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.
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 boyfriend and three dogs. I love any kind of "DIY" projects- especially when it comes to gardening and homesteading. I enjoy being outdoors and going for hikes and kayaking.
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.
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 who are both married. My oldest daughter blessed us with three grandchildren, Adalyn, Aiden, and Austin. 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.
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 on 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.