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132 New Britain Avenue, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
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Your Rocky Hill Dental Family

Robert Hemphill, DMD

Dr. Robert Hemphill received his Bachelor of Arts from Albion College in 1997. He furthered his education and completed a Masters in Health Administration at Grand Valley State University. He completed his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University followed by a General Practice Residency at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Robert Hemphill, DMD
Dr. Preston

Dr. Melaura Preston


Dr. Melaura Preston is a kind and attentive general dentist serving the greater Hartford area. Dr. Preston graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA 15 years ago and since day one has continually succeeded in being a dentist who connects with her patients by delivering personalized and compassionate care. Providing full-scale dentistry from routine to complex cases, she also has extensive experience treating fearful and apprehensive patients and more than 6 years of experience treating children. When not in the office Dr. Preston can be found on a boat, on the ski slopes, hiking a snowy peak, making new recipes with family and friends, or walking in the rain. You’ll notice immediately with Dr. Preston that she has a unique touch that makes your dental care enjoyable. Her sincerity and sweet sense of humor along with a dedication to high quality dentistry makes you look forward to every visit.

Connecticut State Dental Association
rocky hill dentist top patient rated 2019

Our Team



Office Manager

Kim comes to West Hill Family Dental with over 30 years experience in the dental field. She began her career as a dental assistant and worked her way to the front office. She received her certification in dental office management in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is passionate about dentistry and her experience allows her to maximize insurance and help provide the financing opportunities to allow patients to obtain the beautiful healthy smiles they deserve. Kim resides in Middlefield with her husband Joe. Her interests include spending time with family, travel, and anything to do with the beach.



Insurance Coodinator

Monica was born and raised in Hartford, CT. She graduated from A I Prince Tech Dental Assisting program in 2002. She began her career as a dental assistant and has expanded her duties to include the administrative side of dentistry. She was inspired to enter the field by her late grandmother and has been doing so ever since. She is a mother of two daughters, China and Brook’Lyn. While dedicating her days to quality patient care and education, she dedicates her life to supporting and raising her children. Although family is her focus she enjoys reading, writing and traveling.

Melissa- Hygienist



Melissa obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene at Tunxis Community College in 2014. She is certified in local anesthesia and completes most of the scaling and root planing in the office. She is a team-oriented, dynamic leader who is highly skilled in scaling and root planing, soft tissue management and placing pit and fissure sealants. She is enthusiastic about dentistry and focuses on building trust in order to support long-term relationships with all patients. She believes that prevention and education are paramount for patient health. When she is not at work, she spends most of her time with family and her dog, Paddy. She loves to cook, travel and relax by the beach.




Lizzy graduated from Tunxis Community College with her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2022. She joined the West Hill Family team right after graduation. Lizzy is super grateful to be a part of such an amazing organization. At West Hill Family Dental, we’re like a family; we truly enjoy each other’s company and the office atmosphere. She is passionate about educating her patients and takes the time to explain and review the needs of each individual. She loves meeting new people and creating long-term relationships to make their experience fun and comfortable. Outside of work, she loves to spend time with family, read, and watch Marvel movies! Lizzy definitely lies to stay busy as she also enjoys teaching dance and educating future dental hygienists.




Brooke graduated from an accredited dental assistant program through New England Teaching Institute. Her favorite aspect of her job is making people feel comfortable and doing her best to assure they have a positive experience. She enjoys the variety of procedures done in general dentistry, and finds it rewarding to see how happy patients are with the treatment they receive. She is thrilled to be on a great team at West Hill Family Dental. When she isn’t at our office, she is a dance instructor for kids and a professional dancer. She loves spending time with her family, friends and her dog in her spare time.

The Office

We’re devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative,
state-of-the-art procedures that result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!

Dr. Robert Hemphill standing besides his practice sign reading West Hill Family Dental. Dr. Robert Hemphill, DMD & Associates. (860) 563-3303

Higher Standards

We hold ourselves and our practice to the highest standards. This means we use all of the tools and resources we have to ensure every patient gets the personalized attention they need. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to ensure your optimal dental health.

Education & Prevention

As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We aim to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care.” That’s why we focus on:

  • Checking the overall health of your teeth and gums
  • Performing oral cancer exams
  • Taking x-rays on a periodic basis
  • Routine Cleanings
  • Flossing
  • Sealants to help prevent decay

Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed on your overall health, medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Safety First

Infection control at West Hill Family Dental is extremely important. To protect our patients and ourselves, we maintain the strictest sterilization and cross-contamination prevention processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

A Comfortable Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

Emergency Dental Care

Should a dental emergency occur, call our main office number which will connect you to Dr. Hemphill’s on-call service.

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