Hamilton Family Dental, PA

Dentist - Mays Landing

Festival Mall
4450 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

(609) 909-1100


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Dentist in Mays Landing, NJ

All our professionals at Hamilton Family Dental, PA maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.


David Podolnick, DDS

Hamilton Family Dental, PA

I was once asked, do you like dentistry or do you love dentistry? I said, ''what's the difference?" They said, "you can like your wife, but not love her, or you can love your wife and not really like her." Luckily I both like and love dentistry, and my wife of eighteen years. I'm a local with sand in my shoes growing up in Margate. My father is an MD and that instilled in me the thought I would be too. I also loved working with my hands, building models, fixing things, and painting. One day I woke up and realized if you combine medicine and working with your hands you get dentistry and I've never even thought of another career since. I attended Drexel University, then Temple University. Since graduating from the number one ranked University of Maryland in 1992 with a D.D.S. degree, I've loved providing patients with the best and most advanced dental care available.

Without any hesitation I would go into dentistry again. There is nothing better than having a career that is fulfilling on so many different levels. Being able to give relief to someone in pain is incredibly satisfying or to take a broken front tooth and make it whole again. I was honored to receive a Top Doc award in 2009, 2013 and again this year 2014. I've been in the Who's Who book several times. I am and have been affiliated with multiple dental organizations. But the best award I keep receiving is when a patient refers some they know or love to see me. Continuing education is probably the most important part of my ongoing education. My staff and I are always learning better ways to care for our patients and strive to provide 1" class customer care. I'm always searching for better methods, materials and easier delivery of dentistry. Come for a unique visit, that I pledge will be the best dental experience you've ever had.


Cristina M. Kavendek D.M.D 

As a lifelong New Jersey resident, I am proud and privileged to continue my career in beautiful South Jersey.  I am a graduate of the College of New Jersey, where I achieved a degree in Psychology with a concentration in Biopsychology and Pre-Health studies.  I earned my Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine where I was elected to membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society.  After dental school, I completed a General Practice Residency at Morristown Medical Center.  This advanced training allowed me to perfect my skills in all areas of dentistry, such as, endodontics, periodontics, pediatrics, restorative, oral surgery, operating room dentistry, dental pathology, and emergency dental procedures.  I also received extensive training and continuing education in cosmetic dental procedures and full mouth rehabilitation.  I love being able to not only make my patients healthier but also to give them the ability to smile confidently.

I am thrilled to begin this new chapter of my career at Hamilton Family Dental.  A very wise man used to remind me to “Just Have Fun,” and that is how I try to practice dentistry, with a positive, energetic attitude and a contagious smile.  I look forward to meeting you!

Hygiene Team


After 27 years of outstanding service as a dental hygienist, Deb will blow you away with her passion for you as a person and your oral health.   Hamilton Family and Cosmetic Dental has been lucky enough to have Deb on our team for 11 of those wonderful years.  Deb knows that educating her patients in home care and nutrition is vital to their dental and overall health.  By explaining needed treatment, Deb develops remarkable patient/hygienist relationships.  Bring your entire family to see Deb as she has the unique ability to connect with people of all ages, in fact, she currently has patients ages 3 to 93 and she looks forward to meeting you!


Our inspirational hygienist, Sharon, treats all of her patients as though they were her family.  This is easy for Sharon for two reasons. First, if you are from South Jersey, there is a good chance you and Sharon ARE actually family!  Second, if there is no relation she will make you feel so comfortable, by the end of your appointment you will certainly feel like family, at ease and relaxed!  Sharon graduated from Camden County College in 2005 with an A.S. in Dental Hygiene.  She is dedicated to educating her patients on maintaining good periodontal health.  In 2010, she attended Harcum College where she earned her certification for local anesthesia, so she can deliver non-surgical periodontal treatment without any discomfort to her patients.   Sharon loves helping her patients have beautiful and healthy smiles!


With over 10 years of experience in dentistry, Laura will become your personal trainer for a healthy mouth!  A deeply caring hygienist and person, Laura’s goal is to form long lasting, trusting relationships with her patients because she knows the importance of a confident smile and that a healthy mouth leads to a healthy body.  Our Whitening Specialist, Laura will help you achieve your brightest smile possible!  Having practiced dental assisting for 6 years, Laura understands exactly how to make your next appointment the most pleasant dental experience of your life!


Ever since Kym was a little girl she appreciated the value of exceptional oral health, although she may have referred to it as “clean teeths” back then!  This is why she pursued a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of New Haven!  Kym uses her caring nature to anticipate patients’ needs and her magic touch to make them completely comfortable.  Kym prides herself on educating and motivating patients to make meaningful changes in their oral and overall health.  With over 6 years of experience as an amazing dental hygienist, Kym passionately expands her knowledge in the field.   She has a special interest the latest technologies in patient care, such as Tissue Fluorescence for early detection of oral lesions and mastering digital software to help keep the office running smooth and on time. You will love building a lasting relationship with Kym, she is the dental hygienist you have been waiting to see!!

Assistant Team


Our All-Star team wouldn’t be complete without the positivie energy and love of dentistry that Lucy brings every sing day!  Fluent in Spanish, there are few people in dentistry who have as much genuine passin for treating patients as Lucy.  If you want a reason to smile during your appointment, make sure you request our Lovely Lucy to say Hi!


Having Susie by your side during your visit is all you need to feel comfortable and at ease.  Practicing dental assisting for over 20 years, Susie has exceptional clinical abilities and is able to explain treatment to make it clear and concise.  Her light heartedness is only surpassed by her amazing talent for making beautiful temporary restorations. Even if you are a little timid of the dentist, you’ll leave with a friend in Susie.


Helping improve your self esteem through a beautiful smile is our lovely Brenda’s passion!  She knows how to make you feel comfortable and at home while your dental treatment is being performed.  With a keen eye for detail, Brenda is fastidious in her work.  Brenda has a personality that will brighten your day.  Whether she is spending time with her husband and their three cats or easing you through your dental procedures, Brenda always lightens the mood!

Front Desk Team:



Our Franny is Hamilton Family and Cosmetic Dental’s expert financial coordinator.  Her areas of expertise include insurance, billings and treatment coordination.  With over 12 years of experience in the medical and dental fields, if you have any questions about understanding your insurance and dental benefits, Franny is your gal!


Armine - Scheduling Coordinator:

You will be greeted with Armine's beautiful smile upon walking into our office! With over 13 years of customer service experience, she is your go-to gal for any scheduling questions you may have!


Jyssica - Treatment Coordinator:

Jyssica can help you with all of your treatment and financial needs! With over 9 of dental experience.She will be able to help you with any questions you may have. You will love getting to know Jyssica, she will make you feel like family!