"Dr. Don" Kindrachuk
native Canadian, (eh?) Dr. Don Kindrachuk grew up in the small
town of Vernon located in beautiful British Columbia. Though he
loves his native home, he chose to attend dental school at the
University of Kentucky in 1991 where he obtained his dental
degree as well as his specialty certificate in pediatric
Kentucky, Dr. Don met his wife, Amy, and shortly after
completing his specialty they moved to Denver, Colorado, where
Dr. Don practiced as an associate in a large pediatric dental
practice for three years.
When it came time to establish roots and start a family, Dr. Don
and Amy decided to return to the Eastern United States, a move
that put them closer to Amy's family. The couple moved to
Raleigh in 2000 where Dr. Don began working with Dr. Pfefferle.
In January of 2003, he became a full partner and officially
called Raleigh his home.
Dr. Don and his wife have two wonderful children. Will was born
in December of 2000 and Grace joined the family in August 2003.
Dr Don openly declares that "becoming a father has been the
greatest blessing of my life."
Aside from being a full-time dentist, devoted husband and loving
father, Dr. Don still finds time for bible study, hockey (of
course, being Canadian), and enjoys running, biking, and
golfing. Don and Amy are members of Grace Community Church.
Dr. Don's "southern accent" is still work in progress; however
he is proud to call North Carolina, and especially Raleigh, his
"Dr. Kevin" Gilchrist
Kevin" Gilchrist is truly home again! Dr. Kevin became a
patient of Dr. John's when he was just five years old and
developed a true appreciation for the prize box over the
years. Dr. Kevin grew up in Raleigh, is a proud alumnus of
North Ridge Elementary, West Millbrook Middle, and Sanderson
High School. He attended college and dental school at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
We were fortunate to have Dr. Kevin work in the practice one
summer while at UNC and we were particularly grateful for
his time and help in organizing, as well as participating in,
a dental mission trip to Mexico with other UNC dental
students during his senior year. Dr. Kevin graduated with
honors from UNC dental school in 2006, only to begin his
specialty training in pediatric dentistry for an additional
2 years. Like Dr. Don, Dr. Kevin completed his specialty
certificate in pediatric dentistry at the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Kevin went on to become board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. During his certification process he was awarded the prestigious Richard C. Pugh Award for testing in the top 3% nationally on the written exam. In addition to his affiliation with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Kevin is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Kevin and his wife, Kelsey, have enjoyed Raleigh and all it has to offer since moving back in 2008. They have a growing family, and are the proud parents of two young boys. Their sons, Conrad and Ward keep the Gilchrist household busy and full of excitement. In addition to caring for children, Dr. Kevin enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer and the occasional round of golf.