Dr. Rick Gambella was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina after his family moved from Brooklyn, New York. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts where he earned a BA in Economics and Chemistry, while preparing for dental school. After graduation, he moved back to North Carolina to attend the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.
Upon graduation Dr. Gambella entered active duty in the United States Air Force. He trained at a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Langley AFB in Virginia, treating service members of every branch in the most densely military populated region in our country. To his wife’s and his surprise, his last assignment was to Seymour Johnson AFB in his hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Dr. Gambella loves taking care of his patients and treating everyone as if they were a part of his family. His compassion for patients and love for dentistry guides him to educate patients and allow them to make the best possible decisions about their oral health. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but has a passion for esthetic dentistry.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Gambella enjoys spending time with his wife Krista and their beagle, Finley. He is an avid New York sports fan but also enjoys cheering on North Carolina teams as his wife is a native of Charlotte, NC. His interests include working out, watching sports, following economics and finances, and all things cars. He is excited to meet you and take care of your dental needs.