Dental Staff

All professionals at Hill Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay up to date in the dental field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • Cara Clark Hill

    Dr. Cara Clark Hill has been practicing general dentistry since 2010 after graduating from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. She joined the office in January 2015. In July of 2017, she purchased the practice and took over for Dr. Paladino who had been serving the Gainesville community for 40 years.

    She is a native of Bartow, FL and fell in love with the Gainesville area during dental school. Dr. Hill is also a part-time Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida's College of Dentistry and is passionate about education. She is active in the Alachua County Dental Association and participates annually in dental mission trips both locally and around the world, including serving as the Dental Coordinator at Westside Samaritan's Clinic from 2012-2016. She also has membership in the Florida Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Dr. Hill is married to her husband, Travis. When she isn't caring for her patients, she enjoys traveling, fishing and enjoying Florida's natural beauty with her husband, dog Buster, family and friends

  • Tammy
    Dental Assistant

    Tammy has over 20 years experience as a dental assistant and receptionist. She helps manage patient care with Dr. Hill.

  • Millie
    Dental Hygienist

    Millie has over 20 years experience as a dental hygienist and dental assistant. She is one of our caring, experienced dental hygienists, and will assist with all of your preventive and hygiene needs.

  • Tanya
    Dental Hygienist

    Tanya is one of our experienced dental hygienists. She is new to our area, moving here from Naples, Florida. She has been in dentistry since she was 15 years old. She first worked after school sterilizing instruments, then after graduating high school in 1991 was trained as a dental assistant. She graduated dental hygiene school in 2000 and has been working in private practice since. With over 30 years of working in dentistry, she is committed to making your hygiene appointment a comfortable and positive experience.

    Tanya has been married to her husband Erik for 22 years and they have four children ranging in age from 21 to 6. When not working, she enjoys reading and gardening with hopes of a working homestead in the near future.

  • Amari
    Front Office

    Amari is part of our wonderful front office team. She is a recent UF grad and is pursuing a career in dentistry. She is currently applying for dental school and has been such a valuable member of our team. She can help you schedule your next appointment and answer other office questions! Say Hi to Amari next time you are in the office!

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