Dr. Katie Kilcollin, a Union native, chose to return to her hometown to practice dentistry with her father in June 2009. "Dr. Katie" graduated from Greenbrier East High School in 2001 and continued her undergraduate career at Winthrop University, in Rock Hill, SC. While at Winthrop, Dr. Katie played Division I Basketball for four years for the Lady Eagles. In 2005 she graduated cum laude with a degree in nutrition science and a minor in chemistry. In 2009, Dr. Katie graduated with honors from West Virginia University School of Dentistry. In January 2015, she purchased the practice from her father and will continue to practice jointly to continue the dental legacy.
Currently, Dr, Katie serves on the Monroe County 4-H Board, the Greenbrier Episcopal School Board, and is the Secretary and Treasurer of the Greenbrier Valley Dental Society.
Awards and recognition earned while in dental school include: the Academy of General Dentistry award, Oral Pathology Award, Restorative Dentistry Award. Dr. Katie was unanimously voted by the female faculty as the recipient of the American Association of Women Dentists. She was granted membership into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the dental honorary society that recognizes the top five dental students from each class. Dr. Katie completed her dental school career as number one in clinical proficiency and ranked number two in overall grade point average. The most notable award bestowed upon Dr. Katie was the Pierre Fauchard Award, given to the top dental student. Pierre Fauchard is widely acknowledged as the "Father of Modern Dentistry."
"Being a dentist was just something in my genes, says Dr. Katie. When in elementary school, my dad ordered scrubs for me, in my size, and I loved going to the office with him and pretending that I was a dentist. My father’s professionalism and enthusiasm for his career, was always so evident in our household. It was a natural fit for me to follow in his footsteps."
When out of the office, Dr. Katie enjoys quality time with family and friends, continuing her dental education, and participating in recreational sports.