Dr. Gelber believes in the importance of patient education, staff teamwork, and strong communication. His practice philosophy for over 25 years has been to treat patients in a caring, nurturing manner and to make a difference in the lives of each patient he treats. Dr. Gelber seeks to provide the best possible dental care by finding new ways to keep his patients informed, and smiling. He also works closely with his patients’ general dentists to ensure that his patients receive the most comprehensive care possible.
Dr. Gelber is excited to welcome you to his practice, and he looks forward to working with you toward a healthy, happier smile that lasts for many years to come.
A Strong Foundation in Dental Education
Dr. Gelber, a native of New York, completed his undergraduate education at the University of Rochester and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) from New York University College of Dentistry. After graduating, he served in a rotating dental internship in the United States Air Force. Dr. Gelber then completed his specialized training in periodontics at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. In 1976, he began practicing in Wethersfield, and has been proud to serve the community ever since.
Continuing Education is important for any dental professional as a way to stay current on the latest treatments and techniques. By incorporating new treatments and technologies into his practice, Dr. Gelber has since become a leader in the periodontal community. He was one of the first periodontists in the Northeast to offer dental implant placement and has accrued nearly 25 years of experience in this growing field. Dr. Gelber’s long standing practice has made him a valuable staple of the Wethersfield community and he remains the most experienced periodontist in his area.
Dr. Gelber is committed to continuing education, and is a member of several professional dental organizations, including the:
- Hartford Dental Society
- Connecticut State Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Connecticut Society of Periodontists
- American Academy of Periodontics
- Consortium for Dental Excellence
- Pierre Fauchard Acadamy
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- ITI Inernational Team for Implantology
He has also held teaching positions at both the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and Mount Sinai Hospital. He continues to teach and lecture for the Hartford Hospital Residency Program and serves as mentor for the Wethersfield Dental Hygienist Study Club. Additionally, Dr. Gelber has served as a dental consultant for the State Of Connecticut Department of Health and was a CIGNA insurance periodontal consultant for many years.
Committed to his family and the Community
Dr. Gelber and his wife Rona have two grown sons & three wonderful grandchildren. When his is away from his practice, Dr. Gelber enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid UCONN Huskies fan. He is committed to educating the community though his offering of seminars & study groups to area dentists & hygienists. He also volunteers for the Connecticut Mission of Mercy Dental Care Day each year.
Each of our Registered Dental Hygienists have been working with periodontal patients for over 25 years with Dr. Gelber. They all take great care in helping their patients achieve and maintain periodontal health as well as assist patients in understanding the periodontal disease process, how it impacts overall health and prevent recurring gum and bone issues all while keeping patient comfort in mind.
Dr. Gelbers’ dental assistants have been helping him treat periodontal disease for over 20 years. Their experience as a team is vital to achieving excellence in patient care. The have a key role in making the patients feel at ease while delivering quality care.