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

Seattle Study Club - Cultivating Excellence in Comprehensive Dentistry FACS

David H. Gilbert DDS, MS, MBA, FACS

5 out of 5 stars based on 36 Dr. David H. Gilbert reviews.

Patient Testimonial

Thank you Dr. Gilbert and staff for giving us an excellent experience having our son's wisdom teeth extracted. Our son received excellent care from the minute we walked in to the office. The consultants were professional and patient answering questions from a 16 year old who is deeply concerned when facing needles. Dr. Gilbert was helpful and helped calm his nerves when he explained the surgery procedure. I would definitely recommend Dr. Gilbert and staff to anyone looking for a great dental experience

- Vincent V

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Patient Testimonial

Both of my girls had their wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Gilbert. We were very happy with our experience! We loved the office, all of the staff, and Dr. Gilbert! I will be back with my son in a couple of years to remove his wisdom teeth.

- Jennifer L

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Patient Testimonial

The procedure was really quick and I had no further problems, afterwards. The whole staff is great and they go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable.

- Gloria Ann J

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Dr. Gilbert is not only an extremely knowledgeable and skilled surgeon, he is also a down to earth and caring doctor! I could tell the very first time I met him that I was not just " another patient" to him, and that he not only cared about me as a human being, he also treated me as an individual. Dr. Gilbert' s whole staff treated me professionally, yet friendly at the same time. From the moment I walked in and was greeted by the front desk ladies, to the time I was taken back to surgery the whole entire staff was AMAZING! They not only took the time to explain everything they were doing during that appointment and answer all of my questions, they also went above and beyond by also giving me a tour of the whole facility, introducing me to each and every staff member, and showing me things like my x-rays, etc... The fact that they all took the extra time to do these things and to answer my questions in such detail not only alleviated all my fears I had prior to coming to Dr. Gilbert, but it confirmed to me that all the excellent reviews were indeed true, and that I was in good hands. I will never go any where else! Thank you to Dr. gilbert, George, and the rest of the staff that helped get me through my surgery that day! You all are such kind, talented, smart and caring people! You can tell that you all are not just good at your jobs, but that you also truly enjoy what you do! Thank you for taking the extra time for me and for treating me not just as a person but for making me feel like I was more of a family member to you!

- kelly c

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Patient Testimonial

Every time that I have gone to Dr. Gilbert's office, I have been treated as family. His staff are exceptionally friendly, as well as professional. The facility has "state of the art" technology, and the atmosphere is one of caring concern! Regardless of the issue that brought you to see an oral surgeon, you leave reassured that you are in the best possible hands. Dr. Gilbert is knowledgeable, and kind, always making you feel confident in his care. (And the dimples are an added benefit). Gloria, Dr. Gilbert's PA, is genuine, proactive and a real advocate! Thanks you Inland Institute!

- Beverly F

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