MEET THE PAIN AND SLEEP THERAPY CENTER TEAM

Our friendly team takes pride in serving and building relationships with our patients. Each member brings a unique set of skills to provide complete and comprehensive care. Dr. Robinson and his staff strive to provide individualized care to improve the quality of life for each and every patient.

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PROVIDERS

Ryan P. Robinson, DDS, QOM-D

Chief Clinical Director

Board Certified
American Board of Craniofacial Pain
American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine

Dr. Robinson is Delaware’s first and only doctor triple board certified in Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine. Due to the overwhelming demand within our community, Dr. Robinson chose to limit his practice to treating patient’s who suffer from Craniofacial Pain, TMD and Sleep issues. This new practice called The Pain and Sleep Therapy Center of Delaware Valley focuses on finding the root cause of the problem as opposed to treating with medications and “band-aid” fixes that have become so routine in today’s healthcare system. Dr. Robinson believes in a state-of-the art, cutting edge delivery of care and prides himself on staying current on any and all advancements in the field of pain and sleep.

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Joanna G. Green, DDS, QOM-D

Chief Frenectomy Director

Preferred Frenectomy Provider

Dr. Joanna Green is a Maryland native who grew up in the Annapolis area. Dr. Green now resides in Hockessin with her husband Kyle and daughters Stella and Fiona. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and running with Murphy, their Irish Setter.

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Lauren Reinholt, RDH, OMT

Licensed Buteyko Breathing Practitioner

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Lauren has been in the dental field for over 15 years and has spent the majority of her career as a Registered Dental Hygienist. As a hygienist she found that building a rapport with children and parents was her biggest strength. She truly enjoyed having an impact on their dental health but wanted to offer a comprehensive total health approach to her patients. Her passion for Health and Wellness led Lauren to further her education in learning the correlation between proper growth and development and the impact it has on total health.

After attending a course in Myofunctional Therapy, Lauren realized this was the missing link that would allow her to take her career to the next level. Utilizing this exercised based therapy, she teaches her patients awareness of proper tongue placement, nasal breathing, and correct chewing and swallowing patterns. This treatment approach allows her to help patients reach their full genetic potential and prevent a lifetime of problems that would otherwise not have been addressed in our current medical model of healthcare.

Lauren is also Butekyo Breathing certified which emphasizes nasal breathing, breathing awareness, relaxation, and diaphragmatic breathing. This therapy coupled with myofunctional therapy is what makes Lauren unique and allows her to treat everyone, from the smallest of patients all the way throughout life.

 

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Leia Heckman, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Speech-Language Pathologist
Certified Lactation Counselor

Leia is a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is past President of the Delaware Speech-Language-Hearing Association (DSHA). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Alabama. Leia relocated from Alabama to the northeast, and has been practicing speech therapy for over a decade. She has extensive experience working with the pediatric population in a variety of settings, including the NICU, in-home therapy, and outpatient clinics. She evaluates and treats:  oral-motor/feeding difficulties (dysphagia), receptive and expressive language delays, articulation and phonological disorders, voice disorders, fluency disorders, and pragmatic language difficulties in children. 

After having children with lip and tongue ties, her passion for infant feeding grew. She specializes in assessing and treating infant and childhood oral-motor and feeding skills, impacted by:  ankyloglossia, tube feeding, oral aversion, craniofacial anomalies, genetic disorders, and neuromotor disorders. 

Leia is a Hanen certified SLP, for the “It Takes Two to Talk” and “More Than Words” programs, developed specifically for parents to learn how to build their child’s language skills during everyday routines and activities in a small group setting. 

She believes in bringing a positive, family-centered approach to therapy, and rejoices when children improve their communication and feeding skills!

 

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PRACTICE ADMINISTRATION

TJ, Chief Financial Officer

TJ has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Sciences and Technology with a focus on People, Organization and Society from Penn State University.  He joined our team after managing the operations of a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) company.  His insight into the DME industry and “outside” of the box thinking has found him an important role at Pain and Sleep Therapy Center.

AUBREY, Patient Concierge

Aubrey is the newest member to Pain and Sleep, she brings with her 20 years of exceptional customer service experience. Aubrey’s daily reward is being able to witness the success of the patients through treatment.  Aubrey enjoys spending her down time with her husband & 2 little dogs especially during the summer at their beach place. She also enjoys the time they get with their 2 grown sons.

SUSAN, Treatment Coordinator & Office Manager

Susan has more than 25 years of experience in the dental field, she has always strived to keep up with the latest continuing education courses in regards to Sleep Therapy.  Her role at Pain & Sleep is to help our patient’s understand the process, appointments, and cost.   It’s so rewarding everyday to see our patients living healthier, happier and more productive lives with the therapy we provide.

PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT

JENNIFER

Jennifer enjoys the opportunity to educate the community on the conditions Dr. Robinson and the Pain and Sleep Therapy team treat in both children and adults. In order to offer our patients a comprehensive total health approach Jennifer builds relationships with area providers that we work with in treating our patients. She is always looking for ways to participate in local events including health fairs, chamber events, and other outreach programs.  Jennifer truly enjoys making connections and the relationships she builds with patients, area providers, and members of networking groups. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children, especially together at the Beach.

TMJ & SLEEP CLINICAL ASSISTANTS

DANA

Dana started her career in the dental world alongside Dr. Robinson. Her passion to help patients, both children and adult, lead a better quality of life through BREATHING made her the perfect fit as our lead clinical technician! Dana enjoys spending quality time with her daughter and husband, especially at the beach in the summer!

ALYSSA

Alyssa is a certified dental assistant with a certificate from Sky Academy of Dental Assistants with a specialty in Sleep Apnea. She has been with Pike Creek Dental since June of 2018.  Alyssa is pleased and honored to be a member of this professional and devoted sleep team. When not at work, Alyssa enjoys time with my friends and family hiking, biking and trying new vegetarian restaurants.

ASHLEY

Ashley was taken under Dr Robinson’s wing, converted from a medical assistant to a dental assistant in 2012.  Ashley has accompanied Dr Robinson in his travels across the world to further their educations.  Ashley enjoys helping people and her biggest reward is when she sees the progress her patients make during treatment!

AMANDA

Amanda is a certified Dental Assistant from Dawn Career Institute with a passion for sleep apnea.  Sleep apnea can be dangerous but I am the one who can protect you from it. Amanda strives on personal connections with her patients as well as making sure they know they are not alone in this therapy.  Amanda enjoys continuing her education with sleep breathing disorders.  She excels at teaching and educating her patients with each visit.  During her off time Amanda can usually be found at the beach with friends and family.

Frenectomy Clinical Assistants

MARISA

Marisa started her career in dentistry working alongside Dr. Joanna Green in 2018. Dr. Green introduced the Frenectomy program to Marisa shortly after and brought her onto her team. Marisa enjoys being able to help mothers and babies thrive to their full potential. She values the personal connection that they are able to achieve with each family. Marisa strives to make a comfortable environment for each and every one of her patients and believes that one person may not be able to change the world, but you could change the world for one person.

KARI

Kari is the Lead Frenectomy Assistant at the Pain and Sleep Center. She has worked alongside Dr. Joanna Green since the inception of the frenectomy program in 2017. She feels rewarded at being able to help mothers and their babies bond through the toughest of times. Kari has four children, her third which had both upper lip and tongue tie released by Dr. Joanna Green at 2 years old. Not only are we helping infants but children of all ages.