Dr. Gerstner holds a BS in Zoology from BYU, where he became interested in animal behavior and mammalogy. After graduating, he enrolled in a dual MS-DDS degree program at UCLA. As an MS student, he studied motor control in a guinea pig model of tardive dyskinesia and became interested in the nature of time and temporality in motor behavior. After completing the DDS and MS, he pursued further graduate training through an individual NIH Dentist Scientist Award. He studied Orofacial Pain management as the clinical component, and he obtained a PhD in Neuroscience, during which time he did comparative behavior studies of mammals.
Dr. Gerstner’s current research focuses on chewing rhythmicity in mamals and on clinical studies related to obstrutive sleep apnea.
Dr. Gerstner's clinical practice is limited to treating obstructive sleep apnea patients.