About Your Dentist
"There is nothing the dentist can do to overcome what the patient will not do."
"We pride ourselves on offering each of our patients personalized service; one which gives them confidence in the care they receive at our office."
University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Gainesville, FL (1976)
University of Florida College of Dentistry, Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Gainesville, FL (1980)
Continuing Education & Professional Memberships
Dr. Gehrig successfully completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Florida and Shands Teaching Hospital in 1981. Dr. Gehrig has taken numerous continuing education courses over the years through the Pankey Institute and Dawson Academy. He has attained Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and hopes to attain Mastership in the coming year. In addition to the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Gehrig is also a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, serving as the South Florida Ethics Chair. Membership of the American College of Dentistry is invitation-only, as less than 4% of all dentists are members.
Dr. Gehrig is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Atlantic Coast District Dental Association, Treasure Coast Dental Society, American College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, and Florida Academy of General Dentistry. The dental professional has held several offices within these associations, including President of the Treasure Coast Dental Society and the Florida Academy of General Dentistry. He also served on the Academy of General Dentistry's Membership Council, was Chair from 2006 to 2007, and acted as the Regional Director for Region 20. Dr. Gehrig is the current Trustee for Region 20, Chair of the Compensation Committee, Dental Practice Council Board Liaison, Member of the 2018-2021 Strategic Planning Task Force, and Governance Review Task Force.
Community service has always been an important part of Dr. Gehrig's life. He was co-Chair for the campaign for the Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County, and he was then appointed to the Council by both Governors Martinez and Childs. He served as Council member for two four-year terms and President of the Council twice. He was very active with The Castle, a child abuse prevention organization serving Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. He served as President of the Governing Board and a member of the Foundation Board. With help from his family and friends, he has participated over the years in the Exchange Club Chili Cook-Off, raising over $100,000 for The Castle. For over 20 years, Dr. Gehrig was a volunteer Little League Umpire. He is a member and former President of the Downtown Kiwanis Club and the Exchange Club of Fort Pierce. Boy Scout Troop 471 was an important organization in his life, and he served as Scoutmaster. He continues to participate in Scouting as Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 475 with his grandsons. He is a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church and a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, serving as Chancellor of Council #15429. He regularly volunteers at the HANDS Clinic of St. Lucie County, providing dental care to residents who may not be able to afford dental care.
Life & Hobbies
Robert "Bob" D. Gehrig, DMD, FAGD, FACD has been practicing dentistry in Fort Pierce, Florida, since 1981. He is married to Grisel Perez-Gehrig, and together, they have two children: R. Anthony Gehrig and Audrey Franklyn. Audrey and her husband, Kevin, have five boys. Tony and his wife, Isabel, have three girls and one boy. They are all the greatest grandchildren ever!
With his wife and family, Dr. Gehrig enjoys the RV lifestyle, astronomy, fishing, and gardening. He is an avid reader, preferring historical fiction, science fiction, westerns, and the occasional detective novel.