Dr. Gayla Bivens was born and raised in North Carolina. She graduated from Hunter Huss High School in Gastonia, North Carolina. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from North Carolina Central University and attended dental school at the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry. After graduating, Dr. Gayla moved to the triad area and joined Dr. Roslyn Crisp and the team. Her lifelong love for children is what brought this general dentist into a pediatric setting 16 years ago. Dr. Gayla has devoted her dental career to taking the fear and anxiety out of the dental experience for both the young patient and the parents.
Dr. Gayla’s goal is to engage with her patients and parents with a team approach to achieve a healthy dental experience in the office as well as at home.
Her educational approach provides parents with the knowledge and emotional support to introduce healthy dental habits at an early age. Dr. Gayla’s love for children does not just stop in the dental office it carries over into her personal life. As a Lifetime Girl Scout member, she currently serves as a troop leader, she is an active volunteer with the youth department and nursery ministry at her church.
Some of Dr. Gayla’s favorite things are enjoying football, musicals, singing & dancing, jigsaw puzzles, and anything Disney! But her all-time favorite thing is being a mother to her only daughter, Nyla.
Dr. Gayla is a very family-oriented person and she brings that family spirit right into the dental office daily, from the staff to the patients. After your experience with Dr. Gayla you will feel like you just added a new member to the family.