Meet Dr. Lawrence Gelb

Periodontist in Middletown, CT

Dr. Lawrence Gelb - Periodontist

Dr. Gelb’s aim is to provide the highest quality of care in a compassionate and comfortable manner. His state of the art office allows for a pleasant patient experience and his warm, easygoing manner allows for maximum communication between Dr. and patient.

His clinical responsibilities go hand in hand with his commitment to continuing education, participation in organized dentistry and periodontics, and teaching having lectured to numerous professional societies. For the past 25 years, he has served as Director of the Middlesex County Dental Hygiene Study Club. This organization provides continuing education courses in the fields of dentistry, medicine, and general well-being to hygienist throughout the state.

He is Publisher and Editor, along with his colleague Dr. Neal Lehrman, of The Wavelength at, an online case reports journal. This publication will help usher in a new era of collaborative dentistry by bringing together both clinicians and patients alike into a marketplace of ideas dedicated to the discussion of and advancement of Laser Periodontal Therapy (LANAP-Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) and its related procedures.

After completing dental school at Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Dr. Gelb completed his training in periodontics at The University of Connecticut School of Dental and Oral Medicine.

Dr. Gelb is a past president of the Connecticut Society of Periodontists and the Middlesex Dental Society. He is also currently a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Northeast Society of Periodontists, the Connecticut Society of Periodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, and the Middlesex Dental Society.

Meeting and groups to which he has lectured include:

  • Northeast Society of Periodontists
  • Connecticut Society of Periodontists
  • Society for the Advancement of Dental Studies
  • New England Society of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • Greater New York State Dental Meeting
  • Middlesex Dental Society

Included among the topics on which he has lectured are, advanced periodontal therapy, regenerative/cosmetic periodontics, laser gum surgery: LANAP-Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, implant dentistry, and the periodontic-orthodontic continuum.

Dr. Gelb has two children and four grandchildren. During his free time, he enjoys tennis, skiing, sailing, cycling, music, theater, and reading history.

After a comprehensive clinical and radiographic (digital x-ray) examination in which Dr. Gelb reviews your entire medical history, he will work with you to detail a specific treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Your condition will be explained to you in concise details and your options for care will be outlined so that you can make an informed decision about your treatment.

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