Advisors

KENT HAMILTON, DDS

KENT HAMILTON, DDS

Dr. Kent Hamilton has been practicing periodontics in San Antonio since 1984. A graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, he received his certificate in periodontics from the UTHSC at San Antonio.

Dr. Hamilton was an Air force Pilot who served a one-year residency in the U.S. Air Force, where he practiced general dentistry for the next six years. He has taught at the Texas A&M Department of Biochemistry and at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and San Antonio.

He is a well-known speaker who is published and lectures both nationally and internationally. He has received numerous awards and was recently named “Who’s Who” in the Global Directory, “America’s Top Dentist” for Periodontics and Implants in The Guide to Americas Top Dentist consumer Research Council of America. The Consumer Business Review also recognizes Dr. Hamilton as the Periodontist of the Year both in 2000 and 2002.

He is a father of two children. He is active in numerous professional associations and has published papers on a variety of topics, including grafting techniques and soft and hard tissue regeneration. He has been featured in publications such as Inside Magazine, San Antonio Magazine, Texas Monthly, and Texas Super Dentists.

TERRY HILL, MPA

TERRY HILL, MPA

Terry is Executive Director of Rural Health Innovations and Senior Advisor for Rural Health Leadership and Policy for the National Rural Health Resource Center. Terry has more than thirty years’ experience in rural health care working with rural health leaders in 47 states. He facilitated seven national summit meetings, written dozens of published articles, led eleven national demonstration projects in rural health and helped to develop three national health care delivery models: critical access hospitals (CAH), frontier extended stay clinics (FESC) and frontier community health integration models (FCHIP).

Terry served as president of the Minnesota Public Health Association, twice as president of the National Cooperative of Health Networks and was Executive Director of both the National Rural Health Resource Center and the Minnesota Center for Rural Health. He testified on a variety of health topics at Congressional committees and subcommittees at the White House and participated in numerous rural health research projects. He has been teaching management and leadership for the MBA program at The College of St. Scholastica for eleven years, and previously lectured at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Terry received the 2014 Presidents Award from the National Rural Health Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Rural Health Accountable Care Organization.