Meet Our Team
Meet the friendly and professional team members who work
with Dr. Gilge at Solutions Dental.
Dr. Gilge has served thousands of patients locally and internationally as part of several dental missions. Based on his son’s commitment to pursue a career in dentistry and to follow in his footsteps, Dr. Gilge has returned to private practice in order to pave a path for the family’s next generation of dentists.
Married to his wife Christine for over 30 years with children and grand children, Dr. Gilge’s hobbies include fishing, boating, hunting, and building. He is an avid traveler and loves experiencing new cultures. He especially enjoys Asian food.
Francine is honored to serve as the receptionist at Solutions Dental. She brings with her 15 years experience in both the front and back office of the dental field. As a Certified Horticulturist & WSU Master Gardener she is an enthusiastic garden and landscape coach for over 20 years. Every chance she gets you will find her on the hiking trails of Mt Rainier. Whether she is working, gardening or hiking she is passionate about life and serving others! So give her a call and schedule your next appointment.
Kelly, a registered dental hygienist, loves coaching people on ways to achieve better dental health. Her dedication to dentistry began at age 17 and she is a long-time participant in local periodontal disease study clubs. Married to her childhood sweetheart Kelly has three teenagers who are approaching their college years. She feels blessed to be a part of the Solutions Dental team and enjoys the kindness that radiates from this dental office!
A graduate of Pierce College, Emily has been a practicing dental hygienist since 2005. She loves her career and feels blessed to be a part of Solutions Dental. Emily has in-depth experience in pediatric and general dentistry and looks forward to meeting each patient. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two very active daughters.
Candy has been working in the dental field for eight years. She truly loves every aspect of her job. Married for ten years and the mother of three, Candy cherishes the time she spends with her family at home and in the community. She enjoys baseball, football and camping. Candy and her husband serve as part of the youth and adult ministries at their church.