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About us

At Premier Periodontics and Implant Dentistry our priority is to educate the patients about their oral condition and to deliver quality care to our informed patients.  We believe that informed patients are able to make better decisions about their health in general. We are happy to explain your condition and the treatment options to you. 

Dr. Rupa Hamal

Dr. Rupa Hamal DMD MS MPH

Dr. Rupa Hamal has been practicing Periodontics and Dentistry since 2002.  She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (the equivalent of Board Certified in Periodontics).  She also teaches at the College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University, as an Assistant Clinical professor.   Dr. Hamal has delivered lectures on Periodontics to several dental associations.


Her Academic background includes:

  • DMD (Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry) from the University of Pennsylvania

  • Certificate of Periodontics from the Ohio State University

  • Master of Public Health from the Ohio State University

  • Master of Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham


She has extensive experience with treatment of gum diseases, periodontal surgery, dental implants, extractions, laser surgery, and working with patients who have other medical conditions.

Professional Awards and Honors

  • PASS-International Dentist Award; academic and clinical excellence; University of Pennsylvania,5/2002

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon; Honor Dental Society; University of Pennsylvania, 2/2002

  • Honors Program, Clinic for Medically Complex Patients, University of Pennsylvania, 2001-2002

  • Fellowship, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Periodontal Research Center, 1995-1996.

  • Who's Who in American Universities, 1996. The University of Alabama at Birmingham

More about Board Certification - What it Means for You

As a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Rupa Hamal must take extra courses and continuing education on an ongoing basis in the field of Periodontics.  Patients can be assured that Dr. Hamal is current on the latest research on gum diseases, treatments, surgical techniques, equipment, technology, and more.   Her advanced training and years of experience give her the perspective to understand what works and what doesn't.  Patients can be assured they are being treated by a doctor with real expertise in Periodontics, who will provide the treatments that are best for you.

Click for more information about the American Board of Periodontology.


Office Manager 

Robert Schmidt

Robert Schmidt worked as a software engineer and product manager for many years.  After retiring from that profession he was looking to do something different, and now he works as our office manager.

"My favorite part of this job is meeting new patients, getting to know them, and working with Dr. Hamal to figure out how we can best improve their oral health.  It is a big change from the corporate world.  Results are often dramatic and easy to see.  The focus is on individuals, not corporations."    At Premier Periodontics we treat each other and our patients like family.

In his spare time Robert enjoys taking his kids to their sports events, cycling, and working out.

Front Desk & Patient Coordinator



Amanda enjoys getting to know our patients  and building great relationships with them.  It is important for her to give patients the best options and make them happy with our service.  

She enjoys spending time her family and friends, traveling, and reading.

Surgical Assistant



Melody began her career in Chillicothe, Ohio.  She attended her schooling at Pickaway-Ross Joint Vocational Center. Melody loves people and very compassionate with her patients.  She has been in the Periodontal field for over 25 years.  Mother of 3 grown children  and 5 grandchildren.  Melody enjoys outdoor activities including 4-wheeling, swimming, rail buggy riding and traveling.

Surgical Assistant



Jayna has been a dental assistant since 2018.  She is very passionate about patient care and dentistry.  She loves learning new skills. 


She has a 3 years old daughter and enjoys spending time with family.  In her spare time Ranjana enjoys watching Netflix

Surgical Assistant


Amber Miller

Amber graduated from Fairfield Community College 2008 .  She enjoys working with patients, making them feel comfortable, and seeing how our work really improves their smiles.

In her spare time Amber enjoys spending time with her family, doing crafts.

Amber is happily married to Mike and together they have two daughters.  

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