Jerad L. West, DDS
When Dr. West was just 15 years old, he found his inspiration to be an orthodontist during his own personal orthodontic experience. He discovered a new level of confidence when he saw how braces had transformed his smile. Now, Dr. West is grateful that he can fufill his lifelong dream to give that same experience to others. Having his patients realize positive change through the reward of a new smile is incredibly fulfilling.
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. West completed his undergraduate work at the University of California Santa Barbara, including a year of study exchange in New Zealand. He then moved to University of California San Francisco Dental School where he graduated at the top of his class in 2005. After obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, he attended Nova Southeastern University, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to obtain his specialty certification in orthodontics. After graduating, Dr. West took the rigorous exam to obtain his orthodontic board certification, which he continues to uphold.
He is a co-leader of dental excellence in the North Tahoe Study Club, in which many local dentists and dental specialists are involved. They are focused on the ongoing improvement of oral health service and interdisciplinary care. Dr. West also attends conferences with the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and American Association of Orthodontists each year. This allows him to stay current with the quickly developing technology within the orthodontic field.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- American Board of Orthodontics
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
Outside the Office
Dr. Jerad West is a native of Alta Loma, California and moved to Truckee in 2007 with his wife, Saira. Together, they have two sons, Jack and Ellis. Dr. West enjoys staying active with winter skiing, summertime camping and boating, and fitting in as much golf as possible! He is an avid fan of the San Francisco 49ers, as well as the San Francisco Giants.