Meet our dentists

38 Peoples Plaza, Newark, DE 19702
Call us at 302-834-4000

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Lynn Collins

Dr. Lynn Collins - Pediatric  Dentist in Newark and Bear, DEDr. Lynn Collins ("Dr. Lynn") graduated from University of Maryland Dental School. She worked as a general dentist for seven years working with her father in Newark. Her passion for children encouraged her to specialize in pediatric dentistry at Temple University, Episcopal division. She has had extensive training in orthodontics with Midcontinental Orthodontics under the auspices of Dr. Harry Green. She has been blessed to be working with her mentor, orthodontist and fabulous father over the past 20 years with Dr. Ronald E. Collins.

Dr. Lynn is on staff at Nemours/A.I DuPont Children's Hospital. She enjoys the challenging special needs patient and enjoys her operating room privileges restoring his/her teeth under general anesthesia.

She also is on staff at Christiana Care and works with the general practice dental residents in Wilmington Hospital's dental clinic. In addition, she provides dental services under general anesthesia at the 'R.C.A. )surgicenter. She is a Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Lynn's dental services include doing braces on older children/adolescents and pediatric dentistry using 'happy gas' (nitrous oxide). She truly enjoys the world of teeth and children.

Dr. Patricia Smith

Dr. Patricia Smith - Pediatric Dentist in Newark and Bear, DEDr. Patricia Smith ("Dr. Patty") received her Bachelors degree from Saint Peter's College, Jersey City, New Jersey. She received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine. After finishing a General Practice Residency at Staten Island University Hospital Dr. Smith completed a fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Smith then went on to complete her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Division. She was on the faculty of Temple University Dental School as a part-time Clinical Assistant Professor for one year following her residency before devoting herself full-time to private practice.

Dr. Smith is an associate community staff member of the Nemours/A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital. She is an active member of the Christiana Care Health System medical and dental staff. She provides dental services under general anesthesia at the Roxana Canon Arsht Surgicenter (R.C.A.) Wilmington Delaware.

Adult Dentistry

Dr. Daria Ryan

Dr. Ryan Adult Dentistry in Newark and Bear, DE

Born and raised in Delaware, Dr. Daria Ryan graduated from Saint Mark's High School, the University of Delaware and the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University dental school. She also attended a hospital based general practice residency program in Richmond Virginia.

She is a former faculty member and attending dentist at Delaware Technical and Community College, Department of Dental Hygiene. She has worked over 20 years in New Castle County in private practice . She is proud to be part of a large caring family that includes dental specialists, dentists and dental hygienists. She is married with 2 grown children.

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