Hopatcong Dental Associates
At Hopatcong Dental Associates, we are a family dental practice in every sense of the term Dentistry is in our blood. Both of our doctors come from a long line of dentists, and we are proud to carry on the family tradition!
Every member of our team loves what we do. Dentistry offers a unique blend of science, technology, compassion, and artistry. Few moments are more rewarding than when a person who has been in pain gives a sigh of relief or a person who has been troubled by damaged teeth smiles with pleasure for the first time.
We are looking forward to meeting you. In the meantime, feel free to take a moment and get to know us better!
Meet Our Team
Brandon K. Schmidt, DMD
Dr. Brandon Schmidt has practiced in the Whippany, New Jersey, area since the start of his career. He is a third generation dentist following both his father and grandfather in a 40+ year tradition of providing quality, comfortable dental care for the entire community. Dr. Schmidt attended Montclair State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Prior to his acceptance to dental school, Dr. Schmidt worked as an assistant teacher for children with autism.
Dr. Schmidt received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from New Jersey Dental School in Newark, New Jersey. While in dental school, Dr. Schmidt was inducted into the prestigious Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society.
In addition to private practice, Dr. Schmidt is a Clinical Instructor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. As a Clinical Instructor, he oversees patient care as well as teaches and mentors the dental students. He frequently attends continuing education courses and strives to stay up to date with the latest dental trends. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Schmidt resides in Morris County with his wife, Kristen, and two dogs, Layla and Tucker. He prides himself on providing a comfortable dental experience for all his patients. His hobbies include playing ice hockey, traveling, and attending sporting events and concerts.
George J. Schmidt, DMD
Dr. George Schmidt has practiced in the Whippany, New Jersey, area since 1998. A New Jersey native, Dr. Schmidt attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biology. He received his dental degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
While in graduate school, Dr. Schmidt received numerous academic and patient care awards. In addition, he was inducted into the prestigious OKU dental society, which admits only a select few graduates from each dental school. Those admitted must be at or near the top of their class and meet stringent admission requirements. In addition, Dr. Schmidt served as class president and was later elected to the position of president of the entire student body, which numbered over 400.
As a post graduate, Dr. Schmidt completed a three-year continuum in the surgical placement of dental implants at the NYU College of Dentistry and then remained on staff as a clinical associate for an additional year. While at NYU, his studies included advanced bone grafting techniques as well as state-of-the-art computer-guided implant surgery. He has been awarded fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the American Dental Implant Association.
Dr. Schmidt is also trained in the administration of Botox and dermal fillers and is a member of the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics.
In addition to private practice, Dr. Schmidt is a clinical instructor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and is on the staff of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center as an attending dentist. His responsibilities include supervising patient care as well teaching and mentoring the dental students and residents. Rutgers School of Dental Medicine is New Jersey's only dental school, and the NBIMC dental clinic is the largest hospital-based dental program in New Jersey. The program features state-of-the-art technology in all areas of dental care.
Dr. Schmidt regularly attends continuing education seminars nationally and is a member of various local study groups. He has completed well over a thousand hours of post-graduate education in fields such as implant dentistry, root canal therapy, oral surgery, TMJ therapy, gum diseases, cosmetic and esthetic dentistry, and orthodontics, to name a few. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, the Tri-County Dental Society, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the American Dental Implant Association.
Dr. Schmidt resides in Morris County with his wife and two children. His hobbies include cooking, fishing, traveling, and harness racing. He has been active in the community, coaching sports such as hockey, soccer, and football.
Oneida - Dental Hygienist
Oneida is our registered dental hygienist. She has been with Hopatcong Dental Associates for 10 years.
Originally from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Oneida completed her studies in 2001 at Bergen Community College. She loves helping people feel at home when they are at our practice. Her work allows her to help her patients achieve the best possible smile, and she takes great pride in this!
Outside of the office, Oneida can be found spending time with her family and cheering on her three boys at all their sporting activities.
Stephanie - Finance Specialist
When you have questions about your insurance benefits or financial options, Stephanie is the person to talk to!
Originally from Miami, Florida, Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts in art history and French from Florida State University along with a Master of Fine Arts in museum management from Montclair State University. Along the way, she developed a passion for dentistry and has completed her prerequisites for dental school at William Paterson University!
Stephanie loves helping our patients understand and maximize their benefits. Her ultimate goal is to help patients get the work they need affordably and easily.
When Stephanie is enjoying some time off, she can be found traveling, hiking, boating, and exploring the outdoors. She’s currently in the process of getting her accelerated free-fall skydiving license and is already cleared for solo skydiving!
Erin - Front Desk Coordinator
One of the first friendly faces you will find when you arrive at Hopatcong Dental Associates is Erin at our front desk. Although Erin is a recent addition to our practice, she is already a valued member of our team!
Erin studied at Sussex County Community College as well as the Berdan Institute. Her favorite part of her job is interacting with the patients and getting to know them on a personal level.
In Erin’s spare time, she might be found spending time with her two children and the rest of her family.
Ashley - Dental Assistant
Our dental assistant, Ashley, grew up in Raceland, Louisiana, before moving to New Jersey in 2005. She received her training at the Berdan Institute in Totowa, NJ, and graduated in 2006.
Ashley loves that her job gives her the opportunity to build relationships and interact with patients while helping them feel more relaxed and comfortable during their appointments.
When she’s not in the office, Ashley can usually be found outdoors! She and her husband enjoy snowboarding, hiking, relaxing on the lake, and spending time with their dog, Noah.