The doctors and staff of Essex Family Dental welcome you to our office. To get started we’ve designed this page to answer any questions you might have about our services, policies, and procedures.

General Information

Our office is open to serve you, answer your questions, or schedule an appointment during the following hours.

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday

Should you have an emergency situation, we urge you to call us at: 802-878-5591


On your first visit to Essex Family Dental we will need to get some basic information from you to establish your dental records. Please bring your current insurance information at that time. To speed up the registration process please fill out new patient forms online prior to your visit. Please follow the link below.

Online Forms

Also, be sure to notify our office of any future changes in your name, address, phone number, or insurance as soon as the change occurs. We want to be sure our information is accurate to best serve you.


Charges are payable at the time your treatment or service is rendered. Regardless of your insurance coverage, our office relies on you to settle your account. For your convenience we offer the following payment options:

  • CASH
  • VISA

Keep in mind that we are estimating your insurance coverage, and it does not guarantee payment.

Affordable Payment Plans Through CareCredit

Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best dental care when you need it.

CareCredit is a healthcare credit card with a credit line for treatments and procedures for your entire family, including your pets. It is a credit card designed for your health and beauty needs. With many of our promotional offers, you can avoid paying interest by making your minimum monthly payments and paying the full amount due by the end of the promotional period. Learn more at their website!


We base our charges for the service on the severity and complexity of your injury, illness or service need as required under Federal guidelines. Doctors and staff will be pleased to discuss our fees with you before services are performed.

Changes to Your Appointment Time

The time of your appointment has been reserved exclusively for you! Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance by phone if you are unable to keep appointment.


Our business office will gladly submit primary and secondary insurance claims for you. We will do everything we can to obtain up-to-date information on your coverage. Please make sure to provide us with your most current insurance information prior to the service being provided.

Policy coverage varies from one insurance plan to another, as do the “usual, customary and reasonable” (UCR) fees that various insurance plans have established. Please be aware that our financial arrangement is with you, our patient, not your insurance company. Should there be a dispute related to the service, the settlement of the dispute is between you and your insurance carrier. The ultimate responsibility for the services provided to you is yours.

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.”

Full Biography

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.”

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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.”

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.

A few words from our patients:

Four or five years ago, my son’s mother was not getting him to the dentist, and I only had him on the weekends, so I needed to find a dentist that had weekend hours. There are not many out there, and when I found EFD, I was pleasantly surprised. They have three or four dentists, but we have only ever seen Dr. Kanin. I like my other dentist as well, but the Saturday hours are what sold me on EFD. They also have a lot of evening hours available. Very convenient.
James M., YELP
Dr Feeley and staff has given great care for the past 6 years. What impresses me most is their reliance on technology…from playing Sirius for their music to taking digital X-rays, the technology is top notch. The staff is friendly and a pleasure to deal with. I have 5 kids and take three of them here and two of them elsewhere.
A dentist showing porcelain teeth to pacient
This office is wonderful! They are so nice and professional, and sensitive to those who have had past bad experiences (me) or are timid about the dentist (my daughter). I finally found a good dentist in the area!
Sara R, YELP