David H. Gilbert DDS, MS, MBA, FACS

Oral Surgeon & Maxillofacial Surgery Upland, Rancho Cucamonga,Claremont, & Glendora

Dr. David H. Gilbert Oral Surgeon Upland CaDr. David Gilbert’s service renaissance is born of his compassion. His extraordinary commitment to patient care from the moment of first contact throughout the patient’s life is extremely rare.

Call Inland Institute - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Phone Number 909-982-8888 with questions or schedule your consultation with Dr. Gilbert. We look forward to meeting you!

Often the health concerns of oral and maxillofacial surgery patients are physical and psychological. Dr. Gilbert’s patient covenant spans disciplines so that dentists, doctors, and health care professionals focus on the appropriate care and treatment for each and every patient. A concierge helps each patient understand the steps from diagnosis through treatment and follow up. Concerns are addressed with understanding, comfort and answers Dr. Gilbert offers a full scope Oral and maxillofacial Surgery practice. He is an innovative surgeon utilizing the very latest protocols, science and technology to enhance patient outcomes including computer aided surgery. He and his team are achieving remarkable results treating and reconstructing complex facial deformities, trauma, diseases. They have performed thousands of procedures with an emphasis on both function and esthetics. Dr. David Gilbert’s experience, education and knowledge assure patients they are in highly skilled hands. As an MBA, Dr. Gilbert manages his practice with seamless, efficient and ethical business standards that support its clinical excellence.

“My incessant passion for excellence extends beyond professional requisites. It is personal – to me and to my patients. I am dedicated to excellence in every facet of my practice. I pledge to set the bench mark for oral and maxillofacial surgery.”- Dr. David Gilbert


Dr. David Gilbert’s passion is creating a culture of excellence. He dedicates himself to advancing patient care and surgical outcomes in his practice and in the community. He was educated at the prestigious Loma Linda University and Graduate School and now serves as an assistant professor introducing the next generation of surgeons to clinical excellence. He believes in the power of knowledge and continues research today. Dr. Gilbert often presents and publishes findings and has received numerous awards and recognition for his work. He is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons, and he founded and leads the influential Mt. Baldy Study Club. The multi-disciplinary organization’s members share a passion for discovery and knowledge and explore new protocols and directions to constantly improve patient care.

At A Glance

Professional Memberships

  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • The California and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Tri-County Dental Society
  • The California and American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • The Academy of Osseointegration
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery


  • The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, 1995 Horace Wells Award
  • The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1995 Award
  • Americas Top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons by the Consumers Research Council of America.
  • The Best in Los Angeles Medicine by TopDoc Los Angeles. 2011
  • Americas Top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons by the Consumers Research Council of America.
  • The Best in Los Angeles Medicine by TopDoc Los Angeles. 2011


  • Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry, D.D.S.
  • Loma Linda University, Graduate School, M.S.
  • University of Redlands, School of Business, Redlands, CA., M.B.A.


  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Triple Board Certified


  • California
  • Washington State

Surgical Privileges

  • San Antonio Community Hospital
  • Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
  • Kaiser Fontana
  • Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center


ABOMS American Associates of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery ACOMS - The American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Surgical Excellence Through Education

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David H. Gilbert DDS, MS, MBA, FACS

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Patient Testimonial

So happy that my dentist referred me to Dr.Gilbert

- Lesley R

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Very nice visit with no pain or discomfort.

- Donald B

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I donated bone marrow in 2007 and experienced what every person in this country should experience.......first rate care, compassionate doctors, nurses and support staff.......it was great. Fast forward to Dr. Gilbert's office 2019 and this is exactly what I experienced once again. I had a consultation prior to my surgery and Dr. Gilbert sat down and really listened to what I had to say with regard to my issues, fears and concerns regarding surgery. I never felt, as I've felt with other doctor's, that he wanted to be somewhere else. He made me feel like I was the most important patient at that time. Dr. Gilbert's calmness and confidence really allowed me to put my complete trust in him, not easy for me to do. He told me I probably would not have any pain, maybe soreness, but no pain. He was spot on in that regard. His staff is top notch and friendly and answered whatever question I threw at them. I wish all medical interactions were as great as this has been!

- Scott P

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My experience with Dr. Gilbert, assistants, and office staff was completely positive. Everyone was knowledgeable, kind, and reassuring before, during, and after my procedure. I feel I was completely informed about my implant operation during the consultations before the surgery and afterward. All of my questions were professionally answered and I was released with detailed information of how to take care of the surgical area and what I could expect as I healed.

- Marjorie E

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Excellent service from the moment I called the office. Nia went the extra mile to make me feel comfortable. She was very personal and addressed all my questions. Facility and Environment was clean and peaceful. I also noticed the staff was very kind and caring...George, Mack, Janell and both Shauna's treated me as if I were some Celebrity Star. Making sure my personal comfort was a top priority. I am a Senior and was in the dentistry field for many years: " I have never experienced or seen a class act like INLAND INSTITUTE. It was obvious to me this office would not be possible without the most incredible, professionally gifted Doctor: David H. Gilbert D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A. THANK YOU is not enough to express my gratitude for the care I received... I recommend any one who needs: ORAL AND MAXILLO FACIAL SURGERY OR COSMETIC SURGERY.. To go to DR GILBERT... I could not be more pleased.. My procedure was a extraction and an implant. I plan on telling all my friends if they are ever in need of Dr. David H. Gilbert. DDS MS, MBA, FACS. services..... "You will be totally satisfied." Thank you again for the extraordinarily excellent care I received from Dr.Gilbert and his excellent STAFF!

- Diane M

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