Staff

Our Staff

At Garces Dental, our staff and hygienists are passionate about your health, comfort and happiness.


Lori Garris, RDH

Lori Garris, RDH DENTAL HYGIENIST Lori Garris is dedicated to providing thorough comprehensive treatment for her patients and educating them on proper homecare. Lori graduated with honors from dental hygiene program at Delaware Technical and Community College in 2009. She...

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Blerina Ramizi

Blerina Ramizi DENTAL ASSISTANT Blerina Ramizi is our head Dental Assistant, who is responsible for assisting the dentists for all of the dental procedures and running the sterilization area for instrument circulation. Blerina acquired her Dental Assistant Certification from Delaware...

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Rebekah Bartow, RDH, BS

Rebekah Bartow, RDH, BS DENTAL HYGIENIST A local native of Wilmington Delaware, Rebekah graduated from Delaware Technical and Community College in 2009 and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Maryland in 2010. She joined the team at Garces Dental...

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Letty Papantonis

Letty Papantonis DENTAL HYGIENIST My name is Letty Papantonis, originally from Guatemala, married to Dimitrios, originally from Greece. We have two children, Giorgo & Marketie. Giorgo is married to Malena and Marketie is single. I love teeth!, helping people with...

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Kate Dembowski

Kate Dembowski DENTAL ASSISTANT Kate has been a Dental Assistant with Garces Dental Group since July 2012. She is a graduate of Sanford-Brown Institute with 12 years experience in General Dentistry as well as Oral Surgery. Kate holds certification in...

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Malena Montenegro Santos

Malena Montenegro Santos FRONT DESK Malena takes care of the front Desk of Garces Dental Group and was born into a family of musicians and spending her childhood in an environment full of Latin jazz, pop and rock, either listening to...

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Pat Ochonicki

Pat Ochonicki ADMINISTRATION Pat Ochonicki works behind the scenes to help patients navigate their dental insurance and  maximize the benefits offered by your employer. She is always available to assist in helping you understand your treatment plans, find affordable means...

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