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.
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.
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.
Keri has been with Hamilton Dental Designs since April 2019, transferring from another office with 5 years of dental hygiene experience under her belt. Keri genuinely enjoys being a hygienist. Her favorite aspect of the career is the ability to create personalized care for each patient, and she looks forward to seeing improvements in her patients’ oral health. Keri provides a light-hearted and patient-focused approach, making dental check-ups in her chair as easy-going and comfortable as possible.
When she’s not cleaning teeth, Keri enjoys practicing yoga, spending quality time with her two young nieces, and playing bingo with her grandmother at a local church. Keri also looks forward to visiting Mickey Mouse just about every year in Disney World!
Hannah has been at Hamilton Dental Designs since December 2018, and she is Dr. Gil’s dental assistant extraordinaire. Graduating from LCCC for dental assisting while also completing high school, she first interned at the office before remaining as a permanent team member.
Hannah is an expert at helping during all types of procedures, including Dr. Julee’s root canal treatments. With her humor and relaxed personality, Hannah easily makes our nervous patients comfortable. In addition to assisting chairside, she oversees inventory and aids Karen and Emily at the front desk when they need an extra hand with appointments or phone calls.
When Hannah is not at HDD, she enjoys spending time with her dogs and going to the beach with friends.
Jennifer has been assisting Dr. Gil since August 2019. With 6 of years experience, she expertly helps with all types of procedures, especially enjoying surgical extractions and implant placement. Jennifer works with the other assistants and hygienists to keep sterilization running smoothly and the office clean and efficient. What’s more, Jennifer Habla Español which is wonderful for all of our Spanish-speaking patients. She explains procedures and recommendations in the operatories but also assists with scheduling and phone calls at the front desk.
When not at HDD, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. Jennifer loves cooking and family so in her house, there’s always lots of people around and good food to eat!