Dr. Kellie Rhodes-Gayles graduated from Spelman College with a B.S. degree in Chemistry. She received her Doctorate degree from Northwestern University.
She began her practice of dentistry in Chicago as an Associate in 1993. Between the years of 1993-1995 she was the Dental Director of Illinois River Correction Center in Canton, Illinois. Upon returning to Chicago, she worked as an Associate at Sears Family Dental and later obtained a position at a community health center, TCA Health, Inc. Dr. Rhodes was selected by the U.S. Department of Health Service as a National Health Service Corp. scholar and served as a staff dentist and Dental Director from 1997-2005.