Smile Advantage: Creative Solutions Make Patients Smile!

Smile Advantage is an in-house membership program that replaces dental insurance.  We found over time that as some of our patients lost dental benefits, they sometimes began to fall behind on their routine dental cleanings and prescribed dental treatment, with some completely disappearing from the practice altogether.  This realization prompted us to do a little research to determine how prevalent... read more »

One Proud Dad: Second Son Graduates from College

I always knew Matt (nèe Matthew to Mom & Dad), would study business. I knew it from the first week of first grade. That was the week he came home with almost ten dollars from selling pencil grips for a dollar each to his classmates, most of whom he did not know before school started. Betsy had paid two dollars... read more »

A Monday Morning Sneak Peek!

Here’s an inside peek at a familiar Monday morning scene at Gillespie Dental Associates: Our Morning Huddle! It's during Morning Huddle that we take time to consider every patient we'll care for during the day. We think about your dental needs, your overall health, and any relevant news that can inform how we can best care for you. We love... read more »

Let’s Celebrate!

You may have heard that this  year is our office's 25th Anniversary!  We are so proud of this and plan on celebrating throughout the year- and you know how we love to celebrate!  But first and foremost, we want to honor the relationships and intentions that built this practice.  Those start with you, our patients.  Whether you've been with us for a... read more »

Dentistry and the World of Augmented Reality

Although not a digital native, I am very comfortable with the digital world.  It’s not that I have necessarily sought out cool digital technology in my life, but I certainly haven’t offered up much resistance to its ever-increasing reach into my life, either. Most recently, I find that I have inadvertently dropped into the world of augmented reality without even... read more »

If I Only Had a Brain

I’d unravel every riddle for any individual, In trouble or in pain. With the thoughts that I’d be thinkin’, I could be another Lincoln, If I only had a brain. --Scarecrow, The Wizard of Oz   Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Universitatus Committeeatum E Pluribus Unum, I hereby confer upon you the Honorary Degree... read more »

Enjoy Our Fall Friendly Oral Healthcare Tips!

Cooler Weather Can Signal Teeth Issues   Many people find that when cold weather arrives, their teeth become more sensitive.   This could be nature’s way of telling you there’s damage to the teeth or gums.  Cold sensitivity may be the result of several factors, including cracked teeth, gum shrinkage, thin enamel, or grinding.  Those who experience sensitive teeth for... read more »

Happiness is a Warm Blanket!

Earlier this summer, I underwent elective surgery following a bout of diverticulitis. Why one would undergo elective surgery following a bout of diverticulitis is a story for another time, but one of the many epiphanies I had during this experience was just how huge the little things can mean in the time of need. I’m a control freak. I’m also... read more »


NEW YORK, JAPAN, THAILAND...Oh My!!! Gillespie friends & staff are having a blast exploring our beautiful world this summer!  We’ve hung out with samurais in Japan, said “hello” to the Statue of Liberty, & climbed to new heights in Thailand!  Are you expanding your horizons this summer?  Bring us with you!  Let any staff in the office know and we’ll... read more »

Welcome Dr. Plaisted!

Here at Gillespie Dental Associates, we are very picky about who we bring onto our staff.  When looking for someone to add to our team, we take our time and seek out dental professionals who are the perfect mix of skill, intelligence, and empathy.  Dr. Virginia Plaisted has all of these qualities and more!  She is experienced, enthusiastic, and a... read more »