SOURCE: Smile Glen Ellyn

Smile Glen Ellyn

November 28, 2014 20:05 ET

Glen Ellyn Dentist Reminds Patients to Use Insurance Dollars Before End of the Year

GLEN ELLYN, IL--(Marketwired - November 28, 2014) - Dr. Thomas Gibbs, a trusted and affordable dentist who owns the dental practice Smile Glen Ellyn, is reminding patients to schedule their dental exams and procedures before they lose their insurance dollars at the end of the year.

The Glen Ellyn dentist said many of his patients with insurance are not aware that their insurance dollars do not rollover into the next year. Dental insurance, whether private or work-sponsored, typically allots cardholders a fixed amount of dollars toward dental procedures every calendar year. Often times, regular cleanings and exams are fully covered by insurance providers but patients must pay some out-of-pocket expenses for treatments like fillings or root canals.

"This is important because we know of patients who need dental treatments that their insurance most likely covers," said Dr. Gibbs, who has owned the Glen Ellyn family dental practice for more than three decades. "Using your remaining insurance means paying less money out of pocket for services and fixing dental issues before they escalate."

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 Boulevard, 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 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 Four dental implants, bondings and white fillings.

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 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. He also is a member and Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

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 L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, 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 view more of the services or to find out the cost of cosmetic dentistry at Smile Glen Ellyn, visit the website www.SmileGlenEllyn.com or call 630-504-7977.

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