While attending Mahanoy Area High School, located in the heart of southeastern Pennsylvania, Dr. Kenneth (Ken) Yost’s passion for dentistry was ignited.Thanks to the many cases that his own dentist afforded him to observe at the time, Dr. Yost learned that the field encompassed art, creativity, science and construction — all areas in which he held great interest. As an undergraduate at Albright College in the 1980s, he became fascinated by all things science. Penchant in botany and anatomy, Dr. Yost served as a student teacher in these subjects and worked in the college’s greenhouse. After graduating magna cum laude from Albright in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in biology, he attended the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. During his time at the Ivy League institution, he worked as a cardiac laboratory technician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and as a student teacher in histology, anatomy and physiology. In 1988, Dr. Yost graduated from Penn in the top 10% of his class and won numerous awards in prosthetic dentistry. Following dental school, Dr. Yost entered a general practice residency at the Medical College of Philadelphia, where he received valuable training in hospital-based dentistry and discovered the field of implant dentistry. During his residency he worked with many well-respected surgeons and was introduced to all types of surgical cases, from trauma to oral surgery. To continue excelling and blazing new trails in dentistry, Dr. Yost completes over 150 hours of continuing education each year, primarily through the Spear Institute Education program — one of the most respected advanced education programs in the country. With dentists mandated to take only 25 hours of continued studies, heightened learning is his passion and commitment to his patients. Dr. Yost is a member of the American Dental Association® and the Delaware State Dental Society. He also participates in two study groups, one of which is Spear. As a nationally renowned expert in the fields of cosmetic, restorative and reconstructive dentistry, Dr. Yost lectures at conferences, sharing his experience and skill with other dental professionals. He is also resolved to delivering superior patient care by combining new technologies and techniques with traditional treatments to provide the highest quality of dental care possible. Dr. Yost is married to his wife, Patti, and has three children: Kerry, Bryan and Sasha. When he has time, he enjoys hobbies such as carpentry (he has his own workshop), landscaping, astronomy and fishing. He credits his father, a general contractor with whom he worked from the age of 14, for a strong work ethic and sense of perfectionism. He is well trained in all the building trades and has completely renovated two houses in the past 10 years.
Business Office Manager
At Advanced Dental Artistry, our team is available to assist Dr. Yost as well as our patients in making their experiences positive. They make it a priority to continuously develop the skills and abilities needed to maintain the highest standards of care. Give us a call today at 302-477-1888 to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Wilmington, Delaware, and learn more! Vinni is the business office manager and is available to assist you with whatever is required to make your visit not just a dental visit but “an experience.” She has a degree in dental hygiene and science and had several successful dental-related businesses over the years. She has been in the dental field for almost 25 years and attended the York University in Toronto, Canada; Queen Elizabeth University in Birmingham, England; and Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She is very proud to say, “Dr. Yost is by far the best dentist I have ever aligned myself with! Together, we have selected the best caring team to help our patients with all their dental needs.” She also adds, “The staff is continually learning through the Spear Institute, which is an innovative dental education program. This is to ensure we stay current in our field.” Her favorite times outside of work are spent with her loving husband, Bob, and their daughters. She adores her pets, enjoys traveling to faraway places, dazzles the dance floor with her ballroom moves and loves to cook exotic dishes.
Business Manager Assistant
Daisy has recently joined the team as assistant to our office manager and brings with her both dental and customer service experience. She attended the University of Delaware after graduating from Delcastle Technical High School in 2013. Daisy has been with her high school sweetheart, now husband, for 9 years. They enjoy their evenings at the park with their (very social!) toddler, Joey, as well as running after their mischievous Siberian Husky puppy, Goku. Daisy is fluent in Spanish, greets everyone with a smile and is always willing to help her coworkers. She is excited about this new chapter in her life, working with our wonderful team and Dr. Yost
Jessica has been an asset to our practice for the past two years. She is our dental assistant, who graduated from Delcastle Technical High School in 2013. Jessica will make sure you receive quality service and attention. In her spare time, she enjoys taking impromptu road trips and spending time with her family and friends. Jessica will gladly help you navigate through your dental issues.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Born in Rome, Italy, and fluent in Italian, Fran graduated St. James High School in Carneys Point, New Jersey. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Dental Hygiene and a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association as well as the New Castle County Dental Hygiene Association. “Over 40 years’ experience and I am still passionate about the quality hygiene therapy I provide for my patients, because I understand how it impacts their overall health, not just their oral health. Married with two grown children and two grandsons who are the loves of my life, I have enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, Arizona and Italy to visit friends and family.” Fran enjoys walking, hiking and golfing.
Dr. Yost identified Dental Assistant Meghan Coughlin as an up-and-comer in the dental field while she was completing her studies at the Dawn Career Institute for Dental Assisting. Some of Meghan’s responsibilities at Advanced Dental Artistry include general clinic administrative work and completing lab work under the direction of Dr. Yost. She also prepares the examination rooms for appointments by sterilizing instruments and ensuring all necessary equipment is ready for the doctor at a moment’s notice. Meghan is also becoming a very familiar face to the patients undergoing extensive dental work. She is often seen assisting the doctor during procedures by handing him instruments and anticipating his needs throughout appointments. Meghan strives to bring her own brand of brightness to the office with her winning personality. She has an acute understanding of how patients can feel anxious undergoing various types of procedures. Therefore, she listens intently to every concern and goes the extra mile by making certain you are well informed and put at ease with some of the office’s more refined touches, such as warmed towels and aroma therapy. An avid animal lover, Meghan plays mother to three beautifully chubby cats! She is always excited to share pictures of them and looks forward to seeing pictures from other pet parents who visit the practice throughout the day.