Meet The Staff

Our highly trained staff is here to help you achieve and maintain your healthy smile.
Read our dental staff bios to find out more.


Caron – Office Manager

Caron initially worked for Dr. Gonce a few years, starting in 2002 as a treatment coordinator. Job transfers required her to move multiple times to various locations around the country where she managed several different specialty dental offices. Because of her professionalism and administrative skills, along with her attention to detail, it was only natural for Dr. Gonce to bring her back to the practice in 2014 when she moved back to the area. Caron believes that a beautiful and healthy smile brings confidence and can change a person’s entire outlook on life and she enjoys helping patients to achieve that goal.  In her spare time, she prefers being outdoors, whether it is walking/hiking, golfing or gardening. 


Jillian – Patient Coordinator

Jillian joined Dr. Gonce in 2014 as our patient coordinator. From greeting our patients on the telephone to when they first come through the door, Jillian looks forward to helping coordinate and schedule our patients’ treatment needs. She will be able to help you navigate through your dental insurance plan and to make the necessary financial arrangements so that our patients can receive the dentistry they need and want. Jillian’s background is in both the dental assisting and the administrative fields. She earned her Dental Assistant and Dental Radiology Certificates from Delaware Technical and Community College. Jillian enjoys entertaining friends at home and keeps busy with her energetic chocolate lab, Arlo. The beach is her true happy place and she tries to spend as much time there as possible. 


Michelle – Dental Hygienist

Michelle has been a dental hygienist since 1993. Besides being an excellent hygienist, Michelle has a gift for being able to create a relaxed atmosphere for our patients during their hygiene visits. She looks forward to seeing our patients, and truly makes your hygiene visit enjoyable. Michelle has been working as a dental hygienist for Dr. Gonce since 2000.  She considers a vast majority of our patients, her friends. Michelle enjoys traveling, preferring the sunshine and the islands, but her greatest joy is….. her three grandchildren and spending time with them.


Amy – Dental Hygienist

Amy has been a dental hygienist since 1993 and has been working for Dr. Gonce since 2004. Amy is a wonderful motivator and educator and will make your hygiene visit relaxed and enjoyable. She also has tender touch with the ability to put patients at ease and has an extensive background in treating patients with anxiety, disabilities, as well as geriatric and pediatric patients.  To keep fit, Amy begins most days at the gym.  She is her childrens’ biggest fan and attends all their sporting events. Amy loves celebrating birthdays, and she happens to share hers with her husband!  


Amber – Dental Hygienist

Amber first came to work for Dr. Gonce as a dental assistant in 2001. Recognizing her strengths, Dr. Gonce encouraged her to further her education and to pursue a Dental Hygiene degree which she did in 2005. Amber rejoined Dr. Gonce’s dental team in 2014 when the office hours were expanded to include Tuesday evenings. She works diligently to make your visit relaxed and enjoyable. Listening to live music and visiting local wineries are things Amber enjoys during her weekends.  


 Shaianne– Dental Hygienist



Renee – Dental Assistant

Renee joined Dr. Gonce in 2013. She earned her Dental Assistant and Dental Radiology Certificates from Delaware Technical and Community College. As a dental assistant, she has a great, cheerful chair side presence. Renee enjoys keeping herself up-to-date with the latest dental techniques and is always eager to learn.  She enjoys exercising and running outside in her free time.  When she is not traveling, you can often find her  hanging out with friends and family members. 


Xenia – Dental Assistant

Xenia came to Dr. Gonce as an intern in 2013. She is bilingual and is fluent in Spanish. Xenia earned her Dental Assistant and Dental Radiology Certificates from the Harris School early in 2014. She proved herself an asset to our practice and transitioned from intern to employee once earning her certifications. Xenia’s priority is her family. She and her husband are raising two beautiful daughters!