Dr. Gibbs received his dental degree (D.D.S.) from New York University in 1979 and ventured uptown to Columbia University for his Certificate in Orthodontics which he received in 1981. Dr. Gibbs soon returned to Long Island to start his own practice.
In addition to running a thriving orthodontic practice, Dr. Gibbs remains active in hospitals and universities on Long Island and in New York City, particularly in the research and teaching the treatment of cleft palates. He was the first orthodontist to receive an appointment to the Department of Plastic Surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital where he was an Assistant Clinical Professor. Formerly as the lead orthodontist on the Mt. Sinai Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team, he coordinated treatment of newborn infants with craniofacial defects. He was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dentistry at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and an Assistant Attending Dentist in the dental department.
Dr. Gibbs also works at the North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, where he is on the Cleft Palate Team and serves as an Attending Orthodontist at the hospital’s Department of Dentistry where he teaches in the Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment section.
Dr. Gibbs has lectured extensively on the treatment of Cleft Palate Neonates. He is a member of the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association, The American Association of Orthodontics, and the Sleep Disorders Dental Society. Formerly, he was on the Board of Directors of the New York State Federation of Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Centers.