Meet the Newark Office Doctors

Richard D. Bond, DDS

Dr. Bond received his dental degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry. He completed his General Practice Residency at the Wilmington Medical Center/Christiana Care. Dr. Bond has been with Dental Associates of Delaware since 1984 and is a member of the American Dental Association, Delaware State Dental Society, and First State Implant Study Group. Along with the previous affiliations, he is also on the dental teaching staff at the Wilmington Hospital of the Christiana Care Health System, and was selected by his peers as a Delaware Today Top Dentist.

Dr. Bond is committed to providing the highest quality personalized dental care in a friendly and caring environment. It is especially important to him to spend ample time with each patient, in order to explain treatment options and perform each procedure.

Dr. Bond grew up locally in Claymont, DE where he earned the Eagle Scout Award. He also lead the University of Delaware Marching Band as Drum Major for three years. Dr. Bond enjoys scuba diving, skiing, and bodysurfing at LBI with his family.

Treatment Coordinator: Amy Heath aheath@delawaresmiles.com

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Caterina Carafides, DMD

Dr. Caterina Carafides is a graduate of Drexel University, where she earned her B.S. in Biology and was a member of the University Honors Program, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Captain of the Varsity Women’s Lacrosse team. She is also a graduate of the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She has completed her General Practice Residency at the Christiana Care Health System. Dr. Carafides is a member of the Delaware State Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association. She is active in The Spear Learning Continuum and is active in a local Spear Study Club.

Dr. Carafides takes pride in working with patients of all ages in a compassionate and caring environment. Her use of modern dental technology and her focus on continuing education, such as with the Spear Study Club, allows her to treat her patients comprehensively and with the latest methods available.

In her free time, Dr. Carafides enjoys traveling, coaching youth lacrosse, running, and spending time at the shore with her family.

Treatment Coordinator: Amy Heath aheath@delawaresmiles.com

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Lena Jia, DDS

Dr. Lena Jia is a native of Montgomery County, Maryland. She graduated from Duke University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, however it was a mission trip sparking an interest in oral health that steered her into dentistry. She then obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at University of Maryland School of Dentistry, receiving further implant restorative training through the implant clerkship program. There she was also inducted into the Gorgas Odontological Honorary Society and Gamma Pi Delta Honor Society, and was selected as a provider for the Smiles for Success Program as part of the American Association of Women Dentists. She has since completed a post-doctorate General Practice Residency program at Christiana Care Health System, and is a current member of the American Dental Association and Delaware State Dental Society.

Outside the clinic, Dr. Jia enjoys traveling, hiking, and dancing. She also loves to cook and try out new recipes from all different cuisines.

Treatment Coordinator: Amy Heath aheath@delawaresmiles.com

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