionist mentality.

AACD Accreditation: http://www.aacd.com/accreditation

Dr. Kerbs hasn’t stopped at his AACD accreditation, he has continued to pursue excellence through continuing education. Dr. Kerbs has completed the maxi course for bone grafting and dental implants at Loma Linda University, he is accredited with the IAOMT, he has completed occlusion I and II with the KOIS institute, and is currently completing a residency through The Texas Center for Occlusal Studies and Minimally Invasive Dentistry.

IAOMT: https://iaomt.org/  Kois Institute: http://koiscenter.com/default.aspx

Texas Center for Occlusal Studies: http://texascenterforocclusalstudies.com/

What this means to Dr. Kerbs’ patients is that he is qualified to achieve amazing cosmetic dentistry results while keeping his patients healthy in regards to their gums, bite, muscles and joints. Dr. Kerbs is concerned not only about the outward appearance of his patients smile, but how his patients new teeth are fitting and functioning.


Giving his patients the opportunity to smile again is Dr. Kerbs passion and goal! If you have any question regarding cosmetic or holistic dentistry, please give our Escondido dental office a call today 760-746-3663.


Escondido Laser Dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, treats snoring with NightLase® a state of the art laser procedure. NightLase® laser therapy is patient friendly and non-invasive and ultimately increases the quality of the patient’s sleep and their partner’s sleep.

Snoreing and Sleep Apnea Treatment

How well do you sleep? Do you snore?

A lot of people snore during sleep, some occasionally and some constantly. Snoring is not normal and should be treated in order to achieve healthy quantity and quality of sleep. Poor sleep can lead to daytime fatigue, irritability, poor behavior, trouble with relationships and increased health problems. If snoring is so loud that your bed partner can’t sleep, it may be affecting them too!


NightLase® is simple, safe, and effective. NightLase® decreases the amplitude of snoring by means of gentle laser-induced tightening of the oral mucosa. A full course of NightLase® therapy consists of 3 separate therapy sessions over a six week period.


Don’t let snoring continue to affect your and your families life! There is an easy answer… NightLase®!

**If you snore regularly and experience the symptoms above, you may have a condition called sleep apnea. Although it is as widespread as asthma and diabetes, sleep apnea often remains undiagnosed – a “hidden epidemic”.  Escondido dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs treats both snoring and sleep apena**

Call our Escondido dental office with questions regarding our laser treatments today! 760-746-3663



Escondido holistic dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, is completing a new residency for the next 18 months in Texas. BUT DON’T WORRY! His classes are on weekends so your dental visits can continue as scheduled.

The Texas Center for Occlusal Studies and Minimally Invasive Dentistry is an educational organization that gives dental professionals advanced training in the areas of minimally invasive therapies for jaw and mouth misalignment. Because it’s vitally important to Dr. Kerbs that he stay up-to-date on all areas of dentistry, he is particularly excited to be attending this residency. http://texascenterforocclusalstudies.com/

In this residency, Dr. Kerbs will learn more about how the entire structure of your mouth, jaws, and neighboring structures affect you oral health, and how your mouth, jaw and face muscles work together. He will further learn how to develop and use the therapies that will help you with any issues, which are causing misalignment.

Your oral health is our first priority, and these misalignments can lead to a host of other problems like chipped or worn down teeth, tooth loss, headaches, TMD, facial pain, neck pain and back pain. We are all looking forward to being able to implement everything Dr. Kerbs learns, so we can offer you even more reasons to smile.

If you have any questions, please contact our Escondido Holistic Dental Office at 760-746-3663. http://www.drjkerbs.com/