Dr. Gary William Knerr attributes his admiration and dediction to his profession to his father, Dr. Victor Knerr. Helping his father in the office as a child, he could see his father's devotion to his patients. As a result of his father's accomplishments, Dr. Knerr decided to follow in his father's footsteps by dedicating his life to providing quality service to those in need.
Dr. Knerr received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from his father's alma mater, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, in 1967. It was 36 years since his father received his degree. Upon graduation Dr. Knerr served as a Captain in the US Air Force Dental Corp.
Dr. Knerr has served the dental needs of the people of Bakersfield since 1972. During that period, he has been a member of the Bakersfield Kiwanis and the Bakersfield Art Association. Dr. Knerr has been a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the local Kern County Dental Society for over 30 years. In the 1980's he served as chairman of the local Peer Review committee. He is proud of his office staff who have created a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere for his dental office.
Outside the office, Dr. Knerr enjoys oil painting, fly fishing and piano playing. He has also produced a CD of his favorite classical piano selections. His favorite travel destinations have been to Alaska, Canada, and Switzerland.