About Us and the Community
Media, Newtown Square, Wallingford, Swarthmore and Delaware County, PA
Dr. Gregory Hillyard and his staff are proud to be active members of the Media, Pennsylvania community. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and uncle, Dr. Hillyard is the third generation dentist in his family to provide exceptional general and cosmetic dentistry services to the people of Media and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, and he takes distinct pleasure in helping each of our patients achieve the healthy, beautiful smiles they deserve.
Dr. Hillyard's family has been connected to the town of Media for many generations, and this has given him a strong appreciation for the town's rich history.
Community Arts Center
With a strong belief that the arts are an essential part of a healthy society, Dr. Hillyard is an active supporter of the Community Arts Center and the Media Arts Council. The Community Arts Center encourages people of all ages to actively participate in the arts, offering exhibits, festivals, and classes that enrich our lives by keeping the arts alive. Dr. Hillyard and our staff are pleased to support the efforts of the Arts Center to make all forms of art available to everyone in our area.
Keeping it Local
Dr Hillyard is a celebrity at local elementary schools, where he and giant puppet "Flossy" visit often to teach kindergarteners about dental care. Flossy and Dr Hillyard demonstrate proper brushing and flossing to help young students establish good dental care habits.
With a strong belief that the arts are an essential part of the quality of life, Dr. Hillyard is an active supporter of the Community Arts Center , Media Arts Council and the Arden Theatre Company. The Community Arts Center encourages people of all ages to actively participate in the arts, offering exhibits, festivals, and classes that enrich our lives by keeping the arts alive. Dr. Hillyard and our staff are pleased to support the efforts of the Arts Center to make all forms of art available to everyone in our area.
Dr Hillyard is also a long time supporter of local little leagues and is a loyal contributor to the scholarship program at the Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square.
We live in your community. We are your friends and your neighbors, and we remain as dedicated to the health and happiness of our community members as we do to the individual needs of each of our patients.
A Long Family History in Media
Dr Hillyard's family have lived in Delaware County Since the time of William Penn. Dr Hillyard's grandmother's family grew up on her family's farm in Brookhaven. She married Dr Isaac Pike Jr. whose family was in Media. Dr Pike was one of the first dentists in Delaware County. He began his practice in 1909 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. Dr Pike's original office was at the corner of State and Olive on the second floor. In those days dentists had strong legs as all their equipment was run by foot pedals.
Dr Hillyard's Grandparents lived at 2nd and Monroe Streets in Media, and when Dr. Hillyards's uncle Dr. Isaac Pike III who took over the practice from his father he built his office on the side property immediately adjacent to his parent’s home. Dr Hillyard spent many childhood weekends there visiting his grandparents and playing in the dental lab in the new dental office that his uncle built on the side property. This is when Dr Hillyard knew he wanted to be a dentist and he has never wavered from his love for the art of dentisrty. Dr. Hillyard graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985 and became the third generation dentist in the family.
In 1993 Dr. Hillyard's Uncle retired and Dr. Hillyard took over the practice and in 1995 he moved the practice to its current location at 47 State Road.
The farm house built in 1916 was originally the home of Pierson Pike, Dr Hillyard's great uncle. The property at one time had 35 adjoining acres and was an asparagus and celery farm for many years. Pierson's daughter Anna Retta Cushman lived in the home until it was purchased by Dr Hillyard and his wife Diane in 1995. They wanted to keep the original house and the history that it held and painstakingly renovated the building and added an addition off the back which now is where the dental operatories are located. In 1997 Dr. Hillyard and his wife received a plaque and recognition from the historical society for their efforts in restoring this historic property.
To learn more about our Media, Pennsylvania dental practice, please contact Dr. Gregory Hillyard online or by calling 610-566-0291 to schedule a dental appointment today.
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