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Meet Dr. Mendez– Gilbert X. Mendez, D.D.S.

Dr. Gilbert X. Mendez, D.D.S.

I was born and raised in Chicago, coming from a large family with eight siblings.  I attended Mount Carmel High School and Loyola University, graduating in 1978 with a Degree in Biology.  I went on to The University of Illinois and graduated in 1982 as a Doctor of Dental Surgery.

I’ve been in practice for 34 years, and I am not in competition with anyone, but myself.  I love what I do.  That passion propels me to do great work.  My wife would say I eat and breathe dentistry.  There is probably some truth in that.  I wake up excited for the day to begin so I can work on my craft.  I guess not everyone can say that.  I consider dentistry to be challenging, exciting, and artistic.

My professional affiliations include; The Academy of General Dentistry, The Academy of Implant Dentistry, The International College of Oral Implantology, and The American Orthodontic Society.

My proudest moments are when patients that move away from the area for a period of time, come back and tell me that the dentist they saw had said that my dental work was some of the best they have ever seen.  Also, there is no greater compliment than to see the children I have worked on in the past, bring their own children to see me.

I am a perfectionist by nature, love to learn, and love a challenge.  Those aspects of my personality propel me to keep learning.  I never want to be bored or subpar in anything I do.  I am more versatile than the majority oof general dentists.  I have taken more than 900 continuing education hours to perfect my skills and update myself on new procedures and techniques.  I love dentistry, because it allows me to help people in a variety of ways.  I have studied extensively to expand my practice of general dentistry to include endodontics, orthodontics, surgery, and implants.  If there is something beyond my scope of expertise, I refer my patients.  Most of the time, I am skilled enough to be of service to them.

My wife, a registered nurse, helps manage our practice.  This brings a more personal touch to our business.  We believe that if we are honest, give the best care possible, and are caring and genuine, then both ourselves and our patients are happy and satisfied.

My personal interests are snow skiing, cooking, reading, and playing with my rescue dog, Tink.

I am grateful for my family, and for loving what I do for a living.  We gladly welcome new patients into our care.

PS:  Value, love, and honor your unique self, by taking care of your body and your teeth.  You only get one body and one set of teeth.

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