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 Dentist

Robert K. Gildner, DMD

Dr. Gildner grew up in the Irmo area as the oldest of 4 boys. His brothers Michael, Luke and Mitchell are still his best friends. He describes his parents (Bob and Cathy Gildner) as AMAZING and from time to time, you may see Bob working with him at Gildner Family Dentistry.

After attending Irmo high school (and playing wide receiver for the Yellow Jackets), Dr. G received his BS in Biology at the University of Clemson. He went on to attend dental school at MUSC and graduated with his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2012. After graduating from dental school Dr Gildner moved to Chicago where he worked as an Associate Dentist and had the opportunity to learn from some of the best dental mentors the profession has to offer. It was Dr Gildner’s desire to open his own practice where he could apply this knowledge in a hometown family environment.

In 2017 Dr Gildner moved back to South Carolina and opened Gildner Family Dentistry of Lexington. Personalized, one-on-one time is something you can expect at each appointment with Dr. Gildner. His passion in dentistry lies in educating his patients, answering their questions, and providing high quality treatment. He strives to treat his patients with compassion and respect while focusing communication to ensure complete understanding before, during and after all dental treatments. Dr Gildner works together with his patients to achieve a shared goal of oral health for each patient and unique care based on their specific concerns, motivations and lifestyles.

Dr Gildner is married to the love of his life Angel Gildner. God has blessed them with two wonderful daughters Daphne and Esme. God is truly good, His will be done! When Dr. G is not performing his dental craft, he is learning what a remarkable gift it is to be a “girl dad”. Dr. G and his wife share a passion for spirituality, fitness, health and nutrition. Dr Gildner also loves college football and can be found any fall Saturday cheering on his Clemson Tigers!

Meet Our Team

Allison Ard, Registered Dental Hygienist

Allison Ard graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Midlands Technical College in 2020. Before going to Dental Hygiene school, she worked as an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant for 11 years. Allison comes from a “dental family”, her grandfather was a dentist in North Carolina. Her favorite part about working in the Dental Field is building relationships with her patients and making them feel comfortable in the dental chair.

When Allison is not in the dental office she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, along with cheering on the Clemson Tigers!

Lindy Garrick, Office Manager

Lindy Garrick has been in the dental field for 24 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 24 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.