About Us

Dr David Gilmore

Dr. David S. Gilmore, DDS, MSD

Dr. Gilmore was born and raised in Canton, Ohio, and is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He completed a military career by serving in the Navy for nearly 30 years, first as a nuclear engineer, and then as a dentist and orthodontist. He lives in Scripps Ranch with his wife of 27 years, Teryn. They have two grown children.  Sarah graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and Tufts University. She works as an Occupational Therapist. Following in Dr. Gilmore’s footsteps, Sawyer is a also a graduate of the Naval Academy and is in training to become a Navy Pilot. When not in the office, Dr. Gilmore enjoys spending much of his time outdoors with his family, especially skiing, snowboarding, camping and hiking. He also regularly participates in fitness activities like swimming, biking and running.

Read about us in

92131 Magazine Article

Changing people’s lives and smiles is what makes me passionate about orthodontics. It is the perfect combination of art and science, enabling me to use both to create beautiful smiles. Meeting so many wonderful and unique people is what makes every day truly exciting and rewarding.

Dr. Gilmore’s Accomplishments

  • United States Naval Academy: BS in Marine Engineering (with Honors)
  • Retired Naval Officer
  • University of Michigan: MSE in Nuclear Engineering
  • University of the Pacific: DDS, (with High Honors; member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society)
  • University of the Pacific: MSD in Orthodontics (Fred West Leadership Award)

Meet The Team



Treatment Coordinator

Duties: Patient Liaison, in charge of new patients from start to finish.

I began here in 2013, and have been in the field since 2009. I enjoy meeting each new patient, and spending time learning about them.

Dr. G is the boss that everyone wishes for, professional in every way, caring with each patient and employee, thoughtful of others, a great dad, a man of faith, always full of fun facts and manages to me laugh everyday.

I love spending time with family and friends, talking and sharing moments together. We love the outdoors, running, swimming and hiking. The beach is our favorite place to relax. Our sweet dogs, Buddy and Bonnie are a huge part of our family joy.



Financial Coordinator

Duties: Insurance, Billing & Payment Processing

I joined Gilmore Orthodontics in 2016, but I have been working in the dental field in general since 2000. I love helping patients with their insurance claims and payment plans- and seeing the happy results! My hobbies are reading, photography, and cooking.



Scheduling Coordinator

Duties: I am the first and last person our patients see. I answer phones, schedule appointments, and keep the front office running smoothly.

I started in the dental field in 2013 and started working at Gilmore Orthodontics in 2015. I love working with people. Getting to know our patients and their families is definitely the best part of my job! Dr. Gilmore is not just my boss – he is my friend. He is a family man, and he treats our office like family. He is also great at what he does. He is a fantastic orthodontist. – always professional and well informed. I appreciate the one on one attention he gives to each and every patient.

I love spending time with my incredible husband, our three awesome children, and our crazy dog, Milo. We enjoy going to movies, shopping, camping, bike riding, and trying new foods. We are also very involved in our community and our church congregation.



Insurance Coordinator

Duties: All aspects of financial, insurance and billing

I began working here in 2015. I enjoy learning on a daily basis the different types of insurance policies available for accurate and timely submission of claims for our patients and their families to utilize their maximum benefits. Working with Dr. Gilmore is very rewarding as he is a great leader and mentor to all of us. The encouragement he relays to us to be our very best all while maintaining office moral and productivity is impressive. On a daily basis he makes us smile and creates a positive work environment. When I am not at work I am volunteering my time to the USO helping other military families, as well as assisting in our church’s childrens ministry. I am married to my best friend who is also actively serving in our military.



Clinical Assistant

Duties: All aspects of back office/chair side assisting.

I began at Gilmore Orthodontics in 2012; I have been an RDA since 1998. I enjoy working with all the patients. They all make my job a lot of fun. Outside of work, I like cooking, working on puzzles and going to concerts of my favorite bands.



Clinical Assistant

Duties: Assisting Dr. Gilmore chair-side, administrating appointments and ordering of supplies.

I have been working in the dental field since 2006, and in 2015 joined Gilmore Orthodontics. I love interacting with our patients, and I really enjoy seeing the progress in each patient’s treatment. I get excited right along with them! Dr. Gilmore is great with not only his patients, but with his staff. He treats everyone individually with care and concern. You are in good hands with a Doctor like that!

I am happily married with 3 children (who are almost taller than me!)  I am one of the teachers in my church for the children’s ministry and I enjoy it very much! On my free time, I like to spend time with my family.

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