Dr. Kirkland graduated from University of Detroit School of Dentistry in 1999. Prior to dental school, he attended Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Since graduating, Dr. Kirkland stays current on the latest technologies and techniques in the field of dentistry by taking more than 20 hour of continuing education courses a year. He has the same passion today that he has always had in serving and caring for his patients. His philosophy of delivering quality dental care in a compassionate environment is appreciated by all of his patients.
Dr. Kirkland lives in Northville, Michigan with his wife Melinda and their three children. He enjoys spending time outdoors playing golf, skiing and hiking.
Dr. Bessy Despotis graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry. In order to provide the best possible care for her patients, Dr. Despotis makes continuing education a top priority by regularly attending dental courses and reading relevant journal articles.
Dr. Despotis’ dental philosophy is centered on prevention and patient care. She practices in a thoughtful and caring way in order to diagnose and treat dental and periodontal disease. Dr. Despotis works with each patient to determine all of their options so that they may achieve their dental goals. She spends a great deal of time listening to her patient’s concerns and educating them so they are able to make informed decisions regarding their treatment.
When she is not working, Dr. Despotis enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters. She also enjoys baking, gardening and volunteering at her daughter’s school.
Dr. Richard Wisckol graduated from the University of Michigan in 1986. After practicing in Farmington Michigan for 18 years, he joined the Gentle Dental team in 2007. He enjoys crossword puzzles, chess, golf and gardening.
He married his wife Maureen in 2002. He lives a quiet life in Wixom, Michigan.