About Gildner Family Dentistry of Lexington

Dr. Robert K Gildner, Gildner Family Dentistry provides a range of dental services for patients in every stage of life. As a family-owned and operated practice, we are committed to providing each patient with personalized care and services. Our doctor, hygienist, and staff will take the time to get to know you, your needs, and goals for your smile. You and your family can count on our practice for a full range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services.

For more information about our practice, our services, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today at 803-957-2440. We look forward to welcoming you into our patient family.

Our Mission Statement:

Our mission is to provide exceptional, comprehensive dental care to our patients in a caring family environment, educating and encouraging them towards a state of optimal oral health. We commit ourselves daily to continuing our education and sharing our knowledge with each other and our patients. We strive to work together as a team while respecting every patient’s individuality.

Our Vision Statement:

Proudly serving our patients and each other while providing seamless comprehensive dental treatment, resulting in optimal oral health and improvement in quality of life for our patients, ourselves and our community.

Our Core Values


Gildner Family Dentistry is a team committed to and working toward the best possible care for our patients.


Doing what is right each and every time for our patients.


Identify and create unique and visionary solutions for our patients.


Gildner Family Dentistry commits to providing the best possible care for our patients.

Meet Our Team

Robert K. Gildner, DMD

Dr. Gildner grew up in this area from grade school, graduating from Irmo High in 2000 while playing for the Yellow Jackets football team. After high school, Dr. G. went on to become a Clemson Tiger, receiving his BS in Biology in 2004. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Dr. G. began working in a pediatric dental office, where he found his passion for dentistry.

Attending dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina and achieving his DMD in 2012, he moved to the Midwest to begin his career in the Windy City of Chicago. Eventually his southern roots called him home to start his own practice here in Lexington. He is thrilled to be back in his gentile home town and the warm climate of the South. Outside of dentistry, Dr. G. enjoys staying fit and working out and spending time boating on Lake Murray. He is very close with his parents and three younger brothers.

Kim Jerkins, Registered Dental Hygienist

Kim Jerkins, RDH, completed an Associate Degree from Midlands Technical College and has been practicing Dental Hygiene for 22 years. She absolutely loves working in the healthcare profession and treats each patient as a family member. Educating patients about their home care and dental needs is very important to Kim. Kim joined Gildner Family Dentistry at its conception and loves the family atmosphere and caring heart of Dr. Gildner. She Loves being part of this premiere dental practice in Lexington.

When Kim is not practicing hygiene, you can find her on the ball field or at the dance studio. Kim is married to her high school sweetheart, Paul. The Lord has blessed them with three beautiful children. Going to Disney World every year is a must for their family. Kim also enjoys shopping for antiques, boating on Lake Murray, and of course CAROLINA football. Kim and her family attend Northside Baptist Church. She is very strong in her faith and is so thankful to God for allowing her to be a part of a wonderful dental family.

Lindy Garrick, Office Manager

Lindy Garrick has been in the dental field for 21 years. Her main objective is to assist patients in achieving optimal dental health and to make her patients part of our family at Gildner Family Dentistry. Over her 21 years in the dental field Lindy has stayed in touch with all of her dental family members. Lindy’s patients have stayed with her because they feel her sense of loyalty, caring and trust. She’s excited to be part of her family at Gildner Family Dentistry. In her spare time, Lindy enjoys spending time with her family camping, fishing and the Columbia River Walk.

Sally Nguyen, Certified Dental Assistant

Sally Nguyen is our newest team member at Gildner Family Dentistry. Sally  graduated from Midlands Technical College with her diploma in Dental Assisting.  Sally and Dr. Gildner work seamlessly together to provide the best possible patient experience.
When Sally is not in the dental office, she spends most of her time with her ‘son’ Kairo, a sweet German shepherd dog. She also enjoys beach days and lake days with her family. In her spare time Sally likes to read and catch up on her favorite crime based TV shows.