Dr. Charles Gulland
A farm boy at heart, Dr. Gulland grew up outside of Titusville on the family farm, 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 the Shenango Valley 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 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
Our dentist, Dr. Charles Gulland, and the rest of the team here at Gulland Orthodontics are dedicated to bringing you and your family the most complete and professional orthodontic care in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. With over 150 years of combined orthodontic experience between us, as well as continued focus on updated technology and methods, we have the knowledge and practice to tailor our care to you. Everyone on our team treats our patients as if they were close family, asking, “What care would I recommend if it were my own child in the chair?” If you have any questions about our team, please give us a call at 724-981-3950 today.
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.
Patient managers 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. Our Lab Technicians take impressions, prepare models and make retainers on site. Our Chairside Assistants work with Dr. G at all of your appointments. They 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 Patient Managers make the adventure fun and relaxing!
Wendy — Treatment Coordinator
Wendy has been a fixture at Dr. G’s office since 1992. She lends a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team.
“We guide new patients through the process of starting orthodontic treatment. Our goal is to make the new patient experience comfortable and informative. Dr. Gulland is now creating beautiful smiles for a second generation of patients!”
Wendy lives with husband Jeff and daughter Tatyana. She also has been a competitive gymnastics coach for over 25 years.
Lavina — Treatment Coordinator Scheduling Coordinator
Lavina first came to us in 2000 seeking orthodontic treatment. She liked Dr. Gulland so much she applied for a position in the office! Lavina is always ready for a good laugh. She is the comic relief we need if we become stressed.
Lavina is currently working as one of our three Treatment Coordinators. She is experienced as a scheduling coordinator, orthodontic assistant and lab technician as well.
“It’s a fun place to be a patient, and it’s fun to work here.”
Lavina and her husband reside in Stoneboro. “I love to travel to any place where there is a beach or mountains.”
Kim — Scheduling Coordinator
Kim started out as one of our patients. The day her braces came off, she had her first interview in our office! She joined our team as a chairside assistant in 2012. Her 22 years of experience in the administrative and customer service field and the organization skills she gained from this made it a logical step to move her to our Scheduling Coordinator position, and she is now the smiling face you see when you enter our office.
Kim resides in Greenville with her two children and pets — two dogs, a cat, and a guinea pig! She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and being outside in the sunshine.
“Working in orthodontics is so rewarding. When you see your patient’s confidence and self-esteem grow due to their new smile, it is the BEST feeling!”
Patty — Financial Coordinator
Patty has been working in orthodontics since 2002. She has worked chairside and in records/lab prior to moving into her current position as Financial Coordinator. Two of Patty’s greatest strengths are her attention to detail and her creativity. Anytime we need an idea for anything, Patty is the one to go to.
“I’m proud to be part of the great team we have here at Dr. G’s.”
Patty is married and has two grown daughters, a son-in-law, a granddaughter and a grandson. “I love animals, the outdoors and being creative, especially beading.”
Lynda — Office Coordinator
Lynda has been working with Dr. Gulland since 1999, after 14 years as a medical technologist and office manager in the medical field. Lynda has a place in her heart for stray animals, especially cats, and has worked with a couple area organizations to spay/neuter stray cats in her neighborhood.
“I love working here. We have the best doctor and staff, and we have so much fun. Our team really cares for each other and for our patients.”
Lynda and her husband have one adult son. In her spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking, spending time with her family and taking care of her four cats (Spot, Button, Punky and Mitten), three of which are rescues.
Nawny — Clerical Coordinator
Nawny is the newest member of Dr. G’s team. Nawny and her husband reside in Sharon and have a daughter in college and a son who will be entering college in the fall.
Nawny brings many years of customer service experience to our office. She will be performing various duties in scheduling, finances, and treatment coordinating.
Nawny’s family enjoys bowling, and they have won several tournaments. An animal lover, Nawny has two cats and two dogs.
Eileen — Patient Manager
Eileen has worked with Dr. G since 2000 after numerous years in the retail field. Eileen is also an accomplished seamstress. You would never guess she is “memaw” to 12 grandchildren!
“We have the greatest patients at Dr. G’s office. It is so nice to get to know them over the time they are in treatment. I love Gulland Orthodontics because the results are amazing. It’s the fun part of dentistry that is very rewarding.”
Eileen and her husband enjoy spending time with their family, especially camping.
Sarah — Patient Manager
Sarah has been part of our team since 2013. She lives in Jamestown, PA, with her husband, two boys and two dogs (Max and Hootie). She is very passionate about animals and volunteers at her local animal shelter.
She enjoys spending time with her family and doing outdoor activities including kayaking, four wheeling, camping and fishing.
“Working with Dr. G and his staff has been the best. We are family. It doesn’t feel like I am coming to a job because it is fun and so rewarding.”
Wendy — Patient Manager
Wendy has been part of our team since 2014. She can be counted on to start every day with a smile! Wendy’s calm, patient, sweet attitude is something our patients appreciate and our team relies upon.
She is married with three wonderful children. She loves the outdoors and spending time with her husband, kids, and two dogs, Bella and Hunter. In her downtime, she enjoys cuddling up with a good book.
Vicki — Patient Manager
Vicki is married and is the mother of two beautiful daughters who have inherited her awesome singing voice! Vicki also has a new and wonderful step-family. Vicki brings kindness, caring and compassion to our team.
Vicki began working for Dr. G in 2002 after over 10 years working in general dentistry.
“I love working in dentistry. I am proud to work with a team that gives 100% each day and has fun at the same time.”
In her spare time, Vicki enjoys movies and music and has recently taken up golf.
Kim Sue — Patient Manager and Lab Technician
Kim joined Dr. G’s team in 2011 from the service industry. Kim is our resident trivia expert and can tell you everything you never thought you wanted to know!
Kim has a positive attitude and can effortlessly put our patients at ease. Our kids love her! She is always ready for some sort of adventure, and you just never know what fun things she is up to next.
In her spare time, she enjoys camping and spending time with her adorable son, Spencer.