Welcome to Bruce Gloeckner DDS. We are committed to providing quality care to families located in the Bakersfield area and treat patients of all ages. We provide comprehensive orthodontic solutions for our patients' oral health needs.

Established in 2003.

Bruce Gloeckner DDS is a Bakersfield based functional orthodontics practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality orthodontic care and do so using state-of-the-art orthodontic equipment. Dr. Gloeckner offers Zoom teeth whitening and is a member of ADA and AAOG.

Dr. Gloeckner: The Tooth Whisperer

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Meet The Doctor

Dr. Bruce Gloeckner, DDS

Dr Bruce Gloeckner was born in Bakersfield California His father was Dr. Albert Gloeckner long time well known medical doctor and his mother Evelyn was a nurse who taught children's nutrition to young mothers. He went to North High and attended Bakersfield College was a Math and Chemistry Major and attended San Francisco State University. He has a BA in Chemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, he furthered his education at the University of the Pacific San Francisco School of Dentistry.

After graduation, Dr. Gloeckner trained with Dr. Melvin Kipniss and eventually took over his pedodontics practice in 1980. Dr Kipniss was one of the pioneers of interceptive orthodontic treatment. In addition to extensive orthopedic and orthodontic training Dr. Gloeckner actively continues his education and is committed to providing constant and never ending improvement in the field of dentistry and orthodontic intervention and is a member of the American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics

Dr. Bruce Gloeckner DDS is a Longtime member of the AAGO (American Academy of Orthopedic Gnatholgists). Dr. Gloeckner aims to bring out the full potential of Jaw growth Without complications of invasive Surgical extractions

In our treatments, we strive to preserve the patient's natural dentition with non-extraction orthopedic techniques and holistic concepts that help develop the jaws to accommodate all of the patient's permanent teeth. We avoid invasive procedures such as extraction and orthognathic surgery whenever possible.

AAGO member commonly use fixed or removable appliances for children as young as age 5 to 40. These appliance's allow widening of the jaw bone so that all the teeth will come in properly. This is more stable than allowing teeth to come in crooked, and then straightening them later with braces.

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