About Our Team
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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.
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 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.
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, and her family and friends.
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.
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 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!
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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