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AboutGledhill Dental

Gledhill Dental is a Kennewick based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Gledhill and Dr. Petersen and our team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 509-800-8410 and experience why our patients think Gledhill Dental is the best dentist in Kennewick.

Lance W. Gledhill, DDS

Dr. Gledhill has lived in the Mid-Columbia nearly his entire life. He grew up in Basin City, where he attended Connell High School and advanced on to Brigham Young University. Dr. Gledhill graduated from University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2007 and joined the practice in 2008. With a passion for both the arts and the sciences, dentistry was the perfect career choice for Dr. Gledhill.

As a practitioner, he can combine his interests and create beautiful smiles that will last. Dr. Gledhill has been an adjunct faculty member at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and University of Washington's School of Dentistry. Dr. Gledhill and his wife, Brittany, have four daughters and a son.

Daniel A. Petersen, DDS

Dr. Petersen has worked as a dentist for 27 years and has worked at the practice since 1999. He grew up in Duvall, WA. He attended Tolt High School and University of Washington as both an undergraduate and a graduate student in its School of Dentistry. He worked through college and dental school as a roofer. From 1988 through 1999, Dr. Petersen was a part time clinical instructor at UW's Dental School.

Dr. Petersen is a caring and reliable friend and provider. He most enjoys creating smiles that his patients love and want to show off, especially if they have been embarrassed by their smile, or have kept it hidden for years.

Dr. Petersen and his wife, Barb Hays, have one son, Riley Todd and two dogs, Duke and Ella.


Dental Assistant

Kat has lived in the Tri-Cities for much of her life. She has been a Dental Assistant for 18 years, 13 of which have been as a member of the Gledhill Dental team. Kat has loved building great relationships with many of her patients over the years; hearing their stories and sharing in their lives.

In her spare time, Kat enjoys spending time with her 11-year-old daughter Kylee (who is her world), and three siblings; hanging out with family and friends over a Seahawks game on Sunday afternoons is a favorite past-time. When she isn’t watching her “Hawks” Kat enjoys playing the fiddle (she’s been playing for over 30 years) and singing.


Financial Coordinator

Born and raised in Delaware, Ellen settled into Washington 23 years ago, after extensive traveling throughout the country. She joined Chapados Family Dentistry in 2002 and is thrilled to continue her employment with Dr. Gledhill and the Gledhill Dentistry team.

Ellen has had the privilege to work in several capacities over the years including client scheduling, financial coordination, and insurance and claims processing; all of which have resulted in many special relationships with our patients.

She is the proud mother of a grown daughter and has two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, crafting, baking and spending time with John, her husband of 35 years, at their beach house on the Oregon Coast.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Christina joined Gledhill Dental in 2016 with eight years of experience in Dental Hygiene. She graduated from Columbia Basin Community College with an Associate of Science Degree.

From a very young age Christina knew that she wanted to be a hygienist. Her interest has been in working in general dentistry because she’s always wanted to help people and create beautiful and healthy smiles.

Christina resides in Pasco with her husband Kris and daughter Emma. Outside of the office, Christina enjoys time with family and friends.


Insurance Coordinator

Cheryl’s dental experience is limited to handling the benefits side of the dental business. She jokes with patients regularly, “That they wouldn’t want her to look in their mouths. She does better working with their dental benefit plans”. Cheryl spends as much time as possible boating on the Columbia River, weather permitting. She also enjoys a game of tennis whenever possible.


Treatment Coordinator

Annie is a CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) and has been with the dental practice for 25 years. Annie has found great joy growing with the practice and patients since her transition from Dental Assistant to Treatment and Financial Coordinator. Annie is married to her high school sweetheart Todd; together they have one grown child, Megan. In her spare-time Annie enjoys spending time with family, friends and her two dogs, Rufus, and Riley