Welcome Dr. Plaisted!

  Here at Gillespie Dental Associates, we are very picky about who we bring onto our staff.  When looking for someone to add to our team, we take our time and seek out dental professionals who are the perfect mix of skill, intelligence, and empathy.  Dr. Virginia Plaisted has all of these qualities and more!  She is experienced, enthusiastic, and a great conversationalist to boot!   Dr. Plaisted received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in 1981 and a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2011.  In 2014, after practicing dentistry… read more


WELCOME DR AMY HALDEMAN!  We are beyond thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Amy Haldeman to our Gillespie Dental staff!  Along with 17 years of dentistry experience, Dr. Haldeman brings a bubbly and caring personality to our office.  You will notice how quickly she can light up a room!  Originally hailing from Rockford, Illinois, Dr. Haldeman now lives in Asheville with her husband, Dr. Ryan Haldeman (they met in dental school!) and their 3 children, Tyler, Grant, and Ella.  Dr. Haldeman is a woman of many interests.  In addition to being involved in her children’s extra-curricular activities, Dr. Haldeman leads an… read more

Blood Drive Success!

On the morning of September 23rd, the parking lot of Gillespie Dental Associates was a warming picture of good folks having a good time and doing an even greater thing: donating blood to the American Red Cross!  Together, we donated 29 units of blood and saved up to 87 lives!  Our office wants to say specific thanks to our event sponsors LoLo & Pack’s Tavern, to the Red Cross, and to our assistant, Rebecca, for saying, “you know, I’ve always wanted to participate in a blood drive- we should have one”! And finally, to all the donors who came out-… read more

Best of WNC 2016: Help Keep Us in the Top Spot!

With your help, we reached Hall of Fame status in the category of Best Dentist in Mountain Xpress' Best of WNC Competition last year!  Help us win again this year! Please take a minute and go to http://mountainx.com/bestofwnc/ to cast your ballot! Mtn. Xpress asks that you vote for at least 30 categories for the ballot to count, so be thinking about your favorite restaurant, physician, real estate agent, personal trainer, etc, as well. A few helpful hints:  Click “Start Here” to register to vote.  You will then receive an email asking you to verify your registration by clicking on a provided link. … read more

A New Year, A Fresh Perspective!

STAFF TRAINING AT THE BILTMORE CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT A New Year, A Fresh Perspective! This January, our staff visited the Biltmore Estate to attend a “Cultivating Change” workshop at the Biltmore Center for Professional Development. During this eye-opening session, Biltmore shared with us many changes within the history of their organization. They explained that while these changes were challenging, embracing them allowed Biltmore to stay ahead of the curve and therefore excel in their field. Change in the dental world is very similar. Yearly, even daily, dentistry changes. Economic, social, and technological developments occur on a regular basis. We,… read more

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  We hope 2016 is all you wish it to be! Timothy E. Gillespie, DMD & Staff read more

Season’s Greetings!

To you and yours, we wish a very, merry holiday season.  Thanks for being a part of our patient family! Timothy E. Gillespie, DMD & Staff read more

Congratulations, Dr. Peterson!

Isn’t she lovely?! We are pleased to announce the birth of our newest family member, Lily Kate Peterson. Lily was born to Dr. Jaime Peterson and her husband, Joe, this past Thursday, November 12th. While everyone said their son, EJ, was born looking just like Joe, Lily Kate is a spitting image of her mama! We are so excited for you guys and can’t wait for you to bring that baby to visit!   read more