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!
Peter Karian, DDS
Dr. Peter W. Karian is originally from Sudbury, Massachusetts. He earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Biology from Carleton College. Dr. Karian graduated from the University of Maryland, and then he 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. Karian believes in treating you as a person and not just your teeth. Whether that means a full cosmetic makeover, transitioning to a new set of teeth or dentures or keeping your smile healthy with routine care, you can be sure Dr. Karian will work hard to find the best treatment for YOU.
When Dr. Karian is not taking care of patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Kaitlin and their tuxedo cat, Heinz. You might also find him playing ultimate frisbee, cooking, hiking, mountain biking and traveling.
JoAnn is highly skilled and brings with her more than 40 years of experience in the dental field. She has worked as a dental assistant, receptionist, and office manager. Her expertise and knowledge are invaluable to patients. She can handle any question or concern you may have about our office. JoAnn moved to Delaware from New Jersey with her husband. Her interests include riding motorcycles, crafts, and spending time with her family.
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.
Tracy was born and raised in Middletown and has been practicing for 33 years. She enjoys building relationships with patients and believes strongly that improving oral health has a profound impact on overall health. Tracy graduated from Del Tech and brings over 25 years of experience in the office of a periodontist, or gum specialist. She enjoys playing the piano and taught lessons for 25 years. Tracy's family has been very involved in the MOT Special Olympics program for 20 years. Tracy and her family enjoy hiking with their Labradors, paddle sports and bike riding.
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 allowed her 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!