Delaware Smile Center
At Delaware Smile Center, our team of skilled and talented professional dentists work together to give your smile the special care it deserves. Our dentists, orthodontist, hygienists, dental assistants, and office personnel are dedicated to making each visit to our office comfortable and enjoyable.
We are committed to meeting your every need. We take the time to explain your procedures, answer all your questions, and get to know you and your individual needs. Every patient is unique and wonderful, and we celebrate that! We believe in the power of education. If you have questions or if there’s something you aren’t sure about, please ask us. You are the most important part of your dental team, and we take your needs seriously.
Call us today at 302-285-7645 today to schedule your appointment and get to know our wonderful team!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Saqib Usmani - General Dentist
Dr. Usmani completed his undergraduate coursework at Temple University in Philadelphia earning a degree in Biology. Following in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Usmani decided to pursue a career in dentistry. After being accepted into Temple’s School of Dentistry, he chose to enroll in their DMD/MBA Dual Degree Program. An exceptional student, Dr. Usmani graduated at the top of his class while at the same time earning a Masters in Business Administration in just four years.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Usmani accepted a position at Christiana Care’s General Practice Residency in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Usmani is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Academy of Osseointegration. Currently he is on staff at Christiana Hospital serving as attending faculty for the General Practice Residency Program. Dr. Usmani lives in Bear with his wife Anila and their two sons Zan and Adam.
Dr. Sohaib Usmani - General Dentist
The decision to pursue dentistry was an easy one for Dr. Usmani, especially since dentistry runs in the family! Dr. Usmani was accepted into the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. While in school, Dr. Usmani’s clinical skills quickly drew the attention of his faculty, and it wasn’t long before he was tutoring his fellow students. Just like his older brother, Dr. Usmani extended his professional training after receiving his Doctorate of Dental Medicine and enrolled in Christiana Care’s General Practice Residency. His passion for teaching has stayed with him, and he continues to teach once a week at Wilmington Hospital’s Dental Clinic, specializing in Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Usmani is a member of several educational organizations including the American Dental Association, the Delaware State Dental Society, and the Delaware Valley Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Usmani lives in Bear with his wife, Dr. Sophia Usmani.
Dr. Sophia Usmani - Orthodontist
A native of Toronto, Canada, Dr. Sophia Usmani moved to Houston, Texas and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Austin. After graduating with honors, Dr. Usmani enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine and was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship in recognition of her academic achievement.
After finishing her dental school training, Dr. Usmani enrolled in Christiana Care’s General Practice Residency. The following year, she worked alongside the Chairman of Penn's orthodontic department, Dr. Robert Vanarsdall, and was accepted into the orthodontic residency program. Dr. Usmani excelled in her orthodontic education and was awarded the Orthodontic Research Award for her work on facial morphology and growth.
Dr. Usmani joined the Delaware Smile Center team in July 2011 and since then has been an asset for treating complex orthodontic cases.
Anila Usmani – Office Manager
Anila grew up in Philadelphia and went to school at Temple University. While at Temple University, Anila studied Biology and Education and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. After graduating, Anila worked as an educator for the School District of Philadelphia.
Anila joined the Delaware Smile Center team in 2008. As Office Manager, Anila brings a fresh perspective to running the practice. She makes it her goal to motivate others to do their best. Her objective is to create an efficient but friendly dental office so patients get the healthy smile they deserve.
Abbie Hopkins - Hygienist
Abbie is a 2011 graduate of Delaware Technical Community College's dental hygiene program. She currently resides in Chesapeake City, Maryland where she enjoys being on the water. Abbie strives to stay current with the latest in dental health literature so that she can provide the best possible care to all of her patients.
Valerie Gray - Hygienist
Valerie graduated with her associate of science degree from Harcum College in 2010. In 2011 she received her bachelor's degree in dental hygiene at the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore.
Valerie says the best part of her job is educating patients while we help them get healthy.
Valerie lives in Fair Hill, Maryland where she loves to run with her dog through the local trails.
Denise Donnelly – Dental Assistant
Denise brings with her 25 years of experience in customer service. After running her own business for twelve years, she decided to go back to a career in the medical field. Denise attended Del Tech’s dental assistant program in 2011 and joined the Delaware Smile Center team as a dental assistant that same year. Denise finds the position to be both challenging and rewarding at the same time. She loves smiles!
Denise enjoys spending time with her family, playing board games with her four children, reading a good book, and being at the beach.
Olivia Anderson - Dental Assistant/Public Relations Specialist
Olivia joined Delaware Smile Center in the summer of 2014. In her spare time she enjoys being on the water with her family, yoga and doing projects around the house. She is a Delaware native. Olivia enjoys having her patients leave with a healthier smile each visit!
Ajah Warren - Dental Assistant
Ajah graduated from Hodgson Vocational High School in 2011. Since then she has had 5 years experience working as a dental assistant. She enjoys helping people face their fears, when it comes seeing the dentist, and of course helping people get an amazing smile.
In her spare time, Ajah enjoys traveling both in United States and around the world and spending time with her family and friends.
Jennifer Tobin - Dental Assistant
Jennifer completed her dental assisting training at Harris School of Business in 2015. She joined Delaware Smile Center that same year. Her favorite part of being a dental assistant is helping give patients healthy beautiful smiles.
In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, and she loves spending time with her husband, sister, two nephews and niece. She also enjoys playing and cuddling up with her 5 year old bunny Milo, and new puppy Jax.
Marisa Piner - Dental Assistant
Marisa joined the DSC team in January of 2018. Marisa received her Dental Assisting certification from Delaware Technical and Community College in 2014. She has a passion for beauty as a cosmetologist and enjoys helping patients achieve a beautiful healthy smile.
Jennifer Orozco - Dental Assistant
Jennifer graduated from William Penn High School in May of 2017 and completed her certification for dental assisting in April of 2018. In her free time she enjoys doing make-up, drawing, and decorating. Jen joined the Delaware Smile Center team in 2018, where she brings 3 years of customer experience with her.
Kayla Reed - Dental Assistant
Kayla attended Howard High School of Technology where she studied dental assisting. Kayla originally came to DSC as a part of a co-op student learning experience through her dental assisting program. She then joined the team shortly after. In her free time she loves traveling and spending time with her friends.
Jeanne Sipes – Treatment Coordinator
Jeanne has been with Delaware Smile Center since it opened in 2008. She has worked in the dental field for over twenty years and has experience with both the front office as well as the clinical aspects of dentistry. Whether it’s answering phones, reviewing treatment plans with patients, or providing our doctors with chair-side assistance, she really does do it all!
Jeanne lives in the Middletown area with her husband Steve and their three children Sierra, Nathan, and Emma. She enjoys spending her free time with her family going to the beach, reading, attending all of the children’s school and sport functions, and being very involved with her daughters in Girl Scouting.
Brittany G - Receptionist
Brittany joined our team in March of 2018. New to Delaware originally from the tri-state area, where she majored in Paralegal studies. She has a passion for decorating and enjoys spending time with her husband, two dogs, family and friends.
Britney Scalia - New Patient Coordinator
Britney joined Delaware Smile Center in May of 2016. Prior to DSC she has been in customer service for a little over two years. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, and dog Lucas. She also loves watching movies, going to the beach and spending time with her family.
Catherine Justison - Scheduling Coordinator
Catherine joined Delaware Smile Center in March of 2017. During her free time, she enjoys spending time at the beach or with her family, friends and dog Jeb. Catherine currently is attending Wilmington University for legal studies.
Megan Risseeuw - Hygiene Scheduling Coordinator
Megan joined the Delaware Smile Center team in the Summer of 2018. She recently moved to Delaware from Kansas City, Missouri. She enjoys spending time with her friends, family and fishing on the beach. Megan is currently studying Radiology.
Brittni Taylor - Financial Coordinator
Brittni grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Bloomsburg University where she completed some college. Bringing four years of customer service experience, Brittni joined Delaware Smile Center in August of 2016. Brittni loves to have family nights, doing make-up and being a mother on a daily basis.
Megan Moore - Financial Specialist
Megan joined Delaware Smile Center in January 2017. She graduated from Cecil College in 2011 with her associate degree in Professional Photography. In her free time she enjoys being on the water, fishing, hunting and spending time with her family, boyfriend and friends.