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. The relationships I’ve built with my patients have made such an impact on my life; each day I have the opportunity to learn something new from a patient that continues to nourish my professional growth.

The relationships I’ve built with our team also make me proud to be a part of Essex Family Dental. Everyone is really excited about what they do every day and their laughter is genuine! We all enjoy coming to work and it really feels good to know that we don’t just have a good team, but a great team.” – Dr. Makay

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Nathan Makay believes that continuing education is an essential part of providing quality, comprehensive care to his patients. He is currently active in Spear Education and has attended the Misch International Implant Institute, in addition to receiving special training in Invisalign®, Six Month Smiles®, and Perio Protect®.

Professional Affiliations

Outside the Office

Meet Dr. Nathan Makay

His free time is spent with his family, teaching his children the importance of moral value and helping them grow up to be honest, happy people. As a family, they also enjoy swimming, playing golf, fishing, and skiing in the winter.

Dr. Makay realizes that the youth are the future and providing access to all children to be involved in the future behooves each of us.

To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment with our dentist Dr. Makay, contact our Essex Junction dental office or request an appointment online. We welcome patients from the Champlain Valley region, the greater Burlington area, Essex, Jericho, Underhill, Colchester, Milton, Winooski and Williston.

Meet Your Dentists

Dr. J. Allen Feeley DDS
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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.