A farm boy at heart, Dr. Gulland grew up outside of Titusville on the family farm and was the oldest of three boys. Aside from raising crops and hay, he raised beef and milk cows, pigs, and chickens. He was very active in 4-H and if you are lucky, you will hear about his prize-winning Holstein cow, “Westbridge Star Marvix Judy”! Today, he resides in Hermitage, PA, and while the farm animals are gone, he still enjoys gardening and caring for his berry bushes and heirloom fruit trees.
After graduating from Maplewood High School, Dr. G attended Penn State University, earning a B.S. degree in biology. Always wanting to work in healthcare, he decided to pursue a career in dentistry and so enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He graduated third in his class, which allowed him to gain entrance to the very competitive Medical College of Virginia where he completed his orthodontic residency.
Dr. Gulland considers orthodontics to be the “fun” specialty of dentistry — and he makes it fun. You can often hear him laughing out loud in the office — especially when teasing the team.
“Gulland Orthodontics” has been a fixture in Mercer County since 1990 with offices in both Hermitage and Greenville. Many of our local dentists and physicians trust Dr. G for their family’s orthodontic care. Dr. G often says one of the best things he does is surround himself with good people. He is very proud of the team he has assembled, not only because of their skills but also because of the kindness and compassion they bring to his practice.
He regularly attends educational seminars and training programs taught by some of the most respected names in the profession and maintains numerous active memberships, including in the American Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Gulland and his wife, Debbie, reside in Hermitage, and he has two grown stepchildren. He is an American history addict and an avid collector of early antiques. Aside from gardening, he enjoys woodworking.
Meet Our Team
Dr. G and the rest of the team are dedicated to bringing you and your family the most complete and professional orthodontic care. With over 150 years of combined orthodontic experience, we have the knowledge and skill to customize our care to you. Everyone on our team treats our patients as if they were our own family. Our team is well-trained and even CPR-certified. We will get to know you and your children by name and make every visit special. To schedule your orthodontic appointment in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, call us today at 724-981-3950 or 724-588-2235. Experience the great care our orthodontist and team provide for yourself.
The clerical side of the office keeps things humming. Our knowledgeable treatment coordinators will be the first people you meet in our office. They assist Dr. G with your first appointment and will be with you every step of the way as you begin your journey to a GREAT smile. Our goal is to change apprehension into excitement for the possibilities ahead. Our scheduling coordinators are experts with schedules and will assist you by making appointments and answering any questions you might have. Our attentive financial coordinators work hard to help you realize your maximum insurance benefits and assist you to meet your financial responsibilities to the office.
Our assistants are the heartbeat of treatment with Dr. Gulland. Their best asset, aside from their clinical skills, is the way they put our patients at ease. They work with Dr. G at all of your appointments and enjoy getting to know you throughout your treatment in the office. They consider their patients as part of the family. No matter where you are in treatment, our assistants make the adventure fun and relaxing!
In the gym or at the office, Wendy has been impacting young lives for over 25 years. As a competitive gymnastic coach, Wendy has guided young hopefuls from beginners to national championships. At Gulland Orthodontics, her wealth of orthodontic knowledge combined with her natural communication ability helps her guide patients from initial exam to braces on!
“I enjoy being part of a professional, caring team. We are a great team that cares about our patients, our work and each other.”
When you least expect it, expect it! This sums up Lavina’s experience with Gulland Orthodontics. In 2000, an unexpecting Lavina entered our office for an initial exam. She was not looking for a career change, but we had an opening and saw Lavina as a natural fit. The rest as they say, is history! Lavina is cross-trained in many areas of the office besides her current position as treatment coordinator.
Every October she visits our area schools educating young minds regarding the importance of good brushing, flossing and eating habits.
We absolutely loved Kim’s smile at her interview. Why? She had her interview the same day as her braces were removed in 2012 . Now she shares her smile as part of the Gulland Orthodontic team both when you walk in the door or call on the phone.
Kim gets to know our patients on a personal basis and does her best to accommodate their scheduling needs.
“I enjoy seeing the transformation and improved self-esteem of our patients when their new smile is revealed.”
If you hear someone in the office talking about cats, it is probably Lynda. Lynda joined our office in 1999 with no pets! But over the years, one cat for her son turned into four as she found (or they found her) stray cats near her home.
“I am so proud to be part of Gulland Orthodontics. Our Doctor and my coworkers are second to none! It is so enjoyable to work with a group of people who care so much about each other and our patients.”
2020 is a big year for Eileen. She will celebrate her 20 year anniversary with Gulland Orthodontics! One thing you would never guess when you see Eileen is that she is “Memaw” to 13 grandchildren! Maybe this explains why she is the best at making our patients feel at ease and comfortable. Need ideas for a party or celebration? Eileen is your go-to girl!
“Working with the best co-workers is what I like most about being part of Gulland Orthodontics.”
If you are in the office and see a “blur” moving through the treatment area, it is probably Sarah, who joined our team in 2013. Nicknamed “Kramer,” Sarah is always on the move. Recently she has become the guru of our new digital scanner and 3D printers and is an expert at making “fit like a glove” retainers.
“Seeing our patient’s self-esteem get better when their new smile is revealed is the most rewarding part of my job.”
Need a smile to start your day? Look no further than Wendy! Her sweet, calm, patient manner is something our patients appreciate and our team relies upon. We also can count on her husband to be the first one to make a sweet comment on any of our Facebook posts in which Wendy is included!
Wendy joined our team in 2014, and aside from her orthodontic assistant duties, she maintains our clinical inventory.
Joining our team in 2018, Katey has skills beyond orthodontic assisting. She has culinary training and is certified to work on cruise ships! Another one of our “younger” teammates, Katey has the ability to easily relate to our patients and put them at ease.
“I love the fun atmosphere at Gulland Orthodontics and the joy of revealing new smiles.”
“If you don’t know the lyrics, make them up and sing!” This is Kim’s motto. If the right song comes on while you are in the office, you will no doubt hear her belt out a few lines! Oh, who are we kidding? When any song comes on, you will hear her sing!
Kim joined our team in 2011 and is also our resident trivia expert and meteorologist! Is it going to rain? Is it going to snow? Ask Kim – she will know!
Show Kristina almost anything and you will hear her squeal with delight, “That’s adorable!” Kristina is our youngest team member and will admit she is easily excited. We have known Kristina and her whole family for many years as she, her sister and two brothers were all patients of Dr. G’s.