My dad was a dentist, and we come from a long line of dentists. My brother’s a dentist. My sister is married to a dentist. We’re from a long line of healthcare folks. And I kind of bucked it, initially. I really was heading towards medicine and I think I had the natural, oldest-son-pushback.
It kind of came easy and it was a natural and that’s the way it went. I just kind of followed along in the family tradition.
I went to Boston College. I got my degree in Biochemistry and Economics. Loved Boston, and then went to Fairleigh Dickinson Dental School in Bergen County, New Jersey, which was terrific. Really, the best years, some of the best years of my life, really.
I … kind of in the “nerd” category, I spent ten years working on head, neck, and facial pain. Got my fellowship in head, neck, and facial pain. That, kind of, impacted everything else because almost all my dentistry is impacted by understanding how people have head, neck, and facial pain and what the best dentists in the world were doing orthodontically, prosthetically, putting people back together.
I love what I do. I love the challenge and the technical aspects of it, and I love the social, people part of it.
Dr. Jerry Farrell Welcomes You & Your Family
After practicing for nearly four decades, Dr. Jerry Farrell remains passionate about dentistry for both adults and younger patients. Your comfort and happiness with your smile is why he continues his education to this day.
Dr. Farrell’s father and father-in-law were dentists, which inspired him to pursue his career helping others. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1982, Dr. Farrell went on to start a private practice of his own. Over time, he has achieved several milestones:
- Fellow, the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO)
- Invisalign orthodontic treatment certification
- Implant prosthetics since 1991
- Endosseous implants and complex oral grafting since 2005
- Founder, Farrell Dental Arts, Johnson City, NY (C&B Porcelain Lab)
- Founder, Smiles Without Borders nonprofit program to provide dental services for the less fortunate
- Volunteer, overseas dental/medical health missions in Puerto Montt, Chile and Pichilemu, Chile; currently acquiring assets for five military-grade mobile operatories to provide dental teams and equipment in needy populations, including in-home treatments
He has over 35 years of experience in:
- Complex prosthodontics (C&B/RPD/FD)
- Endodontics and rotary endodontics
- Head, neck, and facial pain
- Neuromuscular dentistry
Outside of the office, Dr. Farrell enjoys his time with his four children: Bryce, Maclaine, Sawyer, and Colby. Dr. Farrell is also a certified yoga teacher and the founder of Organic Yoga, co-owned with his daughter, Bryce. Dr. Farrell is a certified drum circle teacher. He’s also passionate about reading, writing, flying (as a trained pilot), rollerblading, gardening, competitive shooting (IDPA/sporting clays), scuba diving, carpentry, and computer technology.
Dr. Jerry Farrell on the most rewarding part of practicing dentistry
The most rewarding part of practicing dentistry, for me, is having a challenging situation and building that early rapport and trust and start putting a plan together and it works. That whole process is fantastic. So, the dentistry is just kind of the vehicle to take good care of people and the beauty part, the technical part, all of the high-tech stuff that’s come in with implants and Invisalign and ortho, and the opportunity to pull those things all out of your toolkit is fantastic—right up my alley.
Dr. Jerry and Jessica are both wonderful, as well as everyone who is involved with the practice. Been with them for so many years, I can always count on the great care they provide.
I am a new patient and usually get very nervous going to the dentist. But with Dr. Farrell I wasn’t nervous at all. I highly recommend Dr. Farrell if you are looking for a new dentist.
I am a new patient and so far I love everything about this office! They are very energetic and welcoming. Dental care is not cheap and they are very willing to work with me while I attend college full time. I am looking forward to attending one of their yoga classes as well! I would highly recommend going to see Dr. Farrell.
Great job and great personal relationship with patients. Very caring for each and every patient to do what’s best for the patient.
I’ve been a patient of Jerry’s for years and I continue to be impressed with the skill and care he and his staff provides to me. Thank you!
Dr. Farrell was magnificent as always! His great sense of humor helps to keep the patient comfortable while he does his magic. I highly recommend him.
Have seen Jerry for dental care for a long time…he’s great!
Dr Jerry has been our dentist for 25 years. His work is excellent!
Everything. Great & knowledgeable dentist. Jess is great. Nancy is great too