SOURCE: Dr. Thomas Feder

Dr. Thomas Feder

February 26, 2015 11:02 ET

Belleville Dentist Renovating Front Office for Patient Comfort

BELLEVILLE, IL--(Marketwired - February 26, 2015) - Dr. Thomas Feder, a highly regarded Belleville dentist, has renovated the reception area of his office to be more welcoming to patients.

Dr. Feder said the renovations give the office a more up-to-date feel. The office had not been renovated in eight years. The improvements include painting the walls; reupholstering chairs; installing a new flat-screen TV; and hanging new artwork.

The idea was to provide an environment that was welcoming and did not look like a typical dental office, Dr. Feder said.

"The renovations provide a more relaxed atmosphere for patients waiting to be seen. I understand that it's difficult for a lot of patients to visit the dentist, so we want to have the most welcoming environment possible," Dr. Feder said. "The office looks so different that I've had patients walk outside and check to make sure they were in right office."

Dr. Feder's Belleville dental practice, at 16 N. Jackson St., has seven dental chairs, digital X-rays and TVs in each room for patient comfort.

Dr. Feder has been in practice for more than 40 years, providing general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry. He was inspired to become a dentist by his father and great-uncle, both of whom were Illinois dentists.

Dr. Feder's office offers cleanings, exams, fillings, teeth whitening, crowns, bridges, root canals, extractions, dentures and dental implants. He uses a revolutionary tool called the Vibraject to give pain-free injections to patients. The Vibraject sends out vibrations to distract the brain from feeling pain in the area of the injection. 

Dr. Feder graduated from the St. Louis University School of Dentistry in 1970. He served three years with the U.S. Public Health Service, two of which he was assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard. He has been in private practice since 1973. Dr. Feder earned his Fellowship recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry in 1982 and was voted One of America's Best Dentists in 2013 by the National Consumer Advisory Board.

Dr. Feder is committed to public service and spent 12 years on the Belle Valley School Board.

Dr. Feder works with one associate, Dr. Michael Smith, a Missouri native. Dr. Smith joined the Illinois Army National Guard in 2008 and now serves as a captain in the Dental Corps. Like Dr. Feder, Dr. Smith also has extensive training in placing dental implants.

Dr. Smith is a 2011 graduate of the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.To learn about Dr. Feder's cosmetic dentistry services, visit his website or call (618) 235-5141.

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