MEET THE HOLTON DENTAL TEAM
DR. ALEX GILLILAND
Dr. Gilliland completed his undergraduate degree at Kansas State University in 2002. He then began his dental training at the University of Indiana and graduated in 2007. Following graduation he moved back to his hometown of Holton and opened Holton Dental. He and his wife Taige have 4 daughters, Tuley, Marley, Haddie and Norah. Dr. Gilliland enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and the outdoors.
DR. SAMANTHA RIESCHICK
Dr. Samantha Rieschick, originally from Wellington, KS, completed her undergraduate training at Kansas State University in 2008, with degrees in Biology and Spanish. She then began her dental training at the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Dentistry in Lincoln, NE and graduated with honors in 2013. Following graduation, she moved with her husband, Ross Rieschick, back to his hometown of Soldier, KS and joined the Holton Dental team. Ross and Samantha have two daughters, Isabelle and Ava and are expecting their 3rd child. Dr. Rieschick enjoys traveling, being outdoors, gardening, reading, playing piano, volunteering for community and church events, and spending time with her family.
Taige was raised in Holton, Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in elementary education in 2002. She taught 3rd grade while Alex attended dental school in Indiana. In 2007, when her and Alex opened Holton Dental she took the role of office manager. She is the mother of 4 daughters, Tuley, Marley, Haddie and Norah. Taige enjoys spending her time with her family as well as exercising and being outdoors.
Ross grew up on farm near Soldier, KS. He is a graduate of Jackson Heights High School (2001) and Kansas State University (2005) with a degree in Agriculture Technology Management. Ross is married to Samantha Rieschick and they have two daughters and another child expected to arrive in March 2020. Ross enjoys farming, hunting, fishing, Crossfit, and family time with his girls.
Jayme was raised in Holton and after graduating from Holton High, she earned her CNA/CMA from Highland Community College. Prior to coming to Holton Dental, Jayme worked for several years in long term care. Jayme is the proud mother to her 2 children, Whitney and Jaimon and 2 dogs, Roscoe and Lucy. Jayme joined the Holton Dental team in April of 2013. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and doing outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, boating, and riding her motorcycle.
Lisa joined the Holton Dental team in July, 2010. After graduating from Holton High, she graduated from Washburn University where she received her degree in Legal Studies. Lisa and her husband, Matt, have 3 boys, Alex, Talen and Brody, and live on a small farm near Circleville. Lisa keeps busy with her sons’ activities and volunteering in the community.
Joni joined the Holton Dental team in 2017. After graduating from Holton High, she earned her bachelors from Washburn University with a major in business/health communications. Prior to coming to Holton Dental, Joni worked 12 years at her family owned business, Ann's Home Health. Joni has 2 children, Zack and Kylie. In her spare time she enjoys spending time at the lake, and watching her kids in their sporting activities.
McKenna joined the Holton Dental team in February, 2017. After graduating from Axtell High, she attended Manhattan Area Technical College where she graduated from the Dental Hygiene program in 2013. McKenna and her husband, Loren, have a daughter, Emery and a son Colsen. McKenna keeps busy baking, spending time with her family and socializing with friends.
Shayna grew up in Sabetha, KS. After high school she attended Washburn University and later transferred to Manhattan Area Technical College where she graduated from the Dental Hygiene program in May 2014. Shayna lives in Corning with her husband Kevin. They have 3 children, Tenley, Bentley, and Bennett and a family dog, Sheba. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, and decorating her home. Shayna joined the Holton Dental team in 2016.
Ellie is a native of Holton and graduated from Holton High in 2011. She lives in Mayetta with her husband, Dillon and their daughter Madison. Ellie is an active member of the Mayetta Fire Department. She also works as a clerk at Holton Livestock Exchange. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family. She likes to spend her evenings walking her dogs Maverick and Penny, and curling up with a good book. Ellie has been with Holton Dental since 2013.
Dena is a native of Holton and graduate of Holton High School. She earned her Bachelor of Dental Hygiene from the University of Missouri Kansas City where she was the recipient of many awards, including the golden scaler award. She has been a part of the Holton Dental team since the practice opened in 2007. She is married to Kyle and they have two children, Ty & Jade. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Dena’s hobbies include camping, boating, gardening, sewing and following her kids school and sports activities.
Lizzie is from Topeka, KS. She moved to Holton and graduated from Holton High in 2009. Lizzie joined the Holton Dental team in 2013. Lizzie and her husband got married in June of 2018. They are currently in the process of renovating their new home. During her free time she enjoys cooking, gardening, and being outdoors.
Kelli joined the Holton Dental team in 2008 as a Dental Assistant. After graduating from Holton High School she attended Wichita State University earning her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene in 2012. She then rejoined the Holton Dental team as a Dental Hygienist. Kelli and her husband Donovan have welcomed their first son Lawson. In her spare time Kelli enjoys baking, spending time with family and snuggling Lawson.