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First State Dental - Karen

Office Manager

Karen has been in the dental field since 1985. She started as a dental assistant and transitioned into her role as an office manager in 1990. She works with our team at First State Dental to help ensure all of our patients receive the highest level of customer service when it comes to insurance needs and questions, scheduling and all financial arrangements.

She enjoys spending time with her family, time at the beach.


First State Dental - Kelli

Dental Assistant

Kelli has lived in Delaware all her life and has been a dental assistant for over 20 years. She joined First State Dental back in 2013. She loves working with people and making our patients feel comfortable during their procedures.

She loves spending time with family and friends, most importantly her husband, Kevin and son, Wyatt.  She is an avid Phillies and Eagles fan.


First State Dental - Leslie

Dental Assistant

Born and raised in Wilmington, Leslie graduated from Delcastle Technical High School in 1995 as a dental assistant. Leslie came to First State Dental in early 2016 bringing more than 25 years of experience.

Leslie enjoys spending time with friends and family at the beach or by the pool in the summer and camping and bonfires in the fall.


First State Dental - Carol

Dental Assistant

Carol was born and brought up in India. Carol has been in the dental field for more than 28 years. Carol has had  the privilege to experience dentistry and to work with patients in India, the Middle East and the United States.

Carol likes to spend time reading the bible, spending time with friends and family. Carol also loves Indian food, Bollywood songs and dancing.


First State Dental - Laura

Dental Assistant

Laura graduated from Delcastle in 2017 as a dental assistant.  Currently she attends Delaware Technical Community College where she is pursuing a career as a Dental Hygienist. Laura is fluent in Spanish and is always willing to help translate.

She likes spending time with family and friends, especially her cousins.


First State Dental - Sue

Dental Hygienist

Sue has been working in the dental field since 1987 and has been a dental hygienist since 1990.She has been working at First State Dental since June 2007. She prides herself on making her patients feel comfortable and at ease.

She is known for her gentle touch and bubbly personality. She enjoys working in her yard, spending time with family, friends and her dog.


First State Dental - Stephanie

Dental Hygienist

Stephanie is excited to be a part of the First State Family. She brings with her over 25 years of experience. She enjoys spending time with her family, decorating large scale events, and roller coasters.



First State Dental - Jenny

Dental Hygienist

Jenny has been a Dental Hygienist since 1997, having worked within 4 states and a variety of clinical settings.  Her greatest daily accomplishments are seeing her patients overcome their dental fears and helping them reach better dental and overall health through encouragement and building confidence. Her most recent professional venture includes extensive education in Orofacial Myology.  She is able to provide therapy for the oral and facial muscles as they relate to speech, dentition, chewing, and swallowing, and even provide a program to help stop habits such as thumb sucking.

Her loves include her husband, teenage son, serving kids in her church, two black labs, porch swing, and crossfit.


First State Dental - Jennifer

Front Desk

Jennifer was born and raised in Wilmington.  She joined First State Dental in March of 2019, after working in the medical field for 18 years.

She loves spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys going to the beach and reading.


First State Dental - Nicole

Front Desk

Nicole is the face greeting you at the front desk.  She has been a receptionist in the medical field over 5 years.  Nicole loves to smile, laugh, and interact with patients and staff.

She loves spending time with her family and friends.  She also enjoys the beach and camping.


First State Dental - Jennifer

Front Desk

Born and raised in Elmhurst, Illinois.  Jessica moved to Wilmington in 1985.  Jessica vast knowledge comes from working at a health care insurance company for 13 years.  She graduated in 2010 from Wilmington University with a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Management with a minor in Human Resources.

She is known for her baking skills and enjoys spending time with her family, 2 dogs, and traveling.

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