Dr. Garrett Goodling
Dr. Garrett Goodling loves to make people smile. Originally from northern Maryland, Dr G received his undergraduate degree in Biology from The Ohio State University, only to return to the Mid-Atlantic region for his postgraduate studies at University of Maryland School of Dentistry. While working on his degree, Dr. G completed a clerkship in oral maxillofacial surgery, a specialty program designed to teach advanced techniques in oral surgery and management of head and neck cancer patients. After receiving his doctorate in dental surgery, Dr. G completed a general practice residency at Christiana Care hospital where he groomed his abilities in both cosmetic and family dentistry.
Dr. G has a passion for maintaining healthy smiles. He believes that superior oral health is a gateway to personal confidence and overall health. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and numerous groups committed to pushing the boundaries of quality dentistry and patient comfort.
When he is not treating patients, Dr. G enjoys staying active. He loves golfing, hiking, grilling, and watching his favorite sports teams. In fact, Dr. G met his wife, Kaitlin, playing basketball. The story, as he tells it, is that he let her win a game of ‘HORSE’ on their first date.
Cierra joined our team in 2021. She is part of our Front Desk Team and loves the dental field! She is most rewarded by helping our patients feel comfortable and welcomed in our practice over the phone and in person, and most of all, seeing how much of a positive impact our office and doctors have on our patients!
When not in the office, Cierra enjoys spending her time with friends and family, doing outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking, going to live music events, and writing poetry.
Jennifer, Registered Dental Hygienist
Jennifer is one of the most experienced members of our amazing team. She is a graduate of Del Tech Community College. Jennifer has been working in dentistry for over 30 years and has been with Dr. Rosen for most of those years! She enjoys the people that she works with and loves our patients. ‘I love educating patients about their health and providing practical treatments for oral health problems. Part of what makes us unique has been our investment in the latest in technology that gives us the ability to take better care of our patients. We also take many hours of continuing education to ensure that we are always providing the best possible care.’
Jennifer has been married FOREVER and we love her 3 children.
Carine, Registered Dental Hygienist
Carine is a proud graduate of the Dental Hygiene program at Del Tech Community College. In 1999, she was a receptionist and insurance coordinator in a small dental practice in Texas. A few years later she became a Dental Assistant before realizing her desire to be a Hygienist. Carine truly cares about patient oral health and takes her work seriously, saying, ‘I love how our office is focused on providing premiere dental care along with a positive experience for all our patients.’
Carine has been married for over 25 years and is a proud mother of two.
Karen, Registered Dental Hygienist
Karen has been a hygienist since she received her bachelor’s degree from West Liberty University in West Virginia in 1997 and joined our team in 2011. She has a special interest in natural health care and is a certified holistic nutritional counselor, health coach, and Level 1 raw food chef.
She loves working at this office and says “I make great efforts to ensure that my patients are comfortable during every visit with me.”
Karen is a native Delawarean and she currently lives in Newark with her 2 fantastic kids, and their dogs. In her spare time, she loves teaching natural medicine, traveling, and any outdoor activity.
We couldn’t be happier to have Karen with us. Like the rest of our team, she will bend over backwards to make sure that we are attentive to our patient’s needs.
Jennifer, Dental Assistant
Jennifer started in the dental field in 1990. She joined our office in 2000. It is wonderful to see patients’ lives change and their self-esteem rise because of their new smiles,” says Jennifer. “Our practice is unique because of how much the entire team cares for our patients and put their needs first. Dr. Rosen has always made continuing education a priority in our office – it is great when the doctor you work with makes continuing education a team experience. It helps everyone be on the same page!” Jennifer’s duties include assisting Dr. Rosen on new patient exams, veneers, crowns, fillings, implants, and all other procedures. Each year Jennifer volunteers with “Give Kids A Smile” and she enjoys photography, and spending time with her family.
Jennifer has been a cornerstone of our team for many years. Our patients appreciate her easy smile, her attention to detail, and incredible experience. Dr. Rosen just loves having a fiery redhead around to make his day run smoothly.
Ashlee, Dental Assistant
Ashlee has been a dental assistant for over 20 years. She grew up in the Delco area and moved to Delaware in 2004. She started with us in 2020 and has been an essential member of our staff and we couldn’t be happier that she is with us.
Her favorite part of dentistry is making patients feel comfortable and seeing their before and after smiles. We also love her because she is so darn organized and precise.
She enjoys spending her free time with her daughter Aubree and getting to any upcoming concerts in the area. Her favorite ice cream is banana and, of course, the staff trip to Mexico in October is pretty fun too.
Hope, Dental Assistant
Hope has been a dental assistant since 1986. She and Dr Rosen have known each other forever because they both eat at Pat’s Pizza (Dr Rosen steals her French fries). She was finally enticed to come join us and is the newest member of our dental family. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially getting to know her patients.
In her free time she enjoys fishing, gardening, and spending time with her family including her two adult sons.
Melissa, Dental Assistant
Melissa graduated from Delcastle technical high school dental assisting program in 2013. She joined our team in 2015 and ‘oh my goodness’ are we happy that she did. Mel, loves meeting new patients because it’s so much fun to get to know them and try to solve their problems. She is also our primary clinical assistant for diagnosing and treating TMJ patients. She loves helping to relieve their pain and put a smile back on their faces.
She is newly married and enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs and going out for great dinners.