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Our Team Read Bio

At Diamond State Dentistry we strive to provide our patients with the best and most complete dental care. Our doctors and staff frequently attend continuing education seminars to learn the latest in dental techniques and technologies. We strive to make Diamond State Dentistry a great place to work where our employees feel supported in their careers and know they are important and valued members of the team. We believe that staff consistency plays a vital role in our ability to provide a posi...Read More

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Dr. Lucinda K. Bunting Read Bio

Dr. Bunting was born in Selbyville and grew up in Dagsboro, Delaware. She graduated from Indian River High School in 1982 and from the University of Delaware in 1987. She received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1991 where she also taught in the Operative Dentistry, Pathology, and Emergency departments. After graduation and induction into the National Dental Honor Society, OKU, she completed the General Practice Residency at Wilmington Hospital i...Read More

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Dr. Andrea N. Puddicombe Read Bio

Dr. Puddicombe grew up in Harrington, Delaware. After graduating from Lake Forest High School in 2000, she achieved a Magna Cum Laude as a Biology Major/ Chemistry Minor at Salisbury University in 2004. After graduation, Dr. Puddicombe moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in 2008 . After moving back to Delaware and completing the General Practice Residency at Christiana Care Hospital ...Read More

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Dr. Philip O. Sels Read Bio

Dr. Philip O. Sels was born and raised in the Milford-Felton area and is the son of Willy Sels and Milford pediatrician, Dr. Teresa Keller. After graduation in 2004 from St. Thomas More Academy, he attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where he achieved a B.S. in Biology and a Minor in Studio Art in 2008. Dr. Sels received his D.M.D. Degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in 2012 and completed a General Practice Residency at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown in 2013....Read More

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Dr. Halleh Asadpour Read Bio

Dr. Halleh Asadpour was born in the suburbs of Houston, Texas but was raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She attended Temple University where she first received her B.S. in Biology in 2007 and then continued on as an "Owl" at Temple's Kornberg School of Dentistry and earned her D.M.D. degree in 2012. She completed a General Practice Residency at Virtua Dental Center in Camden, New Jersey in 2013, was then in private practice, and joined Diamond State Dentistry as an associate dentist in 2017....Read More

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Dr. Mara E. Shindell Read Bio

Dr. Shindell was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2009 with a major in cell biology and molecular genetics and a minor in French studies. Dr. Shindell spent the next two years working for the Department of Defense assisting research projects on traumatic brain injury in Bethesda, MD. She then moved up to Baltimore and completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 2015. After g...Read More

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Heather Sapp Office Manager Read Bio

Heather was born and raised in Seaford, Delaware. She graduated from Seaford High School in 1994. She joined Dr. Bunting's practice in Georgetown in 1998 as her dental assistant and became her office manager in 2001. Heather helped to establish this practice with Dr. Bunting in 2003. Heather runs the day to day operations at Diamond State Dentistry. But, if you are in need of more advanced care, she will meet with you to thoroughly explain the proposed treatments and your financial options. Her ...Read More

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Amanda Watson, RDH Read Bio

Amanda was born and raised in Milford, Delaware. She graduated from Milford High School in 2008. She spent many hours shadowing the hygienists of Diamond State Dentistry before attending Delaware Technical and Community College. Amanda graduated Cum Laude in 2013 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science of Dental Hygiene and received the Outstanding Clinican Award for her class. She joined Diamond State Dentistry in the fall of 2013.

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Andrea Forey, RDH Read Bio

Drea was born and raised in Felton, Delaware. She is a 2011 graduate of Ceasar Rodney High School. Her mother, who is a nurse practitioner, inspired her to become a healthcare provider. Drea graduated Cum Laude in 2016 from Delaware Technical and Community College and joined Diamond State Dentistry later that summer.

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Lacey Moffett, RDH Read Bio

Lacey was born and raised in Milford, Delaware. She graduated from Milford High School in 2004. She always wanted to be an oral healthcare provider and realized her goal of becoming a hygienist when she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Delaware Technical and Community College in 2016. Lacey also received the Outstanding Clinician Award for her class. She joined Diamond State Dentistry in the beginning of 2018.

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Melinda Troutman, RDH Read Bio

Melinda was raised in Delaware City and studied dental assisting in high school. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Delaware Technical and Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene and received the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award in 1993. In 2002, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in General Studies and a Certification in Training and Development from Wilmington University. Since 2013, she has filled in at Diamond State Dentistry but as of the summer of 2020, started t...Read More

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Hailey Naugle, RDH Read Bio

Hailey was born and raised in Delmar, Delaware and graduated from Delmar High School in 2017. Her childhood dentist and hygienist inspired her to pursue a career in the dental field. In 2021, Hailey graduated Summa Cum Laude from Delaware Technical and Community College with the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society Award and the Student Total Achievement Recognition Star Award. She joined Diamond State Dentistry just before the end of that same year.

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Zara Collison, RDH Read Bio

Zara graduated from Lake Forest High School in 2017 and subsequently pursued a degree in Biomedical Science from Lynchburg College. She spent many hours shadowing the hygienists of Diamond State Dentistry before attending Delaware Technical Community College. Zara graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2023 and received the Outstanding Dental Hygiene Student Award for her class. She joined Diamond State Dentistry in the spring of 2023.

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Leslie Simpson, RDH Read Bio

Born in Milford, Delaware and raised in southern Kent County, Leslie is a graduate of Woodbridge High School. She graduated from Pensacola Junior College with her degree in Dental Hygiene and also holds degrees in Commercial Art and Dental Assisting. After many years of living in the south, Leslie returned to Delaware in 2003 and became Dr. Bunting's second hygienist in 2004. Leslie retired in the spring of 2021 but continues to fill in when needed!

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Sheri Financial Administrator Read Bio

Sheri was born in Milford and raised in Greenwood. She graduated from Milford High School in 2001. She joined the practice in 2007. Sheri will help you understand your insurance coverage. She files all predeterminations with insurance companies so that coverage for proposed treatments is known prior to your appointments. She will also coordinate any appointments with specialists for you. She is able to do all of this with a smile!

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Michelle Scheduler Read Bio

Michelle became a Certified Dental Assistant in 1982. In Delaware since 1984, she has worked in multiple fields of dentistry and with Dr. Bunting in Dover from 1992-1997. She has been with this practice since it was opened in 2003. Michelle will work very hard to provide you with convenient appointment times from our array of extended office hours. She is extremely adept at providing you with the appropriate appointment due to her extensive knowledge of dentistry. She loves to talk and is in the...Read More

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Amy Greeter Read Bio

Amy was born and raised in nearby Chestertown, Maryland, and became a resident Of Delaware in 2000. She joined Diamond State Dentistry in mid-March 2020 and worked just a week before we closed due to the Covid Pandemic. Amy always has a smile and will greet you at the front desk. She has impressed us and our patients with her unflappable optimism and grace under pressure as we have navigated all the new protocols!

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Shelby Scheduler Read Bio

Shelby was born and raised in Milford and graduated from Milford High School in 2017. She currently attends Delaware Technical and Community College and aspires to become a hygienist. She joined Diamond State Dentistry in the summer of 2020. Shelby helps with insurance claims and eligibility and schedules appointments with the doctors.

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Amber Dental Assistant Read Bio

Amber has lived in Miford, Delaware since she was three years old and is a 2001 graduate of Milford High School. Amber started with Dr. Bunting as a babysitter for her son. She had been an assistant for Dr. Bunting since August 2002 and helped set up this practice in August 2003. She is currently the primary assistant to Dr. Bunting.

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Shannon Dental Assistant Read Bio

Shannon grew up in Dover, Delaware. She found she had an interest in dentistry as a pediatric patient of Dr. Quinn and loved the idea that dentists gave people their smiles back! Subsequently, she took dental assisting at Polytech High School and graduated in 2002 and has been assisting ever since. She joined Diamond State Dentistry in 2015 and is the primary assistant to Dr. Sels.

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Charlye Dental Assistant Read Bio

Charlye was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She attended Spartanburg Methodist College on a full tennis scholarship. She started as a dental assistant in 1997. Charlye moved to Felton in 2014 and joined Diamond State Dentistry in 2016. She is the primary assistant to Dr. Puddicombe.

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Madison Dental Assistant Read Bio

Madison grew up in Milford and graduated from Milford High School in 2016. While a patient of Diamond State Dentistry, she realized she had a passion for dentistry. She obtained an Assisting Certificate from Polytech and joined the practice in the summer of 2020. Madison is the primary assistant to Dr. Asadpour.

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Christina Dental Assistant Read Bio

Christina was born and raised in Milford. She graduated from Milford High School in 2020. She discovered a passion for dentistry as a patient at Diamond State Dentistry and figures it runs in her blood since she is the granddaughter of the late Milford dentist, Dr. Bud Kimmel! Christina joined the practice in the fall of 2021 and is the primary assistant to Dr. Shindell.

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Nicole Dental Assistant Read Bio

Nicole and her family moved to Dover Air Force Base in 1996. She attended Polytech and graduated as a certified dental assistant in 2006. She was a dental assistant and receptionist for 9 years and then took a break to raise her family. Nicole is compassionate and caring and when she rejoined the work force felt as if Diamond State Dentistry was the right fit for her. She joined in the fall of 2023 and is a general dental assistant and greeter.

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