SOURCE: Smile Glen Ellyn

Glen Ellyn Cosmetic Dentist

October 26, 2015 17:47 ET

Glen Ellyn Dental Office Sends Out End-of-Year Insurance Notice

GLEN ELLYN, IL--(Marketwired - October 26, 2015) - Dr. Thomas Gibbs, a leading Glen Ellyn cosmetic dentist, is reminding his patients to use the remainder of their dental insurance dollars by the end of the year.

Dental insurance companies typically allocate a set amount of money for policyholders every calendar year, but the catch is that insurance dollars do not roll over from year to year. If patients do not use the allotted amount within the calendar year, the money is gone.

Dr. Gibbs, who operates Smile Glen Ellyn, said he has many patients who lose hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars in benefits every year.

“I just hate to see my patients get tricked out of their insurance benefits after they pay into the program for an entire year,” Dr. Gibbs said. “When you do not use your insurance dollars, you don’t get them back. The insurance company puts your money back into its bottom line.”

Smile Glen Ellyn typically books up its appointments quickly toward the end of the year, so Dr. Gibbs is urging patients to schedule visits as soon as possible.

Dr. Gibbs said patients with outstanding dental issues who have benefits left over should make it a priority to visit his office before Dec. 31.

“By using the benefits, you pay less out of pocket and have more dollars available for the upcoming holiday season,” Dr. Gibbs said. “You also avoid having costly dental bills in the future.”

Dr. Gibbs is a third-generation dentist who started his Glen Ellyn practice in 1978 after working in Chicago. Smile Glen Ellyn offers cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, sedation dentistry and general dentistry. Individual services include cosmetic dentures, gum lifts, implant-supported dentures, teeth whitening at the dentist, teeth bleaching, All-on-4 dental implants, tooth bonding and white fillings.

Dr. Gibbs, who provides some of the best cosmetic dentistry in the Glen Ellyn area, moved into a larger office, located at 26 North Park Blvd., in October 2013 and began using a 3-D X-ray scanning system and CEREC machine, which includes an in-office milling station that provides patients with same-day crowns and bridges.

Dr. Gibbs has more than 25 years of experience in cosmetic, sedation and implant dentistry and has published several articles in highly reputable dental journals on the three disciplines. He earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and then graduated from the University of Illinois School of Dentistry. Dr. Gibbs is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Illinois State Dental Society, American Dental Association, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and Chicago Dental Society.

Dr. Gibbs holds certifications in Invisalign, Lumineer porcelain veneers and Six Month Smiles, and he is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, which permits him to offer sedation dentistry. His certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support earned him a fellowship in the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. He has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1998 and has trained at The Pankey Institute, California Implant Institute, Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and Misch International Implant Institute. Dr. Gibbs is among the 2 percent of Illinois dentists who are certified in advanced dental sedation.

Dr. Gibbs is dedicated to assisting those in his community and has been honored for his efforts providing dental services to inner-city families. He has been an organizer for the National Children’s Cancer Society and is active with Give Back a Smile, a program of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry that provides dental care to victims of domestic abuse. He also trains fellow dentists on cosmetic dentistry methods as a mentor with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.
To find about more about Dr. Gibbs’ Invisalign treatment, visit or call 630-504-7977.

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