Meet The Dentists

William Townsend, DDS

Dr. Townsend graduated with Honors from S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 1979 . He received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in 1983. Dr. Townsend graduated fourth in his class and was the recipient of numerous awards including Academy of General Dentistry Award as the Outstanding Senior Dental Student. He continued his training at  Stony Brook University Hospital, completing a General Practice Residency in 1984.

Dr. Townsend and his wife, Bernadette, searched throughout the northeast for the ideal place to open his practice and raise their family.  They fell in love with Hunterdon County, and opened the office in their home in 1985 at Mechlin’s Corner in Union Township.   They have four children, Patrick, Kevin, Mary Kate, and Sean, and still reside in Union Township.

Scholastic Awards, Honors & Membership Positions:

  • Academy of General Dentistry Outstanding Student Award, June 1983
  • Excellence in Oral Surgery Award, June 1983
  • University Hospital at Stony Brook- General Practice Residency- 1984
  • Invisalign Certification
  • Advanced training – Cerec

Patricia Gardner, DMD

Dr. Gardner joined Perryville Family Dentistry in 2000. She is a graduate of West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV with a bachelors degree in Biology, cum laude. She earned her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, in Newark, New Jersey. She is one of only two students in her year to complete the Honors program for Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, and was the recipient of several awards and scholarships.

After graduation Dr. Gardner completed a General Practice Residency Program at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. She is currently on Medical staff at Lehigh Valley Hospital, where she is a clinical instructor and lecturer. Dr. Gardner is a native of Hunterdon County, growing up in Lebanon Township, and currently resides in Pittstown with her husband.

 Scholastic Awards, Honors & Membership Positions:

  • Member of Academy of General Dentistry
  • Member of New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry
  • Member of American Dental Association .
  • Member of New Jersey Dental Association
  • Certificate Branemark System Prosthetic and Surgical Implant Curriculum
  • Honors Program Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, UMDNJ
  • Dr. Quinn Memorial Scholarship, Award for Excellence in Patient Care, UMDNJ
  • UMDNJ Alumni Association Exemplary Student Award
  • Quintessence Award for Excellence in Periodontics, UMDNJ
  • Teledyne Water Pik Award for Student Achievement in Prosthodontics
  • L Deckle Mc Lean Scholarship, Exemplary Student Award
  • Abdol Islami Foundation Scholarship for Excellence in Academics, UMDNJ
  • Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society, UMDNJ
  • Honors graduate of West Virginia University, Senior Honor Investigation and Thesis.
  • Achievement Award for Academic Excellence
  • Girl Scouts of America Lifetime member, Girl Scout Gold Award

Collin Willing, DDS

Dr. Willing joined Perryville Family Dentistry in 2017.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was accepted as a pre-dental scholar with a degree in Biomedical Sciences.  He proceeded to Marquette University School of Dentistry where he graduated Magna Cum Laude on his way to receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  Continuing his training, he recently completed a General Practice Residency at Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey, where he now serves as an attending dental clinical instructor.  Dr. Willing is very excited to bring his experience with cutting edge dental procedures including implant dentistry and cosmetic dentistry to the patients of Perryville Family Dentistry.

Dr. Willing enjoys the tranquil landscape of Hunterdon county.  When he is not doing dentistry, Dr. Willing enjoys spending time with his fiancee, Mary Kate Townsend, working out, fishing, and watching any sporting event especially his beloved Green Bay Packers

  • Member of Academy of General Dentistry
  • Member of American Dental Association
  • Member of New Jersey Dental Association
  • Member of Tri County Dental Society
  • Morristown Medical Center Attending Dentist and Clinical Instructor
  • Morristown Medical Center General Practice Residency Certificate
  • Milwaukee Odontological Academy Award
  • Rick and Cindy Kushner Scholarship Fund Award
  • Collings Foundation Scholarship Fund Award
  • Pre Dental Scholar at Marquette University
  • Special Care Dentistry Association chairman
  • Advanced Training – Cerec, laser dentistry