Many of you may not know that Dr. Gary Skrobanek of GPS Dental is actually a native of San Antonio. We thought it would be fun for you to get to know this Brooks City Base Dentist a little bit!
Brooks City Base Dentist: Local Education
- He attended Highlands High School, located just a few minutes from his office.
- Dr. Skrobanek remained in San Antonio to complete his college degree at The University of Texas in San Antonio.
- Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he attended The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
- When he graduated in 1994, he was recognized for his continuous excellence in clinical skills.
Brooks City Base Dentist: Your Home Grown Dentist
Dr. Skrobanek began private practice immediately, and joined a group practice on the South side of San Antonio in 1996 where he remained for 16 years.
In January of 2013 Dr. Skrobanek formed GPS Dental in the Brooks City Base area of San Antonio. He loves serving and being involved in his childhood community. He and his GPS Team are so excited to see the area completely transform with everything from restaurants and retail shops, to entertainment and family-friendly open spaces. Seeing the Brooks community grow and prosper is a dream come true!
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Brooks City Base Dentist: The Art & Science of Dentistry
Dr. Skrobanek views dentistry as a marriage between art and science, which is a component that people don’t usually get to see or experience. That’s why he and his team are very focused on their patients, their dental care and how it affects their overall health.
“Building my patients’ self-confidence by caring for their oral health is so important to me,” said Dr. Skrobankek. “And having the opportunity to sculpt my patients’ teeth, giving them the beautiful smile they never thought would be possible for them to have is my passion. It’s an amazing journey that my team and I are able to experience with our patients every single day and I’m very blessed to be able to give back to community that I have always loved so much.”
Brooks City Base Dentist: Dental Care Services
Dr. Skrobanek’s commitment to continuing education has allowed him to practice a broader spectrum of dental care in one setting. This care includes implantology and sedation dentistry, as well as cosmetic dentistry and routine care. Dr. Skrobanek is experienced in complex wisdom tooth extractions and treats TMJ disorders by analyzing a patient’s bite and jaw function.
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When not creating smiles, Dr. Skrobanek loves to spend time with his wife and three daughters. His hobbies include playing the guitar, fishing, snow skiing, and being outdoors.
He holds memberships in the San Antonio District Dental Society, TDA, and ADA. Dr. Skrobanek is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, a society that studies dental therapies for sleep disturbances.
Brooks City Base Dentist: Come Visit Us
If you haven’t dropped by to visit this home-grown dentist, Dr. Gary Skrobanek, and his expert team at GPS Dental in the Brooks City Base area of San Antonio, we welcome you to schedule an appointment. We would love for you to make GPS Dental part of your family’s tradition.
Dr. Gary P. Skrobanek and his experienced, friendly team at GPS Dental offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care in the San Antonio, TX area. Our Brooks City Base dentist office is conveniently located and offers early morning appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At GPS Dental, we provide most dental services, from family and general dentistry to dental implants, sleep apnea, TMJ / TMD Treatment, cosmetic dentistry and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Call us at (210) 633-3477 to make an appointment.
We’d like to introduce you to Michelle, the Office Manager at the GPS Dental office. You have to understand that Michelle isn’t just one of our employees; she’s part of the GPS Dental Family.
You see Michelle has been working with the patients of GPS Dental since the very first day we opened our doors on January 31, 2013. However, she’s been working with Dr. Gary Skrobanek since July 14, 2007!
When we asked Michelle a few questions about herself, so our patients could get to know her better and we wanted to share her answers with you, our amazing patients.
What is your favorite thing about your job at GPS Dental?
“I love everything about my job at the GPS Dental office; from Dr. Skrobanek and his wonderful family to the staff that we have made a part of our family. But most of all, I love our patients. I love that a lot of our patients have been seeing Dr. Skrobanek for many years, so we have seen each other grow. Our patients are more like family with GPS Dental than at any other practice I have been in.”
How do you like to make your patients feel when they come to the dental office?
“I like to make our patients feel like part of our family. The dental office can be scary for some people so we try to create a warm, comfortable, genuine environment where our patients can relax.”
What is important to you about your job?
“As the office manager at GPS Dental, it is important to make sure our patients are happy and satisfied with their entire experience in our dental office. A huge factor is being sure things are running smoothly within the practice so that there is no tension in the atmosphere.”
What are the top 5 most common dental insurance companies you work with for your GPS patients?
- Cigna Dental PPO
- United Helathcare PPO
- Delta Dental Premier
- Humana Dental PPO
- Aetna Dental
What are the top 5 most common procedures that are covered by dental insurance that surprise your patients?
Patients are sometimes surprised with insurance coverage for:
- EZ Align Orthodontic Treatment
- OSA Appliances
We strongly encourage pre-treatment estimates for these types of procedures.
When you are working with a patient who has a treatment plan, what steps do you discuss to explore payment?
“We go through the treatment plans and encourage patients to pre-pay their estimated patient portion in full with cash or check to receive a 10% discount (this can be a substantial amount with higher cost treatment plans). Patients also have the option of paying with debit, credit or FSA card as treatment is completed. For patients needing payment plans, we assist in applying for Care Credit which currently offers 6-month and 12-month deferred interest plans (with a minimum charge amount) and 24 and 48-month extended payment plans with a reduced interest charge. You can apply for Care Credit in our dental office or apply online.”
What are the most common health care concerns that your patients face?
“The most common health care concerns that affect our patients are Diabetes, Heart Disease and Periodontal Disease.”
What are the top 5 most common procedures your patients need?
- Dentures and Partials
- Wisdom Teeth Removal
- OSA Appliances
When you’re not here working, what are your favorite things to do?
“I love the outdoors so I love spending time at parks, swimming, hiking and traveling with my family.”
What is your favorite toothbrush?
“I use the Oral B Power Brush … it’s my personal favorite!”
Remember, “If you go out on a limb, you may discover you can fly”, one of Michelle’s favorite quotes.
Thank you, Michelle, for your hard work, positive attitude and going above and beyond all expectations when you work with each and every one of our amazing patients!