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     Care First Dental Team

    Looking for a dentist in Dover Delaware who focuses on more than just teeth? At Care First Dental Team, we value the relationships that we form with our patients and treat them like family. In addition to providing you with the highest quality dentistry, you will feel right at home with our staff members who go above and beyond to make you feel both valued and comfortable. We genuinely want to get to know YOU and form a relationship with you.  We place a strong emphasis on patient education; having an open dialogue to address your goals and questions. We pride ourselves on our fun, friendly, and helpful atmosphere that is unlike any of your previous other dental experiences.

    Ashley Williams

    Ashley Williams

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Ashley started with the practice in November 2011 and the patients all love her. Ashley graduated from the hygiene program at Delaware Tech in  2011. She picked hygiene because she really likes the fact that she gets to help people keep or restore their oral health. Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves to travel.

    Laurie Edwards

    Laurie Edwards

    Office Manager

    Laurie is Dr. Coope’s wife and according to her “his better half”. She is an attorney so when he wanted to open his own practice she was glad to help out with the business aspects.  They are empty nesters with their son in his senior year of college and their daughter living in Atlanta, GA.  They also have a two cats, Katrina and Bebe.

    Jessica Vautard

    Jessica Vautard

    Assistant Office Manager

    Jessica started working with the practice in August of 2013.  She graduated from the dental assistant program at Polytech Adult Education in February of 2014.  Jessica’s dedication and outstanding attitude have made her an invaluable member of the team.  Jessica picked the dental field because after years of having braces she became fascinated with her oral hygiene.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter Jayla, her two cats Violet and Skye, Boyfriend, and her family and friends.

     

    Melissa Hudson

    Melissa Hudson

    Dental Assistant

    Melissa joined our team in August 2018 with nearly 10 years experience as a dental assistant. She was born and raised in Delaware on her family’s dairy farm so this community and the people in it are very important to her. During her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, her boyfriend Caleb and their Golden Retriever, Lucas. They enjoy outdoor activities such as ATV riding and camping.

    Charlie Jester

    Charlie Jester

    Dental Assistant/Lab Technician

    Charlie joined the team in August 2019.  He has been a dental assistant for about 16 years.  While he still loves interacting with the patients chairside he has found his passion doing lab work.  His talent and skill have been an enormous help to Dr. Coope and the office.   Charlie enjoys spending time with his husband, Jerry, and their two dogs, Isabella and Dapper.

     

    Ashlyn Jacobs

    Ashlyn Jacobs

    Receptionist

    Ashlyn is our resident receptionist and financial coordinator. She started here at Care First Dental Team in February of 2017. After graduating from Lake Forest High School in 2014, she went on to attend Delaware State for Elementary Education. In her free time, she enjoys playing field hockey, ice hockey, and spending time with family and friends. Fun Fact: Ashlyn loves cats. Meow!

    Lauren Ballinger

    Lauren Ballinger

    Dental Assistant

    Lauren joined our team in July of 2020. Lauren has 3 years of Dental assistant experiance after graduating from Camden County College with her Certified Dental Assistant Certificate in 2017. In her free time Lauren loves to go camping and spending time out doors with her boyfriend Jesse and her puppy dog. 

    Amanda Boyd

    Amanda Boyd

    Registered Dental Hygienist

     Amanda joined our team in July of 2020. She started her dental career in 2006 working as a dental assistant and she received her Dental Hygiene degree in 2011. She enjoys educating patients and making a difference in their lives and in their smile. Amanda grew up and still lives in Felton Delaware with her husband Sam and two young daughters Bryley and Everly. She loves anything summer, reading, cooking, baking and being artsy. 

     

    Robert VanRiper

    Robert VanRiper

    Dental Assistant

    Robert joined our team in June of 2020, after moving from Minnesota. Robert is new to the world of Dentistry and Dental Assisting. You may see him up front helping out at the desk or in the back assisting with patients.  He loves to help people. That is his mission. In his free time he is a Volunteer  Fire Fighter at the Magnolia Fire Company ( STA. 55), he is training to be an EMT, and on Friday nights you can find him on the bowling league. 

    Dr. Robert Coope

    Dr. Coope became a Fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry in 2007 and then went on to receive their highest award of Master in 2013.

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    Nadiene Haynes
    Nadiene Haynes
    23:28 14 May 20
    Dr Coope's office is the best Dental office I have ever been in. The staff is polite and pleasant. Dr Coope is awesome.... Pleasant, professional and extremely knowledgeable.read more
    M.D. Murphy
    M.D. Murphy
    21:49 05 May 20
    Best dental experience I've ever had! Dr. Coope, Jess, and all of the team really make you feel comfortable and cared... for!read more
    Sonya Sparks
    Sonya Sparks
    21:16 17 Apr 20
    Dr. Coope was very gentle and made sure that he kept me informed every step. The office atmosphere is welcoming. His... staff genuinely kind and are always smiling. I wish I knew about his office years ago! If you’re looking for a great dentist, let this be your first and last stop!~S.Sparksread more
    Dorothy Daniels
    Dorothy Daniels
    10:30 11 Mar 20
    My experience was awesome. I had been looking for a new dentist and I came across this dentist office. I was impressed... with the reviews I had seen so I prayed about it and made an appointment. The staff was amazing answered all my questions and the dentist was patient, kind, explained everything. I will recommend to anyone who ask.read more
    tony Diego
    tony Diego
    01:01 25 Feb 20
    I appreciate the professional manner of everyone on your staff starting with when you walk in at the desk with Jessica... and Ashley the hygienist and Dr Coupe. Thank you all for your services I would recommend your office 2 anyone and everyone. Best dentist office I've ever been toread more
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    8am-5pm


    Tuesday

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    Wednesday

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    Thursday

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    Friday

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    A Dover Delaware Dentist
    Care First Dental Team
    1250 South Governors Ave.
    Dover, DE 19904

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