Tooth Fairy Smiles Team

Mission Statement: Our mission is to help your child have a healthy and cavity free childhood while providing the quality and care needed to create a positive dental experience.

Ashley Welch

Ashley | Dental Assistant & Patient Coordinator

Ashley is a Maryland native who graduated from Southern HS in 2007.  She has been a dental assistant for 9 years, all spent at Tooth Fairy Smiles.

She is married and has twin daughters. She loves spending time with her family at the beach.

Dominique Tooth Fairy Smiles Team

Dominique | Dental Assistant

Dominique grew up in a Military family and enjoyed living in Japan. She settled in Maryland and graduated from Meade High School in 2016. She still enjoys traveling to Japan and Canada and wishes to travel the world. Although Dominique has only been a dental assistant for a short time, she loves working in the dental field and working with children.

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Genna | Dental Hygienist

Genna was born in Annapolis and resides here today with her family. She has two daughters and two mini lop bunnies. She has been working in the dental field for 7 years, both as an orthodontic assistant and a hygienist. She loves working with children and strives to make their visits to the dentist a positive and happy experience. In her free time, she enjoys baking, gardening, and traveling.

Janet Tate

Janet | Dental Receptionist

Janet is a Georgia native who moved to Maryland in 2004. She has two grown daughters who keep her very busy. After being a stay at home mom for many years, Janet decided to pursue a business in home childcare. Now, she enjoys working in the dental field at Tooth Fairy Smiles.

When she is not working, Janet enjoys spending time with her daughters, her dogs, boating, and traveling.

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Janice | Dental Hygienist

Janice is a mother of three and grandmother of six. She has been married for over 40 years. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene at Howard University and a Bachelor of Science from Maryland University. Janice has been working in pediatric dentistry for twenty years as an Assistant and Hygienist.

Jill Tooth Fairy Smiles Team

Jill | Sterilization Tech

Jill was born in Baltimore and now lives in the Pasadena area. She graduated from Chesapeake High School. She has always been very outgoing and brings her fun and contagious spirit to Tooth Fairy Smiles. She loves working with children and animals. In her free time, she goes fishing, visits the zoo, or goes to the beach with family and friends. During her short time here, she enjoys working with Dr. Prokop and the entire staff. She loves her job and would recommend Tooth Fairy Smiles to everyone.

Maria Tooth Fairy Smiles Team

Maria | Dental Assistant

Maria was born in El Salvador. She moved to the US and settled in Maryland. She is married and has 2 daughters. Maria enjoys being a pediatric dental assistant at Tooth Fairy Smiles. When she is not working, she loves to spend time with her family

Tooth Fairy Smiles - Team - Ruth

Ruth | Dental Assistant

Ruth grew up in Maryland and graduated from Broadneck HS in 2017. Since graduating she has been working with kids and just recently became a dental assistant. She loves hanging out with friends and family.

Tooth Fairy Smiles - Team - Savannah

Savannah | Dental Receptionist

Savannah was born and raised in Maryland. She graduated from Southern High School and now attends Anne Arundel Community College in hopes to pursue a career in Radiology. She got her dental assisting certificate in 2019 and has been working in customer service for the past 4 years. During her free time she enjoys being with her family and friends, and spending time outdoors.

Yvonne DeRidder

Yvonne | Dental Hygienist

Yvonne is a 20-year Maryland resident and a recent graduate of Fortis College where she received her degree and license to practice dental hygiene. She has been in the dental profession for a total of 10 years now and has enjoyed every bit of it. Yvonne’s recent decision to pursue dental hygiene has been the best yet, and she absolutely loves working with children.

In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family. She feels very fortunate to join Dr. Prokops’ wonderful team. Her aim is to help children better understand the importance of oral health in a pleasant and relaxed environment.