Dr Gillis practices general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry in Grand Junction, Colorado. Her practice philosophy is to provide the highest quality dental care in a clean, caring and comfortable environment. Dr. Gillis and her talented team are dedicated to working hard to deliver consistently excellent dental care and customer service. Dr. Gillis was the first dentist in Colorado to become an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the world's largest association for cosmetic dentists. This is an honor achieved by less than 300 dentists worldwide. There are only three other dentists in Colorado to have achieved this honor. Accreditation is earned by the demonstration of excellent skills in advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry before an international panel of accredited dentists. In response to her stunning artistic results and obvious attention to detail during her own accreditation in 1996, Dr. Gillis was asked by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry to join the Accreditation Review Board as an Examiner. Dr. Gillis is currently the Chair of The Written Examination Committee for the AACD. Dr. Gillis is also a mentor for other dentists undergoing accreditation. To maintain the highest quality of patient care, Dr. Gillis attends over 100 hours of continuing education each year. This enables her practice to grow with evolving dental techniques and products. Her extensive training and experience in the expanding field of cosmetic dentistry allows her to use both science and artistry to create beautiful smiles for each patient. Dr Gillis has achieved the following awards: Outstanding Achievement in Operative Dentistry from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Outstanding Achievement in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Excellent awards for Cosmetic clinical cases presented to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Accredited member of the AACD Clinical Examiner for the AACD for other dentists internationally who are trying to achieve accreditation Contributing Editor for the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry Chair of the Written Examination Committee for the AACD Dr Gillis feels it is an honor to practice dentistry. She has been a member of Donated Dental Services since she started practicing dentistry in 1989, but she wanted to do more! For this reason she decided to give back to her community by having a "Free Dental Day." Dr. Gillis thought of the idea for a Free Dental Day a few years ago. "I wanted a way to give back to this community which has given me so much. To offer even more services to more people, I enlisted the help of an oral surgeon, and a periodontist for our first Free Dental Day held September 2010. The decision was unanimous that we should repeat this service annually." Her hobbies include exercise, gardening, painting, cooking, and reading. Dr. Gillis enjoys spending free time with her husband, Russ, their two wonderful children, Jessica and Lewis, and her dog, Bosco.
Dr. Gillis and her wonderful team of hygienists, treatment assistants and business personnel try to understand your goals and expectations about your dental care. We will do our best to help you get the dental treatment you need and desire. We have sat in the dental chair ourselves and we will do what we can to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during your treatment. Our patients are out top priority!
Her practice philosophy is to provide the highest quality dental care in a clean, caring and comfortable environment. Dr. Gillis and her talented team are dedicated to working hard to deliver consistently excellent dental care and customer service.
Dr. Gillis has a reputation as a dentist who can provide beautiful and lasting results for her patients whether they have a simple problem with one tooth, or very complex concerns involving all of the teeth and the function of their bite.
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
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How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of Colorado Boulder
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
University Of Colorado College Of Environmental Design
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
University of Colorado Health Science Center
Medical School | Graduated 1989
Independent Contractor With Dr. Don Aust Following Graduation
Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
Graduate Training At Children's Hospital, Denver, Co and Is Private Practices In Denver, Co
Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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