Dr. Kerst is a graduate of the LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, LA. He is originally from Hot Springs, AR, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. After dental school, Dr. Kerst moved to Houston, TX, while his wife, Dr. Allison Haynie Kerst, completed her orthodontic residency at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. While living in Houston, his professional life took a unique turn, practicing as a rover, or traveling, dentist. He worked in over 50 different practices, learning from dozens of talented dentists and gaining the knowledge to treat patients with a variety of dental health needs. Dr. Kerst is dedicated to remaining up-to-date on all things dentistry, completing over 400 hours of continuing education in his first year in practice, including the E1 Pankey Curriculum.
In his spare time, Dr. Kerst enjoys family time with his wife, siblings, and many nieces and nephews. He spends his personal time dabbling in photography, being in the great outdoors, and watching sports, especially football (Geaux Saints!). As an Eagle Scout, he firmly believes in giving back to the community and leaving the world better than he found it.
In 2020, Dr. Jeffrey Kerst joined Dr. Gary Caskey in Shreveport, LA. Dr. Caskey has practiced in Shreveport since 1983 and has been a mentor to Dr. Kerst since 2017. Kerst & Caskey Family Dentistry accepts patients of all ages, with a focus to provide high quality oral health care to patients of all ages and backgrounds.