Meet Dr. Hamilton

Dr. Jennifer Hamilton

Hamilton.jpgDr. Hamilton is a West Virginia native, growing up in the small town of Clay in central West Virginia. She decided she wanted to become an orthodontist the day she began her own orthodontic treatment at age 10. Her family dentist and cousin, along with her family, encouraged her to pursue a career in dentistry. Preparing for college, she took her studies very seriously and graduated from Clay County High School as Salutatorian in 1996.

Having been born and raised a Mountaineer fan, Jennifer had always planned to enroll in undergraduate classes at West Virginia University. She majored in Pre-Animal and Veterinary Sciences in order to take advantage of all the additional science classes and labs that were offered. This helped to better prepare her for dental school. She graduated summa cum laude from the WVU Honors Program with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2000.

Out of the many applicants, Dr. Hamilton was chosen as the top candidate by the Admissions Committee and received a full scholarship to WVU School of Dentistry. While completing her coursework in general dentistry, she spent extra time in the orthodontic clinic treating patients and completing a research project. She graduated as Valedictorian of the Class of 2004 from WVU School of Dentistry. Dr. Hamilton was thrilled to receive her training in orthodontics at WVU as well. In 2007, all her hard work paid off as she earned her Master’s Degree and Certificate in Orthodontics. Immediately after graduation, she joined Dr. Richard E. McClung in his practice in Lewisburg and has taken over the practice solely since his retirement in January 2014.

Dr. Hamilton and her family love sports, and all are active in the local community. She and her husband coached softball for several years. Having been a cheerleader from elementary to high school, Dr. Hamilton jumped at the opportunity to be a cheerleading coach in the youth league. She enjoys spending time with kids and hopes to pass on some of her spirit and love of sports. Growing up in a small town, Dr. Hamilton understands how neighbors helping neighbors can make a huge difference. She is happy to be able to give back to the community by donating to various school, sports and community organizations.

Dr. Hamilton is an Associate Clinical Professor at the WVU School of Dentistry Orthodontics, with an emphasis on preparing dental students and orthodontic residents for the Board exams. In addition to teaching students, she has given professional lectures to doctors and staff of the WV Dental Association and Southern Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Hamilton is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and keeps up-to-date on the most innovative techniques by attending regular orthodontic meetings.

Dr. Hamilton has served as the President of the Greenbrier Valley Dental Society since 2009 and is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • WV Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • WV Dental Association
  • Greenbrier Valley Dental Association