Meet The Dentists

Grand Rapids Dental Practice

Gary Mancewicz, DDS

Dr. Mancewicz graduated from the University of Michigan Dental School in 1976 and was the youngest graduate in his class at the age of 22.

He has been in private practice in Grand Rapids since 1976 and is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the West Michigan Dental Association. He was a Clinical Instructor and Teacher at Grand Rapids Community College for 15 years.

For the last six years he has traveled to El Salvador, Mexico, and Honduras to provide dental care on mission trips. He has also participated for many years with Adult Dental needs and Make a Wish Program. Dr. Mancewicz has been married for 37 years and has four children. He enjoys golfing, walking, and spending time with his family.

Stephen M. Mancewicz, DDS

Dr. Steve joined the dental practice in June 2011, a month after graduating from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He was accepted into dental school a year early after receiving his Bachelors in Science from U of M.

He was an active participant in many school functions including being the editor of the dental school yearbook, serving as the vice president on Student Council, and being a member of the Scholars Program in Dental Leadership.

He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and West Michigan District Dental Society by regularly attending continuing education seminars. In addition, he has put his Spanish speaking skills to good use on two dental mission trips to Honduras during his third and fourth years of dental school.

When Dr. Steve is not in the office, he is likely spending time with his wife, Amanda, and his two young daughters, Moira and Kate. He also plays golf, water-skis, and closely follows Michigan athletics.

Joseph Ellis, DDS

Grand Rapids DentistDr. Joseph Ellis was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI.

He attended The University of Michigan, receiving his B.S. degree in 1983 and his DDS degree in 1987.

Dr. Ellis started associating with Dr. Robert Klinesteker, a dental classmate of Joe’s deceased father, in February 1988. He and his wife, Dr. Lisa Tartaglione Ellis (DDS 1989), have been practicing together since 1990.

Dr. Ellis has two boys, Nicholas and Joey, and enjoys doing things with his family, biking, swimming, and playing tennis. When the weather conditions are good, you may see him driving his 1966 Mustang.

Wyland Gibbs, DDS

Grand Rapids DentistyDr. Wyland Gibbs attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1959.

After graduation, he worked as a clinical instructor at the University of Michigan and had a teaching fellowship in the orthodontic department. He received his Master’s of Science degree in Orthodontics from the University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies in 1962.

Dr. Gibbs has worked in private orthodontic practice in Grand Rapids for much of his career and was a part-time instructor at Grand Rapids Community College Dental Clinic.

As an orthodontist, Dr. Gibbs was also part of the Blodgett Hospital Cleft Palate Team. Since early 1990, Dr. Gibbs has been instructing educational courses on Biobloc, a technique of facial growth guidance. Dr. Gibbs has been practicing orthodontics in our office since 2014. Outside of the office he enjoys golfing, hunting, exercising, and spending time with his wife and grandchildren.

Alex Peterson, DDS

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