Meet the Team
Dr. Dawn Grandison, DDS
Dr. Grandison began her dental education in her native island of Trinidad, West Indies, and transferred to Howard University, College of Dentistry in Washington, DC. In 2000 she graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) Degree and went on to complete a two year General Practice Residency at Louisiana State University, and the hospital system in New Orleans and Biloxi, Mississippi. There she became certified to do conscious sedation and nitrous oxide or laughing gas. For four years she worked as an Associate Dentist at a private dental practice in New Castle County, Delaware, where she continued to do work with dental patients requesting IV sedation and General Anesthesia. Prior to that, she was the first Dental Director at the Kent Community Health Center in Dover, which she helped establish. Dr. Grandson's interests include music and tai chi. She is a volunteer member of the Medical Reserve Service Corp and volunteers at the Hope Medical Clinic, dental section, at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover, Delaware. Smile-to-Smile Family Dental & Sedation Center will allow Dr. Grandison to again make dental care possible for the apprehensive patient in southern Delaware and beyond. She is an advocate of empowering and mentoring her patients, and is happy to re-create great smiles that will be passed on. Dr. Grandison is a member of the American Dental Society (ADA), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the Delaware State Dental Society (DSDS) and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA).
Luz Alvarado, Dental Assistant
Mrs Luz Alvarado earned a Certificate in Dental Assisting in 1992, when she successfully graduated from New York University, College of Dentistry, New York, NY, Dental Assisting Program. After ten years working in the dental field in New York, she relocated to Dover, DE where she gained additional experience working in private dental offices and a Federally Qualified Health Center. She is now proud to join the Smile-To-Smile Family Dental & Sedation Center, P.A. team. In addition to being an experienced Dental Assistant, Mrs Alvarado is bilingual Spanish/English. She treats the patients in her care with sensitivity, and they all love her!
Stephen Sedlock IV, Dental Assistant
Sedlock IV is a dental assistant with 24 years dental experience from the
United States Air Force. Now a military retiree, he has adapted his skills to
our business by managing our supplies, maintaining our equipment, and
performing as a back-up assistant. He has assisted in general dentistry,
orthodontics, endodontics, and dental surgeries. He also has experience in
preventive dentistry and dental radiology. He carries with him an Associates
Degree from the Community College of the Air Force in Dental Assisting. He
enjoys sports like snow skiing, basketball, hiking, and biking. Some of his
hobbies include reading and key-chain collecting.