by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photo by Zeena Gregg Photography

Creating Beautiful Smiles

Gilmore Orthodontics Is Committed to High-Quality Care in a Professional and Welcoming Environment

Dr. David S. Gilmore has a long and interesting career background. After serving as a nuclear engineer in the U.S. Navy for 11 years, he decided to make a change and pursue his passion of dentistry. He attended the University of the Pacific, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery – graduating with high honors. Later, he completed a residency in Orthodontics, earning a second Master of Science degree in Dentistry and was the recipient of the prestigious Fred West Leadership Award. Dr. Gilmore served an additional 12 years as a dentist and orthodontist in the Navy.

After retiring from the Navy in 2011, Dr. Gilmore opened Gilmore Orthodontics in Scripps Ranch – a community where he and his wife, Teryn, raised their two children. “Many of my patients live in the same area that I do, so I know and understand the importance of the culture of community in my practice,” explained Dr. Gilmore. “Besides creating great smiles, excellent customer service is our top priority. I treat all patients and their families as I would want my own family members to be treated.”

Holding true to this mantra, Gilmore Orthodontics stands out among its competition. “Dr. Gilmore’s personality and caring nature is what patients routinely notice and comment on,” stated Leila Cahill, Scheduling Coordinator. “He spends a great deal of time with families, thoroughly explaining their treatment options in a way that enables them to make informed decisions and not feel pressured.”

Dr. Gilmore is especially proud of his caring staff. “I couldn’t ask for a better team. All have been brought on board based on their experience and abilities, but most importantly, their people skills and genuine enthusiasm to provide the best possible experience for our patients every time they come in,” explained Dr. Gilmore. “Our goal is simply to make our patients smile.”

As a specialist with advanced training, Dr. Gilmore – who is Board-Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics – limits his practice exclusively to orthodontics. “We offer full, comprehensive orthodontics as well as early Phase I treatment using the most advanced traditional braces as well as clear aligners for children and adults alike,” explained Sara Davis, Treatment Coordinator. “We deliver treatment in a state-of-the-art facility using the latest technologies and techniques.”

When it comes to choosing an orthodontist, Dr. Gilmore and his team understand that there are many options. “We understand patients’ concerns for the best value, but beyond the treatment fee itself, patients need to be comfortable with the office, the experience they have, and the relationships with the doctor and the staff,” stated Dr. Gilmore. “These intangibles are so important to us as well as to our patients. A patient’s orthodontic experience typically involves several visits over the course of treatment, so we understand that it needs to be a good and comfortable fit.”

mp_gilmore_logoName of Business: Gilmore Orthodontics
Owner: Dr. David S. Gilmore
Years in Position: 17 years
Years Established: 7 years
Address: 9870 Hibert St. Suite D9, San Diego, CA 92131
Phone: 858-433-7377
Description of Business: Gilmore Orthodontics is a practice limited to the specialty of orthodontics for patients of all ages. Dr. Gilmore offers the most advanced orthodontic technologies, including Damon and Empower self-ligating braces (both traditional and clear), as well as Invisalign.