He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentists and a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Lobb received the W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education from the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry.
Lobb's research interests include craniofacial growth and morphology, genetic vs. environmental development of the dentofacial complex, epidemiology and orthodontic treatment efficacy, pain and its epidemiology and management related to dental treatment, and methodology for teaching predoctoral and postdoctoral orthodontic programs.
He has served as a curriculum consultant for the American Dental Association's Joint Commission on Dental Accreditation and has served as a member of Wisconsin's Joint Legislative Council Special Committee on Dental Care Access, the Nova Scotia Health Insurance Commission's Ad Hoc Committee on Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Services, the National Dental Examining Board's Objective Structure Clinical Examination Committee and Nova Scotia's Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Services Ad Hoc Committee in the Department of Health and Fitness.
Lobb has received more than $6 million in grants from public and private entities at Marquette, has co-authored peer reviewed manuscripts and has written numerous abstracts, book chapters and other publications.
He is a member of the Wisconsin Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
Lobb has taught orthodontics as an associate professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, and at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
He has also held staff appointments at H.H. Williams Memorial Hospital, the University of Alberta Hospital and the Izaak Walton Killam Children's Hospital. Lobb has practiced as a general dentist in the Northwest Territories and in Edmonton. He also practiced as an orthodontist in Edmonton and Halifax.
Lobb has a certificate from the National Dental Examining Board of Canada and is licensed to practice in the State of Wisconsin.
Lobb received his pre-dental education at Notre Dame University in Nelson, British Columbia, and the University of Calgary from 1970-72 and received his D.D.S. from the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1977.
He completed a rotating dental internship at the University Hospital in Edmonton and received a master's degree in orthodontics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1981.