Jeff Gray DDS – Media Center

Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry has been in the media on several different occasions. From television information segments on the local news, to the Rosie O’Donal show, Jeff Gray DDS has become quite the household name in dentistry!

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Smiles For Life Foundation – Total Gift Giving Summary 1999-2007. Charitable gifts given through the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation through the generosity of the Smiles for Life Foundation.

In The Media – Print

Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry has been published in numerous trade magazines and newspapers all across North America.

2011 Sedation Dentist of the Year Announced
Sleep Is for Sissies: Jeff Gray’s Busy Life Is More Than Brightening Smiles
SD Union Tribune-Today
La Mesa smile surgeon wins national award
Luxeria Luxurious Living
Dr. Jeff Gray featured in the new Luxveria Luxurious Living magazin
San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles
Dr. Gray’s new dental office design featured.
San Diego Magazine December 2007
Surprise guest, Garth Brooks, delights the other 250 guests, at the Grand Opening of Dr. Jeff Gray’s new dental office.
San Diego Magazine – Best Dentists in America!
Dr. Gray voted “Best Dentist” by his peers, for 3rd year in a row.
New Image – San Diego’s Guide to Physical, Mental & Spiritual Well Being
This article talks about the benefits of sedation dentistry.
San Diego Magazine – Best Dentists in America!
Voted the best dental office in San Diego by Best of San and voted one of the best in American by their peers, Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry has been offering its high-level service for more than 15 years.
New Image Magazine – Best Doctors!
Although many cosmetic practices are limited strictly to esthetics, Dr. Gray also provides full servie dentistry, which means patients can have their needs met without being shuffled all over the city.
New Beauty Magazine
Dr. Gray was featured in the Premier Issue
The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego’s Daily Newspaper
This article discusses the negative outcomes that spit tobacco has on individuals and the possibility of Oral Cancer. It also talks about how major league baseball has teamed up with local dentists to reduce oral cancer.
San Diego Magazine. A monthly publications that depicts ‘The Best of San Diego’
This article talks about the ‘Smiles 4 Life’ Program with the aid of superstar Garth Brooks and the Crown Council.
San Diego’s Best Doctors
Dr. Jeff Gray was recently voted “Best of San Diego” by local residents.
San Diego Magazine. A monthly publications.

San Diego Magazine December 2007

Surprise guest, Garth Brooks, delights the other 250 guests, at the Grand Opening of Dr. Jeff Gray’s new dental office.

San Diego Magazine. A monthly publications that depicts ‘The Best of San Diego’

This article talks about the ‘Smiles 4 Life’ Program with the aid of superstar Garth Brooks and the Crown Council.

La Mesa Smile Surgeon Wins National Award

LA MESA — When it comes to putting people in a stupor, Jeff Gray is some sort of wizard.

In his line of work that’s not a bad thing. The La Mesa dentist gets a lot of patients who have a history of white-knuckling it in the dental chair. They come to him looking for help.

Gray, 51, is so good at comforting the afflicted that he was recently named the "Sedation Dentist of the Year" by a national organization, DOCS Education.

"The main thing you hear from people is that they are super scared," he said. "You’ve got people coming in saying, ‘I’ve got nothing against you, Jeff, but I hate dentists.’ "

He said most of his first-time patients take Triazolam, a tiny pill that puts them in a state of twilight sleep. He considers the medicine more effective than nitrous oxide, also known as "laughing gas," which continues to be offered by many dentists.

Once the pill kicks in, he said, "it’s like the lights are on but nobody’s home."

Gray’s Fletcher Parkway office is designed to calm patient nerves. The walls are wheat-colored, the lighted muted. He started his East County practice in the 1980s.

He also spearheaded the creation of Smiles for Life, a nationwide charity that helps children with dental needs.

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2011 Sedation Dentist of the Year Announced

jeff_blackMarking the end of the third annual Sedation Safety Week, DOCS Education has announced Dr. Jeff Gray, DDS, as the 2011 Sedation Dentist of the Year. Dr. Gray, a sedation and cosmetic dentist in San Diego, has been providing relief to anxious and fearful patients with sedation dentistry for more than 12 years.

“It is really nice to help people that have lost hope in being helped,” Gray explains. “One sedation case that was especially memorable was a patient that had been searching throughout the San Diego County for someone to help her, and no one gave her any hope. Though the use of the DOCS Education sedation program we were able to provide her with tremendous progress in one extended visit. We got her gums on the road to health and were able to give her the gift of a beautiful smile.”

Commitment to Learning and Education A graduate of the University of California School of Dentistry at San Francisco, Gray continued his education by attending The Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Dentists and was recognized for his outstanding achievement in the field of cosmetic dentistry. He is a graduate of the Kois Center®, where he is a mentor and recently became a clinical instructor. Gray is a Gold Member of DOCS Education, where he has completed Oral Sedation Dentistry, In-office DALS® (Dental Advanced Life Support), and the advanced sedation course, Sedation Solutions.

Outstanding Example in the Community Dr. Michael Silverman, President of DOCS Education and Chairman of Sedation Safety Week, praises Gray for his outstanding work in sedation dentistry. “Dr. Jeff Gray represents general dentistry to the public in a way that improves our status in all of our communities,” Silverman states. “Not only does he prove his commitment to sedation safety on a daily basis, he also maintains an office staff that is highly trained to help keep his patients safe.”

In addition to his commitment to sedation safety, Gray has been diligently working for more than ten years in charities for children that have made an enormous impact. He created Smiles for Life, a nonprofit foundation where dentists raise money for seriously ill, disabled, and underprivileged children in their local communities and around the world. Gray is also a member of Crown Council, an alliance of dentists around the world who are strongly committed to promoting oral health, fighting oral cancer and serving their communities through charitable work. Garth Brooks and his band performed a private concert for the Crown Council dentists at the Grand Ole Opry as a special thank you for their participation and raising over $24 million for Smiles for Life.

DOCS Education congratulates you, Dr. Gray. Thank you for all you have contributed to sedation dentistry.

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In The Media—Celebrities

Dr. Jeff Gray with President George W. Bush

Dr. Gray and Garth Brooks discussing “baseball as art

Our featured patient, Kelly Sigle, and our assitant, Suzanne Gittins, with Channel 10 TV news anchor, Carol LeBeau

Jeff Gray with ABC’s Channel 10’s news anchor Carol Lebeau – segment on Staying Healthy

Dr. Gray had a chance to play golf with baseball’s Brad Ausmus, Scott Sanders, Tony Gwynn, and Jesse Orosco

Dr. Gray and Garth Brooks hang out before a big show

Mary Gray had the unique opportunity to meet with President George W. Bush

Jeff and Brian Giles


Dr. Jeff Gray and Tony Gwynn


Brian and Marcus Giles – Dr. Gray’s newest Patients

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