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About the Doctor

David C. Gehring, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Gehring and his wife Susan have a son, Calvin, and two daughters, Caroline and Evelyn. Beyond his commitment to orthodontics and his family, Dr. Gehring enjoys snowboarding, water skiing, and being outdoors.  As can be seen from his office décor, he is an avid collector of antique toys and vintage bicycles.  He is also an instrument-rated pilot.

Education and Experience
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Educational History

1993—1995 M.S. and Certificate in Orthodontics
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
1989—1993 Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Iowa College of Dentistry
Iowa City, Iowa

  • Recipient of the Alpha Omega Award for graduating as Valedictorian with the highest scholastic standing
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
1985—1989 B.A., Chemistry, English, General Science
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi


Professional Licensure

  • Iowa State Dental License, 1993 to present
  • Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Iowa Director, Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
  • Iowa Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Iowa Dental Association
  • University District Dental Society
  • Linn County Dental Society

Academic Appointment

Dr. Gehring is Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Iowa College of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics

Community Involvement

  • Coe College Board of Trustees.  Secretary of the Board.
  • Orchestra Iowa Board of Trustees
  • Board Member, St. Luke’s Dental Health Center