12750 Carmel Country Road, Suite 205, San Diego, CA 92130
All our professionals at Schaffer Dental Excellence maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Health Professional Scholarship from the United States Navy to attend New York University, College of Dentistry
Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina
Dr. Schaffer began his academic work at East Carolina University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors. He was then commissioned as a Naval Officer, and went on to earn his degree in Dentistry, DDS at New York University. Upon graduating NYU he was promoted as a Lieutenant in the US Navy. His post-doctoral work included a one-year residency in advanced education in general dentistry at the Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune. Dr. Schaffer had a variety of experiences as the Senior Dental Officer, including deploying with the Marines to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. While in Afghanistan, Dr. Schaffer supported combat readiness and humanitarian missions for the 22nd MEU, Marine Expeditionary Unit. He then worked as a general dentist at MCRD, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego providing dental treatment to active duty Marines, Sailors and Marine recruits. He is a member of several professional and academic societies/organizations including ADA, California Dental Society, San Diego County Dental Society, and Seattle Study Club. Dr. Schaffer has taken extensive continuing education courses including, Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, Lumineers, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.
After six years of being a partner in a highly successful private practice in Wilmington NC, Dr. Schaffer and his family realized how much they missed living in San Diego! They are very excited to return & call San Diego home again!!
Having practiced dentistry for over 35 years in beautiful San Diego, Dr. Gimby feels he has received the best of two worlds. Beautiful weather year round and a practice with patients who feel more like family than patients!
Dr. Gimby received his bachelor Degree in education from Utah State University in 1966. After graduation from dental school from Washington University School Of Dentistry in St. Louis, Dr. Gimby proudly served two years in the United States Navy as a dentist at the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, Ca. In 1972, Dr. Gimby established his private practice in north county San Diego in the beautiful coastal town of Del Mar, Ca. Today he remains an active member of the San Diego Dental Society (www.sdcds.org), California Dental Association (www.cda.org) and The American Dental Association (www.ada.org).
Dr. Gimby has been married to his wife, Sue for over 40 years. They have two adult children, Doug and Allyson. Dr. Gimby greatly enjoys being a grandparent and tries to spend as much time as he can with little Madison Grace and Baby Nathan. In any spare time, Dr. Gimby enjoys woodworking and “handyman” duties around the house.
Dr. Gimby’s proactive focus for his patients is to maintain and preserve their natural teeth. Knowing that periodontal disease is the number one reason for tooth loss, his focus on prevention is paramount in order to establish a stable periodontal condition for each patient. He is then able to focus on restoring teeth functionally and aesthetically, thereby providing each patient with a healthy attractive smile.
Dr. Gimby enjoys personal, long standing professional relationships with his patients, often treating the children and grandchildren of some of his original patients!