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.
Dr. Carly Jacobs, a native Floridian, graduated from the University of Florida Dental School and completed her residency at NYU. After trading the Sunshine State for the Big Apple, she ultimately landed in Philadelphia to begin her career in private practice dentistry. While her focus began in general dentistry, she quickly discovered a passion in the field of dental sleep medicine. During her general dentistry practice, Dr. Jacobs helped treat a vast array of patients with sleep-related breathing issues including snoring and sleep apnea. As one of the very few with this specialized set of skills, she immediately experienced the positive impact these treatments had including the significant role of proper breathing in relation to the body and mind.
As a mother of two tongue tied babies, Dr. Joanna Green brings her compassion and experience as a mother and provider to her work. Working alongside infant healthcare specialists, she has developed a comprehensive, compassionate and conservative approach to treating our littlest of patients in a non-dental setting. Dr. Green understands the importance of early intervention and how proper function, form, growth and development are all interrelated!
Dr. Joanna’s journey started with tongue ties, but has since evolved into an airway centric practice philosophy for children and adults. She understands that a multidisciplinary approach is often needed to properly evaluate, diagnose, and create a comprehensive and successful treatment plan.
Dr. Green has advanced training in:
- Infant and pediatric laser frenectomy
- Functional frenuloplasty
- Orofacial myofunctional disorders
- Pediatric craniofacial growth and development
- Pediatric and adult growth appliances ( Myobrace, Vivos, ALF)
- Clear Aligner Orthodontics
- Buteyko breathing
When Dr. Green isn’t busy learning about all things related to growth and development, she is spending time with her 3 young kids and husband. Originally from the Annapolis, Maryland area she enjoys spending time on the water and beach with her family and friends. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and loves a good cup of coffee!
Rachel is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) who joined our team in July 2021. Originally, Rachel is from upstate New York where she completed her Bachelors of Nursing and Masters of Nursing at Binghamton University. Prior to completing her Masters, Rachel worked in Neurology as a registered nurse focusing on patients who dealt with chronic pain and headaches.
Upon moving to Delaware, Rachel completed a fellowship in Primary Care with Christiana Care. During her fellowship, she became frustrated with her experiences as a nurse practitioner in primary care and sought out a role where she could make a bigger impact. She identified her passion for comprehensive patient care, which resulted in the devotion to identify the root cause of her patient’s issues. Upon identifying a need for nutritional guidance for our patient population, Rachel acquired a certification in nutrition from the University of Stanford. It is her hope that with this knowledge, she can help provide holistic care and guide patients to naturalistic optimal health. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys kayaking, hiking, cooking, as well as spending time with friends and family.
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.
Daniel was raised in Dover, Delaware. He returned to the area to practice speech therapy after obtaining his Master’s degree in speech-language pathology. With 10 years of experience, Daniel is versed in a variety of settings including pediatrics and most recently, adults and geriatrics in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals.
Daniel evaluates and treats: swallowing deficits (dysphagia), receptive and expressive language delays/disorders, and articulation/phonological disorders. He also has experience with implementing functional breathwork exercises with adults and children. Daniel’s strong desire to learn and broaden his knowledge has brought him back to the pediatric world with this opportunity to pursue Myofunctional Therapy in the pediatric population. His foundation as a speech therapist makes him uniquely suited to address common problems that are associated with Myofunctional Disorders. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys reading new research in sleep/breathing science, long distance running and weightlifting.
Kate is a Pennsylvania licensed Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. She earned her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Vermont and holds a Certificate in Clinical Competence (CCC) through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). After 14 years of providing speech therapy in a variety of settings, Kate realized that many of her clients were struggling with underlying Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, so she decided to specialize in this critical therapy. Kate trained under Joy Moeller and Samantha Weaver at the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. She also completed Patrick Mckeown’s Buteyko Breathing Program. She is uniquely qualified to treat children and adults who struggle with nasal breathing, oral rest posture and chewing and swallowing difficulties.
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.
Dane has more than 10 years of experience in Finance, Business Operations, and Customer Experience roles across several industries. He has an MBA in Finance from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware. He brings a passion for problem solving and customer experience that makes him a perfect addition to the team. Dane enjoys time outside of work playing golf and traveling with his wife and two sons.
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.
Mandi obtained her undergraduate degree from Suny Orange, with a focus in history and a minor in the business medical field. She was fortunate to be trained in the dental field by her brother, who is an orthodontist in Florida. After relocating to Delaware, Mandi met Dr. Robinson and credits the Pain and Sleep Therapy team for identifying her sleep apnea diagnosis, which has led to a healthier way of life. She enjoys continuing education and expanding her knowledge in the airway field. Outside of work, she loves to travel, read a good book, and spend quality time with her nieces and nephews.
Nicole has a diverse background of career experience. She spent over 15 years in the dental field as a registered and licensed dental hygienist, with her more recent exposure in being a clinical dental hygiene instructor in the educational system, along with 3 years in the medical/marketing field. Nicole graduated from Harcum College with her Associate Dental Hygiene Degree. In addition, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from West Chester University and a ICF certification for Life Coaching. She thrives in the patient focused atmosphere and takes a team oriented approach. Nicole is passionate about patient education, awareness, and communication. Her main motivation is to assist patients in achieving a better quality of life. During her personal time, Nicole refreshes her spirit with nature, spending time with family and friends, and through reading and other creative outlets.
Aubrey has been with Pain and Sleep since 2019. She brings with her over 20 years of exceptional customer service experience. Aubrey’s daily reward is being able to witness the victory each patient achieves through treatment! She enjoys spending her downtime with her husband, sons and 2 little dogs. During the summer, she can be found with her feet in the sand and catching a breeze on their boat!
Mary has been in the medical field for over 13 years and takes great pride in providing the ideal customer experience. Over the course of her medical career, she has gained a wide variety of experience in various areas of healthcare. Mary has a passion for assisting patients, and watching them become the healthiest version of themselves. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son and family.
Thalia was a former medical assistant that was ready for a change. Thalia joined our team two years ago and found her home. Being that she is one of the first faces that our patients see when they walk in, her bilingual skills and positive attitude always come in handy.
Jennifer enjoys the opportunity to educate the community on Airway Health and the treatment options our center can offer in both Children and Adults. Her diagnosis of Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome has made her very passionate about the Airway and spreading awareness. In order to offer our patients the best care Jennifer acts as the liaison between our practice and referring providers helping to create an overall positive patient experience. 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 and Providers. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children, especially together at the beach.
Renee credits her personal airway journey, along with her many years in education as a former teacher in the public school system, for altering her career path. Her passion and experience in teaching made her a perfect fit to join our Practice Development Team where she gets an opportunity to educate the community and other providers on the importance of the airway, especially in the pediatric population. Both of Renee’s toddler-aged children, Bryce and Reese, are currently in treatment for proper jaw growth and are testaments to the importance of airway development at an early age. She is proud to share her family’s journey while educating others in the pursuit of enhanced health. Outside the office Renee balances many of her favorite activities to optimize her personal and family’s nutrition and wellness goals which include travelling, fitness, and experimenting in the kitchen. She also gains a lot of personal satisfaction in donating her time to fighting pediatric blood cancer disorders through charity and fundraising.
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 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.
Nicole has a wealth of experience in the medical field. More specifically, within Family Practices and a GI Specialty. She currently wears many hats at PSC, and enjoys fulfilling them all. Outside of the office, she can usually be found at the ball field supporting her son on the diamond, or at a soccer field cheering on her daughter.
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!
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.