Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS
Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS is a world-renowned TMJ and Sleep Specialist with practices in both New York City and White Plains. He received his D.D.S. degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and his M.S. from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Gelb is the co-author of GASP: Airway Health- The Hidden Path to Wellness, and the co-founder of both The Foundation for Airway Health and The American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry.

The Gelb Center was founded over 30 years ago by Dr. Michael Gelb’s father, Dr. Harold Gelb. Since then, Dr. Michael has taken his father’s findings to the next level through his Airway Centric® integrated therapy. He invented the ACG™ Airway Centric® System with the help of ProSomnus Sleep Technologies. The ACG System is the first day and night dental appliance solution that offers an integrated approach to addressing airway issues.

Dr. Michael Gelb is dedicated to improving his patients’ health by reducing pain, restoring refreshing sleep and transforming lives.

Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS Professional Memberships
NYU College of Dentistry
New York State Dental Association
New York County Dental Society
American Dental Association
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Academy of Orofacial Pain
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP)
Airway Health
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Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS Credentials

Doctor Michael Gelb’s impressive credentials include:

  • SUNY Buffalo: 1982-84 Thesis: “Neuromuscular Research in Clinical Dentistry,” February 1989 M.S., Masters of Oral Science
  • Columbia University: 1978-82 New York, New York D.D.S., Dr. of Dental Surgery
  • Tufts University: 1974-78 Medford, Massachusetts B.S., Bio-Psychology
  • New York License
  • New York Narcotic License
  • Attending: 2001-04, Hospital of Joint Disease: Rheumatology TMJ Clinic
  • Attending: 2000-01, Beth Israel, Department of Pain Management
  • Attending: 1984-87, TMJ Clinic, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York
  • Clinical Professor, 1989-Present, NYU College of Dentistry, Division of Basic Science, Dept. of Oral Medicine and Pathology
  • Director, 1989-2001, TMJ and Orofacial Pain Program, NYU College of Dentistry
  • Clinical Assistant Professor,  1985-95, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dept. of General Dentistry, The Gelb Craniomandibular Pain Center
  • Co-director of Course DB03-.100-001, 1995-1996, Management of TMD – 10 hour course for junior undergraduate students – NYU College of Dentistry
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, 1984-89, UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School, Dept of Restorative Dentistry
  • Lecturer in Full Mouth Rehab  Course,  NYU CDE 2012-2014
  • Codirector Sleep Course NYU – CDE 2012-2013
  • International Editorial Board, 2007, Indian Journal of Sleep Medicine
  • AAOP  Council , 1999-2001
  • Chairman, 1998-99, External Relations Committee, American Academy of Orofacial Pain
  • Chairman Membership Committee, AAOP
  • Chairman, 1994-96,  Impairment Subcommittee, American Academy of Orofacial Pain
  • Chairman, 1994-96,  Exhibits and Sponsors Committee, American Academy of Orofacial Pain
  • President, 1990-91, Northeast Craniomandibular Society
  • President, 1989-90, Dental Division, Academy of Neuromuscular Thermography 
  • Chairman, 1988-90, Membership Committee, First District Dental Society
  • President, 1985-89, Craniomandibular Society of New York
  • Board of Directors, 1988-90, First District Dental Society
  • Vice President, 1987-89, Academy of Neuromuscular Thermography, Dental Division
  • Public and Professional Relations, 1986-87, First District Dental Society
  • Membership Committee, 1986-87, FDDS  
  • Diplomate, 1995-present, American Board of Orofacial Pain
  • Brookdale Fellowship in Aging & Human Development, 1982
  • $2,500 Geriatric Research Grant, Columbia University
  • National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Dental Research: Two-year funded program in Neuromuscular Research in Clinical Dentistry at SUNY Buffalo
  • BS, Cum Laud, Tufts University, 1978
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Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS Ratings
Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS Testimonials
  • … I am so thankful for this man for renewing the lease on my life! You are without a doubt one of Gods Angels on earth.

    Melissa Dawn
    Melissa Dawn
  • Class Act. Cured my TMJ. Wish I could give a higher review. Delivers on his promises.

    Erin B
    Erin B, New York, NY
  • Excellent – very professional and efficient practice. Very nice staff and fabulous doctor.

    Caroline B.
    Caroline B.
  • Best hands down… They care about your total well-being! Highly recommend the Gelb Center if you are suffering from TMJ or sleep apnea!

    Maria Cuozzo-Wetzel
    Maria Cuozzo-Wetzel
  • From the moment I walk into the time I leave, Dr. Gelb and his staff are compassionate, helpful and genuinely interested in making my jaw, and life, better.

    Connie S. New York, NY
    Connie S. New York, NY
  • I intend to continue my treatment with the Dr and would recommend other migraine/TMJ sufferers to see Dr. Gelb, as finding a good practice is hard to come by.

    Brian M
    Bryan M. New York, NY
  • I stopped snoring like a bear and rarely get migraines like I used to quite frequently … This man is amazing … I love you Dr.Gelb and forever thankful to you.

    Melissa D. Queens, NY
    Melissa D. Queens, NY
  • I cannot say enough positive good things about Dr. Gelb and his staff. I came to him and he turned my life around for the better almost immediately.

    Mary T
    Mary T. Putnam Valley, NY
  • He gave me jaw appliances one for the day and one for the night and they seriously help. He really knows what he is doing and I couldn’t be more happy to have found the best jaw doc in NYC.

    Ariel L. New York, NY
    Ariel L. New York, NY
  • His reputation as a leading specialist in this area is well-deserved. I highly recommend his services for these treatments.

    Steven S. Manhattan, NY
    Steven S. Manhattan, NY
  • He makes you feel so comfortable and confident in your health. I would recommend Dr. Gelb to anyone who has had any TMJ/jaw pain issues. He is simply the best.

    Katherine D. Cranford, NJ
    Katherine D. Cranford, NJ
  • Thankyou Dr. Gelb. Wait – let me say it one more time: Thank you Dr. Gelb … thankfully the tri-state area has the Gelb Center.

    Brian R. Manhattan, NY
    Brian R. Manhattan, NY
  • Dr. Michael Gelb is world-renowned and extremely knowledgeable in disorders of the TMJ. He is also well-versed in Sleep Medicine.

    Nick M. Manhattan, NY
    Nick M. Manhattan, NY
  • I love Dr. Gelb’s energy, efficiency, and ability to make me laugh. His staff is great, very professional and always kind.

    Henri V. Los Gatos, CA
  • By far the best doctor in NYC. I highly recommend people see him because TMJ can be solved and linked to so many daily problems!

    Erica M. Brooklyn, NY
  • I had a perfect experience with Dr. Gelb. He was patient, listened carefully to my issues and then fit me for a new appliance.

    David F. Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS. Continuing Education Courses Taken


  • Essentials Topics in Dental Sleep Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, January 2011.
  • AACP Mid-Winter Symposim, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2011.
  • New York Dental Forum Meeting, New York, New York April 2011.
  • New York Sleep Circle presents, “The Upper Airway in OSA: Pathophysiology and Non-Surgical Approaches” New York, New York April 2011.


  • AAOP 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 2010.
  • Full Breath Solutions Seminar; Bryan Keropian, DDS presenting, New York City, May 2010.
  • American Academy of Otolarygology – Head & Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNCF), 2010 Annual Meeting, Boston Massachusetts, September 2010.
  • New York State Society of Sleep Medicine Conference, Albany, New York , October 2010.
  • Dentofacial Study Group of New York, Penn Club, New York City, October 2010.
  • New York Dental Forum, Union League Club, New York City, October 2010
  • Medtronics presents “Bone Grafting”, Core Clun in New York City, November 2010.


  • AAOP 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Austin, Texas , March 2009.
  • ICOT, Brazil, August 2009.
  • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, 60th Session, Louisville KY, October 2009.


  • The New York Dental Forum, January 25, 2008,  The Garden City Hotel, “How to Create Exceptional Provisionals”, Presenter:  Dr. Jay Lerner
  • The New York Otolaryngology Group, February 4, 2008, Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Presenter:  Dr. Jordan C. Stern, M.D.


  • The 3-D Imaging Symposium January 19, 2007.
  • New York Dental Forum January 26, 2007, “Full Arch Fixed/ Removable Implant Concepts”
  • Pebble Beach Dental Sleep Medicine Course February 8-10, 2007
  • Itamar “An Advanced Multidisciplinary Course on Sleep Medicine. March 2-3, 2007
  • New York Dental Forum March 9,  2007, “ Why Less Is More Exploring Conservation Dentistry”
  • AAOP 31st Annual Scientific Meeting TMD and Orofacial Pain: Peripheral and Central Management Strategies. April 26-29, 2007
  • New York Dental Forum April 20th 2007 “Creating a Cutting Edge Practice”
  • “State of The Art 3-D Diagnosis of Interdisciplinary Cases” January 17, 2007 given by Dr. Theodore D. Freeland.


  • Organizational Meeting DOSA January 26-28, 2006. Grand Hyatt DFW Airport
  • Chicago
  •  30th Scientific Meeting on Orofacial Pain, Temporomandibular Disorders, and Related Conditions. AAOP 2006 Annual Conference  April 27-30, 2006.
  • 15th Annual ADSM Meeting  in Salt Lake  City Utah, June 15-17, 2006
  • 8th World Congress on Sleep Apnea 2006. September 27-30, 2006.


  • A systematic Approach To  Successful Bonded Porcelain Veneer Restoration, October 28, 2005
  • ADAA, Certification in Removable Orthodontic Appliance for Invisalign


  • 28th annual Scientific Meeting on Orofacial Pain and Temporomanibular Disorders, March 25-27


  • Attended Sleep course by Dr. Henry Gremillion at the Penn Club


  • Diagnosis and Management of Facial Neuralgias:  An Interdisciplinary Approach, The Center for Oral Facial and Head Pain, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, January 23
  • The New York County Dental Society, Guest Speaker Laurance Jerrold, D.D.S. – New York City, February 1
  • American Academy of Orofacial Pain, 24th Annual Scientific Meeting on Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders, April 30 – May 2
  • New York University College of Dentistry, Dental Society of the Sate of New York, “Advances and Innovations in Perio Prosthetics,” 14 hours lecture credits, October 21-22


  • Imedex USA, Annual Conference of the Eastern Pain Association and Bonica Award Lecture:  What’s New in Pain Management?, Caspary Auditorium, The Rockefeller University – New York City, June 26


  • Getting Ahead of the Changes, MBC Consultants, Marc B. Cooper – 4-day course over six months


  • Northeast Craniomandibular Society’s Annual Meeting – March 31
  • Craniomandibular Study Club of New York – April 27
  • APSS Ninth Annual Meeting, Sleep Research Society, American Sleep Disorder Association, Opryland Hotel – Nashville, May 25
  • Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Jonathan Levine – October 23
  • AAOP Annual Meeting – Orlando, Florida, February 13-14
  • Mastery of Practice, MBC Consultants, Marc B. Cooper – 12-day year long course


  • Treatment of Sleep Disorders and Snoring, NYU College of Dentistry, CDE – March 4
  • Temporomandibular Disorders and Teeth, Shore Dental Forum – March 17
  • TMD and Occlusion – What the Restorative Dentist Needs to Know, Ninth District Dental Society Restorative Conference, Westchester Country Club – Harrison, NY, April 9
  • Medical Update for Differential Diagnosis of TMD, NYU College of Dentistry, CDE – April 14
  • Management of the Refractory TMD PatientAdvanced Consideration of Appliance Therapy for the Chronic TMD Patient, Sonesta Beach Hotel and Spa Bermuda – Hamilton, Bermuda, April 14-16
  • Temporomandibular Disorders, Tthe Standard of Care, First District Dental Society – April 29
  • The Refractory Facial Pain Patient; NYU College of Dentistry, CDE – May 5
  • Alternative Techniques for the Management of TMD and Facial Pain – June 9
  • New York Pain Society, Williams Club – June 20


  • American Academy of Orofacial Pain Annual Meeting, Marriott’s Camelback Inn – Scottsdale, Arizona, February 12-14
  • Northeast Craniomandibular Society Annual Meeting, Sheraton Society Hill – Philadelphia, PA, March 26-27


  • Advances in the Differential Diagnosis of Facial Pain, NECS/TMJ Alumni Society of UMDNJ – April 3 & 4


  • Mechanisms and Management of Somatosensory Disorders of the Facial Region, Postdoctoral Program, University of Maryland – September 12
  • Sixth International Symposium on Arthroscopy of the TMJ, Grand Hyatt Hotel – NYC, November 15


  • IADR, one day symposium on  Pain Management, sponsored by the University of Cincinnati and the Neuroscience Group – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • David Hatcher – Hartford, Connecticut, October 19
  • Neurophysiology, Dr. Barry Sessle – Danbury, Connecticut
  • AACD Annual Meeting – San Francisco, California (3 days)


  • Porcelain Bonded Restorations, Frank Gardner, D.D.S. – Merrick, Long Island, February
  • AADR Meeting – San Francisco, California, March
  • Facial Pain, Weldon Bell, Scanticom Conference Center – Princeton, New Jersey, April
  • Physicians Approach to Treating Headache, 2-day course – Scottsdale, Arizona, February
  • AAFO Annual Meeting – San Diego, California, February (3 days)
  • AACD Annual Meeting, Loews Anatole – Dallas, Texas (3 days)


  • American Equilibration Society – Chicago, Illinois, February
  • International Association of Dental Research – Montreal, March
  • American Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders – New Orleans, March
  • Facial Pain, Dr. Steven Graf-Radford, Newark Marriott Hotel – April


  • Sleep Renewal, Newark Marriott – March
  • American Equilibration Society – Chicago, Illinois, February
  • 3M TENS, Dr. Holt – Dallas, Texas, March


  • Whiplash and the Cervical Spine – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May
  • Doppler, Dr. Mark Piper – Philadelphia, May
  • Biomechanics of the TMJ and Cervical Spine, Rocabado – April
  • Biofeedback and Relaxation Techniques, CSCNY, Dr. Rob Reiner – April
  • European Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders – Vienna, Austria, June
  • University of Tourin, Franco Mongini – Tourin, Italy, June
  • World Symposium of TMJ – London, England
  • Navigation Through Treatment, Three Day, Dr. Rudy Slavicek – Rochester, New York, October
  • Craniomandibular Study Club of New York Orthodontics, Drs. Gaynor, Pereira, Sacaro, Berkman
  • Arthroscopy of the TMJ, Hospital of Joint Diseases – July
  • Potential for Thermography in Dentistry, Drs. Dawson & Mahan; The TMJ, Melvin Moss – September
  • Pressure Threshold, Pressure Tolerance, Thermography, Dr. Andy Fisher – April


  • Electromodalities, Gerald Murphy – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • World Symposium on TMJ, Pankey Institute – London, England
  • Myofascial Release, Myofascial Release Seminar, John Barnes – Queens, New York
  • Three Day Advanced Course, Bill Farrar – Montgomery, Alabama
  • From Recognition to Rehabilitation, Advanced, IADR Meeting, Brendan Stack – Las Vegas, Nevada, November
  • Pain Management Center, Dr. Finnie – Dallas, Texas, November


  • Facial Pain Seminar, Parker Mahan – Buffalo, New York
  • Psychological Aspects of Craniomandibular Disorders, John Rugh – Buffalo, New York
  • Internal Derangement of the TMJ Surgical Management, Frank Dolwick – Buffalo, New York
  • J. McNamara – Boston, Massachusetts
  • Advanced Upper Quarter, Mariano Rocabado – Houston, Texas
  • American Equilibration Society – Chicago, Illinois
  • American Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders – Chicago, Illinois
  • Wesley Shankland – Buffalo, New York
  • Moyers Symposium on TMJ – Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Phase II Orthodontic Therapy, Ira Yerkes – Pompano, Florida
Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS. Publications
  • Airway Centric™ Dentistry –A New paradign , California Dental Journal ( to be published 2014)
  • Gelb, M.L., Gale, E.M., Effects of Home Practice on Biofeedback Treatment of TMJ/MPD, Journal of Dental Research, February 1983
  • Gelb, M.L., McCall, W.D., Bite Force Versus Jaw Opening in Normal and Dysfunctional Patients, Journal of Dental Research,  Vol. 63, p. 298, 1983
  • Gelb, M.L., Tanenbaum, D.R., The Clicking TMJ, The New York Journal of Dentistry, August 1986
  • Gelb, H., Gelb, M.L., Wagner, M.L., The Relationship of Tinnitus to Craniocervical Mandibular Disorders, The 1989 Dental Annual, Edited by D. Derick, Butterworth & Co., Ltd., p. 149 – 160, 1989
  • Gelb, H., Gelb, M.L., Chronic Pain Seen as Vexing to Diagnose, Dentistry Today, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 30:39, February 1989
  • Gelb, M.L., Length-Tensions Relations of the Masticatory Elevator Muscles in Normal Subjects and Pain Dysfunction Patients, thesis completed, University of Buffalo, February 1989
  • Gelb, M.L., Weinstein, S.A., Weinstein, G., Johansen, R., Thermophysiologic Anthropometry of the Face in Homo Sapiens, Journal of Dental Research, March 1989
  • Gelb, H., Gelb, M.L., An Orthopedic Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Craniocervical Mandibular and Related Chronic Pain Disorders, Postural Considerations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Craniocervical Mandibular and Related Chronic Pain Disorders, Ishiyaku EuroAmerica, 1992
  • Gelb, M.L. and Gelb, H., The Gelb Appliance – Mandibular Orthopedic Repositioning Therapy, Cranio Clinics of North America, W.B. Saunders, 1991
  • Gelb, M.L., Diagnostic Tests, Temporomandibular Disorders, edited by A.S. Kaplan and L. Assael, W.B. Saunders, 1991
  • Gelb, M.L., Length-Tension Relations of the Masticatory Elevator Muscles in Normal Subjects and Pain Dysfunction Patients, CRANIO Journal, Williams and Wilkens, April 1990
  • Gelb, M.L., Weinstein, S.A., Weinstein, G. and Johansen, R., Thermophysiologic Anthropometry of the Face in Homo Sapiens, CRANIO Journal, July 1990
  • Gelb, M.L., Book review of Management of Facial, Head and Neck Pain,  Cooper and Lacente, W.B. Saunders: The New York State Dental Journal, Spring 1990
  • Gelb, M.L., Chronic Craniofacial Pain, Dentistry Today, 1990
  • Gelb, M.L. and Hatterer, J., Book Review, Journal of Craniomandibular Disorders, April 1992
  • Gelb, H., M. L. Gelb and W. T. Prigoff, Craniocervical Mandibular Disorders, Chronic Pain, and Orthodontics, 1993
  • Gelb, M.L., Temporomandibular Disorders for the Primary Care Physician, Cady and Fox (ed) Migraine Headache Novel Drug Therapy, Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York, 1994
  • Gelb, M.L. and P. Greene, Psychologic and Dental Case Studies of Patient Reporting `No Bite’, Journal of Orofacial Pain, February 1995
  • Gelb, M.L., Decision Tree Analysis for Treating a TM Disorder, Northeast Craniomandibular Society News, Spring 1996
  • Gelb, M.L., Halstrom, L. Wayne, The Extraoral Gothic Arch Tracer:  New Applications, The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (submitted for publication)
  • Gelb, M.L., et al., Guide to Evaluation of Permanent Impairment of the Temporomandibular Joint, Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, April 1997 and Journal of Orofacial Pain, May 1997
  • Gelb, M.L., Gelb, H., and Wagner, M.L., The Relationship of Tinnitus to Craniocervical Mandibular Disorders, CRANIO Journal, June 1997
  • Gelb, M.L., Hosselet, J., Rappaport, D., et al., Utility of Identifying Flow Limitation in Assessing the Efficacy of Oral Appliances in Mild Sleep Disordered Breathing, Submitted for publication to Respiratory & Critical Care Journal, 1998
  • Gelb, M.L., Frucht, S., Fahn, S., Ford, B., A Geste Antagoniste Device to Treat Jaw-Closing Dystonia, Submitted for publication to Movement Disorders, 1999
  • Gelb, M.L., Achieving Qualtiy Sleep for Your Dental Patients , 2004
  • Gelb, M.L., and Debra Yemenijian, Honey, You’re Snoring Again, Advance For Manager Of Respiratory Care
  • Gelb, M.L., and Rinku Mahajan, MHM, BDS Looking for a Good Night’s Sleep, Advance for Healthy Aging.
  • Gelb, M.L., Medical Afterword to My Daddy Snores, Scholastic Books, 2006 NY
Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS. Qualifications as an Expert
  • White Plains Courthouse:  4/2007
    Costello, Shea & Gaffney, LLP
    Attinello vs DeFilippis
  • United States Department of Justic: 3/2006
    Bolton vs. Kumar
  • Supreme Court of the State of New York: 1/2005
    Weisbart vs. Dr. Samson
  • United States Southern District Court: 4/2005
    United States Southern District Court vs. Dr. David Wexler
  • Supreme Court of the State of New York: 8/2004
    Rachel Diamond vs. Ira Gothelf, D.D.S.
Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS. Depositions Under Oath
  • White Plains Courthouse:  4/2007
    Costello, Shea & Gaffney, LLP
    Attinello vs DeFilippis
  • United States Department of Justic: 3/2006
    Bolton vs. Kumar
  • Supreme Court of the State of New York: 1/2005
    Weisbart vs. Dr. Samson
  • United States Southern District Court: 4/2005
    United States Southern District Court vs. Dr. David Wexler
  • Supreme Court of the State of New York: 8/2004
    Rachel Diamond vs. Ira Gothelf, D.D.S.