Specializing in Smiles: Dr. Glen Roberson

May 20, 2021

Published in the May/June edition of Roseman University’s print edition of spectRum magazine.

By Vanessa Maniago

Glen Roberson, DMD, Program Director of Roseman University College of Dental Medicine’s Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics residency program and Orthodontic Clinic, is in a unique position to shape the next generation of compassionate, technologically-savvy, patient-focused orthodontists. Each year, Roseman’s AEODO residency welcomes 10 new residents, dentists intent on specializing in orthodontics after completion of the three-year program.

Dr. Roberson has been with Roseman University since 2010 as full-time faculty and is newly appointed into the position of Program Director. With ample teaching experience as well as an intimate understanding of the operations of the clinic, he’s spent the past 11 years watching, learning and immersing himself in his work. Roseman strives to develop “Lifelong Colleagues,” values which focus on personal growth, transparency and integrity. Students are encouraged to see their educational journey as not simply limited to the duration of their program, but as a lifetime journey full of learning opportunities and moments that can teach invaluable lessons – lessons that continue to improve our emotional intelligence, clinical skills, and service to patients. Dr. Roberson lives these ideals.

Originally from northern New Jersey, Dr. Roberson knew as a high schooler that he was suited to a career in healthcare. For two years, he shadowed a physician in a pediatric ward and was energized by young patients but disheartened by the limitations of insurers and patient volume standards – limitations that impacted the quality of care. But as a self-described “overgrown kid,” Dr. Roberson found his way to dental school and ultimately to his specialty in orthodontics, which gave him the opportunity to treat young patients and make lasting impact on their lives by giving them the confidence of a healthy and beautiful smile.

Perhaps closest to his heart however is the work that the clinic does in treating infants, children and adults with cleft lip and palate anomalies. One of the very few experts in Nevada to provide this highly specialized care, Dr. Roberson’s team works with patients that are only a few days old, babies who are born with issues that impact their ability to feed and thrive. With early intervention and use of a variety of techniques in orthodontia and dentofacial orthopedics, these young patients can be put on a track towards recovery. Roseman’s clinic does this for patients at no cost – and has donated over $500,000 in care to be able to treat any patient, regardless of their ability to pay.

Dr. Roberson hopes more patients and their families learn about the unique benefits of the Roseman Dental and Orthodontic practice, which offers reduced-cost, high-quality care to patients needing dental, orthodontic, and cleft lip and palate care. When asked what part of his work he most enjoys, Dr. Roberson says, “I wear my heart on my sleeve, and I enjoy caring for my patients while also shaping the next generation of orthodontists to provide empathic, high-quality care to all.” Highly respected by his peers, patients and students, Dr. Roberson is truly a gift to our community.

For more information on Roseman’s Dental and Orthodontic clinic, visit https://www.rosemandental.com/home-nv/

For more information on cleft lip and palate, go to https://www.rosemandental.com/cleft-palate-nv/