About Our Practice
We provide exceptional, comprehensive dentistry in a caring, comfortable environment. We do everything under one roof—general and preventive care, restorations, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and oral and IV sedation. If you’re looking for world-class, accessible dentistry, you’ve come to the right place! We proudly serve Glen Ellyn, Chicago and surrounding areas.
Dr. Gibbs believes that advanced technology and leading-edge equipment improve dental care and make treatment faster, more convenient and more comfortable. Dr. Gibbs offers CEREC same-day restorations for busy patients, 3D scans for more accurate evaluation and treatment planning, accelerated orthodontics through the Six Month Smiles system, IV sedationfor complicated procedures and patients with severe dental anxiety, dental implant surgery, placement and restoration.
We’ve filled our website with information about our doctors, our team, the services we offer, location, maps and business hours. Please feel free to take a look around to learn more about what we do and how we can help keep your smile healthy and stunning for a lifetime. We want you to feel confident that when you choose us, you’re choosing to receive the best dental care available
Our services also include:
Dr. Thomas R. Gibbs, DDS, FAGD, FDOCS, FICOI
Dr. Gibbs grew up in nearby Elmhurst where his father was the local orthodontist. He has been married to his wife Catherine, a Glen Ellyn native, for over 30 years now. Dr. Gibbs established his Glen Office in 1978, after first working in downtown Chicago, so they could raise their children in Glen Ellyn. They have two daughters—Jessica and Christine. His daughter Jessica proudly has become the fourth generation dentist, recently following his footsteps by graduating the University of Illinois. They enjoy skiing, water sports, tennis, and long walks.
Dr. Gibbs’ Credentials
Dr. Gibbs attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, for undergraduate studies and graduated at the University Of Illinois School Of Dentistry. He holds memberships in the:
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- American Dental Association
- Chicago Dental Society
- Illinois State Dental Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
Dr. Gibbs has over 25 years of experience in cosmetic, family sedation, and implant dentistry. He is one of the earliest members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (since 1998), and has had training at some of the most prestigious training institutes such as the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Education, California Implant Institute, Misch International Implant Institute, and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).
In addition to his studies with the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Dr. Gibbs has earned certification with Invisalign“ invisible braces,” Lumineer porcelain veneers, and Six Month Smiles short-term braces. These systems offer advanced cosmetic and convenient orthodontic solutions for patients.
He also has earned honorary fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI). The fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry was earned after completing over 500 hours of high level certified continuing education and a rigorous written test. His fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI) was earned after completing coursework at the California Implant Institute, Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Education (LVI), and both the Prosthodontics and Surgical series of studies at the renowned Misch International Implant Institute. Fellowships are earned only after a doctor demonstrates an exhaustive amount of certified continuing education and training, and has passed written examinations verifying his knowledge. He has published numerous articles, primarily in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, dental sedation, and dental implants.
In 2007 Dr. Gibbs achieved another honorary designation by receiving his certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). This, along with substantial advanced education and case submission for peer-reviewed journals, has earned him an additional fellowship in the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (FDOCS). He is one of the very few dental professionals to be trained in dental anesthesiology and is trained to treat phobic patients and patients with disabilities. Fewer than 2% of dentists in Illinois are certified to provide advanced dental sedation for phobic, medically compromised, and handicapped patients.
Dr. Gibbs has been recognized for providing dentistry for inner city families and his work with leadership/vocational training through the Glenbard School District. He and his wife Cathy have been active organizers in the National Children’s Cancer Society helping families cope with the concerns of children with cancer. Recently he has been active with the Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program in conjunction with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. The GBAS program seeks to restore the smile and dental health of victims of domestic violence who would unable to pay for these life-restoring services on their own.
Dr. Gibbs also serves as a mentor in the American Academy of Facial Esthetics training fellow dentists in the use Cosmetic Botox, therapeutic Botox (for tempromandibular joint TMJ pain), and dermal fillers to enhance their abilities in cosmetic dentistry.
What Dr. Gibbs' Patients Say about the Practice
I couldn’t smile without my teeth falling out and was embarrassed with the way they looked. I was terrified of the surgery as well. Fortunately, Dr. Gibbs sedation techniques got me through everything with ease. Now with my implants and cosmetic teeth I’m smiling and getting my social confidence back. My dating life has improved too!
-Linda L. Dental Implant & Sedation Patient Chicago IL
I had worn my dentures for many years and the teeth had worn off from chewing. They had become loose and would fall down when I tried to eat and speak due to age of the dentures and recent weight loss. Everyone at the office was very nice. At my first visit with Dr. Gibbs he asked me about what I wanted to be changed about the fit and looks for the new dentures, (I did not want the gaps). We were able to get started with the first step toward my new dentures that very same appointment!
After a few visits I got my new teeth! I wore them for a few days and got some sore areas that needed some attention. The dentures now fit great and look good too! I recommend anyone who needs some teeth Go see Dr. Gibbs!
-Dental Implant & Denture Patient John P. Lombard
Imagine chewing with your gums for 19 years. I tried a denture for my bottoms and food would always get caught beneath them. Dr. Gibbs placed 6 implants and a few months later bolted new teeth down there. I was able to chew steak again for the 1st time in 19 years!
-Dental Implant & Denture Patient Mary T. Lombard
It was devastating to think that I would have plastic and goo all over my mouth for the rest of my life. I felt so old and embarrassed. It was like the door to the nursing home was opening and I was going for a â€œshort visit!â€ Dr. Gibbs first put in a couple of implants so my denture would stop flying out. Six months later I opted to have the worksâ€ and more implants placed so I could have teeth that stayed in for good. It is so wonderful to be able to talk without worrying about losing my teeth. Mostly I’m able to taste food and smile wide again! Thank you many times over.
-Angie S. Dental Implant & Sedation Patient Naperville IL
My first thought no way am I going to have someone place a screw into my jawbone! Dr. Gibbs placed 3 implants in and there was almost no discomfort. Just a couple of ×Advil was all that was needed that day. It’s nice not getting all that food caught under more old bridge.
-Dental Sedation, Relaxed, & Implant Patient Julie N. Hinsdale
My mother was 92 when she had her mouth restored with dental implants by Dr. Gibbs.Â I had been a patient of Dr. Gibbs for years when I asked him about my mother. She had complained for years about not being able to eat the foods she once loved to eat, about the sores in her gums, and mostly about the embarrassment of having her teeth fall out almost at will.
She lived to be just shy of 96. I remember her saying many times what a wonderful decision she made having those implants placed! Imagine being able to chew, talk without fear, and smile as big as you can! It was truly a quality of life versus mere money decision. So many times she said how much she wished she could have the implants placed much earlier. (She was happy that in the end she could take them with her!!) Thank you Dr. Gibbs for my Mother’s peace of mind in her last years of life!
-Denture and Implant Care Patient Karen F. Winfield IL