For Dr. Keith Gilmore of the Creekside Dental Center in Dickson, practice makes perfect smiles.
The Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry recently selected Gilmore as its 2020 Dentist Of The Year.
Born and raised in Vanleer, Gilmore, 59, is a graduate of Dickson High School and the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Since 1986 when he opened his dental practice in Dickson, Gilmore has served the dentistry industry in many areas as Tennessee AGD board member, and as the organization’s legislative liaison and MasterTrack program director. He recently completed his term as Tennessee AGD vice president and started his duties as president-elect of the Tennessee AGD.
Gilmore said that the trophy goes back to the organization after one year, but he keeps the honorary plaque.
“I recognized a lot of names of previous winners on the trophy, many I’ve learned from.” he said. “The trophy is a bit like the Stanley Cup for hockey.”