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.
Wyland Gibbs, DDS
Dr. 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
Dr. Alex joined the GR Family Dental team in August 2021. He attended Michigan State University for his undergraduate degree, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology. He then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Marquette University School of Dentistry, graduating in 2019.
While attending Marquette, he was involved with the American Student Dental Association as treasurer of the Marquette chapter. He was also a member of the Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity. Dr. Alex spent two years practicing in metro Detroit before finding his home in Grand Rapids.
Dr. Alex is an active member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association and West Michigan District Dental Society and enjoys the opportunities for lifelong learning offered by these organizations’ events and continuing education seminars.
Dr. Alex’s non-dental interests include spending time with his wife, Becca, as well as exercising, golfing, enjoying live music and watching sports.
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