BARBARA BELL, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Barbara Bell was born and raised in New York State and was the daughter of two OB/GYN physicians. After working in their offices for many years, she came to know the patients, their families and of course their newborns. Her creative and artistic nature drew her to dentistry. In 1973, Dr. Bell started at Georgetown University School of Dentistry as the youngest female to be accepted at the dental school at that time. Dr. Bell completed her general practice residency at Cornell Universities’ North Shore Hospital where she developed her skills in full mouth reconstruction, implant restoration, cosmetic and general dentistry. Additionally, she studied hospital dentistry and oral surgery under the tutelage of the top Cornell oral surgeons and general dentists. Dr. Bell practiced for six years in Nevada and spent time practicing in the public health service. She returned to the East Coast in 1985 where she became a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and continued to practice for 20 years in Frederick. Dr. Bell continues to stay on top of the latest technological developments in dentistry, which is reflected in the design and techniques used in her new office.
Dr. Bell loves animals and enjoys gardening, home design, and decorating her house for Christmas.
DR. CAPRICE MARJENIN, DDS
Dr. Caprice Marjenin was born in Denver, Colorado, where she became an avid Denver Broncos fan. She was also fortunate to live in San Diego prior to moving to Olney, MD when she was 12. Prior to dental school, Dr. Marjenin had a career as a chemist in Philadelphia. She then moved back to California to complete her dental degree at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. As with anybody, the only reason to leave California upon graduation was love. After moving back to Maryland, Dr. Marjenin has worked in several offices as an associate dentist but has found her dental home here in our office. She is committed to providing exceptional patient care as she is an avid perfectionist. In her spare time, Dr. Marjenin is busy chasing after her daughter and training for half marathons.
DR. SUSAN (SHUYAN) ROFE, DDS
Dr. Susan (Shuyan) Rofe grew up in China where she graduated from dental school. After moving to the USA she first obtained a master degree in computer science, and she later went back to dental school at NYU where she graduated in the top percentile with her DDS degree. After dental school Dr. Rofe went on for advanced general residency training at University of Michigan Hospital where she worked with cancer patients as well as other complex medical patients. After residency training she worked both in a public health clinic as well as private practice. Dr. Rofe moved to the state of Maryland in 2017 to be closer to her parents. In addition Dr. Rofe (Captain Rofe) is a commissioned dental officer for the Michigan National Guard reserve.
Dr. Rofe is well loved by both her colleagues and her patients for her kindness, gentleness and compassion towards people. Dr. Rofe is a passionate learner; she has attended over 160 hours of continuing education classes in the past two years alone.
In her spare time Dr. Rofe enjoys spending time with her family, serving in the Army, reading, photography, running and traveling.
CAROLYN KING, RDH, BS, OFFICE MANAGER
Carolyn has been with the office since 2010. She initially worked as one of Dr. Bell’s dental hygienists, however in 2015 she became office manager. You may occasionally see her in one of the operatories, but for the majority of the time she will be one of the friendly faces that greets you when you come for a visit. Carolyn was born and raised in Illinois. She earned her dental hygiene degree from Prairie State College in Chicago Heights and has been practicing dental hygiene since the mid – 1980′s. After obtaining her hygiene degree, Carolyn went on to get her Bachelor’s in Music Performance from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN. She has directed choirs and taught private lessons in piano and voice.
Carolyn has been married for over 30 years to Rex, a retired Army officer. Because of his military career, they’ve had the opportunity to live all over the U.S. as well as in Seoul, Korea and Mannheim, Germany!
Carolyn is the mother of two adult children and three dogs, and in her spare time she enjoys cooking, quilting, and logic puzzles.
ALISON FAUBER, RDH
Alison was born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and raised in Brunswick, Maryland. She graduated from Brunswick High School in 2008 and went on to attend Frederick Community College for her Associates Degree in General Studies. After graduating from FCC in 2011, Alison attended Allegany College of Maryland, where she obtained her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in May 2013.
In her spare time, Alison loves to travel the country and to different places around the world. She also likes to go to Camden Yards to cheer on the Baltimore Orioles.
When Alison it not running around everywhere, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her fur babies Daisy and Rico.
CRYSTAL GAITHER, RDH
Crystal was born and grew up in Oakland, Maryland. She moved to the Hagerstown area in 2011 after completing her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at Allegany College of Maryland. Three years ago, she bought her own home in Clear Spring, Maryland.
When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her son, fiance’, and fur kids. She also enjoys gardening, reading, and trips to the beach.
LIZ PHILLIPS, CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT
Liz was born in Connecticut and raised in New York’s beautiful Hudson River Valley. She graduated from Bennett College in New York and received her dental assisting training at the Fanning School of Allied Health Science in Worcester, Massachusetts. She has been a certified dental assistant since the early 1980’s. Besides assisting, Liz works the front desk and processes insurance claims.
Liz has been married for over 36 years to her husband Geoff. During his 23 year Army career they had the opportunity to travel and live in Alaska, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Texas, and Maryland. Liz enjoys gardening, interior decorating, and spoiling her Doberman Pinscher named Miles.
NICOLE ARMSTRONG, CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT
Nicole was born, raised and currently resides in Hagerstown, Maryland. She graduated in May 2016, from Hagerstown Community College receiving her certificate for dental assisting. Although she is new to the dental field, she is a quick learner and is very good at what she does.
Outside of the office, you will find Nicole running around with her 7 year old daughter and spending time with her family.
APRIL ISEMANN, OFFICE ASSISTANT & DENTAL RADIOLOGY TECHNICIAN
April is from Orlando, Florida and moved to Maryland with her family so her husband could pursue his career as an air traffic controller. April has over ten years of experience in the medical field and is knowledgeable when it comes to billing, insurance processing, and insurance resolution. April is also certified as a dental radiology technician. Not only will you see her helping manage the front desk, but you will also see her in the back of the house taking x-rays and assisting wherever she can.
Outside of our wonderful office you can find April running around town with her husband and son looking for the best places to dine.
DONNA ALEXANDER, CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT
Donna was a former resident of New York City but has lived in Maryland most of her life. She graduated from Hagerstown Community College with her certification as a Registered Dental Assistant with expanded functions. She also earned her certification as a Dental Radiology Technician at Frederick Community College and has more than fifteen years’ experience working as a dental technician.
Away from the office, you will find Donna behind her canvas creating one of her masterpieces. She is an artist specializing in pallet knife oil paintings and photography. In her spare time, she enjoys being an assistant salsa dancing instructor, gardening, hiking new trails, traveling, camping, and other exciting outdoor adventures. Donna also leads the guest services department for her church and performs charitable work in the community.