1725 South New Hope Road
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054
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Meet Dr . Kelly

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Dr. Will Kelly is a second generation restorative dentist and a native of Gaston County. His aptitude and experience in both the arts and science eventually directed him to the profession of his father, Dr. Bill Kelly.

Dr. Will Kelly attended the North Carolina State University School of Design and received a BA in Communications. He went on to spend two additional years in post baccalaureate studies in Medical Sciences at both UNC Chapel Hill and Virginia Commonwealth University.  Dr. Kelly graduated from the top ranked UNC School of Dentistry in 2004.  His good hands and clinical abilities led to his being chosen as a teaching assistant to underclassmen in operative dentistry. In addition to clinical time in the dental school, Dr. Kelly had valuable experiences working in both the Durham VA Hospital and for the Indian Health Service in Wyoming. As a child, Dr. Kelly had the opportunity to assist his father on several dental mission trips in Haiti.  After completing dental school, Dr. Kelly joined his father in private practice and served on the dental staff at Gaston Family Health Services, where he maintained a position on the board of directors.  At this time Dr. Kelly also began his studies in advanced dentistry at the prestigious Pankey Institute in Miami, a continuing journey of learning that has shaped his philosophy and knowledge of the complexities of high-level dentistry.  Today Dr. Kelly devotes over 100 hours a year studying with colleagues and mentors who are regarded as "Masters of Dentistry".

The juxtaposition of real world experience and understanding of advanced comprehensive dentistry early in his career forged his attitude toward mastering technical dentistry and the relationships he would foster with his patients and community. Dr. Kelly delivers from a wealth of talent, training, and expertise to his hometown. In fact, many patients are learning that they do not have to “cross the river to the big city” to receive exceptional treatment from a leader in dentistry. 

Fishing with SonDr. Kelly enjoys being challenged, has an artistic eye, and is skilled with his hands. His approachable, kind manner helps patients understand of the complexities of comprehensive dentistry. Dr. Kelly enjoys developing individualized relationships and partnering with patients to address their wants, needs, and priorities. Dr. Kelly believes that dental care should be more than an afterthought and has helped hundreds of patients restore their dental condition to health. This is something worth something worth smiling about.

Will resides nearby his office in Gastonia with his wife, Casey, and their four sons. Will enjoys cooking, reading, guitar playing, hunting, tying flies and fishing with them. When he loosens his tie, he enjoys time with his boys, sharing a meal with family and friends, and being out in Carolina Blue skies. Will relies on his faith to inspire him, provide him with guidance, and strengthen him as a husband, father, friend, and dentist.

Continuing Education


  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Association
  • Gaston County Dental Society- Past President
  • Dental Sportsman Society – President & CEO
  • UNC Dental Alumni Association
  • Old North State Dental Scholarship – Founder
  • First Presbyterian Church Gastonia- Elder
  • American Red Cross Gastonia- Past Board of Directors
  • Gaston Family Health Services- Past Board of Directors
  • Gastonia Rotary Club- Paul Harris Fellow
  • Mission of Mercy
  • Give Kids a Smile


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