"I had not been to the dentist since childhood, but at 48 years old, I could no longer avoid getting dental help. I traveled all the way from Wyoming to let Dr. Hamilton work on my teeth, and the positive experience and positive outcome were well worth the trip."
Don Robbins, Ph.D.
Tristan W. Hamilton, D.D.S., M.Arch.
Tristan didn't always envision himself as a dentist, which is probably why it took him a little longer to get there than most dentists. As a child he would walk around his parent's house in Poolesville, MD redesigning room after room until it was apparent this was his future. Tristan followed that intuition to AndrewŇs University where he studied at the Division of Architecture and received his Masters of Architecture in 2001. Practicing for a few years in Washington, D.C. for a high level design firm Tristan followed his heart to the mission field, building a church in Cinco Ventanas, Costa Rica, then on to Kafue, Zambia as a medical missionary where he would treat close to a hundred women and children. This latter mission opened his eyes to a calling in dentistry as there was such a dire need and no adequate help. Following Africa, Tristan visited many more countries serving the underserved in Vera Cruz, Mexico, the Cayo region of Belize, and Daejon, South Korea to name a few. Tristan graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Southern California which shared his commitment for mission service and compassion in the dental field. The desire of his heart is to combine the soothing esthetics of his office with the gentle nature of his care in alleviating his clients fear of visiting the dentist.
April D. Hamilton, MPH, RD, LPN
With over eight years of dental assisting and administrative experience, Christina enjoys interacting with patients and making sure all of their dental needs are met. She continues to expand her skills by learning and implementing new techniques to provide the best possible oral care. She's able to communicate with both English and Spanish speaking patients effectively, which allows her to take advantage of her bilingual gift. Her mission is to provide high quality care to patients in a comfortable, friendly, and family oriented atmosphere to make it the best dental experience. She says "it's that kind of experience that gives patients the confidence to refer their family and friends to our office." Allow her to take great care of you and your dental at Port City Dental Center!
Rachel Metz, RDH
Rachel has been a hygienist for almost five years and continues to enjoy working with her patients. If you have a dental fear or phobia this is a great place for you, she has been able to help many concerned patients through dental treatment with ease. Treatment and education on Periodontal Disease is a specialty she loves. Rachel continues to stay abreast of any new technology, research findings, and products available in the dental field. Educating her patients, providing the best care possible with modern technology, and yet never losing the ˝down-homeţ feel of a family practice, are a few of Rachel═s goals here at Port City Dental Center. She invites you to come and give her a try.