Your Dentist in Bonita Springs Is Passionate About Continuing Education!

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All dentists are required to complete dental school before they can begin treating patients independently. Even after graduation, they must attend regular continuing education courses in order to maintain their license. At Pelican Landing Dental, we go far above and beyond these basic requirements. Drs. Rich Gilbert and Lacy Gilbert have devoted themselves to furthering their education with the goal of making our practice the best dentist in Bonita Springs. We invite you to learn more about their accomplishments and the core values that motivate them to strive for constant self-improvement.

Master and Fellowship Status

The Academy of General Dentistry recognizes dental professionals who have demonstrated an in-depth understanding of their profession and who have completed extensive continuing education.

In order to become a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), a dentist must complete 1,100 hours of approved continuing education. This is the Academy’s highest honor, and Dr. Rich Gilbert is one of only 2,300 MAGDs worldwide. He is the only one in our area to have achieved this prestigious designation.  Dr. Lacy Gilbert is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). She has completed over 500 hours of continuing education courses and passed a grueling, comprehensive written exam.

Additionally, both Dr. Rich and Dr. Lacy have pursued certifications outside of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Rich is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI), which means that he is an expert in rebuilding smiles with dental implants. Dr. Lacy has earned a Mastership in Dental Implants.

The Core Values that Drive Our Doctors’ Accomplishments

Drs. Rich and Lacy don’t work so hard to improve themselves because they want an impressive resume. Rather, they are driven by these three core values:

  • Be better. Our entire team is always striving to be better than we were yesterday. We never want to rest on our laurels or just “go through the motions” of providing dental care.
  • Quality. Our doctors believe it is impossible to deliver truly high-quality care without an intimate understanding and appreciation for evidence-based dentistry.
  • Learning. Learning is living, and living is learning. Drs. Rich and Lacy will never believe they “have it all figured out,” which is why they will continue to learn for the rest of their careers.

Experience the Benefits of Dental Education

Our doctors constantly pursue higher dental education in Bonita Springs, and you are in a prime position to benefit from their extensive learning! In our practice, we offer a broad range of services, from basic preventive care to advanced services like dental implants, root canal therapy, and much more.  We use the latest techniques and technology to make sure that your care is precise, efficient, and exactly what you need to achieve a healthy, functional smile. Our entire team looks forward to serving you!

More About Pelican Landing Dental

Drs. Rich and Lacy Gilbert work alongside two other dentists, Drs. Randold Binns (a prosthodontist), and Dr. Eric Heisser (a general dentist). They cooperate to provide truly outstanding care to our precious patients. If you have questions about the treatments we offer,  our dentists, or our practice’s policies, we invite you to reach out to us at 239-948-2111.