Dr. Brett Evan Gilbert D.D.S., Endodontist
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Dr. Brett Evan Gilbert D.D.S.

Endodontist | Endodontics

6769 N Milwaukee Ave Niles IL, 60714



Dr. Brett E. Gilbert graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School in 2001 and completed his postgraduate training in Endodontics from the University of Maryland Dental School in 2003.  He is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Illinois-Chicago, College of Dentistry and on staff at Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago.  He is a past-president of the Illinois Association of Endodontists.  Dr. Gilbert is board certified, a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.  He was named a top ten young dental educator in America by the Seattle Study Club in 2017.  In 2019 he was named to Academic Keys Who’s Who in Dentistry Higher Education (WWDHE).   In 2019, he founded an endodontic specialty program at the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Clinic to provide free endodontic services to those in need.  Dr. Gilbert lectures nationally and internationally on clinical endodontics.  Dr. Gilbert has a full-time private practice limited to Endodontics in Niles, Illinois.

Education and Training

University of Maryland DDS 2001

University of Maryland Certificate in Endodontics 2003

Board Certification

American Board of Endodontics

Provider Details

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Dr. Brett Evan Gilbert D.D.S.
Dr. Brett Evan Gilbert D.D.S.'s Expert Contributions
  • Endodontic Engagement: The GP and Endodontist Can Achieve More As a Team

    Endodontic Engagement: The GP and Endodontist Can Achieve More As a Team Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S.Diplomate, American Board of EndodonticsThe Pulse:To truly feel the current pulse in dentistry, you must listen to what other dentists are thinking and saying. Online message boards are a great place to...

  • What are the signs of a failed root canal?

    Typically tenderness to touch on a tooth that has had a root canal is an early sign of an issue. Also, the presence of a swelling or a white head pimple on your gum tissue may be a sign that a root canal treated tooth is not healthy. READ MORE

  • Is my tooth infection spreading?

    In truth, infections do not spread from one tooth to another. However, sometimes you can get referred pain from a tooth that spreads to other areas. The brain has a harder time discriminating where pain is coming from when a nerve is agitated and painful. A dental exam can reveal the true source of the pain. A referral to an endodontist (a root canal specialist) is advised to assure that a proper diagnosis is attained. Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE

  • Can a root canal have prolonged recovery?

    Typically, after six months, your tooth should be feeling good. If not, I would recommend returning to the dentist who treated the tooth or scheduling a consultation with an endodontist, a root canal specialist. Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE

  • What can be the risks involved in an endodontic surgery?

    Many of the answers regarding endodontic surgery can be found on the AAE website. Here is the link: https://www.aae.org/patients/root-canal-treatment/endodontic-treatment-options/endodontic-surgery/ Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE

  • What does endodontic retreatment involve?

    This involves redoing the original root canal in an effort to clean again or potentially revise the previous treatment. The original root canal filling materials will be removed and the inside of the tooth will be disinfected. The root canals are then re-filled. Retreatment can be very effective in getting the tooth back to health. READ MORE

  • One of my front teeth just chipped. How will this be fixed?

    You would want to see your general dentist as it may be as simple as smoothing the area or potentially doing a restoration to replace the missing tooth structure. READ MORE

  • I have a cracked tooth. Does this expose me to an infection?

    If your tooth is cracked, it can expose the tissue inside, resulting in pain, inflammation, and potentially infection. You should have the tooth evaluated by a dentist as soon as possible. Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE

  • Is a root canal treatment permanent?

    Root canal treatment can be permanent if the tooth stays healthy. The issues that can arise are related to the fact that a tooth that gets root canal treatment is still vulnerable to decay, periodontal disease, injury, wear or breakdown over time. After root canal treatment is completed, a proper restoration is necessary to protect the inside of the tooth. It is also critically important for a patient to take great care of their teeth with excellent oral hygiene to prevent some of the issues that can arise. If a root canal treated tooth is taken care of and kept healthy, it can last for the rest of a patient's life. Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE

  • How often should I get my teeth cleaned from a dentist?

    Every patient has different needs in regards to how often you should have dental hygiene visits. In general, patients with healthy teeth who perform good oral hygiene care at home will see their dental hygienist twice a year. READ MORE

  • Endodontists and root canals?

    Your dentist may be proficient in doing root canals but depending on the tooth anatomy or the extent of disease in the tooth they may opt to refer you to a specialist to assure that your tooth is treated to the highest level of clinical expertise. Your dentist makes a case selection decision on each case as to whether it should be treated in their office or be referred to a specialist. The referral to an Endodontist shows that your dentist is conscientious and wants to be sure that you have the best possible outcome for your root canal! READ MORE

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Clinical Professor University of Illinois Chicago 2004 - Present


  • Top 10 Young Dental Educator 2017 Seattle Study Club 

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Endodontists  
  • Illinois State Dental Society  
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontists  
  • American Dental Association  
  • Illinois Association of Endodontists  

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Chicago Dental Society Foundation Clinic
  • AAE Foundation for Endodontics

Dr. Brett Evan Gilbert D.D.S.'s Practice location

King Endodontics, LLC

6769 N Milwaukee Ave -
Niles, IL 60714
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