Dr. Gillespie is a board-certified dental specialist in periodontics. He graduated with a B.A. in Spanish from Brigham Young University. He earned his D.M.D. from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He received his surgical residency training through the U.S. Army Advanced Education in Periodontics while simultaneously completing an M.S. in oral biology from the Medical College of Georgia. He subsequently completed an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix as well as invented and co-founded M-Paks L.L.C. (a fully integrated mobile backpack, chair, and desk all-in-one). He has served as Dept. Chief at multiple military installations, published articles in multiple scientific journals, presented many professional continuing education lectures, spent over four years in part-time private practice, and served four years as faculty at the U.S. Army Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program. He has been practicing for over twelve years while running his own M-Paks business. He is certified by the American Board of Periodontology.