Meet Our Team
Our friendly, dedicated, and energetic team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive experience every time you visit our practice.
We welcome you with warm smiles to our practice!
Head Dental Assistant
I keep Dr. DiPaula and the office running on time and efficiently. I was Dr. DiPaula’s first assistant when he started practice after completing his Navy tour of duty in 1971. While I took a hiatus to raise my children, I was happy to renew my dental career. Caring for my patients, making them feel comfortable, and seeing the smiles and expressions of appreciation on their faces are the best parts of my job. There is never a dull moment in our office either! Dr. DiPaula has a natural excitement about life and it rubs off on everyone around him.
I am happily married with two wonderful sons. I like going on day trips, cooking, gardening, and taking pride in the things I do both at work and in my personal life.
While I work alongside Dr. DiPaula as a chairside assistant, I’m also known as our office clown! I specialize in helping patients feel totally at home when they’re in our office. I enjoy making our patients feel comfortable, especially if they are nervous about their dental appointment. I also love working with my coworkers. We have a tight, efficient team and we always have our patients’ best interests in mind. This includes Dr. DiPaula. He’s a great educator, a true people person, and focused on patient care.
When I’m not in the office I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, family, pet parakeet, and friends. Campfires, get-togethers, baking, and outings are just a few of the things I love doing. I also enjoy rooting for the Ravens!
While I usually work behind the scenes to ensure the success of my husband, Dr. DiPaula’s, practice, I can still be found popping in and out of the practice to fill in wherever I’m needed. I love seeing our patients leave with smiles and watching as my husband works his magic improving people’s health and lives. His passion and energy is seriously contagious. Interacting with patients and our great staff and seeing the team overcome challenges and accomplish the end results is always exciting.
I am a dressage rider, so I enjoy riding horses and other equestrian pursuits, along with hiking daily, traveling, reading, crabbing on the Chesapeake, cooking, and socializing with our friends. My children are a primary interest in my life and I visit my daughter in San Francisco and son in NYC often. Keeping my husband focused and on-track is also a full-time job, as he has so many interests and is excited about so much in life.
Primary Office Manager/Front Desk
I graduated from Medix School in 1981 and have been with Dr. DiPaula ever since! As our primary office manager, I work at the front desk where I coordinate patients, schedule appointments, process claims and invoices, plan treatment, and generally make sure that the office runs smoothly. Since I am a qualified chairside assistant, I can also hop in and help out in all phases of dental treatment when needed. The best part of my job is the personal relationship with patients, especially the feedback I get from them letting me know that they appreciate the treatment they have received from us. It’s great to know that we’ve make a difference in their lives. It’s also a lot of fun to work with such an efficient, close-knit, caring team, including Dr. DiPaula. He is passionate about everything that he does.
When I’m not in the office, my favorite leisure activities are dancing, biking, traveling, antiquing, and shopping. I also love a good Indian buffet.