Business Profile: Douglas Gibbons, D.d.s., P.c.

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Douglas Gibbons
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How did you get started in this business?

I went to college in California with the dream of becoming a marine biologist, until I found out I didn’t actually like the ocean! A friend in my study group planned to be a dentist, so I went to San Francisco and met his dentist friends, who were all extremely nice and felt fulfilled in their careers. That’s where I discovered my true calling. I put my science education to use in the dental field and never looked back.

How long have you been practicing as a dentist?

I’ve been practicing for 32 years and have enjoyed every year of it! I’m a people person who enjoys conversation and building trust with my patients. It’s a great feeling to alleviate people’s fears about dentistry.

What’s your business philosophy?

I always treat my patients the way I’d want to be treated. I am sure to educate them, so they understand the pitfalls of no treatment, or bad treatment, and I make sure, if they need it, that they are sent to the right specialists for certain procedures.

Why did you choose to do business in Albuquerque?

I’m from here! I love the weather, the people and playing golf. I lived in rainy Seattle for a while, Nebraska (where I went to school) was too cold for me, so I knew I had to plant roots back in the Land of Enchantment! The opportunities to get started here were perfect, and that’s led to years of happy practicing.

What is your company’s strongest asset?

I have a tremendously empathetic staff who is reliable and works extremely hard. The same staff has worked here since the early 2000s, so we make a great team that can give patients the best treatment possible.

What do you offer that the competition doesn’t?

My good injection technique really helps me stand out. I also have a personality that allows me to connect with patients to offer them complete transparency when it comes to procedures and costs, which not every dentist chooses to provide.

How does it feel to have won 1st Place for Best Dentist in our Best of Burque contest?

It feels fabulous! I appreciate the honor and see it as proof that we are doing something right here to have won this award!

How do you maintain your competitive edge?

In a field like dentistry, you have to stay caught up with the latest changes in technology, take classes and continually be active in the community, so you can confidently offer what’s best for your patients and protect them from passing fads that are not in their best interests. I do this no matter what, because the patients are my true priority.

Favorite saying?

If it’s not broken, don’t fix it!

What inspires you?

My children are my biggest inspirations. I want them to be the best they can be, and I’ve worked hard to instill proper values in them to ensure that they make headway in life, treat people with respect and become involved and self-sufficient citizens.

Three passions outside of work?

I love bike riding, playing golf and enjoying Albuquerque to the fullest. I’m all about the environment, staying active, enjoying the sunlight and most importantly, keeping the body (the tabernacle of the soul) in shape.
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