There are several things that I witness daily that make me love my profession. I love providing a safe, comfortable experience for our patients, especially those with dental anxiety, so they can visit the dentist without fear. Relieving patients of pain and knowing they’ll live the rest of their lives with improved health and well-being is also very fulfilling.
Finally, I love giving someone a great smile by straightening their teeth, whitening them, or placing veneers. So many people go through life without smiling, and giving them their smile back is an unforgettable experience. As dentists, we aren’t just dealing with teeth; we change people’s lives, and that is a good feeling.
My career in dentistry began at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Since then, I have completed extensive continuing education classes in orthodontics and Invisalign®, as well as training through the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry on smile design, veneers, and full-mouth reconstruction.
I have also received training on gingival grafting, bone grafting, and implants. The types of dentistry I am able to provide to my patients are so different from those of even ten years ago. I love the fact that through continuing education, I am able to bring the latest in technology to my patients.
I was born in Iowa but moved to Columbia when I was three, and I’ve been a proud resident of this community ever since. I have a wonderful wife, Mary, who practices with me as a dentist at this office. We met at Hickman High School and have been together ever since. We even went to the University of Missouri-Columbia and dental school together.
We have five AMAZING children, ranging in age from six to 20 years of age, and enjoy many family activities, including playing basketball, reading, cooking, and watching movies or TV.
Dr. Gadbois has taught thousands of dentists and their teams nationally and internationally, in multiple areas of dentistry, including Invisalign. Since becoming an Invisalign provider in 2001, Dr. Gadbois has lectured regularly at dental schools, professional associations, and trade shows.
As an Elite Advantage provider, Dr. Gadbois is in the top 1% of Invisalign dentists worldwide. After presenting at Invisalign’s national meeting for his fourth year in 2008, Dr. Gadbois was invited to join one of only ten dentists on the Invisalign National Speaker’s Bureau, which took him coast-to-coast to share his expertise.