Salisbury, MD Dental Staff
Dr. Kathleen M. Geipe, DDS, PA
Dentist in Salisbury, MDKathleen M. Geipe, DDS, PA
Dr. Kathleen Geipe grew up in Baltimore County. She attended Maryvale Preparatory School in Brooklandville, then Salisbury University where she earned a B.S. in Biology. She graduated from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland at Baltimore Dental School in 1981.
Dr. Geipe opened her private practice in October of 1981 and has remained at the same location since. She served as the Director of Out-Patient Dental Services at the Holly Center in Salisbury from 1981-87. In addition to her administrative duties for the clinic she provided treatment for developmentally and intellectually disabled adults.
Dr. Geipe was inducted into the Pierre Fauchard Academy in 1991, an international dental honor society. In 1995 she was admitted as a fellow in the International College of Dentists. Membership is held by less than 1% of all dentists. Fellows are deemed those who maintain the highest standard of professional and ethical conduct and who advance the art and science of dentistry for the health and well being of the public.
Fellowship in the American College was bestowed upon Dr. Geipe in 1996. Fellowship in the American College is held by 3% of dentist in the U.S. Fellows exemplify excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society.
In 1996 Dr. Geipe received a gubernatorial appointment to the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners, serving as president in 1999. The Board is part of the Md. Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and regulates the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in the state. The Board issues and revokes dental and dental hygiene licenses and proposes rules, regulations and legislative changes to the General Assembly. The primary responsibility is protection of the public.
The Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners is one of four dental examination agencies in the US. These agencies allow better standardized clinical examinations for licensure. Dr. Geipe served as an examiner from 1996-2000.
Dr. Geipe was the first woman dentist on the Eastern Shore. She was elected as the first Woman president of the Eastern Shore Dental Society, trustee of the Maryland State Dental Association and President of the Maryland State Dental Association.
She also served her profession on a national level as a delegate to The American Dental Association for a number of years.
Dr. Geipe continues to further her knowledge in current dental therapies and techniques by attending a number of continuing education courses and conferences each year.
Office ManagerKathleen M. Geipe, DDS, PA
Natalie grew up in Chestertown, Md. and moved to the Salisbury area in 2005. She is a graduate of the University of Md., College Park with a B.S. in Health and Human Science. She joined Dr. Geipe’s staff in the summer of 2015 as a business assistant. Natalie has attended Wor-Wic Community College for Dental Assisting and Dental Radiology. Having recently passed the Dental Assisting National Boards for Radiology & Infection Control she is now a Licensed Dental Radiation Technologist.
Natalie is always available to answer questions regarding insurance, scheduling and finances.
Dental AssistantKathleen M. Geipe, DDS, PA
Grace graduated from James M. Bennett High School in 2007. She then pursued her interest in dental assisting through Wor-Wic Community College where she earned her certificates in both Dental Assisting and Dental Radiology.
Grace is a licensed Dental Assistant and Dental Radiation Technician.
Having joined Dr. Geipe’s staff in 2012, she may be the youngest member of the staff but has the longest tenure in the office. She has been a patient since the age of 2 and her son is the third generation of her family as a patient in the practice.
Renee Farro, RDH
Dental HygienistKathleen M. Geipe, DDS, PA
After graduating from Stephen Decatur High School, Berlin, Md., Renee pursued her A.A. degree in Dental Hygiene at Allegany College of Maryland.
Renee has been licensed to practice dental hygiene in Maryland since 1987. Renee has worked in the same pediatric dental practice since 1989 in addition to general dental practices. Renee joined Dr. Geipe’s practice in December 2011.
Connie Wood, RDH
Dental HygienistKathleen M. Geipe, DDS, PA
Connie was born and raised in Salisbury, MD and graduated from Wicomico Senior High School in 1987. She attended Delaware Technical and Community College of Wilmington, De. earning her A.A. degree in dental hygiene in 1999.
Connie’s clinical training was done at Dover Air Force Base. She is licensed to practice in Maryland and Delaware. She has worked in private practices since graduation. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association.
Connie began practicing with Dr. Geipe in November of 2011.
Business AssistantKathleen M. Geipe, DDS, PA
Les Chandler is a graduate of James M. Bennett High School. He graduated from the University Of Md., College Park in 1972 with a B.S. from the College of Business and Public Administration.
Les has worked part-time in Dr. Geipe’s practice since 2011. He is the behind the scenes person who works primarily when special projects for the business need to be tackled.
You may meet Les in the office or on the phone, as he is always ready to pitch-in when needed.