Best of WNC 2015: Help Us Maintain the Top Spot!

With your help, our practice was honored last year as Best Dentist in Mountain Xpress' Best of WNC Competition! Help us do it again this year! Take a minute and go to to cast your ballot! Mtn. Xpress asks that you vote for at least 30 categories for the ballot to count, so be thinking about your favorite restaurant, physician, real... read more »

Still Waters Run Deep: Michelle Retires

During this time of Thanksgiving, it is only appropriate for me to give thanks to someone who has meant so much to my dental practice, Michelle Baber.  For, you see, she is retiring.  Yes, as seen in the photo (thanks for taking a little off the top, Valerie!), she looks too young to retire, but retire she must in order... read more »

Life Comes at You Fast! Our Fall/Winter 2014 Newsletter

Change has characterized the past year here at Timothy E. Gillespie, DMD.  Retirements, people moving to other locales, and wonderful babies have all had an influence on the landscape of our practice.  Most recently, Michelle Baber has made the difficult decision to retire as her attention is being needed more on the homefront.  Michelle has been a staple in this practice... read more »

New Horizons….for Me and Sue!

It seems that just about every week this summer (and now fall!) that I am introducing our practice friends and family to someone new.  Well, there’s no revolving door here at Gillespie, DMD, but we have had some ch-ch-ch-ch-changes this year, what with Darlene retiring, Belinda moving, Donna going part-time, and now, Michelle going part-time! Our latest, greatest addition is... read more »

Best of WNC 2014: Thanks to You, We’re in the HALL OF FAME!

We are SO honored to be named Best of WNC again this year by Mountain Xpress magazine—fourth year in a row!  As such, we enter the magazine’s HALL OF FAME of businesses that are known for consistently providing a high level of service for their patrons.  Did we say honored?  WE’RE ELATED! Thanks to all of our area friends who... read more »

Our New Hygienist Whitney Lanier: A Series of Interesting Events

Our story begins in Wilson, NC, the BBQ capital of eastern NC,  with a precocious pastor’s daughter who has developed some very strong opinions about BBQ (stay tuned, this may become a matter of contention later!).  Gradually going west, this young woman molds her interests in the arts and humanities into a degree in Art History with minors in Spanish... read more »

Auf Wiedersehen and Danke Schoen!

She’s really leaving me this time.  The last time we talked about this, I convinced her to stay, but this time, I think she’s serious.  Serious that is, if selling your house and moving out of town is serious, and I think it is.  Yes, she’s really leaving me this time. Well, her husband has lived in Wilmington for the... read more »

Of Free Time and Free Birds

It’s great to have hobbies, don’t you think?  Not only do they allow us to access and explore areas of personal interest in our free time, but can form the basis for self-expression outside the workplace as well.  Such is the case with my trumpet. For five years, I played in a 9-piece band with a group of friends; we... read more »

This New Smiling Face Will Be Greeting You in Our Office!

Let me introduce you to Kate Ross.  She's one of my "new long-timers," replacing one of my other long-timers, Darlene, who just retired.  Kate impressed us with her solid history in customer service, combined with experience in dental office management, and an obvious calm demeanor that will come in handy in our busy office! Kate is a graduate of ASU,... read more »

Darlene Retires: Three Cheers for 12 Years!

Darlene Brinson:  Devoted mother, and now grandmother.  Dental Assistant.  Hygiene Scheduler.  A poet and we didn’t know it, until we noticed she made a rhyme every time. For over 12 years, Darlene has been helping keep our office running smoothly by working as a roving dental assistant, scheduler, and all-around laugh-maker.  She always did everything I asked with a “Yessir”... read more »