My name is Heather Smith, and I am excited to introduce myself to you and this wonderful practice! I am honored to follow in both Dr. Hamer and his father’s footsteps to serve you as your new dentist! As you know now, Dr. Hamer is narrowing his focus to pursue his interests in sleep dentistry. I am especially honored to have been introduced to Dr. Hamer through a mutual friend of ours. I am humbled to continue the strong foundation of dentistry that the Hamer family has built for this community.
I pursued my career in dentistry to provide lifelong healthy smiles to encourage confidence for my patients wherever their life takes them. Dentistry for me combines all of my passions of art, science, engineering and helping of others to become their greatest, healthy version of themselves. I truly believe a smile is the greatest gift you can share, so If you don’t have a smile, I’ll give you one of mine.
I began my path into dentistry with my undergrad degree at Indiana University Bloomington as an Art History major, with double minors in Biology and Chemistry. My earliest experience in the dental field was working at a pediatric dental office while working on my undergraduate degree. I was the president of a student club called Hoosier Dentist, a volunteer group that promoted oral health with the local boys and girls club members every month. I furthered my career at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Upon graduating in 2016, I moved back to my hometown in northeastern Indiana, gaining experience as a full-time associate dentist in Angola, IN. I previously served on the northeastern Indiana’s Isaac Knapp Dental Board and am a current ADA, IDA, IDDS, and Alpha Omega member.
I married my high school sweetheart and am a proud mother of our two children, Grayson and Molly. We have two labrador retrievers, Kilroy and Daisy. I enjoy playing golf, cooking, baking, scrapbooking and making jewelry.
I feel especially excited to get to know you and your family in the many years to come. I look forward to fulfilling all of your dental needs and to maintain your greatest oral health!
Smile Big! Laugh Often! I look forward to meeting you!
Over the past 70 years, Dr. Scott Hamer and his father have had the pleasure and honor of making so many lifelong friends through their practice of dentistry. Dr. Hamer wishes to give thanks to all who have allowed him the privilege of working with you, your friends, and multiple generations of families. He looks back with fondness and pride to his 39 years with you and all that he accomplished together with his patients. With a heavy heart, he made the decision to retire before the end of 2020 to spend some extra time with his grandkids and his artwork.
"It has been a true pleasure to have served you as patients and friends," reflects Dr. Scott Hamer. "I am excited about entering this next chapter of my life."