Dr. Bret Gelder


  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Dr. Gelder is a Board Certified double degree (DDS and MD) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He is a graduate of Union College with a Bachelor of Science degree where he was also a varsity collegiate athlete playing football for the Dutchman. Following Union College, Dr. Gelder graduated with a Doctor of Dental Science Degree (DDS-Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Buffalo in 1997. Immediately following dental school graduation, Dr. Gelder was accepted into Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Double Degree training program at the University of Buffalo. There he obtained advanced training in all phases of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, received his Medical Degree in 2000 and completed a one year residency in General Surgery. After completing his training in Buffalo, Dr. Gelder came to the Capital District and joined the reputable practice of Dr. Stephen Carney and Dr. Christopher Reilly, where he became a partner in 2004.

Dr. Gelder successfully completed the dual stage Board certification process in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery passing both the written and oral examinations. He is dually licensed in both the practice of medicine and dentistry.

Dr. Gelder is an active member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, NYS Dental Association and the Third District Dental Society. He maintains an active Hospital Surgical Staff appointment at Ellis Hospital in the division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Gelder resides in North Greenbush with his wife Agnes and their four children Izabella, Liam, Nicholas, and Julia.

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