About Steven Alban Family Dentistry
Dentist in Milford, DE
From the moment our patients enter Steven Alban Family Dentistry, they are greeted by a friendly environment and professional staff with years of dental care experience. A beautiful smile isn’t just pleasing to look at — it is one of the strongest indicators of positive overall health. Working with you, Dr. Steven Alban and his caring team will develop an individualized dental care plan for you and your family, ensuring you leave your visit with a beautiful, healthy smile.
Dr. Steven Alban, DDS
Dr. Steven Alban believes dentistry joins the arts and sciences. After three years of studying for a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, Dr. Alban was accepted to dental school. While he was studying at the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, he was invited to participate in the Prosthodontic Clerkship program. This allowed him to focus on creating crowns, bridges, dentures, and restoring dental implants. He was invited to join Gamma Pi Delta, a Prosthodontic dental honor society, and at graduation was awarded the Maryland Academy of General Dentistry award for “high proficiency in clinical care and patient management”.
After earning his dental degree, Dr. Alban participated in a hospital residency program at Christiana Care hospital in Wilmington, DE. Dr. Alban was awarded the Biotene Award for Excellence in Hospital Dentistry. He has practiced privately in Delaware since 2000 and in Milford since 2005. His practice serves patients from Kent and Sussex Counties,including Felton, Lincoln, Milton, Harrington, Houston, DE.
As a dentist committed to providing excellent care to his patients, Dr. Alban frequently attends continuing education courses to educate himself about advances in dental practice and technology. As a dentist committed to access to care, Dr. Alban volunteers at the Hope Clinic in Dover, DE. He is an attending dentist with the Christiana Care General Dental residency program. Dr. Alban is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Delaware State Dental Society, and the Kent-Sussex Dental Society.
Dr. Alban lives in Milford with his family. Besides practicing dentistry, he enjoys music, playing board games, reading, and participating in 17th century historical re-enactments. Dr. Alban performs with the Dover Symphony Orchestra, where he plays the oboe and English horn.
Cherie, Dental Hygienist
Cherie graduated from the Del. Tech. Hygiene Program in 1993. She has been with the practice since completing school. She worked for Dr. Hendel for 12 years prior to Dr. Steve’s purchase of the practice. Cherie is married and the proud mother of three children.
Tammy, Dental Hygienist
Tammy graduated from the Del Tech Hygiene Program in 1992. She volunteers regularly at the Hope Clinic in Dover. She is married and has 2 sons. Tammy enjoys crafts, reading, spending time with her family and is active in her church. Tammy has been working for Dr. Steve since he bought the practice in 2005, having previously worked for Dr. Hendel. She enjoys talking to people and being part of a great dental team.
Garan, Dental Hygienist
Garan resides in Bridgeville, Delaware. She earned her B.S. from Salisbury University in 2004 with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. In 2007 she received her Masters in Healthcare Administration from Wilmington University. Garan joined Dr. Alban’s practice in 2009 upon completion of the Dental Hygiene Program at Del Tech. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, having served on the Executive Board in Delaware for over 8 years. She was the association’s president from 2015-2016. Garan is proud to be part of the faculty at Del. Tech. as a clinical hygiene instructor. She was honored to be selected as Dental Hygienist of the Year for the state of Delaware in 2016.
Penny, Dental Hygienist
Penny has been in the dental field for 30 years, with 27 of those years as a Dental Hygienist. in 1990 she graduated from Allegany College as president of her class with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. She received the Hu-friedy Golden Scaler Award upon graduation. In 1993 she graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene. She has been working for Dr. Alban since 2012.
Marianne, Office Manager
Our office manager, Marianne, has been with Dr. Steve for seven years. She has a marketing and finance background and was a certified dental assistant for over 13 years. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family and adding to her antique collection.
Robin, Patient Care Coordinator
Robin started dental assisting in New Jersey in 1978. She left dental assisting in 1992 to be a stay at home mom. Robin moved to Delaware in 1998 became a patient of Dr. Hendel who ended up hiring her to help his wife run the front desk in 2004. She has continued to work for Dr. Alban since he took over the practice in 2005.
Esther, Business Coordinator
If you have received an invoice, you can thank Esther. She processes insurance claims, posts payments and mails invoices. Esther worked for Dr. Hendel for many years and has continued with Dr. Alban when he bought the practice in 2005. Most patients never see Esther because she begins her work in the evening when the other staff are heading home. In her spare time, Esther enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Marie, Insurance Coordinator
Marie is a native of Pennsylvania. She was introduced to the dental field in 1967 as an assistant to a local dentist. She has worked in the dental field for over 30 years. Marie and her husband started vacationing in Lewes in 1998, and moved to Delaware permanently in 2005. Marie broke a tooth in March 2006, and was seen by Dr. Alban. Dr. Alban had an opening at the front desk. After learning about Marie’s experience, she was interviewed shortly after and has been a part of his practice ever since.
Betty, Dental Assistant
Betty was born in Virginia, but spent most of her childhood in Laurel, DE. Betty started her career in Dentistry in 1966. Dr. Alban is the third dentist she has worked for. She worked for Dr. Hendel for 18 years before Dr. Alban took over in 2005. Betty often volunteers at the Hope Clinic in Dover, assisting Dr. Alban. She received an award of recognition in 2016 for her dedication and service. Betty’s knowledge of dentistry and 50+ years of experience are an invaluable contribution to the success of the practice.
Loretta, Dental Assistant
Loretta is a Delaware native. She began working for Dr. Steve in 2005, and has done some work with Delaware Public Health. In her off time she enjoys kayaking and the company of her dogs.