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 30 years, Teryn. They have two grown children and a beautiful black lab named Millie. 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 also a graduate of the Naval Academy and is a Navy helicopter 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.

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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

I welcome new patients to the office and assist Dr. Gilmore during the New Patient Exam and Consultation. I enjoy meeting and learning all about our patients. It brings me joy to help each of our patients and provide them a with welcoming and comfortable experience!

I am grew up in Chicago and have had the privilege to live around the world. We settled here in California in 2012, and my husband and I spend our time enjoying our 4 boys and life in beautiful San Diego.



Scheduling Coordinator

I am responsible for all financial aspects of the office, including insurance, billing, payments, and contracts. I am our patients’ advocate and the person who is the “go-to” for all financial matters.

I am a soccer mom, and love spending time with my two awesome daughters and husband. We enjoy hanging out by the pool with friends, family, and our two sweet but naughty pups Roxie and Tucker.



Financial Coordinator

I am responsible for all financial aspects of the office, including insurance, billing, payments, and contracts. I am also involved in our Social Media activity. I am our patients’ advocate and the person who is the “go-to” for all financial matters.

My hobbies are reading, hiking, and planning my next adventure.



Clinical Orthodontic Assistant

I assist Dr. Gilmore as we work chairside on our awesome patients!. I also take x-rays, make retainers, and take iTero 3-D scans for our clear aligner patients. I love interacting with our patients and I really enjoying seeing their progress and get excited right along with them!

In my time off, I love spending time with my husband and three children. We love going on adventures, enjoying the sun, and experiencing outdoors games and activities. I am also very involved in my church and regularly cook for events we hold!



Records and Sterilization Technician

I’m one of the first people you meet when you come in for your New Patient Consultation. I take x-rays, and photographs and also take accurate impressions and fabricate plaster models. I am responsible for sterilizing all the instruments and preparing the chairside assistants for their next patients.

I love spending time with my amazing husband and our two furry babies, Moose and Wolfe! We are originally from Boston and love hanging out with our friends, going to the beach, and trying out new things.



Clincal Orthodontic Assistant

I started as an intern at Gilmore Orthodontics and now, as an RDA assist with the making of great smiles!

My husband and I have a beautiful son and handsome daughter. They are everything to me!

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