Dr. Dobbs received his dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. He practiced general dentistry for two and a half years before completing his specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Manitoba and the Children's Hospital of Winnipeg.
He has served on various committees of the Manitoba Dental Association (MDA) and was president of the MDA in 1994.
Dr. Dobbs is a specialist member of the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and member of the Winnipeg Dental Society. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentist and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Dr. Dobbs enjoys part time teaching at the Faculty of Dentistry, amateur theatre and hiking.