Hi! My name is Gwendolyn Kines-McLeod. I was born in Kaufman County in 1971 to Jerry and Margaret Kines, and have been a life long resident of Terrell. I graduated valedictorian of Terrell High School in 1989. I then worked full time to put myself through college, attending Trinity Valley Community College for two years before transferring to Texas A&M Commerce. There I received my B.S. in biology and then graduated with a Masters degree in biology in 2001. I received a full four year tuition scholarship to Baylor College of Dentistry, where I graduated third in my class and was inducted into the dental honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
I graduated with my Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) in May of 2005, and opened the doors to my practice on July 7, with my sister-in-law, Amber Kines, working as my assistant. I love being a dentist, and I think it shows. In the last eight years, the practice has grown tremendously, and I now have 10 employees in my work family, including my mom. I never want to stop learning, so I have joined the Academy of General Dentistry and am working on a fellowship. I encourage all of my staff to continue learning also. We strive to stay current with technology and are always adding new services to our practice. In the last year, we have added Fastbraces, Clear Correct, soft tissue laser therapy, and we now also offer implants and All-on-Four dentures. I am a member of the ADA, TDA, North Texas Dental Society, the Better Business Bureau, and Terrell Kiwanis.
Helping others and giving back to my community is something I learned from watching my parents as I grew up, and is something I love doing. And fortunately for me, the members of my staff have a true heart for service, because I could never accomplish the things I do without their help! We have opened our Love Revival Clinic one Saturday a month for about 6 years now and have provided dental extractions to over 1000 indigent patients. I am also a big animal lover, and am a member of the nonprofit group Supporters of the Terrell Animal Adoption Center. We work to improve the lives of the animals in our local shelter and to get them ready for their new homes.
In December of 2008, I met the love of my life, Tim McLeod, and we were married in May of 2010. We love to travel and our goal is to make it to all 50 states within 10 years. We've made it to 13 so far. When we are home, we love spending time with our family and friends and our four-legged babies. I love to cook and Tim lives to entertain, so you never know when a spontaneous party will erupt at our house!