Dr. Gibson attended college at the University of New Hampshire and completed his post-baccalaureate at Harvard. He completed research in Anesthesiology and Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. After publishing clinical research on pain management, he attended dental school at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry - the oldest dental school in the world. Dr. Gibson completed an externship at Children’s Hospital Boston, and a General Practice Residency at the San Diego VA Healthcare System, where less than 3% of applicants are accepted.
UCSD Faculty Member
Dr. Gibson now works in private practice full time, is an Adjunct Faculty at the Roseman University College of Dental Medicine, and has a faculty appointment with UCSD as a Voluntary Clinical Instructor. While Dr. Gibson is a die-hard Red Sox fan, he now owns Padres gear and enjoys rooting for the Pads.
Giving back to his community has always had an importance in his life – he started a volunteer program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, initiated an access to care program for domestic violence survivors at his dental school, and has volunteered to practice dentistry at numerous locations including a mission trip to Honduras and here in San Diego with the UCSD Free Clinics.
In His Own Words
"The best thing about working in our practice with Dr. Rens, is the patient centric care that our team provides. We listen in a one-on-one environment to each patient to understand their questions, concerns, and the life they live outside of our office. We also understand our patients' time is important and we efficiently work with them in many ways which includes completing same day crowns." - Dr. Dan Gibson
I want to thank you for your kindness and generosity. Sometimes in life someone will recognize your struggle and lend a helping hand ... you really have been supportive and I appreciate the professionalism you extended to me. Not only do I have a lot of respect for your skills as a doctor, but also for your heart as a person. Thanks again - Michelle