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. She began assisting Dr. Gil in the operatory as well as in the laboratory and then moved to the front desk where she keeps the patient schedule running smoothly. She enjoys coordinating 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 when setting up their appointments 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.
Rachel joined the HDD team in September 2020 as the office receptionist. Her smile greets all our patients at the front desk, and she does much to enhance their experience from check-in to check-out as well as pre- and post-operative communication.
Rachel grew up in Annville, Pennsylvania with her parents and younger brother. She graduated from Kutztown University with a degree in Music Performance with a focus in voice and flute. She loves to perform in choirs and play in ensembles whenever she has a chance. Rachel’s pride and joy are her two guinea pigs, Pancake and Waffle, who love carrots and making a mess. She loves hiking and has started sewing masks in her free time.
Melissa 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 Rosie, 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!
Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Emarie has been performing services at HDD since June 2020. She joined us with much experience as an expanded function dental assistant (EFDA). Her additional training and credentials allows her to place and finish fillings, adjust dentures, make and deliver nightguards, equilibrate crowns, and more. She is passionate about her job and is also fluent in Spanish.
Emarie is married with two children. She loves spending time with her family and friends, baking, and lifting weights.
Jennifer has been assisting at HDD since August 2019, joining the team with 6 years of experience. She expertly helps with all types of procedures and especially enjoys 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 two children, family, and friends. Jennifer loves cooking and parties so in her house, there’s always lots of people around and good food to eat!
Lexi has been with HDD since March 2020 as a valued dental assistant. Ironically, her first day at the office was right before the COVID-19 shutdown. What a way to start a career in dentistry! Nonetheless, she rejoined the team as we reopened our doors and has been participating in chair-side patient care ever since. Lexi is also in charge of our inventory at HDD. She monitors our supplies and ensures that all of our materials are well-stocked and our equipment is well-maintained.
Lexi is a native of the Lehigh Valley. She has one brother who is on active duty in the Navy. Lexi enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, being outside, and anything to do with Jeeps.