Training and Education
Prior to his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency training, Dr. Gilbert completed his four year Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at WVU School of Dentistry. He received the outstanding Senior Dental Student Award in oral and maxillofacial surgery for his interest and excellence in the field while a dental undergraduate.
Prior to dental school, Dr. Gilbert graduated CUM LAUDE with a four-year BA Degree in Pre-Medicine from WV University in Morgantown, WV. He was a Presidential Benedum Scholar and was involved in many academic, social and fraternal organizations as a college undergraduate at West Virginia University (WVU).
Affiliations and Other Professional Activities
Dr. Gilbert is a Clinical Associate Professor with the WVU School of Dentistry-Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department. He has held this position since 1981. Dr. Gilbert has been a State Examiner for the WV State Board Dental Anesthesia Subcommittee for the past 15 years.
Dr. Gilbert is also past president of the WV Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is a past president of the New River Dental Society. For over twelve years he held the office of WV Delegate to the American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). At the national level, currently he sits on the Commission on Professional Conduct and is well respected among his peers in the Southeast District III as well as from coast to coast.
Dr. Gilbert has published several scientific articles and has lectured to dental students, various dental organizations, civic groups and the general public. He currently maintains hospital staff privileges with several local and surrounding hospitals near his Beckley and Summersville office locations. He also has recently served on the Hospital Board of Summersville Regional Medical Center.
As a native West Virginian, Dr. Gilbert has family roots in Kanawha, Boone, Greenbrier and Nicholas Counties. He was raised in the Charleston/Kanawha Valley area and graduated 3rd in his class from Sissonville High School, just north of Charleston. WV.
Dr. Gilbert and his lovely wife, Shella, stay quite busy in their non-professional life with their blended family of 5 wonderful children, ranging in ages from 30 to 8. In his remaining “spare” time, Dr. Gilbert enjoys fishing, boating, and spending vacation time in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. His other interests at home include his Bassett hounds, Phoebe and Sophie, the cat Cleo, Mable, his loyal guard dog and he is also an avid hobbyist with Koi Fish husbandry. As an avid WVU fan, Dr. Gilbert follows Mountaineer football and basketball passionately, rarely missing a game.
Dr. Gilbert and his family reside in the scenic mountains of Summersville, WV with Summersville Lake nearby. With the choices of Summersville, Beckley and Princeton as the geographic sites for his offices/clinics, Dr. Gilbert is readily available to serve his patients at any of the three locations.