Upon graduating in 1971 from UCLA School of Dentistry, Dr. Hamilton entered the United States Public Health Service where he went from flying into isolated Eskimo villages to Assistant Dental Research Coordinator for the Divisions of Hospitals, Bureau of Medical Services. There he spent all his time conducting clinical research on restorative dental materials.

In 1982 he became Manager of Technical Services and Professional Relations for Kerr Manufacturing in Romulus, Michigan. In 1994 he started teaching at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry going to full-time in 1996, and in 2002 becoming Clinical Associate Professor.

Dr. Hamilton has given over 200 CE presentations worldwide, has published over 30 peer reviewed articles and abstracts, and has been granted 4 United States patents.  He is a championship tennis player with a national ranking as high as 20th in the nation in men's 60 and over singles.