Meet the staff

Kelly Whidden

Kelly Whidden

Dental Assistant

My name is Kelly. I have been practicing dentistry for 36 years. I started with Dr. Gilleland in 1993 as his dental assistant. Some would call me a fixture on the wall! I love my patients. I studied at the University of Florida and attend continuing education courses every year.

My husband and I were born and raised in Florida and we have been married for 35 years. We have two boys: my oldest son lives in St. Louis and is married with two little girls. My youngest son and his wife live in Nashville. I enjoy boating, outdoor activities, family, and football. GO GATORS!!!