Meet The Dentists

William Townsend, DDS

Dr. Townsend searched throughout the northeast for the ideal location to open his dental practice and raise a family. Originally from the Catskill Mountains of N.Y., he fell in love with the beauty of Hunterdon County and has maintained the practice here since 1985. His goal has always been to make sure each patient who puts their trust in him gets the best possible and most appropriate care. Perhaps the greatest testament to the passion he puts into treating his dental patients is that two of his children became dentists and two of them also married dentists.

Dr. Townsend graduated with honors from S.U.N.Y at Binghamton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery form the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Townsend graduated fourth in his call and was the recipient of numerous awards including the Academy of General Dentistry Award as the Outstanding Senior Dental Student and the Excellence in Oral Surgery Award. He continued his training at Stony Brook University Hospital by completing a General Practice Residency. He draws upon his nearly 40 years of dental experience and numerous continuing education courses to make sure his patients receive optimal care.


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 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 wife and son, working out, 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

Dr. Markus Hill

Dr. Hill is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2011. While in dental school, he also completed a Masters of Higher Education Management.

After dental school, Dr. Hill completed a four-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California. Following his residency, Dr. Hill served as an oral surgeon for the Navy in Guam and San Diego. He has been a staff attending teaching residents for the past 6 years.

Dr. Hill moved back to Pennsylvania in 2019 after a total of eight years with the Navy to be near family. He maintains hospital, operating room, and trauma privileges at Lehigh Valley Health Network, and works out of several dental offices to provide full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Hill strives to provide compassionate, honest, quality care that is convenient for you.

When Dr. Hill is not working, he enjoys fishing, scuba diving, traveling, and spending time with his wife, two children, and Labrador Retrievers.

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