Front Desk Receptionist
Karen has been with Hamilton Dental Designs since its opening in November 2016 and has many years of experience in the dental field. She attended Lehigh Valley Dental Assisting in 1999 and worked as a dental assistant for an endodontist for eight years. She then transitioned to the front desk and patient coordination and has functioned in dental office administration ever since. She is well-versed with treatment planning, financial planning, and understanding and utilizing dental insurance benefits. She works diligently to optimize a patients insurance coverage for each patient and their necessary treatment. Her ultimate goals are to help all guests at HDD feel comfortable about going to the dentist and to make their experience pleasant.
When Karen is not at HDD, she enjoys spending time with her two grown sons. They like to go fishing together, and she loves to cook for them. Karen also enjoys walking with friends and working out at Planet Fitness.
Melissa T. has been part of the Hamilton Dental Designs team since its inauguration in November 2016. She started working in the dental field as a dental assistant in 2011 and soon afterward pursued her education in dental hygiene at Northampton Community College. She loves the preventive aspect of her job and is passionate about offering specifically tailored advice for bettering each patient’s oral health. She gains personal satisfaction in helping others overcome their dental concerns and reaching their oral health goals.
Melissa is happily married to her first teenage love, Anthony. They do not have children but are practicing on Lacey and Trixie, their two small dogs, and their nephew, Maximus. Melissa is very close with my mother, Estelle, and admires her hard-working father, David. She credits her parents with raising her and her brothers into well-rounded, compassionate, and empathic adults. Melissa enjoys quality time with family and friends. She is involved locally with volunteer bible based work, and, when she does have spare time, she loves to binge-watch movies and Netflix.
Melissa M. joined the team at Hamilton Dental Designs in June 2018. She has much experience, working in dental hygiene for over 15 years and as a dental assistant before that. She takes great pride in building trusting relationships with patients and believes it is the foundation for a positive dental experience. Melissa is incredibly thorough in her cleanings and is sure to customize her recommendations to each persons specific needs and goals.
Outside of the office, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband, Bob, and their two children, Sadie and Jaxon. She also likes to take her two dogs, Finny and Kia, on a morning run.
Emily joined the team at Hamilton Dental Designs in June 2017. Since that time, she has been assisting Dr. Gil in the operatory as well as in the laboratory. She enjoys the variety of services provided at HDD, and especially likes seeing patients come in with specific concerns or hesitations and leave with a much more positive outlook. She is skilled in putting patients at ease during treatment and appreciates the impact of helping individuals achieve a healthy smile that they are proud to show off.
When she is not singing and dancing around the office, Emily loves to be outdoors. Spending time in the ocean or kayaking and boating are some of her favorite activities. Finally, Emily enjoys sharing quality time with family and friends and is always finding reasons to laugh.