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Reasons to Believe

2023 Honorees

Dr. Khiara Drew-Gilmore

Dr. Khiara Drew-Gilmore

Dr. Khiara Drew-Gilmore’s passion lies in elevating the health and self-esteem of her patients. Gentle, compassionate, and professional, she takes the time to provide her patients with optimum care. A native of Kansas City, Kansas, she graduated from the esteemed Sumner Academy of Arts and Science. From there, she continued her education at two Historically Black Colleges and Universities. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Clark Atlanta University. She continued pursuing higher education at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, where she was awarded a doctorate in dental surgery. She then completed a General Practice Residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in Bronx, New York. Longing to be near her family again and serve her hometown, she returned to the Kansas City area to open and manage multiple corporate dental offices under the auspices of Aspen Dental. There, Dr. Drew-Gilmore specialized in full mouth reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. While providing healthy smiles was accomplished, Dr. Drew-Gilmore transitioned to her first passion, serving others. Her desire to return to the community was fulfilled when she joined Swope Health in 2020. Dr. Drew-Gilmore is a proud and active Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated member. She is married to her incredible husband, Mr. Paul Gilmore, a teacher at Sumner Academy with whom she shares an adorable one-year-old, Drew Gilmore. As it stands, Dr. Drew-Gilmore is the first and only Black woman dentist practicing dentistry in Wyandotte county from Wyandotte county.

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