About Dr. Jay
Dr. Jay grew up along the Monterey Peninsula, in Northern California. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Arizona achieving his BS in Nutritional Biochemistry and his AA in Applied Sciences/Dental Laboratory Technology. His expertise as a lab technician combined with a golf scholarship funded his education.
He then attended the Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago, where he graduated number one in Clinical Status. He was involved in dental research as well as the clinical honors program.
Dr. Jay’s passion for functional esthetic dentistry motivated him to pursue specialty training in Advanced Prosthodontics at the UCLA Schools of Dentistry. He was Chief Resident at the Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital, in the fixed and removable program, maxillofacial prosthodontics and dental implants.
Dr. Jay is currently a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Prosthodontics, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego Dental Society, and the San Diego County Prosthodontic Society.
About the Practice
Dr. Jay brings a precision to functional esthetics rarely seen in dentistry. This is important because all too often the cosmetic dentistry promoted in the media and on the Internet focuses entirely on improved appearance and completely misses the importance of function. This way of thinking can often create multiple problems for patients, including joint pain.
As a prosthodontist, Dr. Jay is a specialist in implant, esthetic, and reconstructive dentistry, with three years of additional training after dental school. Prosthodontists are considered the tooth replacement experts, whether you need dental implants, bridges, partials or dentures.
Dr. Jay has mastered the art and science of functional esthetics, creating facial harmony with beautiful smiles and optimal function.
Your Initial Consultation
The first step is a consultation and complete evaluation. As a trained dental specialist in prosthodontics, Dr. Jay is well equipped to provide patients with all of their treatment options including dental implants to replace missing teeth when the conditions are right.
Dr. Jay wants to make sure his patients understand which options fit their needs immediately and the options for long-term health. He brings a different dimension to treatment planning and delivery of care while collaborating with other specialists.