Meet the Doctors

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Lynn Collins

Dr. Lynn Collins - Pediatric  Dentist in Newark and Bear, DE

Dr. Lynn Collins (“Dr. Lynn”) graduated from University of Maryland School of Dentistry. She worked as a general dentist for seven years with her father in Newark. Her passion for children encouraged her to specialize in pediatric dentistry at Temple University, Episcopal Campus. She has had extensive training in orthodontics with Mid Continent 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, 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 so she can restore patients’ teeth under general anesthesia.

She also is on staff at ChristianaCare 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.

A Diplomate of the 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, DE

Dr. Patricia Smith (“Dr. Patty”) received her bachelor’s degree from Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City, New Jersey. She received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine 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. She went on to complete her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus.

Dr. Smith 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 ChristianaCare Health System medical and dental staff, and provides dental services under general anesthesia at the Roxana Cannon Arsht Surgicenter (R.C.A.) in Wilmington.

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.

Dr. Ryan is a former faculty member and attending dentist at Delaware Technical and Community College, Department of Dental Hygiene. She has worked for more than 20 years in New Castle County in private practice.

Dr. Ryan is proud to be part of a large, caring family that includes dental specialists, dentists, and dental hygienists. She is married with two grown children.