Meet the Doctors 

  Katera F Hopkins DMD 

After graduating from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Hopkins completed her General Practice Residency (GPR) training at Fletcher Allen Healthcare (now the University of Vermont Medical Center).  She stayed on as the Dental Site Leader at UVMMC’s Dental & Oral Health Facility and later served as the Interim Residency Program Director for the GPR. She continues to volunteer with the GPR program.

The owner of Alpine Family Dental, Dr. Hopkins is the first Vermont dentist to graduate from the Kois Center, an internationally recognized dental continuing education center. She invests in ongoing training to provide the highest quality evidence-based dental care. The Kois Center continuously evaluates the research and literature, teaching state-of-the-art techniques grounded in science.

Dr. Hopkins considered Dr. Merrick an important mentor and noted, “I always consulted with him about complex cases and treatment plans and learned a great deal from his guidance.”


 Priya Vasa DMD