Tanya Marie Gibson, DDS, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, is an assistant professor at UMKC School of Dentistry. She graduated from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in 2001 and completed her residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 2004. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
Dr. Gibson is a member of many professional organizations including the American Association of Women Dentists, where she serves on the Board of Directors.

Her teaching responsibilities include providing the general, systemic, and oral pathology curriculum to pre-doctoral students, advanced education dental residents and allied dental health students. Dr. Gibson is an ad hoc reviewer for Head and Neck Pathology and has published a number of manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.

In addition to maintaining an active practice in diagnostic surgical and clinical oral pathology; she provides oral and maxillofacial pathology continuing education programs on a local, regional and national level.

As an active member of the community, Dr. Gibson is a member of the Leadership Advisory Council for RUBIES Inc., a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to mentor 1st generation female college students. She is also a regular guest speaker at the UMKC Dental Explorer Post Program and the UMKC Admissions Enhancement Program; programs aimed at recruiting and enhancing the application of potential dental students.

Dr. Gibson is married with one child. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and dining out.