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Dr. T. Gary Forester

Dr. T. Gary Forester has been in the practice of general dentistry for 33 years; graduating from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry in 1977. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Fresno State and training in radiology in the Army prior to attending UCSF. He and his wife, Marilyn, returned to Fresno with their son, Jimmy, to build a home and open a new practice. Three other children, David, Tommy and Beth, were born and raised here. Jimmy and David have also entered the field of dentistry, Tommy is on staff with Campus Crusade in Philadelphia, and Beth has her doctorate in physical therapy in Pasadena. They are currently remodeling the old playhouse in the backyard for their three grandchildren.

He is currently practicing with his son, David, in a new, state-of-the-art digital office in Fresno with an office team with experience that spans from several to 27 years. There are obviously many years of experience which this group brings to the table when considering the most appropriate care for one’s oral health needs. They also network with a very experienced team of specialists to extend the care available when needed.

The following list provides a glimpse into Dr. Gary’s past and current interests, training and memberships:

  • Western Society of Periodontology

  • Temporomandibular Dysfunction Study Club

  • Pride Institute for Management and Design

Current interests, training and memberships include:

  • American and California Dental Associations

  • Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry—periodontal laser surgery.

  • Academy of Computerized Dentistry of North America—CAD/CAM technology applied to same appointment ceramic crown fabrication, i.e. CEREC.

  • Certified in Oral Conscious Sedation—eases concerns for the fearful patient.

  • Dental Sleep Medicine--treat sleep disturbance issues in conjunction with a medical sleep lab with prescription sleep appliances.

  • Spear Faculty Study Club in Scottsdale—premier training, mentoring group in the US with training efforts in third world dental schools.

  • Global Health Outreach—medical/dental mission arm of the Christian Medical and Dental Association—missions to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for the past seven years.

  • Leading dental missions in the central valley with ESA and local CMDA chapter.

  • Mentoring young people interested in professional careers, especially dentistry.


Dr. David Forester

Dr. David P. Forester has been setting the highest standards of excellence in dentistry for several years. A Fresno native, he graduated from Central High School before going to the University of California Davis to earn a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics. He then earned his dental degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, where he graduated with high honors, multiple clinical excellence awards and the ethics and professionalism award.

Dr. Forester has devoted himself to clinical excellence and education, which is why we has taken advanced training and education in several dental fields, including dental implantsCEREC technologyInvisalign®, and cosmetic dentistry. He is also a member of the Spear Faculty Club, a group of dentists devoted to excellence in complex restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Forester is very active in community involvement, participating with local community groups and Christian medical missions. He has spent one week a year for the past six years in the Dominican Republic, providing needed dental care. He also serves multiple times each year in local dental missions and inner-city community outreach events. His biggest passions are his Christian faith and his family: his wife Alissa, daughter Sydney, and newly arrived son, Logan. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his family, staying involved with his church, outdoor activities, snowboarding, and watching Giants baseball games.

Dr. Forester is an active member in many leading dental organizations, including the:

  • California Dental Association

  • American Dental Association

  • Fresno Madera Dental Society (current treasurer)

  • Academy of General Dentistry

  • Christian Medical Dental Association

  • Tau Kappa Omega Dental Honor Society

  • Omicron Kappa Epsilon Dental Honor Society

  • Phi Kappa Phi Dental Honor Society

Our doctors and team are committed to providing the most comprehensive and technological care appropriate for their patients, but also equally value their commitment to educate their patients so that they can see value in their oral health care for the future.


7525 N Cedar Ave #117

Fresno, CA 93720



Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8am - 5pm

Friday: 7am - 12pm


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