Meet Dr. Gillian Kelly

Dr. Gillian R. Kelly loves helping people achieve a lifetime of beautiful healthy smiles. She offers gentle, advanced care, with treatment tailored to each person’s clinical needs and personal desires. With her attention to detail, passion for education, and warm personality, Dr. Kelly ensures patients have an orthodontic experience that keeps them smiling while achieving their new smile!

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Kelly completed her undergraduate studies and finished with honors and high distinction at Penn State University. Then she attended the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, where she was awarded her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. While at UConn Dental, Dr. Kelly was chosen to receive the Outstanding Senior Women Academic Achievement Award from the Governor of Connecticut.

Following dental school, Dr. Kelly was accepted into the prestigious Department of Orthodontics at Virginia Commonwealth University. There she completed her Master of Science in dentistry. Her masters research, “Parents preferences regarding appearance and attire of orthodontists,” was recently published in the Angle Orthodontist, a prominent orthodontic journal.

Passionate about clinical excellence, Dr. Kelly has further expanded her knowledge and abilities through continuing education.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Kelly has been recognized annually as a “Top Dentist” in Connecticut Magazine and Hartford Magazine!

Dr. Kelly is an active member of the:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Northeastern Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • Middlesex County Dental Society
  • Virginia Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation

Personal Life

A Connecticut native who spent her childhood in Maine, Dr. Gillian Kelly graduated from Winslow High School. She and her husband, Dr. Michael Kelly (the other “Dr. Kelly” in the practice!) enjoy spending time with their families, especially their three daughters Maggie, Celia and Eliza. They also love traveling the world, swimming at Bashan Lake, skiing at Sugarloaf, and cheering for the UConn Huskies!

Giving Back

Both Drs. Kelly love giving back and helping others. The couple has participated in numerous service projects locally and internationally. They have been part of volunteer teams that offer dental care through the Connecticut State Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program.

While students at UConn, the two doctors participated in a service trip to Paraguay, where they provided dental care to people in underserved communities.


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