About Our Doctors

Share:

Board Certified Orthodontists in Lawrence & Topeka, KS

At HWH Orthodontics, we truly believe that everyone deserves a smile they're proud of in any situation. That's why we're proud to provide high-quality orthodontic care to patients throughout the Lawrence & Topeka areas. In all of our treatments, we strive to offer personalized service to our patients, designing personalized treatments that perfectly suit our patients' unique needs and lifestyles.

We're proud to staff a team of world-class orthodontists in our practice. When you work with us for a new smile, you'll have access to three highly talented doctors who are committed to your smile.  

drhamilton.jpgScott Hamilton, D.D.S., M.S.D.

"I love being an orthodontist in Northeast Kansas. I look forward to meeting new families every day and building lasting relationships. The opportunity to watch so many children mature and families grow is a great experience I am lucky to have. It is tremendously rewarding to be a positive influence on people’s lives and seeing that impact on their self-esteem and sense of well-being. I have the best job in the world!"

A native of Topeka, Kansas, Dr. Scott received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC), School of Dentistry, where he graduated with the highest scholastic standing in his class and received a number of other awards for academic excellence. Dr. Scott earned his master's degree in dentistry while completing his orthodontic residency at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas.

In addition to his full-time orthodontic practice, Dr. Scott has published numerous research articles, served as editor of the international Orthodontic Review Journal, is on staff as a clinical instructor in the orthodontic department at the UMKC School of Dentistry and is a Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Scott is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists. He has earned the distinction of being named a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, an honor accorded to fewer than 25 percent of all practitioners.

Dr. Scott also serves on the board of directors of several professional organizations and is very active in community and charitable events. He and his wife, Mary, have three children, Whitney, Chase and Blake and a granddaughter Aleta.

drwilson.jpgDon Wilson, D.D.S.

"I love helping our patients get a smile they are proud of. Our education and technology help us create a healthy bite that will last, but it is the smiles of our patients that make our office a great place to be every day!"

Dr. Don received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree as well as his specialty certificate in orthodontics from the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry, where he received numerous awards for his academic achievements and was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. After finishing his professional education, he returned to his hometown of Topeka to join Dr. Scott in practice. He has earned the distinction of being named a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, an honor bestowed to fewer than 25 percent of all practitioners.

Dr. Don is an active member of several national professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists. He has served as contributing editor of the International Orthodontic Review Journal and holds positions in various local and state dental organizations. He is on staff as a clinical instructor at UMKC, in the orthodontic department, and is a Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists.

Dr. Don serves on the board of directors of several professional and charitable organizations. He participates in many community and church-related activities and enjoys all sports, especially tennis and golf. Dr. Don and his wife, Kim, have three children, Jordan, Erin and Scott.

drhendrickson.jpgGena Hendrickson, D.D.S., M.S.

Also a native of Topeka, Kansas, Dr. Gena received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry, where she graduated at the top of her class and received a number of awards and scholarships for her excellence in academics, research, and leadership. Following graduation, Dr. Gena went on to earn her Masters of Science in Oral Biology while completing the Graduate Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics residency at UMKC. She loves practicing orthodontics with Dr. Scott and Dr. Don in her hometown.

In addition to practicing orthodontics full-time, Dr. Gena has published a number of scientific research articles and is committed to continuing education in order to provide our patients with the most current and advanced treatment available. Dr. Gena is the president of the Topeka District Dental Society and is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southwestern Society of Orthodontists, and the Kansas Dental Association.

Dr. Gena is dedicated to serving her community and is involved with local charitable organizations, including the Easter Seals Capper Foundation and the Junior League of Topeka. Dr. Gena and her mom compete in half and full marathons to raise awareness for cancer research. She is married to Topeka native, Jeremy and together they have a son, Cal. Dr. Gena’s family loves spending time outdoors and attending KSU football games. They are proud to be raising their family in Topeka.

Our Services

We know that every patient is different, which is why we offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments to suit any malocclusion. No matter what orthodontic condition you may have, we'll work with you to design an effective treatment plan and help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. Our orthodontic treatments include:


  • Damon Metal Braces: Damon braces improve on the most popular, effective treatment in orthodontics: traditional braces. Damon braces provide the same reliability and efficacy with smaller, more discreet brackets and improved comfort during treatment.

  • Damon Clear Braces: These braces use the same technology as Damon metal braces, but the brackets are made from a clear composite material that blends in with the teeth for an improved aesthetic appearance.

  • Invisalign: Invisalign does away with brackets and wires, instead of using a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten the teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible when worn and taken out to eat, drink, brush, and floss, providing serious advantages in appearance and convenience.

  • AcceleDent Aura: AcceleDent is a clinically proven way to accelerate your treatment process, and it's available with any orthodontic treatment we offer.

Contact Your Topeka & Lawrence, KS Orthodontic Specialists

No matter what age you are or orthodontic condition you may have, we are committed to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams. Feel free to call us at 785-272-3722 for our Topeka office or 785-843-3183 for our Lawrence office, reach out to us at our contact page, or request an appointment using our easy online form. We can't wait to hear from you!