Meet Our Dental Assistants
Crystal, Dental Assistant
As a dental assistant, Crystal assists the dentists in clinical procedures, sterilizes instruments, and takes X-rays. She has been on our team since 2006 and loves her coworkers. Crystal finds helping people to be highly rewarding. Besides her job, she and her husband Randy love Eagles football and enjoy going to occasional games at Lincoln Financial Field.
Kira, Dental Assistant
Kira is a high school student at Delaware Military Academy, and she really enjoys working at Wahl Family Dentistry, especially because her dad Dr Mike is so smart, funny, and handsome. She describes her family as “weird but in the good way.” Kira enjoys hanging out with her friends, playing volleyball, and watching the Flyers. Even though she is left-handed, she can’t snap with her left hand.
Leah, Dental Assistant
Middle school student Leah Wahl started with us in 2009. Enjoying working with her dad Dr. Mike, her job responsibilities include making charts for our new patients and stuffing envelopes. Leah plays softball and enjoys volunteering at Faithful Friends Animal Society with her mom Tina and sister Kira. Leah loves to play Minecraft and watches many YouTube videos about it to hone her skills. While at Claymont Elementary School, Leah started reading Harry Potter books and now loves just about everything Harry Potter.
Jaana, Dental Assistant
Originally from Pietarsaari, Finland, Jaana became a member of our team in 2015 with her associate’s degree in nursing and her certification in dental assisting. Her duties include assisting the dentist with exams and procedures, taking x-rays, and sterilizing instruments. Jaana genuinely enjoys helping people and making them feel comfortable about seeing the dentist. She loves to help anxious patients overcome their fears so that they can receive the dental care they need. She is great with children and enjoys teaching them about the importance of brushing and flossing.
Jaana has three boys, and her free time is spent at hockey rinks and lacrosse fields. She also enjoys cooking and watching cooking shows. Her favorite celebrity smile is Whitney Houston’s, and her favorite quote is “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”
Alyssa "Alyssa 2", Dental Assistant
Alyssa “Alyssa 2” joined Wahl Family Dentistry in 2015, bringing three years of experience in dentistry with her. Ever since Alyssa was five years old, she dreamed of becoming a dentist. A graduate of Hodgson Vo-Tech High School in dental assisting, Alyssa is enthusiastic, hard-working, patient and friendly. She attends the University of Delaware, where she plans to major in some type of health science. She played volleyball in high school and still plays now. Her favorite celebrity smile belongs to Selena Gomez and she lives by the saying, “For every dark night, there’s a brighter day.”
Berenice, Dental Assistant
Berenice joined Wahl Family Dentistry in 2020 while finishing out her senior year at Delcastle Technical High School. Assisting Dr. Mike and Dr. Peggy during different types of procedures has helped her to realize how much she loves dentistry. Berenice was born in Mexico and came to the United States when she was 9 years old. Being bilingual has made Berenice a great asset. Outside of Wahl Family Dentistry her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family. Berenice plans on attending DelTech Community college soon.
Brooke, Dental Assistant
Brooke is an incoming freshman at Delaware Tech this fall. She joined our team in 2020. Brooke has been a wonderful addition to our team. Her calm demeanor and sweet personality help to put our patients at ease. Being a native Delawarean of course one of her favorite things to do is go to the beach! She recently graduated from Hodgon Vo-Tech where she was on the soccer team. When Brooke isn’t here she can be found at home playing with her two dogs.
Katia, Dental Assistant
As a recent high school graduate of Howard High School of Technology, Katia is excited to attend the University of Delaware in the fall. Katia is always on the move and when she’s not with a patient you can normally find her scrubbing down an operatory or finding a new project to start. In her spare time she likes to paint and make jewelry. Katia is fabulous at making jewelry and several members of the staff here want some of her pieces. Perhaps instead of dentistry as a career she’ll be a famous artist one day. We’ll say we knew it!