Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Lori

Dental Assistant

I assist Dr. Gartner with all dental procedures.  As the newest team member,  I enjoy meeting patients and building a relationship with them. I also love seeing their smiles when we are finished. I love working with Dr. Gartner because he is kind, caring, and 100% invested in his patients’ well-being. He treats his staff and each one of his patients as if they are a part of his family. It’s nice to see people traveling from all over to see him. I consider all the staff as my friends. We work well together; they are a great group of ladies!

I am married and have two boys and a dog. I love cooking, biking, and camping. I also volunteer at the Parkesburg Point, which helps local youth ages eight to 18.

Jill

Administrative and Dental Assistant

Being cross-trained allows me to be able to do everything from scheduling and filing insurance claims to assisting Dr. Gartner as well as our dental hygienists. I enjoy building relationships with our patients. Being in a general dentistry practice is unique in that we have generations of family members coming to our practice. It is such a pleasure to catch up with them and learn about the new events, interests, and milestones happening in their lives. Dr. Gartner is a fantastic dentist, and I love working with each and every member of our team.

I live with my husband and two cats in Phoenixville. When I am not in the office, I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, running, biking, and kayaking. I also enjoy practicing yoga. Spending time with family and friends is a priority, so I try my best to see family and friends as much as possible.

Karen

Dental Hygienist

In addition to providing hygiene cleanings and exams, I also monitor my patients’ periodontal health and give homecare instructions. I’ve been with this office for over 25 years, joining the team nearly ten years after I graduated from Temple University School of Dental Hygiene. I really enjoy being able to get patients to understand the importance of and achieve oral health. At our office, we have a laid back yet professional atmosphere with a team that is always trying to do what is best for each patient. Each day is truly a pleasure!

I am an avid gardener, cook, and workout enthusiast. I teach a local Barre class, which is a simplified ballet class that anyone can do, four to five times a week.

Loretta

Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated from State University in May of 1973 and have worked in New York City, Long Island, and Pennsylvania. I joined this team in 1993. My job entails making sure my patients are well educated in the care of their teeth and having a clean and healthy mouth. I love people and I am grateful for having been able to provide a service that requires a great deal of patience and understanding to improve one’s oral health. We are a team that works well together. Ours is a confident, caring, and highly skilled office that meets all the criteria to educate our patient on good oral health.

I have been married for 29 years and have two daughters and two rescue dogs. My oldest daughter recently married and has blessed us with our first grandchild, Adalyn Marie. I am active with Methacton Community Theater. I have occasionally been on stage, but prefer the behind the scenes activities. I sat on the Methacton Community Theater board for many years and was the Publicity Chairman for about 12 years. Most of all, I love producing shows and hope to continue will all aspects of community theater.

Denise

Office Manager

My job is to make sure everything in the office runs smoothly from day to day so Dr. Gartner and the rest of our staff can concentrate of what’s really important: our patients! I can usually be found at the front desk, but also help to maintain the office and assist Dr. Gartner and the team when needed. Since we see our patients every six months or so, I really enjoy catching up with all that’s happened in their lives. Our patients are a great group of very interesting people!

I am a retired professional ballet dancer. I presently teach six days a week in the Kennett Square area.