Family Dentistry

My Dear Patients and Friends,

Dr. Derek Conover

It is with great excitement that I write to you today to announce the addition of my dear friend and colleague, Dr. Derek Conover to the Garces Dental Group team.

Dr. Conover is a highly trained graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  He was President of his class and has received multiple honors during his career, including being voted “Best of Philly Dentist” for three consecutive years.  In addition, he has been an instructor at the dental school and is passionate about being up to date with current dental techniques and technologies.  Dr. Conover holds an MBA degree from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He currently practices dentistry at his two other dental practices, Noble Dental and Quaker City Dental.  He lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife Joanna and their two young children.

Derek and I share similar values in our approach to dentistry and life.  We are both very committed to our patients and also share a profound obligation to assist others in our community. For all these reasons I have chosen Derek to be the new owner of Garces Dental Group, a transition that will take place this month.

I will be working part-time alongside Dr. Conover, will continue to provide the exceptional and personal quality of care you have come to expect at our office for the past 15 years.

My competent staff will continue to offer friendly and caring service.  You will still see Malena, Marketie, and Katie at the front desk, Lisandra and Rina as our dental assistants, and Demetria and Nick as our hygienists.  These talented and loyal employees have been with me for many years and I appreciate them so much.  They are a driving force behind our successful practice.

I greatly value our relationship and thank you for your loyalty and friendship over the years.

With gratitude and love,


I feel great every time I visit Garces. I never thought I’d say this, but it makes me want to visit my dentist!