Meet the Team

Hope - Dental Hygienst

Hope has been with our team for 21 years. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi and then graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1986 as a registered dental hygienist. Hope has been practicing dental hygiene for 28 years. She and her husband Orlando have two children John Preston and Anna Kathryn. In her spare time, Hope enjoys the outdoors and participating in Triathlons. 

Lisa Y. - Dental Hygienst

Lisa Y. was born in Jackson, Miss, but grew up in Cornelia, Ga. Her father practiced dentistry, so she has been in and around the dental field most of her life. She graduated in 1986 from the Medical College of Georgia with a BS in Dental Hygiene. She moved back to Mississippi in 1995 and started working for Dr Gilder in 1996. She has 2 boys Ronald and Tyler. Her hobbies include cooking, especially cakes for the office, anything outside and reading.

Kyla - Dental Hygienist

Kyla graduated with honors from PRCC in 2003 with a degree in Applied Science and Dental Hygiene. She is married to Brian and together they have four children, Caroline, Nicholas, Aiden, and Kyler. Her time is devoted to the various activities her children pursue. She loves to cook, garden, and travel. Kyla loves being a Dental Hygienist and believes her patients are an extension of her family. She believes that a beautiful smile promotes confidence and health. Kyla joined our team in February of 2017, and we are excited for our patients to get to know her as we continue to take of your dental needs.

Shelia - Dental Assistant

Shelia and her husband Jerry live in Columbia, MS with their English Bulldog Sally. Shelia has been a dental assistant for almost 35 years and has spent 22 of those years with Dr. Gilder. She loves her job and her patients.

Traci - Dental Assistant

Traci has three children Brett, Tyler, and Maggie. She has been dental assisting for 27 years and has been with Dr. Gilder for 15 years. She works hard to help make the patient's smile a little brighter. In her off time she enjoys working out, spending time with her children and going to the beach.

Kristi - Patient Coordinator

Kristi graduated from Pearl River Community College in Hattiesburg, MS in 2003 with a Dental Hygiene Degree. Prior to this, she worked as a dental assistant and at a dental laboratory. Kristy has worked as a dental hygienist for the past 13 years. She is now the Patient Coordinator for Dr. Gilder. Kristi is married to Gerald Williamson and they have two daughters, Madelyn (13) and Marlee (10). She loves helping with the youth at her church and watching her daughters play softball. 

Lisa S - Practice Administrator

Lisa S. has been with us for nine years as our office manager. She and husband Joe have two daughters, Jena and Elaina. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and going to the beach. She is a member and Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Managers and helped create the South MS Dental Office Manager's Study Group. Lisa's motto is to always "Focus on the Patient."