All our professionals at Gilmore Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.


drDavid M Gilmore,DMD,PA
Dr. David Gilmore is a Meridian native and third generation dentist, following his great uncle and father into the field of dentistry. Dr. Gilmore received his under graduate and dental degrees from the University of Mississippi in 1978 and 1982 respectively.
Dr Gilmore married Mary Cummings in 1979 and they have three children, Marshall, Mary Katherine and Laura Beth. Mary worked as a registered dietitian and diabetes educator for fifteen years before joining Dr. Gilmore's dental practice as his office manager in 2005.

Dr. Gilmore and his staff believe oral health is a vital part of an individuals overall health and well-being. His practice is focused on complete dental care with a special emphasis on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. From financial arrangements to patient care, Dr Gilmore's dedicated team is committed to helping patients receive optimal dental treatment.
Dr Gilmore works closely with other capable dental specialists to help patients achieve complete dental care, whether it is through orthodontics, periodontal therapy, implants or oral surgery. It is his belief that patients can best be served by accurately diagnosing each dental patient's needs and situation and helping them prioritize and achieve the treatment they deserve for optimal dental health.

Dr. Gilmore is a member of the Meridian Area Dental Society where he served as president, the Mississippi Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. He has served as an advisor to the Meridian Community College School of Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Programs. He has many hours of continuing education training in orthodontics, TMJ disorders, implants, and cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Gilmore has held numerous memberships in groups affiliated with his specific areas of focus. He has also trained with top dental clinicians around the country, and has made a commitment to pursue excellence in treating his patients comprehensively and comfortably, improving their overall health and self-confidence.
Dr Gilmore is an elder and lifetime member of First Christian Church, where he sings in the choir. Dr Gilmore has traveled to Belize and the Amazon River Basin in Brazil, providing dental care to people in remote villages. An avid hunter and fisherman, he also likes to travel to Oxford and his fishing camp on the Tombigbee River.

Jon T. Flint, DMD Jon T. Flint, DMD
Dr. Jon T. Flint is a Meridian native and is very happy to be home.  Jon Graduated from Meridian High School in 2004 with Highest Honors.  Upon graduation, he knew he wanted to work in the medical field, but wasn’t exactly sure of the area.  After shadowing several dentists, Jon realized that the dental profession was right for him and immediately started working toward this goal.  While completing his undergraduate degree at Ole Miss, Dr. Flint received the Taylor Medal, which is the University’s highest academic award, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa (The Nation’s Oldest Academic Honor Society).   Once he received his undergraduate degree, Jon immediately proceeded to The University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in Jackson, Ms.  While at the UMC School of Dentistry he was on the dean’s list and received the Otillie Schillig Scholarship.  He was also the recipient of the Chris Sprayberry Memorial Academic Award, the International College of Oral Implantologist Award, and the Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics Award.  Dr. Flint was also inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society.  

Ultimately, Dr. Flint finished first in his dental class and received the Wallace V. Mann, Jr. Award as a result.  Along the way Jon set many academic goals and now has the goal of treating his patients with the highest level of care.  

Away from work, Jon enjoys spending time in the outdoors.  During the fall and winter, he enjoys deer and turkey hunting.   Over the summer he loves to fish any chance that he gets.


 


nancyNancy Donald, Dental Assistant
Nancy was one of Dr. Gilmore's very first patients and in 2006 also became his employee. Making a career change and joining the Gilmore team has allowed Nancy to combine two of her favorite activities: caring for other people and caring for birds and wildlife. Nancy is very active in the local chapter of the Audubon Society. In addition to assisting both Dr. Gilmore and the dental hygienists, she maintains the feeders and flower garden outside the operatory windows. She and her husband Travis enjoy spending time with their children and watching the eagles at Okatibbee Reservoir.

 

donnaDonna White – Dental Assistant
Donna has truly been a part of Gilmore Family Dentistry. She began working as a dental assistant for Dr. Sonny Gilmore in May 1993 until his retirement in 1997. She then transitioned into his son’s, Dr. David Gilmore’s team. Donna says that having the opportunity to work for both father and son has been a great experience and she now looks forward to working with Dr. Jon Flint.  Working with all three dentists has allowed her to observe many advances in the dental profession. Donna believes the most gratifying part of her job is restoring the patient’s smile, which, in many cases, restores their self-confidence.  Donna and her husband Roger love to travel and entertain with family and friends. Together they have five children and two grandchildren.

 

maryMary Gilmore, Office Administrator
Mary is originally from Greenville, Ms. She and David met at church camp “a long time ago.” Mary moved with David to Meridian in 1982. The first ten years of being an official Meridianite were spent primarily as a full time wife and mother.  Mary became the office manager and financial coordinator in 2005. Prior to her new career, she spent 15 years working at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center as a registered dietitian and diabetes educator. Her present position began as a temporary job “until they could find the right person.” It didn’t take long to realize she was the “right person.”  Although most of her time is spent addressing the needs of dental patients, she often finds herself consulting previous clients regarding their diet and other health related issues. She finds the job of office manager a great fit for her personality as well the schedule of her family.  Mary and Dr. Gilmore are currently looking forward to the arrival of their first grandchild.

 

elyseElyse Myers, Registered Dental Hygienist
Elyse has been a member of the Gilmore team since December of 2007.  She did not decide to choose dental hygiene as her career until late into her third year of college.  “I really wanted something health related and work closely with the public.  Dental Hygiene appealed to me in the aspect of being able to educate and improve patients oral and overall health. It is so rewarding to be able to see immediate results after my job.”   Elyse is married to Brandon Myers and they have one son, Max.

 
elyseAlicia Morgan, Registered Dental Hygienist
A Meridian native, Alicia has been practicing dental hygiene for over 11 years. She first joined Dr. Gilmore’s office in 2008 as a fill-in hygienist, and in 2012 she transitioned to a permanent team member. After changing majors three times in college, she finally found her calling in dental hygiene. “I truly love what I do! It is so gratifying to know that I am making a difference in my patients’ oral health.” Alicia has been married to her husband, Kendal, for 14 years. They have one daughter, Evie. 
 

heatherHeather Riddle, Scheduling Coordinator
Heather has been with Gilmore Family Dentistry since 2006.  She has extensive training in sales and customer service with an international electronics company. She uses this knowledge to give the best service possible to patients.  She believes the best marketing plan is to treat people like close friends and family. “If they are happy and comfortable, then they will come back and refer their family and friends.”   Heather loves what she does and the people she meets here at Gilmore Family Dentistry.   Heather makes every effort to assure that patients are seen in a timely manner, “because we appreciate our patients and value their time.” Heather is originally from Laurel, Mississippi, but has been in Meridian for over 16 years. 

Michelle Flanagan - Registered Dental Hygienist / Dental Assistant
Michelle has been practicing in Meridian since completing her degree in dental hygiene with highest honors in 2005. She joined the Gilmore dental team in 2012. "I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with Dr.Flint and Dr. Gilmore. The staff has made me feel right at home."  She is looking forward to meeting all of the great patients at Gilmore Family Dentistry and helping them with their dental needs.  Michelle and her husband Zach have been married for 8 years. They enjoy doing many outdoor activities including hunting and skeet shooting.