Dr. Gregory Hillyard and Dr. Alexandra Monroe are the fourth generations of family dentists that have been practicing in our Media, Pennsylvania dental office. Our office welcomes patients and families from our local community and also serves Newtown Square and other communities in the mainline area of Philadelphia.
Our dental care team provides the highest possible standard of oral health care in a warm, welcoming environment. Your dentistry is enhanced by advanced technology, the knowledge and skill of our experienced dentists, and stringent infection control protocols to ensure your safety.
We welcome you to join our dental family and enjoy the many benefits of a healthy, vibrant, and comfortable smile that is the result of our personalized care and advice.
Why Choose Us?
Led by Dr. Gregory Hillyard, our office team places an emphasis on patient education and communication. We take the time to discuss your needs, evaluate your dental health, and explore appropriate treatment options. Our dentists maintain an ongoing commitment to continuing education to improve your patient experience and outcome. Our goal is to provide excellence in dentistry with your needs and goals in mind.
Dr. Alexandra Monroe is trained in implantology, which means she is able to provide all implant services under one roof. Dr. Monroe works with patients needing to replace missing teeth or who are suffering from poorly fitted dentures to create personalized treatment plans.
Dr. Monroe has also been trained at the renowned Academy of Facial Aesthetics. She provides Botox and dermal fillers to address cosmetic concerns and assuage orofacial pain caused by bruxism and TMJ. Drs. Hillyard and Monroe pride themselves on creating great personal relationships with their patients. They focus on the longevity of their patient’s smiles and believe in the importance of oral health to support physical health.
Your Community Dentist Office: Our History in Media, PA
Dr. Hillyard’s family has lived and worked in Media, PA for generations. His grandfather, Dr. Pike, became one of the first dentists in Delaware County when he opened his practice in 1909 at the corner of State and Olive. When Dr. Hillyard’s uncle took over the dental practice from his father, he moved the office to a property immediately adjacent to his parents’ home on 2nd and Monroe in downtown Media.
Dr. Hillyard’s love of dentistry began in his uncle’s Media dental office where he spent many childhood weekends visiting his grandparents and playing in the dental lab. In 1985, Dr. Hillyard graduated from the University of Pennsylvania just like the generations before him. He went on to become 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 current office, a farmhouse 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 served as an asparagus and celery farm. Pierson’s daughter Anna Retta Cushman lived in the home until it was purchased by Dr. Hillyard and his wife, Diane, in 1995. It was important to them to maintain the original house with its rich history, and they painstakingly renovated the building and added an addition on the back, the current location of the dental operatories. In 1997, Dr. Hillyard and his wife received a plaque and recognition from the historical society for their efforts in restoring this historic property.
In 2014, Dr. Hillyard welcomed his daughter, Dr. Alexandra Monroe to the practice. With training and experience in cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry, Dr. Monroe adds a fresh, new component to the office.
Dr. Hillyard and Dr. Monroe’s strong roots in the town of Media have given them a strong appreciation for the town’s rich history, and both dentists and their staff are proud to be active members of the Media, Pennsylvania community.
Keeping it Local
Dr. Hillyard and Dr. Monroe are celebrities at local elementary schools, where he and the 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.
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, PA. 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.
Patient safety is a top priority in our Media, PA dental office. Our staff follows medical precautions to reduce direct contact. We utilize Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) and state-of-the-art headgear and filtration systems from Clearmaxx. By wearing PPE, our dental staff prevents the transmission of infection. At your next dental visit, we will take your temperature, check your oxygen level, and ask health screening questions for any possible symptoms of COVID-19.
In addition, we have installed:
- Air scrubbers utilizing UV-C blue light sterilization
- Air purifiers with HEPA filters
- Doors on all operatories
- High-speed suction mirrors
- Plexiglass at our front desk
Contact Our Media, PA Dental Office
Are you looking for a caring and modern dental office? Dr. Hillyard and Dr. Monroe believe that high-quality dentistry should be convenient and accessible for our patients. We have morning and evening hours to accommodate your needs as well as dental treatments for the whole family. Call 610.756.0649 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hillyard and Dr. Monroe.