Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile, and we go about it in a unique way. For example: before we examine your teeth, we make a point to discuss any other issues you may be experiencing. In the quiet, friendly privacy of our consultation room, we listen to our new patients. You will truly be able to talk, and we will take your concerns seriously. We want to hear about everything that might be involved in your overall wellness, as well as your specific concerns about your dental health. If you’re struggling with overall health issues that may be caused by misaligned jaw joints, we can address them through TMJ therapy. Do you feel unusually tired during the day, like you never get a full night’s rest? Sleep apnea could be to blame, and if so, Dr. Kelly can help you regain that restorative sleep by prescribing a custom oral appliance.

Every day, our team at Rushmore Dental works toward providing rewarding dental experience for each patient who comes into the office. You’ll feel like a member of our family, whether you’re here for a gentle cleaning, a teeth whitening session, a fabulous smile makeover with porcelain veneers, or a tooth-replacement solution like dentures or dental implants. No matter how long it’s been since your last dental appointment, we look forward to being your dental partners and achieving a healthy smile together.

Feel free to explore this website and learn more about the services we offer, Dr. Kelly and our team, as well as dentistry and dental health in general. We are proud to be serving Rapid City, SD – if you have any questions, call our office our friendly and competent office staff will be happy to provide you with the information you need.

Meet Dr. Kelly

Dr. Tim Kelly graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry with Bachelor of Science degree in 1976, earned his Master of Science degree in Biophysics in 1978 and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 1982. Dr. Kelly has a Master of Science degree from World Clinical Laser Institute and advanced certification in laser dentistry from the Academy of Laser Dentistry. He also has a GPR.

Dr. Kelly remains at the forefront of his profession with advanced training in Cosmetic, Endodontic, Periodontic, Laser, and Pediatric Laser Dentistry, and received innovative instruction in Neuromuscular Dentistry at the famed Las Vegas Institute. A passion for learning and a commitment to exceptional patient care drive both Dr. Kelly and his team to devote 75 hours every year to continuing education.

A sought after lecturer, educator, and researcher in both the United States and Canada, Dr. Kelly was a dental laser instructor at the Biolase University, a member of the Biolase research and development team, and the Chief Clinical Examiner for Biolase Technologies Waterlase MD Turbo. Dr. Kelly also acted as Chief Clinical Examiner for laser research with Creighton University School of Dentistry and the Minnesota Laser Institute. His current dental organization memberships include:

  • American Dental Association
  • South Dakota Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • World Clinical Laser Institute
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Dedicated to serving his community, Dr. Kelly has provided charitable dental care since opening his practice and was previously the director of the Indian Chicano Dental Clinic in Omaha, Nebraska, a clinic offering pro bono dentistry to the Lakota Sioux Native American reservations.

“Everyone has been down on their luck. Sometimes all a person needs is a break and a smile.”

Meet the Team

What makes a great team work? Teamwork. Dr. Kelly has compiled a skilled and friendly team who share a vision of the big picture, are compelled by a heart-felt desire to serve others, and who enjoy what they do. They have a willingness to do what’s necessary to best care for our patients, and a drive to grow professionally in their area of expertise. Sure, it’s a lot of work. But your smile is our reward.

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