Dr. David Gottlieb received his Doctor of Dental Medicine – DMD- from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation he served as a general dentist in the United States Navy, stationed in Quantico, Virginia.
While in the Navy, Dr. Gottlieb began research on the bacteria underlying the cause of periodontal disease. He was invited to work in Bethesda at the National Institute of Dental Research under the supervision of Dr. Paul Bear, the Director of the Institute, who supervised Dr. Gottlieb’s microbiological research on the cause of periodontal disease
Upon leaving the Service, Dr. Gottlieb was awarded an NIH –National Institute of Health- fellowship to continue this research at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine where he was accepted to do his post-graduate training in Periodontology.
Following his post-graduate training, Dr. Gottlieb opened his practice in Periodontics in Norwalk, Connecticut. He has served as the President of the Greater Norwalk Dental Society, President of the Connecticut Society of Periodontists and has remained active in local and state societies.
Dr. Gottlieb has enjoyed a long teaching career. He has been an assistant Clinical Professor of Dentistry at the University of Connecticut Dental School, Department of Periodontics, as well as at Yale University School of Medicine in the dental residency program. From 1998 - 2008 Dr. Gottlieb was on the teaching staff at New York University School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. In 2008 Dr. Gottlieb decided to return to the home of his training and joined the faculty in the Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine. He continues there presently.
Dr. Gottlieb has received much gratification contributing his professional services to Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO). He has worked with doctors and students in Hanoi, Vietnam and in Volgograd Russia where he was invited to return, as well as to host doctors and students who came to the University of Connecticut from Russia to observe their dental program.
Dr. Gottlieb lives with his wife, Arlene, an attorney, in Westport, Connecticut. He enjoys playing the clarinet in a chamber group and in the Westport Community Band which he helped organize 30 years ago. He is an avid bicycle rider, hiker and skier. He also enjoys gardening and looks forward to tending his plot in Westport’s Community Garden.