Meet Our Dentists
Dr. Farid Hamidzadeh (Dr. H) is a native of South Florida and a recent transplant to Vermont. He graduated from Deerfield Beach High School and was named a Scholar-Athlete by the Broward County Athletics Association. He attended undergraduate studies at Florida Atlantic University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in both engineering and biology. After undergraduate, he earned his dental degree from the University of Florida and went on to attain a Certificate in comprehensive dentistry from the Naval Postgraduate Dental School and a Master of Science in oral biology from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Dr. Hamidzadeh has continually pursued furthering his education, which led him to become a diplomat of the American Board of General Dentistry, a fellow of the International College of Dentists and a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Hamidzadeh served as a lieutenant commander and comprehensive dentist in the U.S. Navy, where he delivered comprehensive care at home and abroad. His training allows him to deliver a wide variety of surgical, restorative and aesthetic procedures at the highest quality. He also performed and published research in the field of orthodontics and did extensive research on the effects of inflammatory cytokines in wounded warriors with PTSD and traumatic brain injury. He places great value on staying current with the latest technologies to offer the best and most comfortable patient care possible. He serves as an oral board examiner for the American Board of General Dentistry. He enjoys utilizing his skills through humanitarian missions, caring for military working animals, learning from clinical case presentations and lecturing on a wide variety of dental topics.
Dr. Hamidzadeh moved to Vermont in 2018 and has owned Bristol Park Dental since 2019, providing the highest quality dental care to Bristol and Addison county. He is a proud father to his son, Arya. He enjoys spending quality time with family and is looking forward to becoming an integrated member of the community to serve your family. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, paddle boarding, skiing, doing yoga, and hiking beautiful mountain trails.
Dr. Church is a native Nebraskan and now proud resident of Vermont. She knew from a young age she wanted to pursue a degree in the healthcare field where she could study the biological sciences and fuel her passion for working with people. Through complex orthodontic treatment as a child and a fascination with teeth, she realized dentistry was the career she wanted to pursue. She attained her undergraduate degree in biology at Nebraska Wesleyan University, where she graduated with high distinction. She then went on to dental school at the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Dentistry, where she graduated with high distinction in 2014.
After graduation, Dr. Church began practicing in a small community outside of Lincoln, Nebraska. After a year of practicing, she also started teaching as a clinical instructor at the UNMC College of Dentistry. Over the next several years she thoroughly enjoyed both practicing and teaching dental and dental hygiene students, and became Course Director for the class which prepares dental students for seeing patients in the clinic. She is excited to bring this skill set to Vermont, and serve her patients with compassionate and high quality care.
Dr. Church loves spending her free time with family and friends, and spending time outdoors. Her favorite outdoor activities are hiking and paddle boarding. Her other hobbies include music, food and spoiling their three dogs, Nala, Ziggy and Razor.
Dr. Amy Taggart grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is an alumnus of Duke University and a proud user of the word “y’all.”
She received her dental degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine then found her way to the Green Mountain State, where she completed her general practice residency at the University of Vermont. Dr. Taggart is a member of the American Dental Association and the Vermont State Dental Society.
Dr. Amy lives in Burlington with her partner, Nick, and an excessive number of houseplants. They hope to add a rescue pup to the family soon. When she is not in the office, she loves to cook, bake, hike and ski.
Dr. Aala is a Maryland native who grew up in Baltimore. She completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she received a presidential award for leadership. After graduation, Dr. Aala completed a General Practice Residency in Brooklyn, New York. Following residency, she moved back to Maryland, where she worked in private practice and was a Dean’s Faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.
Dr. Aala is passionate about dentistry and provides a full range of treatment, from pediatric dental care to fillings, root canals, extractions and more. She has volunteered many hours working with the Mission of Mercy in Maryland to provide no-cost dental care to those in need.
When she is not doing dentistry, you can find her baking, working out, listening to Taylor Swift or traveling. She is brand new to Vermont, so she will gladly accept any and all recommendations, from favorite restaurants to favorite hiking trails.
Dr. Albert St. Amand is a native of Burlington, Vermont. He graduated from St. Michael’s College and received his dental degree from Loyola University School of Dentistry. Following dental school, Dr. St. Amand served in the military at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for two years, where he was mentored in periodontal and surgical procedures.
In private practice, Dr. St. Amand has expanded his skills with extensive continuing education, gaining him a fellowship degree in the Academy of General Dentistry. His skills extend to surgical and reconstructive periodontal procedures and oral surgery. In the early 1980s, Dr. St. Amand received orthodontic training over a four year period while maintaining his private practice.
Dr. St. Amand is an active member of:
- American Dental Association®
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Orthodontic Society
- Vermont State Dental Society
- Peer Review Committee
- Champlain Valley Dental Society
Dr. St. Amand enjoys the comprehensive approach to patient treatment. Having been schooled in most fields of dentistry, he is able to develop a multi-disciplined treatment plan for the individual patient. This discipline allows for the prioritization of needed procedures. The result is a higher quality of oral rehabilitation combined with a cost-effective approach.
Dr. Roni Golden is a nationally recognized leader in dental education. She is the founder of the Golden Study Group, educating 5000 dentists since 1999. Her philosophy of combining dental education and true learning in a relaxed, inclusive environment (best food in dentistry) has earned her kudos from the country’s leading educators.
A 1982 graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Golden is the owner of Associates in Comprehensive Dental Care.
Dr. Golden has a focus on headache medicine and is dedicated to helping patients get better with a cutting-edge, non-drug therapy system.
Dr. Golden lives in beautiful Waterbury Center, Vermont, home of Ben & Jerry’s, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Heddy Topper Craft Beer, with her three daughters!
Dr. Edward Schumer graduated from the University of Vermont and took a year off to work at Shelburn Craftsman for furniture design and woodworking. Dr. Schumer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and made his home in St. Albans, Vermont. Dr. Schumer has practiced for over 30 years and has raised his family with his wife, Mary. In the near future, Dr. Schumer will be retiring from his career in dentistry.