Finding Your Right Fit

Gilmore Orthodontics is Committed to Providing Patients with an Outstanding Orthodontic Experience

Let’s face it: when trying to choose the right orthodontist for yourself or your child, there are many options. But when it comes to receiving quality customer service, you shouldn’t have to compromise. At Gilmore Orthodontics, Dr. David Gilmore and his team are committed to providing high quality care in a professional, fun, welcoming environment. “I treat all patients and their families as I would want my own family members to be treated,” stated Dr. Gilmore.

After serving as a nuclear engineer in the U.S. Navy for 11 years, Dr. Gilmore decided to change careers 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 Fred West Leadership Award. Dr. Gilmore worked his remaining years in the U.S. Navy as a dentist and orthodontist.


Upon 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.

The practice offers full comprehensive orthodontics for children and adults alike, as well as early “Phase 1” treatment for younger patients that have problems that need to be addressed at an earlier age. “Our complementary new patient exams are extremely thorough. During the exam, Dr. Gilmore spends a lot of one-on-one time explaining all treatment options to the patient and parents,” explained Leila Cahill, Scheduling Coordinator. “Our patients come in all ages, and from all walks of life. This diversity is one of the most enjoyable parts of working in our practice and in our profession,” said Dr. Gilmore, who incorporates the latest treatments and technological advances in his practice. Additionally, Dr. Gilmore is certified by the California Dental Board as a Continuing Education Provider and provides lectures to dentists and their staff members throughout the year.


The practice is a state-of-the-art facility and was recognized for excellence in a national Dental Office Design Competition. “It’s an open bay design providing for a modern, comfortable environment,” described Dr. Gilmore.

But what really makes the practice stand out is Dr. Gilmore’s caring nature and the individualized attention he provides to his patients. “Dr. Gilmore doesn’t want Gilmore Orthodontics to ever become a ‘big box’ dental office where he would lose the ability to connect with patients to give them the personalized attention they deserve,” said Leila.



Name of Business: Gilmore Orthodontics
Owner: Dr. David S. Gilmore
Years in Position: 16 years
Year of Establishment: 5 ½ 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.