611 S. Haywood St. • Waynesville, NC 28786 | Pay Online »

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Your Waynesville Dentist &  Team

Hello from our dental team! We are all excited to meet you and welcome you to our practice. Dr. Gillespie and the rest of our team work hard to create a fun, family-oriented atmosphere where you can enjoy a positive experience that will leave you smiling.

“I am honored to have served our mountain area residents for over two decades. Our patients become family members, and I have been blessed by the trust and confidence placed in me and my staff.”

— Dr. Gillespie

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About Dr. Michael D. Gillespie

Dr. Gillespie is proud to celebrate 29 years of practicing dentistry in 2023! A native of the mountains, he graduated from Western Carolina University and earned his dental doctorate at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry where he served as Class President.

Dr. Gillespie is a lifelong learner and has obtained additional training in implant therapy, orthodontics, CEREC® same-visit crowns, dental sleep apnea treatment, and 3D scanning. Through his numerous hours of continuing education, he has been recognized as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Gillespie has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 35 years and they have three sons. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, fishing, kayaking, and practicing photography.


  • “Best Dentist,” The Mountaineer Readers’ Choice Awards (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • “Best of the Rest,” Mountain Xpress
  • Business of the Month, Haywood County Chamber of Commerce


  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • WNC Dental Society (Past President)
  • Western Carolina University Pre-Professional Health Advisory Committee
  • Haywood County Chamber of Commerce
  • Western Carolina University Alumni Association
  • UNC Alumni Association


  • Honduras Mission Trips
  • Baptists on Mission Dental Bus
  • Public Art Commission (Past Chairman)
  • Project Smile Makeovers
  • Food Truck Fridays
  • Dr. G’s Night at the Movies
  • Patient Appreciation Days
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Hear from Some of Our Patients

“Dr Gillespie and his staff have been taking care of our family for almost 20 years. They are always extremely thorough and professional. I would highly recommend them to anyone!”
– Laura P.

“From the moment you walk in the door, the staff puts you at ease & everyone treats you with the utmost care & courtesy.”
– Peggy Q.

“Dr. Gillespie has been my dentist for about 14 years… I really appreciated their concern for me and my new smile. The entire staff is the best.”
– Sandy R.

“They’re so accommodating and most importantly, always welcoming and have a comforting environment. I never feel embarrassed and actually love coming here.”
– Karen W.

Michael D. Gillespie, DDS

Michael D. Gillespie, DDS