Joseph D. Fridgen, DDS
Helping children overcome their fear of the dentist is very rewarding and something for which I have a real passion. It is always an honor and a privilege to have been chosen by my patients’ parents to help their little ones develop a lifetime attitude of positive thinking about their trips to the dentist. The best habits, practiced regularly, lead to the longest-lasting smiles.
I love the fact that once patients are into the routine of coming to the office, they are eager to show off how well they have been taking care of their teeth.
Education and continuing education
My educational background includes:
- Michigan State University – undergraduate
- University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry – Doctorate of Dental Surgery
- Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine – residency
Pediatric dentistry is something about which I am passionate, so I have always been enthusiastic about continuing education. There are so many technological advances happening in the field. Everything new we learn presents another way to help children.
I am professionally active within the field and belong to the:
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Family and free time
San Jose is a beautiful place to call home. My wife and I consider ourselves lucky to live here. We have three children: Joseph, Jacob, and Chloe.
In my spare time, I am a bit of fitness enthusiast, and enjoy running and cycling whenever I can. I am also interested in home automation. Many weekends are spent looking for new gadgets for our house. Neat ideas from my patients are always appreciated!
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