First State Dental's Dentists
D. Michael Gioffre Jr., DDS
Dr. D. Michael Gioffre Jr. is a graduate of The University of Maryland Dental School with an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Dr Gioffre has been practicing dentistry in Wilmington Delaware since 1999. He is an active member in the dental community locally, nationally and internationally.
Locally Dr. Gioffre is a member of the Advisory board for Kids with Confidence, a not for profit organization that provides much needed surgical and dental care to children in the Delaware Valley. Dr. Gioffre also serves on the board of the Delaware Dental Foundation, a local not-for-profit organization that annually holds an event to raise awareness and donates all of its funds to a local organization. This years beneficiary will be Delaware's Make A Wish Foundation.
- Fellow, International College of Dentists
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- Delaware State Dental Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Faculty Chair Recipient
- American Association of Public Health Award Recipient
- Operation Smile International Dental Council Co-chair
- Operation Smile Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient
Nationally and Internationally Dr. Gioffre co-chairs the Dental Council of Operation Smile which is a not for profit organization providing surgical and dental care to children and young adults in over 60 countries. Dr. Gioffre has had the privilege to volunteer on 22 charitable missions to multiple countries including the Dominican Republic, Vietnam, China, Bolivia and the Philippines.
Dr Gioffre is a member of The Delaware State Dental Society, The Academy of General Dentistry, The American Dental Association and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has also been very active in helping patients while in dental school, therefore receiving such prestigious awards as The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Faculty Chair and The American Association of Public Health Dentistry Award.
In 2010 Dr. Gioffre was nominated by his peers and elected to the executive council of the DSDS; in 2013 he was nominated to serve as the 1st Vice President.
Dr Gioffre’s passion for dentistry and joy to treat and help patients both children and adults is where he has gained his reputation as an exceptional dentist who is caring and compassionate and will give the best in quality dental care.
Georgette B. Binnersley, DDS
Dr. Georgette B. Binnersley is a graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School with an undergraduate degree in Finance from the Catholic University of America.
After obtaining her dental degree, Dr. Binnersley completed a general practice residency at the Hospital of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. She then moved to Delaware and has been part of the Wilmington community since 1992.
Dr. Binnersley is a member of the American Dental Association, the Delaware State Society and the First State Implant Study group. She has had the privilege to become part of the Operation Smile Organization in 2013.
She has taken advanced hands on courses in cosmetic, restorative and endodontics and is dedicated to keep educating herself to improve her skills and knowledge in the field of dentistry to provide her patients with the best care possible. Dr. Binnersley is also bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish.
Dr. Marissa Schnelle
Dr. Marissa Schnelle is a graduate of The Ohio State University with an undergraduate degree in Biology form Case Western Reserve University. She then moved to Delaware and completed a general practice residency at Christiana Care in Wilmington in 2005. She has been working in the community ever since as a general dentist and for the past five years has also spent time in a pediatric practice.
Dr. Schnelle is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Denitstry, the Delaware State Dental Society and the First State Implant Study Group. When not practicing dentistry, Marissa is busy with her husband Mark raising their three kids, enjoying the beach and traveling.
Dr. Alexander Crawford, DMD
Dr. Alexander Crawford (known as ”Dr. Zee”) began his education at Dickinson College, where he played baseball and obtained a double major in Biochemistry and Chemistry. He then attended Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry and graduated with honors in 2021. After receiving his DMD, he joined Christiana Care Hospital, where he completed a General Practice Dentistry Residency. Dr. Zee is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Delaware State Dental Society.
When Dr. Zee is not practicing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Danielle and their two dogs, Pippa and Rory. He is also an avid Duke Basketball fan. You catch see him watching all their games or any sporting event on TV.
Dr. Zee is committed to serving his community and looks forward to being a member of the First State Dental family. He’s excited to begin meeting patients and providing exceptional care in a kindhearted and gentle manner.