The University of Vermont has just announced Essex Family Dental as the Official Dental Provider for their athletics department for the 2015 – 2016 season.

The University of Vermont Athletics Department works toward excellence in all things, and that includes with whom they partner.  Teaming up with Essex Family Dental is another large stride in that direction. “Thank you, Essex Family Dental, for being the Official Dental Provider of Vermont Athletics. We look forward to what we both can achieve with this partnership.” – UVM Athletics

Located in Essex Junction, Essex Family Dental is home to one of the most skilled dental care teams in Vermont. Dr. J. Allen Feeley, Dr. Nathan Makay,  Dr. Anthony Castellano and Dr. Michael L. Gibilisco apply their expertise and consult with one another, thereby offering a unique blend of experience for the benefit of their patients.

Great results, comfort, convenience are all hallmarks of Essex Family Dental as is demonstrated in painless treatment, convenient and flexible schedule, and clear explanations of procedures and choices.

“Doctors and staff here at Essex Family Dental are excited about our partnership with University of Vermont Athletics and look forward to new accomplishments for both partners.  As they are focused on excellence on the field of play, we are focused on achieving the best for each of our patients.”  – Essex Family Dental

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. 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.”

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Dr. Anthony Castellano DDS
Dr. Anthony Castellano DDS
“My profession defines me. I feel so fortunate to truly love my job. When you can help someone who is in pain, or has been feeling bad about the way they look, you can essentially change their lives and that’s really what drives me in my life.”

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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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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. Anthony Castellano, and Dr. Michael L. Gibilisco 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.

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Our friendly staff will work with your schedule.

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.
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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