Office Manager/Financial Coordinator
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 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.
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.