Dr. Andrew Hamilton is West Wind Dental’s primary implant dentist. He also sees patients of all ages for comprehensive dental care.
Dr. Hamilton is originally from the Kalamazoo area. He was a standout athlete and scholar for Schoolcraft Community Schools. He attended Michigan State University receiving his bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition/Human Physiology. He supports the school in many ways and MSU athletics are a large part of his life. He and his family attend as many sporting events in a given year that their schedule allows. His Doctorate in Dental Surgery was completed at the University of Detroit Mercy and has now been practicing clinically for 10 years.
Dr. Hamilton is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association (ADA), the Michigan Dental Association (MDA), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the Kalamazoo Valley District Dental Society (KVDDS), the American Academy of Implant dentistry (AAID), the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), the International Dental Implant Association (IDIA), the Global Dental Implant Academy (GDIA), the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington, the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics (IAFA) and also attends courses with the Pikos Institute in Northwest Florida. Dr. Hamilton has achieved fellowship status in the IDIA, the GDIA and the ICOI. He also graduated and is an alumnus of the Kois Center program in Seattle. He currently is pursuing a fellowship in the AGD and should complete all requirements by the end of this summer (2019).
Dr. Hamilton is dedicated to progressing his skills and services through continuing education. Between 2015 and the end of 2018 alone, he took over 500 credit hours in continuing education in all facets of comprehensive care dentistry, with a focus in implantology, implant prosthetics and digital dentistry. As a firm believer in evidence-based dentistry, he follows gold standard research to guide his clinical decisions. Dr. Hamilton maintains knowledge in screening of airway constriction/sleep disordered breathing. He believes that your dentist plays a critical role in one’s overall health and wellness, focusing on patient-centered care.
“When asked what I do, the best way to describe it is that I am an orofacial expert that changes lives by using modern technology to create predictable, healthy, and beautiful outcomes that enable my patients to smile confidently. I am a MODERN dentist and this, to me, means truly comprehensive. It is a different kind of dentistry. I believe in wellness and the roll dentistry plays in it. Eat Healthy, breathe healthy, sleep healthy, smile healthy…live healthy. I do not just place dental implants; implants are not THE product I provide. I create excellent outcomes for patients. People believe in me because I create confident smiles and treat failing dental situations. Doing so sometimes requires the placement of implants to achieve this. When treatment requires the placement of implants, I am an expert in that modality.” – Dr. Hamilton
Outside of the office, Dr. Hamilton’s number one priority and joys are his family; he has two beautiful daughters, Layla (4 years old) and Bree (2 years old) with his wife Jolie. The little spare time left over is spent Steelhead and Salmon fishing and the occasional round of golf.