As a psychology major, the drastic positive psychosocial effect this profession has on others is what initially drew Dr. Gidaly to dentistry and is what led him to pursue a career in orthodontics. In his view, being an orthodontist is the best job in the world, and is by far the most high-impact specialty in dentistry, if not medicine. Being able to help boost his patients’ self-confidence and customize their smiles makes every day both enjoyable and a true blessing. He truly looks forward to meeting each and every one of you!

Education & Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in psychology – Siena College
  • Minor, chemistry/biology – The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Master of Science – The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Orthodontic certificate – The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Gidaly was born and raised in Huntington, New York, and is the youngest of four siblings. While attending Siena College as a Division I baseball player, he met his wife Claire in 2003 and together they have two wonderful young girls, Maddalyn and Ella. He looks forward to becoming an integral part of the community, practicing orthodontics, and raising his family.



Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Orthodontics, Diplomate
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • North Carolina Dental Society

Outside Of The Practice

Dr. Gidaly enjoys coaching baseball, mentoring, and teaching. He enjoys almost all outdoor activities, including fishing, golf, tennis, and running.