DR. PATRICK DEFORNO
Dr. Patrick DeForno earned his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 2005 from the University of Pittsburgh before attending dental school at Temple’s Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, from which he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2011. He continues his education regularly and has achieved fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, as well as studying temporomandibular disorder (TMJ) at the Pankey Institute. He is also a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.
Dr. DeForno has always focused on his patients’ comfort and well-being as his top priority in providing care. Under the mentorship of Dr. Donald Robbins he has enhanced his dentistry to safer and healthier methods and materials.
A Chester County native, Dr. DeForno grew up around the Downingtown area. He enjoys reading, hiking, going to the gym, and riding his motorcycle.
DODIE, DENTAL ASSISTANT
Dodie is a graduate of the Delaware County Community College Dental Assisting program in Media. She is pleased to be working in a Biosafe environment where she can assist our patients in achieving mercury-free, fluoride-free dental care. Dodie is a “people person” who is very friendly and enjoys talking to and interacting with our patients.
Dodie enjoys spending time with her family and going to the beach.
LIZ, DENTAL HYGIENIST
Liz has worked in the dental field for over 22 years. She started as a dental receptionist, went on to be a dental assistant and finally graduated with a dental hygiene degree in 2003. She graduated from Ohio’s Stark State College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in the field of Dental hygiene. She is also a dental hygiene college instructor with a bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene from the Ohio State University. Liz loves to educate her patients on the best ways to keep their mouth healthy. With 5 years experience in a BioSafeDentistry office, she is familiar with the toxicity of mercury and the damaging effects of fluoride use. In her down time she likes to hike, play with her cat and dog and watch movies.
DENISE, OFFICE MANAGER
Denise worked as a front desk coordinator for 10 years throughout her high school, college and early teaching years. With a degree in education she taught elementary school for 8 years, In 2013 she worked as a patient coordinator in a pediatric office and a year later joined Dr. Robbins’ team. She is very excited to be part of BioSafeDentistry! Denise is married with three children and one crazy rescue dog! She enjoys the beach, reading and spending time with family and friends.
DEB BIXBY, DENTAL ASSISTANT
Deb has been working in the dental field for 38 years as a dental assistant. She graduated from Swarthmore High School and Marple Vocational Technical School in 1982. She followed up her dental training by receiving certifications in dental assisting at Harcum Junior College. Deb worked for fifteen years assisting in pediatric dentistry. She also worked with children and adults with special needs. The rest of her career has been spent working in general dentistry. She is very happy to be working in a Biosafe dental environment.
Deb enjoys gardening and is a great cook!