Meet Dr. David B. Hamer

Dr. David Hamer

Your Smile Maker

Dr. David B. Hamer graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts. He continued his education at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University where he earned his Dental Degree. Dr. Hamer completed his Orthodontic Residency at Columbia University. 

Dr. Hamer’s father opened the original Hamer Orthodontics. After witnessing his father’s love for the field, Dr. David Hamer was inspired to pursue a career in orthodontics. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Hamer is pleased to offer high quality orthodontic care to the children, teens and adults of Charlottesville, Crozet and Waynesboro, VA. As an orthodontist, he enjoys sharing in the joy of so many families as he creates beautiful smiles.

In the ever evolving world of orthodontics, Dr. Hamer stays abreast of the latest advancements in technology and materials so he can provide many treatment options to his patients. He understands that every patient has unique needs and will require an individualized treatment plan to achieve that beautiful healthy smile.

Outside of the office, Dr. Hamer enjoys outdoor activities with his family and dogs, especially skiing, boating and hiking. Dr. Hamer and his wife are big music fans and love going to the Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Dr. Hamer enjoys practicing and living in Charlottesville because of the four distinct seasons, each one offering different and fun activities!

“I love the interaction with families and the opportunity to build relationships through multiple visits in a 2 year period. I love following the kids as they mature and watching their self esteem blossom as they begin to develop a smile they are proud to share. I love seeing multiple siblings and often parents and really getting to know the people of my community. Most of all I appreciate the opportunity to help people!

I love my work family. We have built a team of professionals who understand that we are treating PEOPLE (not teeth) and that as a group we are many times better than as we are as individuals. We are blessed to truly have an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives! It doesn’t get any better than that.
I am an Elder in my church and a member of a Community Outreach Committee that devotes its time and resources to help locals in need. I am also a member of a statewide Board that meets in Richmond and is dedicated to bringing Dental care to our Medicaid population. I serve on the governing Board of Blue Ridge School, a school which makes a difference in the lives of boys who thrive with extra learning resources. I was the original singer in the band “Lockjaw”, made up of local dentists, but left as the band became more popular and time demands became bigger. The most important things in my life are my family and my relationship with God.
So many….

I once had a 9 year old who wanted her teeth changed so badly ( kids teasing her) that she left our appointment with the wax wafer we used to record her bite and we later learned she “wore it” to school every day to “get the kids off her back”. She walked around with a wafer of wax sticking out of her mouth. I have patients who hug me when they leave..I LOVE THAT!!

Seeing these awkward pre adolescents blossom into confident, young adults NEVER gets old!

  • University of Virginia. BA 1982
  • Medical College of Virginia (VCU) DDS 1986
  • Columbia University- Orthodontic “Residency” Certificate 1988
When new patients seek several opinions and are confused by the differences they hear in terms of treatment approaches, I LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY to help them understand these differences and help them pick the path that makes the most sense to THEM.


Dr. Hamer was in the first graduating class of Western Albemarle High School, where he was voted Best Male Athlete. He holds degrees from the University of Virginia, the Medical College of Virginia, and Columbia University. He also served as Past President of Charlottesville Albemarle Dental Society.

He is an Invisalign® Platinum Provider, as he is in the top 5% of the nation in terms of experience and expertise, and has received extra training from additional continuing education. 

Dr. Hamer is honored to receive the Virginia Living Magazine 2018 “Top Dentist” Award. We are also thrilled to announce that Dr. Hamer has received Silver in the 2018 OurHealth Bedside Manner Awards for Orthodontics.

In the Community

Dr. Hamer is an active board member for the Department of Medical Assistance Services in Richmond and is also Vice-President of the Board for the Community Children’s Dental Center, a nonprofit dental center serving Medicaid children and other children in need. He also maintains professional memberships with the following organizations:

Outside the Office

Dr. Hamer is most thankful for his family and his profession. He and his wife, Margaret, have three children, Jack, Carden, and Madeline, who are the light of his life. Dr. Hamer enjoys boating and fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, playing tennis, and coaching youth lacrosse. He is interested in learning more about and following migratory birds and fish, especially osprey and striped bass.

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