Our Team

Bloomsburg and Danville PA

Our Doctors

Dr. Joel Hamilton and Dr. Leigh Jacopetti, along with their highly trained dental auxiliaries, are pleased to offer comfortable dentistry and beautiful smiles to their neighbors in Bloomsburg and the surrounding communities. Their constant attention to detail and emerging dental materials, methods, and technology assure you the best results in the least invasive manner while being dedicated to your comfort. This commitment ensures the highest level of care, both today and tomorrow.

dr joel hamiltonDr. Joel Hamilton, DDS

As a Bloomsburg native, Dr. Joel’s childhood was spent building forts in the woods, four-wheeling, playing baseball, and finding the best swimming holes in Fishing Creek.

His teen years were full of hard work at Rohrbach’s Farm Market in Catawissa where he picked peaches, pumpkins, apples and sweet corn, and indulged his love of being in the fresh air.  His highly competitive streak found an outlet in team sports, and Dr. Joel’s 6’8” frame found a niche as the center of Bloomsburg Christian School, Columbia County Christian School (Class of 2000), and Houghton College’s (Class of 2004) basketball teams.

His undergraduate degree was obtained from Houghton College in Biology.

Having spent a year as a chairside dental assistant for Dr. David Hamilton, Dr. Joel went on to pursue his own dental education, receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Joel graduated with honors, and eager to return to the Bloomsburg area, joined his father’s solo dental practice on Market Street in Bloomsburg in 2009. Together, Dr. David Hamilton and Dr. Joel formed Hamilton Dental Care in 2014.

Dr. Joel values continuing education as a vital part of his career development. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry, and has completed intensive training courses in dental implant surgery.

Hamilton Dental Care quickly outgrew the re-modeled Victorian building that Dr. David had practiced in since the 1980’s, so Dr. David and Dr. Joel built a new facility across town on Audubon Court to continue serving patients in Bloomsburg and the surrounding areas.

Dr. Joel and his wife Anna have three daughters. When they aren’t busy flossing their teeth, they enjoy the outdoors, biking, laughing, visiting Knoebel’s, and time spent as a family re-visiting those swimming holes Dr. Joel found as a child.

Leigh Jacopetti-Kondraski, DMD

Dr. Leigh Jacopetti joined Hamilton Dental Care in July 2018.

While not originally from Bloomsburg, Dr. Leigh believes the area is to credit for her family roots–her mother attended Bloomsburg University, and her mother and father met in Bloomsburg nearly 40 years ago. Her father also worked in Berwick throughout his career. Dr. Leigh has enjoyed being able to practice in the area and give back to the community.

Dr. Leigh was born and raised in the Wyoming Valley and is a graduate of Greater Nanticoke Area High School. From a very young age, she knew that she wanted to become a dentist and even dressed up as a toothbrush for Halloween in fourth grade. Following high school, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Pre-Dental at King’s College where she graduated summa cum laude. During her undergraduate studies, she completed an externship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She then attended dental school at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry where she graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into various honor societies. Upon graduation, she practiced away from home for a few years before moving back to northeast PA in 2013 in order to practice closer to family.

Dr. Leigh has dedicated countless hours to various community service projects and organizations and strives to carry out her passion for helping others in both her dental career and free time.

She is a member of various professional organizations including:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association

She has served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry since 2016. Dr. Leigh credits this organization for helping significantly in her career development, as the organization is for general dentists who want to educate themselves beyond what is required in order to best serve the needs of their patients.

Outside of dentistry, she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, loves trying new restaurants with her husband, Eddy, looks forward to every cup of coffee, and appreciates a good workout as well as a good book.

Our Hygiene Staff
OUR HYGIENE STAFF

Our hygiene department is an integral part of our dental health care team! They are skilled professionals who assist us in creating a healthy, disease-free mouth which is essential to helping you with your overall dental health.

After obtaining her dental hygiene degree from Luzerne County Community College, Kristen joined our team in 2010. She has recently taken on the role of financial manager and is amazing at helping you fit your dental needs into your budget. She is an avid Cross-Fit trainer and enjoys kayaking and biking.

Pamela has been a part of our team since 2006 having obtained her degree from Luzerne County Community College as well. Pam has two daughters and we have found her to be GREAT with kids! She often can be found kayaking as well as biking.

Nicole also graduated from Luzerne and joined our hygiene team in 2013. She enjoys the outdoors including kayaking and camping.

Our team is ready to help you!
One Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA 570-387-0533

Our Dental Assistants
OUR CHAIRSIDE DENTAL ASSISTANT STAFF

The clinical chairside assistants on our team are highly trained by our doctors and do so much more than assist them. Each of them is a resource for you as you pursue your path to dental health for they have seen the amazing things the doctors can do and enjoy taking the time to answer your questions and explaining procedures.

Susan joined Doctor David in 1999 knowing very little of the dental profession. Now she has obtained her Certification of Dental Assisting (CDA) and has even gone on to obtain her Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) license! She is trained and licensed to perform dental procedures hand in hand with the doctors. Susan enjoys reading, hiking, and crafts especially making jewelry.

Christa joined our team 2004, also coming to us with very little dental knowledge. She has proved to be a fast learner, is an excellent chairside assistant and can answer all your questions. She has recently gotten involved in fitness and enjoys riding her bike.

Front Office Team
FRONT OFFICE BUSINESS ASSISTANTS

Our front office caringly and effectively serves your business needs here at Hamilton Dental Care. From your first contact with our office through scheduling appointments and managing finances, including all the insurances, you will find them courteous, helpful and always smiling.

Marlene has been with us for many years and handles our bookkeeping tasks with skill. She compliments Franca and Andrea bringing along her experience in the practice to help round out the business team. She enjoys her grandchildren and sewing quilts.

Franca has been greeting our clients and helping with their needs since 2009. She is knowledgeable in all of the financial arrangements and works with insurance to maximize your benefits. Franca enjoys hiking, biking and gardening when she is not smiling at our front desk!

Andrea has been with us since 2013 after having received her Associates degree as a Medical Office Specialist and has proved to be a fast learner and capable business assistant. The Dentrix computer program which “runs” our office is one of the most complex in dentistry but Andrea can find her way around the program with ease! Andrea enjoys her two dogs and four-wheeling at their cabin.