Michael L. Gibilisco DMD

“Some children dream to grow up and become astronauts or cowboys, but I’ve always wanted to be a dentist.  Now my profession is my passion and my life.  Every day is an adventure and the opportunity to help others is a gift to me. The chance to heal, eliminate someone’s pain, and help someone to love their smile and themselves is the most rewarding experience I can think of.

The lifelong relationships I have with my patients allow us both to grow and learn from each other as we are all part of the Essex Family Dental family.  Spending time with our patient family is the best part of my day and I always look forward to coming into work because of our outstanding and fun-loving team” – Dr. Gibilisco

Education and Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Social, Scientific, and Business Studies of Health, Summa Cum Laude, Honors – University of Connecticut
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine – University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
  • General Practice Residency – Danbury Hospital

Dr. Michael Gibilisco graduated from the University of Connecticut school of Dental Medicine where he was honored with the International College of Dentist’s Leadership Award as well as the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award.

Dr. Gibilisco is a firm believer that in order to best care for our patients comprehensively and completely, continuous education is essential.  To further his education, he completed a General Practice Residency at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT with advanced training in restorative dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, implantology, and oral surgery.  He also attends updates and educational courses each year. He is certified in ACLS and nitrous oxide administration. In today’s fast paced world, health care is changing in the blink of an eye and preparation is the key to the best care for our patients.

Professional Affiliations

Outside the Office

Transplanted from Connecticut, Dr. Gibilisco is a recent addition to the Burlington area and now lives in downtown Winooski, Vermont. In his free time, he enjoys biking, kayaking, and playing soccer.  During the winter, he enjoys skiing and playing indoor volleyball.  He enjoys all the culture and arts that the Burlington, Vermont area has to offer when he isn’t out on the lake or hiking Mt. Mansfield.

Dr. Gibilisco believes that helping out in the community is integral to truly taking care of others, whether locally or abroad. He has been an active provider in the Connecticut Mission of Mercy for seven years and has had the privilege of travelling to the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador to provide dental care for the indigent population.

To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment with our dentist Dr. Gibilisco, contact our Essex Junction dental office or request an appointment online. We also welcome patients from Burlington, Colchester, Milton, Winooski and Williston.

Meet Your Dentists

Dr. J. Allen Feeley DDS
Dr. J. Allen Feeley DDS
“I enjoy being able to take care of people on a daily basis, whether it is getting them out of pain, improving their smile, or simply keeping them in excellent dental health. Having practiced over 30 years, I have enjoyed the relationships that I’ve developed with our family of patients.”

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Dr. Nathan Makay DDS
Dr. Nathan Makay DDS
“My profession means everything to me. It is what drives me every day and, other than my family, it is what I enjoy the most. Having the opportunity to make people feel better about themselves and their smiles, and to work with people who enjoy it as well, is unexplainable.”

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Dr. Jessica Hacker DDS
Dr. Jessica Hacker DDS
“I view myself as an advocate for the patient’s health, not as some sort of Dentistry Dictator. My job is to give patients as many options as possible, explain the differences, and help them make decisions that fit their lives.”

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What Sets Us Apart?


The professionals at Essex Family Dental are among the most skilled dental care teams in Vermont. Dr. J. Allen Feeley, Dr. Nathan Makay, Dr. Michael L. Gibilisco, and Dr. Jessica Hacker apply their expertise and consult with one another for the unique benefit of the people they treat.


Your ease at our practice is very important to us, whether that means a comfortable waiting room, painless treatment, or feeling informed about your care. Our doctors are happy to educate you about your treatment options and our staff is always gentle.


Essex Family Dental keeps the most convenient hours, offering appointments until 7pm Monday-Thursday, including morning and afternoon appointments on Friday and Saturday. We also schedule same-day treatment for patients with emergency needs.