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Spelman College Healthcare Summit Speakers

Nitsa Gilbert, C’90, D.D.S.

Nitsa Gilbert
Panelist: Oral Healthcare Disparities in the Black Community

A native Georgian, Nitsa Gilbert earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Spelman College. She received a doctor of dental surgery from Columbia University and a master’s in pediatric dentistry from the University of North Carolina. Gilbert began her dental career in research and academics, holding faculty positions at the University of North Carolina and the University of Michigan.

To be closer to family, Gilbert moved back to Georgia to be an associate dentist in metropolitan Atlanta. In September 2004, she opened her own practice, Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry, located in Warner Robins. The practice was established on the principle: Do well by others and you will do well. Gilbert and her team work diligently to make each child’s dental visit a unique and pleasant experience. She notes the most rewarding part of her career is watching "her little ones" grow up and transition into fearless dental patients. As a board-certified pediatric dentist, she attends numerous continuing education courses annually and invests significant time and resources to team training and education. In addition, her practice is active in the community participating in various activities, events and sponsorships.  

Gilbert is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a member of the American Dental Association, a life member of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College and a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. In her free time, she enjoys shopping for her nieces and nephews, adding to her book collection, researching her family’s history and spa-ing.