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.

Debbie Missel

Debbie | Dental Assistant

With over 30 years of experience, Debbie enjoys her work as a professional dental assistant here at Tooth Fairy Smiles. She has found a second family working closely with Dr. Prokop over the past ten years and wouldn’t have it any other way.

As an Annapolis native herself, Debbie currently resides locally with her husband Jeff and three children Zach, Lindsey, and Colby. Together as a family, they enjoy boating on the Chesapeake and watching the children’s sports activities, which include lacrosse, football, swimming, and tennis.

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.

Donna Piazza

Donna | Dental Assistant

Donna has been a Dental Assistant for over 30 years and has worked in the Annapolis area for 24 of those years. She also is an Instructor for the Dental Assisting Program at Anne Arundel Community College. Donna lives in the Annapolis area on a farm with her husband and has two daughters.

Donna enjoys boating, fishing, and running with her dogs and after her two grandchildren.

Janet Tate

Janet | Dental Receptionist

Janet is a Georgia native who moved to Maryland in 2004. She has two daughters. One is an RN at John Hopkins and the other is a Junior at Salisbury University. 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 thirty-eight 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.

Keira Tooth Fairy Smiles Team

Kiera | Dental Hygienist

Kiera is a native of North Carolina. She relocated to Maryland after graduating college in 2011. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the school of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kiera has worked as a pediatric dental hygienist for over 5 years. She truly enjoys having fun with her patients while helping them learn to maintain a bright and healthy smile. As a true southern girl, in her spare time, she enjoys watching ACC college sports and the Carolina Panthers. Her favorite hobby is attending concerts. Keira is a proud dog mom to Coco Chanel.

Natalie - Tooth Fairy Team

Natalie | Dental Assistant

Natalie grew up in Annapolis, Maryland and graduated from Annapolis High School in 2017. She loves to travel and considers herself to be adventurous. She also tries to spend time with her family whenever she can. Natalie has always been drawn to working with children. Tooth Fairy Smiles allows her to blend her new career in dental assisting and to work in pediatrics – a perfect combination. She really enjoys all life has to offer.

Yvonne DeRidder

Yvonne | Dental Hygienist

Yvonne is a 17-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 eight 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.