Dr. Gillard grew up on a dairy farm near the small town of Claremont, Minnesota. He completed his undergraduate studies from Rochester Community College and St. Cloud State University in 1977. In 1981, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Minnesota. While in dental school, he received an outstanding achievement award from the International College of Dentists. After graduation from dental school in 1981, he and his wife Gail moved to Hutchinson and joined the practice of Dr. Thomas Lyke.
Dr. Gillard enjoys providing a wide variety of dental services for his patients in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. He cares for patients of all ages and offers dental care to meet the individual needs of each one of his patients. Restoring worn smiles that have been damaged by years of use is an aspect of dentistry Dr. Gillard really enjoys because of the excitement exuded by patients when they see for the first time their rejuvenated smiles.
In his spare time, Dr. Gillard enjoys walking and biking, as well as working on inside and outside home improvement projects.
He has been married to his wife, Gail for 32 years and together they have been blessed with three daughters, one son, and two beautiful grandchildren.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, and the Minneapolis Dental Association.