As a respected leader in the field of cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Julie Gillis provides expert guidance on choosing the most qualified dentist for aesthetic, restorative, and implant dentistry.
Grand Junction, CO – Most individuals without complex dental issues find it relatively easy to choose a general dentist to perform professional cleanings and exams, but when it comes to selecting a dentist for more advanced procedures, the process can sometimes feel overwhelming. According to Grand Junction cosmetic dentist Julie Gillis, DDS, achieving cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry results that are healthy, natural-looking, functional, and long-lasting require an experienced, highly trained dentist—but what skills and credentials should patients be looking for? Dr. Gillis emphasizes that advanced training in state-of-the-art dental techniques and technology, beyond what is covered in the standard dental school curriculum, is the foundation for developing mastery of smile transforming and rebuilding procedures.
As the first dentist in Colorado to be accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)—and one of only four in the state today—Dr. Gillis is keenly aware of what it takes to become an outstanding cosmetic dentist and keep pace with the continuous advancements in the field. The path to becoming an AACD-accredited dentist involves a strenuous evaluation process that requires applicants to complete written, clinical, and oral exams to demonstrate proficiency in advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry. According to Dr. Gillis, “choosing a dentist who is accredited by the AACD is an excellent way to ensure he or she has achieved a superior level of skill in aesthetic dentistry. Add to that a robust continuing education regimen, years of clinical experience, a patient-centered treatment philosophy, and outstanding reviews, and chances are that you have found a practitioner you can feel confident about trusting with your smile.”
Having been in private practice since 1992 and AACD-accredited since 1997, Dr. Gillis has spent decades honing her skills in both the art and science of dentistry. Her passion for improving the health, function, and appearance of peoples’ smiles is evident in every treatment she completes, from relatively simple cosmetic bonding cases to complex smile makeovers and full mouth restorations. Dr. Gillis believes the combination of high-tech, high-quality, caring treatment she provides at her practice make it an outstanding choice for anyone who wants to take the best care of their teeth and be comfortable while they are receiving dental care. She explains that in order to deliver great results, “treatment decisions must be made to fit each patient’s needs and goals, and time must be taken to discuss dental care in-depth.”
As a cosmetic dentist with a practice that provides the full scope of dental options, including porcelain veneers, dental implants, laser dentistry, and advanced diagnostic 3-D imaging, Dr. Gillis says that her goal has been to become the kind of dental practitioner individuals can rely on for top-quality care no matter what their needs are. For the benefit of those she treats, she has assembled “a team that offers a rare blend of dental knowledge and a high-standard of care that prioritizes patients’ comfort, safety, financial needs, and ultimate satisfaction with their new smile.”
For individuals searching for a dentist in their area for advanced dentistry, Dr. Gillis emphasizes that “ultimately, choosing the best dentist comes down to whether the patient feels comfortable trusting him or her. These decisions are usually made during the research process—which may include reviewing a practitioner’s website, checking online reviews, or exploring before-and-after images of their cosmetic dentistry cases—and a personal consultation.” In every case, Dr. Gillis encourages patients to ask lots of questions when they are evaluating a dentist and to not base their treatment decisions solely on low prices, but rather the quality of the care and results the dentist provides.
About Julie M. Gillis, DDS, PC
Dr. Julie M. Gillis founded her private dental practice in Grand Junction, Colorado in 1992 with the goal of providing esthetic, comprehensive dental care in a clean and comfortable setting. Since then she became accredited by the AACD and has continued to advance her skills in all areas of dentistry with a special focus on cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry procedures. Dr. Gillis received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 1998 and attends at least 100 hours of continuing education coursework each year. In addition to her practice, Dr. Gillis is proud to be an Examiner on the AACD Accreditation Review Board as well as a mentor to other dentists undergoing the accreditation process.
Julie M. Gillis, DDS, PC
1190 Bookcliff Ave #201
Grand Junction, CO 81501