Archive for March, 2013

Ease and Convenience 24/7 with your personal Patient Login!

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Our team is committed to providing you with the best experience at our practice and we’re pleased to share that the Patient Login Portal offers you the convenience of 24/7 access to your account information as well as the ability to choose how you would prefer to be contacted by us.

Through your personal Patient Login Portal you are able to:

– Check appointments online

– View your account balance and insurance payments

– Make secure payments online

– Print out receipts for Flex Plan reimbursement and tax documentation

– View treatment images and x-rays

– Customize how we communicate with you, choosing to receive email, SMS text messages or phone appointment reminders!

– Set up online account & reminders for dependent patients in your family

– And much more!

We understand the importance of providing you online convenience to manage your information and to connect with us. We hope you enjoy our online service!

Love your new smile? Tell Dr. Darrel J. Gilbert all about it!

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

At Darrel J. Gilbert D.D.S., we have been creating beautiful smiles for years. Whether you have visited Dr. Darrel J. Gilbert and our team for a week or for years, we would love to hear your thoughts about your experience! In fact, we encourage you to leave a few words for us below or on our Facebook page!

We look forward to reading your feedback!

Critical Soft Tissue Techniques in Esthetic & Implant Dentistry

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Dr. Darrel Gilbert, cosmetic and restorative dentist in Sandy Springs, understands the importance of continuing dental education in order to properly offer his patients the best care possible. It is required that dentists complete continuing education courses each year in order to remain up-to-date with advancements in dentistry. Each year, Dr. Gilbert completes the required amount of credits, in addition to numerous other courses to further expand his experience and knowledge in dentistry.

Recently, Dr. Gilbert has returned from a seminar on critical soft tissue, which was focused on learning new techniques for cosmetic and implant dentistry. The purpose of the course was to learn techniques for gum surgery to eliminate recession and to add gum tissue in areas where it is deficient, causing irritation, sensitivity or infection.

The learning objective of the continuing education course were to learn the surgical anatomy and incision techniques in soft tissue surgery, apply the three commonly used soft tissue grafting techniques used in clinical practice, and to learn modified suturing methods to secure flaps and grafts.

Gum Surgery Course

Gum Surgery Course

St. Patrick’s Day: Celtic Pride, Green Shamrocks and Lucky Charms

Friday, March 15th, 2013

“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” Adrienne Cook

Lucky green shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold: It must be St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re not Irish, how do you go about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? It’s easy: You just put on one of those tall leprechauns hats, dress in green from head to toe, and wear one of those carefree pins that say “Kiss Me, I’m Irish”. On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish, and that is the universal beauty of the holiday. Celtic pride does not discriminate.

St. Patrick’s Day is an important cultural and religious holiday. There are lavish parades and church services across Ireland on March 17th. Over time, however, the holiday has developed into a day to observe Irish culture in general. In places like England and the United States, where there is a large Irish Diaspora, the holiday has greater significance than other countries. From the streets of Boston to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, it is a day of celebration, and many Americans of Irish descent will cook up a traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage.

So, to all of you with Irish ancestry, and to all of you who have decided to be Irish for the day, our office wishes you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Good luck looking for a pot of leprechaun gold, which is said to exist at the end of the rainbow. However, keep away from those sugary Lucky Charms; sweet cereals might taste good, but your kids’ teeth might not be feeling too lucky if they eat it for breakfast every day. Have a great St. Paddy’s day and remember to call your favorite dental office soon to keep your oral health in check!