Meet Our Dentists
Thomas T. Teel, D.D.S.
Dr. Teel graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1988 and completed a General Practice Residency at the Medical College of Ohio in 1989, where he received advanced training in all aspects of general dentistry. He has completed advanced cosmetic curriculum at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and at the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in San Francisco. Less than one percent of all dentists have completed this level of aesthetic training. Dr Teel was fortunate to learn from the pioneers in modern bonded cosmetic dentistry and has been creating beautiful smiles in Fort Wayne for over 20 years.
Dr. Teel has also been an active educator and author. He has shared his knowledge of cosmetic and restorative dentistry with dentists from across America. He has lectured at numerous meetings and conferences in the US and Canada. Dr. Teel was an Associate Faculty member at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco where he traveled regularly to conduct live patient, hands on courses in advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry. As a consultant to several dental manufacturers, he has helped test and develop new materials and techniques for the dental profession.
Dr. Teel is a lifelong learner and has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education. He continues to stay on the forefront of the latest trends in cosmetic dentistry, as well as having an strong interest in orthodontics and dental implantology.
Dr. Teel is a member of the American Dental Association, Isaac Knapp District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He and his wife, Patrice, enjoy outdoor activities including biking, hiking, skiing and golfing. They are the proud parents of two children, Maria and Ethan.
Thomas M. Gilbert, D.D.S.
Fort Wayne native, Dr. Gilbert, graduated from Homestead High School in 1987. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1991. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1995. Dr. Gilbert enjoys all aspects of general and family dentistry with a special interest in implant and advanced restorative dentistry. He has completed advanced training in complex restorative dentistry at the prestigious Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies. He also has advanced training in oral implantology in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants completing the full externship in implant placement at the renowned Midwest Implant Institute. He routinely places dental implants in our practice enabling our patients to replace teeth from start to finish in our office. With his advanced training and comfortable manner with patients, Dr. Gilbert is able to complete complex dental procedures in our comfortable office setting.
Dr. Gilbert is heavily involved in organized dentistry, holding many leadership positions. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, the Issac Knapp District Dental Society of which he is a past president, the Academy of General Dentistry, and Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity. He is a fellow in the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Both of these organizations are by invitation only to dentists representing the highest level of leadership and ethics in our profession. Dr. Gilbert also volunteers his time treating patients of need from the Mathew 25 clinic and Donated Dental Services of Indiana. In his free time, Dr. Gilbert is an avid runner and tennis player and enjoys spending time with his wife Amy, and his two sons Mitch and Kyle.