Dentist – East Millinocket, ME
Your Hometown Dentist: Dr. Karen Delaney
A native of Denton, TX, Dr. Delaney first came to the East Millinocket area in June 2014 to support her cousin who was competing in the AT hike, and she immediately fell in love with the area. When she came home, she told her husband they were moving to Maine. She saw the opportunity to practice in a town where she could become an integral part of the community and participate in local events. In short, she wanted to be the dentist rather than just a dentist, making it easier to form close and trusting relationships with her patients. Of course, all great relationships start with an introduction, and you can start getting to know Dr. Delaney a little more by reading on below!
Why I Became a Dentist
Dr. Delaney has always been the type of person who likes to help people, and dentistry is a unique field where a doctor can improve a person’s health and appearance at the same time, dramatically enhancing their quality of life in the process. The combination of art and science also drew Dr. Delaney to the field, and she enjoys how dentistry is always changing and evolving, enabling her to take even better care of her patients. Today, her main goal is to consistently provide her patients with a happy and fun environment where her team can deliver the very best dental care!
My Dental Education & Background
Dr. Delaney attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and she went on to achieve a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at the Baylor College of Dentistry. She chose to stay at the school and later achieved her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. She then practiced family dentistry before relocating to Maine, where she saw that she could provide quality dental care to an underserved community.
In order to stay on top of the latest advancements in dentistry, Dr. Delaney maintains active memberships in the following professional organizations:
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Maine Dental Association (MDA)
- American Academy of Implant Dentists (AAID)
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI-Fellowship status)
What I Do Outside of Dentistry
Dr. Delany is married to Dr. Lloyd Delany, and together they have two beautiful daughters and one handsome son. During her spare time, she enjoys traveling, sewing, and reading up on her latest obsession: moose!