Summit Dental

Meet the Team at Summit Dental

At Summit Dental, our entire team is dedicated to your needs! We understand that you are a unique individual, and we look forward to getting to know you as we help you meet your goals for your smile.

Dr. Karian is highly skilled as well as gentle, and he is happy to be carrying on the tradition of providing high-quality dentistry to patients in Middletown that was started by Dr. Jeffrey Foster in 1987. His friendly and caring demeanor puts our patients at ease, and his attention to detail ensures that your treatment procedure is comfortable and pain-free.

Our team has worked together for many years, and it feels like you're working with family when you choose our practice for your dental care. We are passionate about what we do here at Summit Dental, and we look forward to serving you for many years to come. Learn a little more about our team here. We can't wait to meet you!

Dr. Jeffrey Foster, DDS

Dr. Jeffrey W. Foster earned a Bachelor's of Science in Biology from the University of Delaware in 1983, and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland in 1987. Since that time, he has been providing quality dental services to his patients. Dr. Foster resides in Middletown, and he has two teenage children, John and Elizabeth. He thoroughly enjoys boating and fishing in his spare time.

Peter Karian, DDS

Dr. Peter W. Karian is originally from Sudbury, Massachusetts. He earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Biology from Carleton College. Like Dr. Foster, Dr. Karian graduated from University of Maryland in 2015. He then pursued further training through a General Practice Residency at Christiana Care Health System. As a resident, he received extensive training in all aspects of general dentistry with a focus on complex medical and dental patients as well as implant restorations.

Dr. Foster selected Dr. Karian to continue Summit Dental's mission to provide caring and professional service to our patients.


Office Manager

Debbie is our office manager, and she's been with the practice since 2004. Debbie studied business administration at Pace University, NY, and Widener University, DE. Debbie enjoys getting to know her patients on a personal basis so she can provide them with the best possible service.

When Debbie is not at the office, she can be found reading, baking, and attending concerts. She also enjoys binge-watching the Food Network with her husband.



Nancy is one of the first friendly faces that you'll see when you arrive at our practice. She's been with Summit Dental for eight years, and the best part of her job is the patients! Nancy has a passion and natural talent for making people feel welcome and at home, and she loves chatting with her patients.

When she's not at the dental office, she enjoys being outdoors hiking, biking, kayaking, and camping.



Dental Assistant

Natalie is one of our dental assistants, and she received her training at Mercer County College in Trenton, NJ. She's been with our dental practice for 13 years, and her favorite part of her job is helping patients and putting them at ease.

When Natalie is not with patients, she can be found cooking, baking, making crafts, or antique shopping.



Dental Hygienist

Shelli is a dental hygienist and has been with our practice since 1998! She received her training from Delaware Technical Community College. Shelli loves her patients, and being a dental hygienist has given her the opportunity to promote oral health. She likes to help ease dental anxiety for many of our patients and loves meeting so many great people in her community.

When she's not taking care of patients, Shelli enjoys biking and quilting. She is also a beekeeper!


Dental Hygienist

Ashley is a dental hygienist, and she's been with our practice for over 14 years. She received her training from West Chester University and Harcum College. Her favorite part of her job is building relationships with her patients and helping them achieve the smile they've always wanted. 

In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending special moments with her two girls, reading, going to the beach, and taking pictures.

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The atmosphere is very relaxing

Summit Dental is a wonderful place for any dental work. The atmosphere is very relaxing and everyone makes you feel like family. Ten years ago, my son chipped his front tooth and Dr. Forster came into the office on a Saturday to fix it. The dental hygienist are extremely positive and gentle while they are working. The receptionist are the best! They always work on getting you an appointment that works best with your busy schedule. I recommend them to everyone!