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 three daughters, Isabelle, Ava and Eden. 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 a 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 three daughters. Ross enjoys farming, hunting, fishing, Crossfit, and family time with his girls.
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.
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.
Amanda is a native of Holton and a graduate of Holton High School. She earned an Associate of Dental Hygiene from Johnson County Community College. She has been practicing dental hygiene for 19 years and has enjoyed doing mission trips to other countries to help improve dental knowledge in underserved areas. She is married to Travis and they have three children, Mariah, Jagger, and Lakelyn. She enjoys cooking, gardening, watching her kids in sports, and buggy riding.
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.
Schae recently joined our Holton Dental team in 2021. She earned her Bachelor’s in Science of health promotion at Emporia State University. After college Schae worked in the mental health field for a few years before taking time off to be a stay at home mom. Originally from Olathe, she recently moved back with her husband Mitchell to his home town of Whiting. They have two daughters Amelia and Reagan and one German shepherd Lana. Schae’s hobbies include crafting, gardening, and taking care of her chickens.
Shelly grew up in Holton and graduated from Holton High School in 2013. Shelly joined our Holton Dental team in 2023, but has been in the health care field for most of those 10 years. Shelly married her husband, Josh, in 2016 and the have 2 kids together -Samuel and Hadleigh. You can usually find Shelly curled up with a good book, being active in the gym, or in the creek with her family on their side by side.
Bridget joined Holton Dental the summer of 2023. She earned her bachelor degrees in Finance and Economics from Fort Hays State University. She married her husband and moved to the area in 1996. They have 2 kids and lots of pets. After being a stay at home mom, she worked as a school secretary for 17 years. During her free time she enjoys too many types of crafting, reading and spending time with friends and family.