Claire has worked in the healthcare field for 15 years and has a true passion for helping people. She is very friendly and knowledgeable, and she takes the time to sit with patients to help them with all of their clerical questions. Claire recently relocated to Delaware County with her husband, Matt, and their three children. When Claire is not working, she enjoys cooking and being outdoors with her family and her two dogs, Ava and Cado.
Lauralee has been indispensable to Dr. Handel since she joined the practice in 2005. After acting as his dental assistant for some time, she found herself in the role of clinical manager. She is a huge asset to the practice in this capacity, as her outstanding work ethic and boundless energy help the office run like a well-oiled machine. When she is not keeping the office organized, Lauralee enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children.
Lauren is an indispensable member of our team, thanks to her dedication to the well-being of our patients. When she isn’t providing top-notch care at Wayne Dental Care, you might find her coaching our local high school cheerleading team. Luckily, our patients can benefit from her persistent spirit without having to be a pyramid base!
Ann brings more than 40 years of dental experience to Wayne Dental. She is a licensed Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and has taken many courses at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for cosmetic and posterior dentistry. Ann is married with two grown children and is also a proud “marmee.” When she is not treating patients, Ann loves entertaining friends and family and gardening.
Lauren excels at making sure our patients feel comfortable and relaxed. She attended EFDA school at Harcum College and graduated with a degree in Applied Science. After Harcum, she enrolled at West Chester University to complete her bachelor’s in Health Science and Marketing. She loves her career because it is creative and artsy as well as clinical. When she is not putting patients at ease, Lauren enjoys spending time at the beach and hanging out with friends and family.
A transplant from Oregon, Dorene has been a dental hygienist for more than 27 years. She and her husband enjoy transforming simple dwellings into dream homes for others. When Dorene isn’t providing our patients with the best dental care available, you will likely find her enjoying sporting events or indulging in a wine tasting. Wherever you encounter Dorene, she will be the greatest asset your teeth ever had.
Melanie graduated from the dental hygiene program at Montgomery County Community College and has been a dental hygienist since 2013. She loves her work and helping patients learn the best practices in oral hygiene. She is also passionate about cosmetic dentistry, as her firsthand experience has taught her how life-changing a confident smile can be. Melanie got married in 2016 and had her daughter in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys running.
Born in Ft. Benning, GA, Laura has been a dental hygienist for more than eight years. When she’s not providing our patients with the care we’re known for, you might find Laura walking, reading, or spending time with her children and friends. Her perfect day (away from the office, that is) would be spent reading a book on the beach and under the sun. Her sunny disposition endears her to our patients and team members alike.