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Aaron-Gerson-dentistDr. Aaron Gerson has been a practicing dentist for more than three decades and is experienced in virtually all major fields of dental care, including general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Gerson enjoys the ability to develop trusting, long-term relationships with his patients. In fact, he has had the privilege of watching many of his patients grow and establish families of their own, becoming parents and grandparents. For Dr. Gerson, his patients are like his family. He is committed to providing the best possible care for individuals whom he has treated for many years and new patients alike.

“I enjoy the challenge of helping patients overcome their fears and making their experience as comfortable and as positive as possible. Patients enjoy coming to see me because I feel that I am honest and easy going, always relaxed and calm.”

Background

Dr. Gerson is a proud California native. Born in Inglewood and raised in Gardena, Dr. Gerson graduated from high school in Palos Verdes and chose to work and live in the Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach area. A true “water man,” Dr. Gerson has always loved the beach.

“I became a dentist because I have always enjoyed working with my hands and being creative. I have also always enjoyed the sciences and I love interacting with people and being able to help them achieve and maintain their health. Dentistry is the perfect fit for me and I have enjoyed every minute of my career!”

Education

Majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry and Math, Dr. Gerson earned his undergraduate degree from California State University, Long Beach. During his time at CSULB, he was placed on the Dean’s Honor List and the President’s Honor List every semester of his attendance. After graduation, Dr. Gerson completed his DDS degree at the Emory University School of Dentistry in 1982.

Memberships

Dr. Gerson has maintained his license to practice dentistry for more than 38 years, and throughout his career he has never had a complaint against him presented to the Dental Board. Dr. Gerson is also a member of many important dental organizations, including the:

“I enjoy doing cosmetic procedures, including porcelain veneers, due to their long-lasting beauty. I have some cases that I did 36 years ago that look as good today as the day I initially treated the patient. It is truly amazing!”

Patient Care Philosophy

Dr. Gerson’s overall philosophy of care begins with treating every patient with honesty, dignity, empathy, and respect. Earning his patient’s trust is extremely important to Dr. Gerson. He maintains a commitment to providing each patient with a conservative approach and to never “over-treat.” He also consistently strives to interact with both patients and staff with positivity and compassion, which he feels is one of the many aspects of providing the highest-quality dentistry possible. Patient education is also very important to Dr. Gerson, and he is dedicated to using advanced breakthroughs such as digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to enhance communication with patients. These tools can help individuals thoroughly understand what’s going on with their oral health and how to successfully prevent and treat potential concerns.

“I enjoy the long-term relationships and friendships I have built with my team. We make sure every day is a fun day. We love spending holiday celebrations, birthday celebrations, and other events together.”

Interests & Hobbies

In addition to his time in the dental office, Dr. Gerson has a number of special interests and hobbies he likes to attend to during his off-hours, particularly if they involve the ocean! He is an award-winning and published underwater photographer and a former board member of the Los Angeles Underwater Photographic Society. Dr. Gerson has also been a certified Advanced Open Water Diver for more than 49 years and has completed over 3,000 dives. Additionally, he is a water skier, windsurfer, snow skier, and fitness buff. Dr. Gerson loves to work out, run, bike, hike, walk his dogs, camp, and travel throughout the United States and the world.

Dr. Gerson is deeply proud of his family, including his wife of 29 years, Bridget, and his daughter, Camille, both of whom are accomplished actresses and professionals with diverse and exciting careers. His father, Joseph, is a World War II veteran and his Mother, Edith, worked as a teacher for many years. He also has a brother, Andy, who is a Longshoreman. Also an important part of his family: two golden retrievers, Thor and Bailey, as well as Darwin, a parakeet!

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Gerson and the treatments he offers, or if you are ready to schedule an appointment, please contact our Manhattan Beach office today.