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Located in Phillipsburg, NJ

About Hillcrest Dental

The Remarkable Team at Hillcrest Dental, P.C.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Patrick Brannon

Dr. Brannon received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from King's College. He then obtained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. Dr. Brannon received his advanced training in general practice and hospital dentistry at Sacred Heart Hospital.

He continues his dental education by attending classes with the Lehigh Valley Hospital's Dental Education Program. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Tri-County Dental Society. He supports local charities and offers free dental services to the less fortunate. 

Dr. Brannon provides dental education to local elementary school students. His reputation as a skilled general, cosmetic and restorative dentist makes him a preferred practitioner in Phillipsburg.

Dr. George Thomas

Dr. Thomas is a native of New Jersey and has completed all his education in the Garden State. He got his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in History from the College of New Jersey in 1997. He then went to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Dental School, and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in 2002. Dr. Thomas then proceeded to complete his General Practice Residency at Morristown Medical Center.

While in dental school, Dr. Thomas was involved in educating inner city Newark and Philadelphia elementary school children about the importance of dental hygiene and nutrition. He was also actively involved in the New Jersey Dental School community where he was the president of his junior year class. He was one of the only five students selected from his senior year class to participate in the highly competitive Community Oriented Dental Education (CODE) program where he served the underprivileged citizens in the Northfield, New Jersey region in a private practice setting.

When Dr. Thomas is outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Ellen, and his four children, Georgie, Julianna, Abby, and Katie. He also enjoys playing baseball, coaching youth sports, outdoor activities, and home improvement projects in his free time.

Meet the Staff

Joy - Office Manager

Joy has been a part of our practice since January 1986. She has spent many of those years as our receptionist and has recently taken the position of office manager. She was raised in Pohatcong Township, New Jersey. She graduated from Phillipsburg High School and attended Northampton County Area Community College. She is also our resident Disney expert.   

Joy has been happily married to her husband, Art, since 1975 and together they have three children, Amy, Jill, and Jeremy, and also a grandson, Evan. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and she loves children, animals, the beach, and all things Disney.

Amie - Scheduling Coordinator/Receptionist

Amie has been with our office since May 2013. She is a receptionist and handles some of our billing and insurance claims. Amie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Salisbury University. After spending 10 years as the Director and Head Teacher of a child care center, she chose to pursue another career path in Medical Office Administration and Billing and Coding, receiving her certification in October of 2012.

Amie currently lives in Nazareth with her husband Nick, their son Spencer and their pets. She grew up in the Valley View section of Phillipsburg and lived there until 2013. She also enjoys taking trips to their family cabin in the New York state, reading and spending time with her family and friends. She is an avid sports fan, rooting for the Denver Broncos, the New York Yankees and Penn State Nittany Lions.

Sarah - Scheduling Coordinator/Receptionist

Sarah has been with our office since March 2015. She grew up in Allentown, PA, where she graduated from Parkland High School in 2009. Later, she attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree.

She now lives in Stewartsville, NJ with her husband Russell and their little puggle named Henry. She enjoys traveling to new places and spending time outdoors with family and friends. She also uses much of her time volunteering and helping others in the community.

Jo Ann - Dental Assistant

Jo Ann has been a dental assistant since 1979 and has been with us since 1990. She provides excellent patient care and always puts the needs of our patients first.

She and her husband, Matt, have three children and three grandchildren. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Jody - Dental Assistant

Jody was born and raised in Easton, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Easton Area High School in 1989. Jody is certified in dental radiography and has been a dental assistant since 1990. She has been with us since 2003.

She has one child and a dog named Murray. In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming and spending time with family and friends. She also has an organization that raises money for less fortunate children, along with volunteering in other community events.

Vicki - Dental Assistant

Vicki was born in Secaucus, New Jersey. She graduated from Toms River School District in 2002. She then attended Ocean County Vocational School for Dental Assisting. She has also worked as a dental lab technician in Forked River, New Jersey.

In 2005, Vicki moved to the Lehigh Valley to be close to her family. She joined our office during this time. She has obtained her degree and license in Dental Radiography from Warren County Community College. She loves to spend her time with friends and family.

Anne - Dental Hygienist

Anne started her dental career as a dental assistant while attending Wilson High School. This led her to become a Certified Dental Assistant and an Expanded Function Dental Assistant. 

She then attended Northampton County Area Community College and received her Dental Hygiene degree in 1983. She was also a recipient of the Hollister Award for outstanding dental education and the local Edward and Arnold Cook Award.

Anne has been a caring and conscientious employee since 1984. During her free time, she enjoys tennis, biking and spending time with her husband and three children.

Rosemary - Dental Hygienist

Rosemary graduated from Northampton County Area Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1980. While working as a hygienist, she decided to return to school and earned her bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University in 1993.

Rosemary has worked with several dental offices since 1980, and she joined our office in 1997. Rosemary is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienist Association and the Lehigh Valley Dental Hygienist Association. She enjoys spending time with family and her little dog Christopher.

Tracie - Dental Hygienist

Tracie was raised in the Palmer Township, Pennsylvania. She attended Easton Area High School and graduated in 1990. After high school, she attended Northampton County Area Community College, where she graduated in the Dental Hygiene program in 1993 with honors. She worked at a dental office in Allentown for a little over eight years before joining our team in 2002.

Tracie continues her education through a variety of dental courses annually. She enjoys running and spending time with her husband, David, and her three children, Elise, David, and Elaina.
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