Dr. J. Allen Feeley DDS

“I enjoy being able to take care of people on a daily basis, whether it is getting them out of pain, improving their smile, or simply keeping them in excellent dental health. Having practiced over 30 years, I have enjoyed the relationships that I’ve developed with our family of patients. I’ve known some of my patients practically their whole lives. It is amazing to be involved with so many different people since I began my career. It is so rewarding to be able to help people every day. I feel truly blessed to be able to do what I do.

Our team is the finest dental team in the state of Vermont. They are positive, talented, and well-trained in so many aspects of our dental office. Our dental team has been an integral part of why I love dentistry so much. Without them, we would not be able to provide the incredible service that our patients have come to expect.” – Dr. Feeley

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. J. Allen Feeley participates in a variety of forms of continuing education, from mini-residencies and lectures to hands-on formats. Continuing education allows him to stay current with all aspects of dentistry, giving him the ability to provide the absolute best care for his patients.

Professional Affiliations

Outside the Office

A native of New Castle, Indiana, Dr. Feeley has lived in the Essex area for the past 33 years. He enjoys spending time with his wife Lisa, their kids, and 3 dogs. Dr. Feeley is very active. He enjoys helping coach the high school girls’ tennis team, enjoys playing tennis, runs every day, gardening, and being on Lake Champlain.

Dr. Feeley believes that giving back to the community is an important part of who we are. He currently lectures dental residents and students of the dental assisting program at the Essex Vocational Department, in addition to helping run the Doctors with a Heart Day each February.

To schedule an appointment with our dentist Dr. Feeley, contact our Essex Junction dental office or request an appointment online. We also welcome patients from Burlington, Colchester, Milton, Winooski and Williston.

Meet Your Dentists

Dr. Nathan Makay DDS
Dr. Nathan Makay DDS
“My profession means everything to me. It is what drives me every day and, other than my family, it is what I enjoy the most. Having the opportunity to make people feel better about themselves and their smiles, and to work with people who enjoy it as well, is unexplainable.”

Full Biography

Dr. Michael L. Gibilisco DMD
Dr. Michael L. Gibilisco DMD
“Some children dream to grow up and become astronauts or cowboys, but I’ve always wanted to be a dentist. Now my profession is my passion and my life. Every day is an adventure and the opportunity to help others is a gift to me.”

Full Biography

Dr. Jessica Hacker DDS
Dr. Jessica Hacker DDS
“I view myself as an advocate for the patient’s health, not as some sort of Dentistry Dictator. My job is to give patients as many options as possible, explain the differences, and help them make decisions that fit their lives”

Full Biography

What Sets Us Apart?


The professionals at Essex Family Dental are among the most skilled dental care teams in Vermont. Dr. J. Allen Feeley, Dr. Nathan Makay, Dr. Michael L. Gibilisco, and Dr. Jessica Hacker apply their expertise and consult with one another for the unique benefit of the people they treat.


Your ease at our practice is very important to us, whether that means a comfortable waiting room, painless treatment, or feeling informed about your care. Our doctors are happy to educate you about your treatment options and our staff is always gentle.


Essex Family Dental keeps the most convenient hours, offering appointments until 7pm Monday-Thursday, including morning and afternoon appointments on Friday and Saturday. We also schedule same-day treatment for patients with emergency needs.