Your dentist is your trusted partner in oral health and works closely with you to promote good dental hygiene and to provide quality dental care. Doctors Robinson, Joanna and Kyle Green, Kwon, and Pike work in conjunction with an excellent team of qualified, caring, professional dental staff members.
Dr. Ryan P. Robinson
Dr. Robinson values taking the time to get to know each of his patients and their dental needs. He feels this contributes to the family atmosphere for which Pike Creek Dental has always been known for. He is dedicated to continuing education ensuring that his patients receive the highest standard of care. His commitment to quality governs every aspect of his work.
Dr. Robinson was born and raised in Pike Creek Valley and is thrilled to be making his permanent home here with his wife and high school sweetheart, Renee and their children, Bryce and Reese. Since his youth, Dr. Robinson has loved sports and enjoys playing golf, baseball, basketball and soccer, and participates in many of the New Castle County Recreational League.
“It is such a blessing to come to work every day and know that we are impacting the lives of our patients. We are a TEAM and we all have the same goal; providing treatment to our patients in a trusting and caring environment, where only the highest standards are acceptable. We are like family here and that not only extends to ourselves but to our patients as well. The relationships we have built, keep us motivated to come to work each day giving our best effort. It is our pleasure to go above and beyond and not only meet our patient’s expectations, but exceed them!”
Education: BA in biological sciences, University of Delaware; DDS, University of Maryland Dental School; General Practice Residency, Christiana Care Hospital
Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Dental Association, Delaware State Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry
Service: Volunteer for Delaware’s “Give Kids a Smile” and Maryland’s “Access to Care” programs
Dr. Joanna G. Green
Dr. Green enjoys all aspects of dentistry and provides her patients with individualized and comprehensive care. She attends continuing education programs on various topics and stays abreast of the latest technology and new techniques. Her services include restoration of implants, crowns, veneers, restorative dentistry, root canals, extractions, partials and dentures, and occlusal appliances.
Dr. Green brings her experience as a mother to her work, and the health and comfort of children are always a priority. She prides herself on providing the highest quality of care for all generations of the families in her practice.
A Maryland native who grew up in the Annapolis area, Dr. Green now resides locally with her husband Kyle and their children. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, or running with Murphy, their Irish Setter.
“My philosophy is simple, I believe every patient is entitled to comfort—from the moment you walk in the door, to discussing and planning your oral health needs, and ultimately when in the dental chair. By listening to your needs and wants, I strive to create an atmosphere that changes the way you think about dentistry and puts you at ease. I look forward to taking part in your care to create and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.”
Education: BS in Biology, Clemson University; DDS, University of Maryland Dental School; General Practice Residency, Christiana Care Hospital; postgraduate and continuing education, Pankey Institute
Professional Affiliations: American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry
Service: Medical Mission of Mercy Philippines, “Give Kids a Smile”
Dr. Kyle Green
Dr. Kyle is a Delaware native, who grew up right around the corner from Pike Creek Dental and was even an original patient of the practice! He feels fortunate to be able to serve the community he has been a part of for the majority of his life. He is also a grateful alumnus of Salesianum High School, where his journey to becoming a dentist began. Dr. Kyle takes pride in having a gentle touch, a listening ear at all times, and building relationships with everyone he encounters.
Dr. Kyle enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and offers a wide variety of services with a special interest in implants, laser periodontal therapy, and cosmetic dentistry. He loves the use of technology to better serve his patients and continually educates himself on the latest procedures.
Dr. Kyle met his wife Joanna in dental school and loves spending quality time their children and Irish Setter. He is also an avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast, so you can typically find him outside when he is not in the office helping our patients!
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Education: B.A. in Biological Sciences, University of Delaware; DDS, University of Maryland Dental School; General Practice Residency, Christiana Care Hospital; Continuing Education with the Spear and Misch Institutes
Professional Affiliations: American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Delaware State Dental Society, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Dr. Myochul Kwon
Dr. Myochul Kwon is herself a mother of young children, so she has a special touch with our younger patients. Children and teens make up 40 percent of her patients. Whether they are discussing cartoon characters or a child’s interests, she is always able to make them feel comfortable and reassured. That same trust building is important with adult patients, too, and Dr. Kwon’s gentle, knowledgeable manner makes it easy for patients to put their oral care in her capable hands. She provides the full spectrum of dental care, including routine checkups, oral surgery, root canal therapy, crowns, and restorations.
“We are a different type of dental practice. We are not interested in seeing large quantities of patients. We value quality. We take our time to get to know every patient and his or her dental needs, and we always provide care that is up to the highest standards.”
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in biochemistry, University of Delaware; DDS, Temple University School of Dentistry, General Practice Residency, Christiana Care
Professional Affiliations: American Dental Association; Delaware State Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration
Service and Other Work Experience: Westside Public Health Clinic; supervisor of dental residents, Christiana Care
Dr. Philip Pike
Dr. Pike entered the Ohio State University’s School of Dental Medicine in 1981 after spending six years supervising the Infectious Disease Lab of the Medical Center of Delaware (Christiana Care). His experience in the healthcare field, specifically infectious disease research, was the perfect platform for a career in dentistry. Philip graduated from OSU’s program cum laude and received numerous awards for excellence in dentistry and patient care. Phillip started his dental practice Dental Health Associates in 1986. He joined us in 2018 bringing his amazing experience to our Pike Creek Dental Family. Philip continues to broaden his knowledge in all aspects of dentistry through continuing education.
Philip and his wife, Gina, have two grown daughters. In his spare time he is an avid tennis and platform tennis enthusiast, sailor, fly fisherman, photographer and traveler.
Dr. Pike is a perfectionist and an artist who is committed to excellence in dentistry and to providing impeccable care for his patients. He particularly enjoys restoring patients’ smiles through the use of implants and various cosmetic dentistry techniques. He is pleased to be part of the Pike Creek Dental Team.
“Our goal is to provide exceptional care for comfortable, functional and attractive teeth for a lifetime.” – Dr. Pike
Education: General practice residency at Christiana Care in Wilmington and he is a scholar of the esteemed Pankey Institute
Professional Affiliations: A member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, the Delaware State Dental Society, and he is on the dental staff at Christiana Care Hospital.
Service and Other Work Experience: Peer Review Board at Christiana Care, Multiple Mission Trips to the Dominican Republic as a Dental Consultant
Your Pike Creek Dental administrative team can assist you with all your scheduling, payment and insurance needs.
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TJ served in The United States Army for six and a half years from 2006 to 2012. During this time he served in multiples roles and positions. After the Military he enrolled at Penn State University to pursue a degree in Information Science and Technology with minors in Security & Risk Analysis and Business Management. TJ has great leadership skills and has proven to be an effective communicator. He has a HUGE personality and brings energy to our practice.
“Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
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Penny has been with Pike Creek Dental since she began her career right out of the dental assisting program in 1985. Over the years she worked as a Dental Assistant, Treatment Coordinator and Insurance Administrator before stepping into her current role as Practice Financial Administrator. After so many years with the practice, she knows her coworkers and so many of our patients and their families extremely well.
“Pike Creek Dental is a unique place. We uphold the highest quality standards and also show genuine interest and concern for our patients. We’re all just like friends and family.” – Penny
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Andrea enjoys the interaction she has with patients as she schedules their appointments for everything from routine exams to more complicated procedures. Her goal is to ensure that patients are seen in a timely manner and that they are well cared for in every way. She knows that our patients lead busy lives and she does her best to find convenient appointment slots that fit their schedules.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.” – Confucius
Jennifer enjoys the opportunity to educate our community and the area’s providers about what Pike Creek Dental can do to not only create a beautiful healthy smile, but what Dr. Robinson and his team can do to help those struggling with TMJ pain and sleep breathing disorders. Jennifer is always looking for ways to participate in local events, health fairs and other outreach programs. She truly enjoys making connections and the relationships she builds with patients, area providers, and members of networking groups.
“I get so excited when someone I have connected with at an event comes to our office as a patient. It is an amazing feeling seeing the sense of hope on their face when they leave the office after their first visit knowing we found the root cause of their problem and feeling confident that their pain and sleep issues are being addressed.” – Jennifer
Giovanna recently accepted the Practice Development Coordinator Position at Pike Creek Dental. The moment she walked into the office she felt that she was welcomed as one of their own. She is excited to share this new phase in her life with all of the staff here at Pike Creek Dental. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and going to the drive-on beach in the summer with my husband and two children.
“Be Who You Are, And Be That Well.” – Saint Francis de Sales
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Lori started out in the dental field 20 years ago. She was a dental assistant for 10 years and truly loved being able to comfort and care for her patients. She cross trained into the insurance field 10 years ago. She now enjoys giving the same care and attention to patient insurance claims and making sure that claims are paid according to each individual plan stipulation.
“Here at Pike Creek Dental our patients receive high quality, professional care from the front of the house all the way to the back.” – Lori
Lesa has been with Pike Creek Dental for approximately 17 years. Her caring, compassionate and understanding ways for patient’s needs goes above and beyond. She loves spending quality time with her family including her three fur friends. Lesa goes out of her way to make everyone smile and can always change your bad day by a simple “Hey Friend.”
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan
Debbie has worked as an administrative assistant in dentistry for over 30 years. She truly enjoys greeting and interacting with patients each and every day. Understanding that people fear going to the dentist, Debbie strives to make each patient feel as comfortable and welcome as possible.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Mayou Angelou
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Jill has over 12 years of dental experience. Jill was a dental assistant for five years and then transitioned to front desk/treatment coordinator where she loves greeting and assisting patients with their treatment needs. She loves being an employee of a practice that believes in aiding the community as well as promoting growth and continuous support and education. When not working Jill loves spending time with her 2 children, husband and dog Cooper.
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Patient Care Coordinator
For over 40 years, Laura has been growing her advanced knowledge of every aspect of the dental practice to provide comprehensive guidance for the patients and for the staff. She enjoys helping patients’ select tailored dental treatments and programs that allow them to utilize their dental benefits to the fullest. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, trying out new restaurants and spending time with her loving husband.
“My passion for helping patients comes from my humble beginnings working as a co-op student for my lifelong mentors and friends, Dr. Jim and Carol McKelvey.” – Laura
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Jennifer has been dental field for over 20 years, she started as a dental assistant who loved the clinical aspect of dentistry. She later transitioned into a doctor treatment coordinator bringing her clinical knowledge into assisting patients with achieving their dental needs and goals. Jenn enjoys spending time with her family and friends going on vacations and trips to the beach.
“If a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well.” – EL James
Thalia was a former medical assistant and decided it was time for a change. Thalia joined our team over a year ago. Being that she is the first face that our patients see when they walk in her bilingual skills and positive attitude always come in handy.
“The only way to do great work is to LOVE what you do.” – Steve Jobs
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Sarah transitioned from the medical to the dental field, and joined our Pike Creek Dental family in 2018. Relocating to the Northeast from the Sunshine State, she loves embracing the changing of the seasons with her dog, Lucas. Her corporate knowledge and organizational skills have helped shape the behind the scenes production at the office.
“I love the close knit, family environment amongst the staff and patients at Pike Creek Dental, and take joy in helping my peers and the practice be successful.” – Sarah
Teresa recently joined our Pike Creek Dental team, after being in the healthcare field for over ten years. Teresa was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware and attended Saint Mark’s High School. Teresa is the mother to three beautiful girls, who love to play basketball. Teresa enjoys spending her free time with her children and her three cats and three dogs.
“Always be kind..” – Teresa
Bri has been apart of Pike Creek Dental for two years. She enjoys everything outdoors. When she’s not here at Pike Creek Dental, she’s tending to her small farm in Maryland. Bri loves getting her hands dirty with her pup and partner in crime Slate. Whether it be chasing down loose cattle at four in the morning or fending off foxes from eating her chickens usually Slate is right by her side. In the summer, you can find her out on the water boating with her better half ,Tyler towing her around on a tube.
“It is not a bad thing to celebrate a simple life.” – J.J. Tolkien
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Susan has been with Pike Creek Dental for 28 years. She has been cross trained< in multiple positions within our practice. Her dedication, experience, leadership and love of what she does is a true asset to our patients and staff.
“Talent win games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan
You’ll come to know your dental hygienist well during your regular checkups with us. Your hygienist will clean your teeth, provide instruction, answer questions about routine dental care, and make note of any issues of concern for the dentist to investigate. Our hygienists work as a team with our dentists and dental assistants to provide a friendly, professional and caring environment.
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Michelle is detail-oriented and believes in giving 110 percent, whether she is in the office caring for long-time patients or out in the community educating children or care providers about dental hygiene. She enjoys the camaraderie she has with her coworkers, the way they anticipate each other’s needs and chip in to help each other for the convenience of patients. After 30 years at Pike Creek Dental, she now cares for the children of patients who were children themselves when she began her career here.
“A big reason patients say they keep coming back to Pike Creek Dental is the stability of the staff. They also comment that they know they are getting quality work. It is also the little things, like the fact that we will put moisturizer on their lips, or get them a pillow and a blanket to make them more comfortable.” – Michelle
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There is nothing Linda likes better than working with a child on his or her very first dental appointment. She has a reassuring, nurturing way with kids, so we match many of our young patients with her. She also works with those children who have special needs. Her calm, understanding way makes even the most nervous or anxious patient—child or adult—feel comfortable and at ease. No matter who her patient is, she demonstrates a caring manner and a knack for explaining hygiene and procedures.
“I’ve been a dental hygienist for more than 25 years, but I still love learning. Here at Pike Creek Dental, we are encouraged to continue our education and to become more knowledgeable about the latest developments in technology and oral health.” – Linda
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Sue joined Pike Creek Dental right after receiving her dental hygiene degree in 1999, and she has been here ever since. She loves that she has been seeing some of the same patients since the beginning. Nothing gives her more satisfaction than ensuring that they are comfortable and well cared for. Just like the office environment, Sue is warm, friendly and professional.
“Our patients appreciate the professional yet casual attitude here. We even allow parents to bring their children with them, and the kids play quietly while they have their appointment.” – Sue
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Audrey’s bright, infectious personality puts her patients at ease, providing an atmosphere that is both calming and relaxing. She prides herself on putting the patients needs first and she says that is exactly what attracted her to Pike Creek Dental.
“It is important to me to be in an office where the doctors and staff work together to give our patients the best experience possible. Not only do we explain everything for the patients to understand, but we have the technology to illustrate and clarify any uncertainties they may have.” – Audrey
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Lauren joined our team with years of experience in other offices. Her love of dental hygiene fuels her desire to give patients the confidence and comfort in care they deserve. She is able to build good relationships with her patients and enjoys educating them to become active partners in their dental care.
“I am passionate about oral health along with building a relationship with my patients. Having great communication is the foundation of any great practice. I am privileged to work with such a great dental team that provides such superior quality to our patients..” – Lauren
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Growing up in the area and being a St. Mark’s alumni, Theresa was thrilled to be able to get a job where she could serve the community that she grew up in. Theresa brings a youthful energy and dynamic into the office and she strives to make a difference in the lives of all the patients she has the ability to work with. Theresa is known for her infectious laugh and the ability to make her patients actually like coming to the dentist!
“Being a hygienist is such a privilege to me. I think a person’s smile is one of the strongest assets they can offer. I love making my patients feel confident about their smiles and their overall oral health. I also really enjoy getting to know each and every one of my patients. Here at Pike Creek, we treat everyone like family and that to me is the most unique thing about working here. I come from a very close knit family so working here has been a perfect fit for me!” – Theresa
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Kristin was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware where she currently lives with her husband, Larry and daughter, Emma. She attended Delaware Technical Community College and received her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2007. She has practiced at Beautiful Smiles of Delaware for the past 12 years and in May merged with Pike Creek Dental. She has developed a strong and lasting relationship with many of her patients through the years and prides herself in making every visit a positive experience.
“I especially feel accomplished when I can make people with previous negative memories of dentistry comfortable and happy to be receiving care.” – Kristin
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Christie joined the Pike Creek team after relocating from western Maryland when she got married. She started practicing Dental Hygiene in 2012 and is passionate about the connections she is able to form with her patients. She is a perfectionist, always striving to give the highest quality care, and loves learning about the latest technologies and techniques. In her spare time she enjoys quality time with her husband, Jon, and their 2 cats, cheering on the Nittany Lions, trying out new recipes, and exploring historic destinations.
“I’ve wanted to be a Dental Hygienist since I was a child. Being a part of an office that values excellence has been a dream come true.” – Christiana
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Martha has been working as a hygienist for 36 years. She enjoys getting to know and developing relationships with her patients while helping them improve their oral health. Total comprehensive health is important to Martha, which has led her to becoming a Registered Nurse. She is a local Delawarean and lives in the area with her husband Steve, they have 2 grown children, 2 dogs and a cat. They enjoy the outdoors, bike riding and surf fishing.
“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T Washington
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Grace graduated from Delaware Technical Community College’s Dental Hygiene program earlier this year. Grace has been a part of Pike Creek Dental for quite some time, but has recently become full time. Grace was born and raised in the area with her 5 other brothers and sisters. Grace has been vegan the past 2 years and that has sparked a love for plant-based cooking and baking. If she is not cooking she is usually reading, running, or at the park with her dog, Molly.
“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.” – Thomas Jefferson
Dental Assistant Team
Our dental assistants will update your health history when you arrive. They take any necessary x-rays and impressions and can answer any questions you may have about your treatment. They work side by side with our dentists during procedures, assisting them while making sure your comfort is assured.
Dana has always enjoyed helping people look their best so having a chance to improve a patient’s smile each day is extremely rewarding for her. Dana enjoys her interactions with patients of all ages and she goes above and beyond to make their experience as comfortable as possible.
Her passion to help patients, both children and adults, lead a better quality of life through BREATHING made her the perfect fit as a lead clinical technician! She has been trained as a TMJ and Sleep clinical assistant more recently and now work side by side with Dr. Robinson in both dental and sleep. Dana enjoys spending quality time with her daughter and husband, especially at the beach in the summer!
“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”
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Ashley, a former medical assistant, went back to school and switched career tracks because she wanted more patient interaction. She gets that every day as she works side by side with our dentists, providing care for patients for a wide variety of dental procedures, from cosmetic procedures to oral surgery. She says she is happy and proud to work at Pike Creek Dental because her colleagues take their work very seriously but are also so friendly to staff and patients.
“A dental office is not necessarily a place where people like to visit, so we go out of our way to make people feel comfortable and at ease.”
Kari was trained at Harris School of Business for dental assisting, and has been with Pike Creek Dental for over four years. Kari loves being able to help patients, especially pediatric patients. Kari enjoys spending time with her family and three children.
“I love seeing mothers and their infants bond through feeding after being treated by Dr. Joanna Green for tongue and lip ties” – Kari
Liz has been with the Pike Creek Dental family for 4 years now, she most enjoys building relationships and providing care and comfort to all of her patients. Liz is known around the office for lending a hand whenever needed and she prides herself on being very reliable and always having a positive attitude. Growing up in a bilingual family has given her the chance to be a great asset to Pike Creek Dental caring and translating for our Spanish speaking patients. Liz is currently attending the University of Delaware and working towards becoming a dentist in the future.
“You owe it to yourself to become everything you’ve ever dreamed of being .”
Alex has been a dental assistant for 14 years. She has been trained as a TMJ and Sleep clinical assistant more recently and now work side by side with Dr. Robinson in both dental and sleep. She enjoys both aspects of helping patients achieve oral and systemic health.
“Some women fear the fire, some simply become it.” – R.H. Sin
Amanda has been in the dental field for over two years. She enjoys making the patients feel comfortable and having a connection with each and every one of them. Her goal is for every patient to leave Pike Creek Dental with a smile on their face. Amanda loves working at Pike Creek Dental because the practice is family oriented and that is what Amanda is all about.
“You aren’t you, if you aren’t smiling.” – Amanda
Marisa began her journey with Pike Creek Dental as a patient and after experiencing the environment she decided to change her career path from sonography to dentistry. Marisa has mastered her skills over the past 2 years & prides herself on being a perfectionist and being personable which each and every one of her patients. Marisa has stepped up to the leadership role and has been able to guide the assistants for the last year. She strives to make sure her patients are in a comfortable environment during their visit and is great with all ages. Marisa is a main assistant with the frenectomy program and enjoys the relationship and interaction with the parents and the babies. Marisa also is a main assistant for Zoom whitening and Six Months Smiles.
“The only limitations in life are the ones we set ourselves” – Napoleon Hill
Carly went to Dawn Career Institute for Dental Assisting. She has always been intrigued by helping people feel their best, she felt it would be a great field for her. She loves what she does everyday, working hands on with patients. She has been an assistant for almost 3 years now and is excited to continue her professional growth.
“I’m so happy to be a part of an amazing practice like Pike Creek Dental!”
“You must modify your dreams, or magnify your skills” – Jim Rohn
As a child Kelly was petrified of the dentist. That fear stuck with her until she decided to be a dental assistant. Kelly did not want anyone to go through the same anxiety she did at the dentist. So she made it her mission to make all her patients feel more comfortable while making personal connections with them.
“I love working at Pike Creek Dental the staff is truly one big family, who help me succeed at work and in school as well.” – Kelly
Serita started in the dental field in 2006. She feels very lucky to truly love her career and also to have found an office that makes her feel comfortable sending her friends and family to. She has a 12 year old boy that keeps her on her toes and in spare time loves outdoor activities (hiking, skiing, beach trips, etc).
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
Summer graduated from Sussex Technical High School, earning her dental assistant certification. She has over five years of dental assisting experience and loves furthering her knowledge and trying new things. Summer prides herself on creating a comfortable environment for her patients. She enjoys building relationships with the pediatric patients.
“They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Troy has worked in the dental field for 18 years, as a Dental Assistant. Her main goal with each patient is to ensure that they are comfortable, relaxed, and know they are in good hands. To her, it is truly an amazing feeling each day knowing the difference we make by building value and trust with patients. In her free time she loves to spend time with her daughter, Josephine. One of her favorite places to visit is a local farm that allows her to visit the horses. She also enjoys watercolor painting and taking different art classes like, glassblowing and precious metal jewelry classes.
“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin
Lynn has worked in dentistry for many years, the last 28 with Dr. Pike. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and values her relationships with our patients. In her downtime Lynn enjoys relaxing at the beach, working in her garden and birdwatching.
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Dr. Ryan and his team are always friendly, knowledgeable, and skillful in their work. My previous experiences had mainly been with the hygienists, who are all excellent, but I had my first cavity and the procedure for a filling was nothing short of impressive. Quick and painless!
Definitely recommend Pike Creek Dental, exceptional service through out the entire practice I would describe myself as not the biggest fan of going to the dentist and I have no problem going here.