Meet Our Staff

Expert Endodontic Treatment in Philadelphia, PA

At the office of Dr. Barry Rhome, we’re passionate about helping our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles in a warm, welcoming office environment. While the endodontic treatments we offer are an important part of that, we also recognize that a dedicated team of motivated, personable, and kind-hearted people is vitally important to our overall patient experience. That’s why we’ve worked hard to create a team that is committed to our patients. We know that our office is nothing without its people—and we’re extremely proud of every member of our team. Read below to get to know our award-winning staff, and be sure to check out Dr. Rhome’s bio as well.

Delores Paulk, Office Manager

Delores Paulk is our wonderful Office Manager who has been with Dr. Rhome for  22 years. Known for her kind and reassuring voice, her favorite part of working with patients is being their first point of contact over the phone and then meeting them face to face. 

Delores was born in Kentucky, and she grew up in Missouri and later Pennsylvania. Today, she’s a resident of Germantown in Philadelphia. When she’s not in the office, Delores enjoys reading mystery novels. Speaking of books, Delores is an accomplished author. In 2016, she published “The Paulk Perspective on Race Relations: A Whole New World of Hope and Understanding” based on her time living in North Philadelphia and her 40-year interracial marriage. Check out her book here.

Delores is the mother of two adult children and is an animal lover. She has two cats, and her interest in animal welfare helps the community through her participation in the trap, neuter, and release program for stray cats. 

Delores is a long-time Church choir member and soloist—another one of her many talents. Delores is simply a joy to be around, and we hope you get the opportunity to meet her in person. She’s also happy to answer any questions you might have over the phone, so feel free to give us a call at 215-735-7113.

Lisa Gentile, Dental Assistant

Lisa Gentile was born and raised in South Philadelphia, and today she lives in Voorhees, New Jersey. With over 25 years of experience, Lisa is one of our most experienced Dental Assistants. She started working with Dr. Rhome about five years ago, and we couldn’t have asked for a better addition to the team. When she’s not assisting chairside, Lisa can also be found at the front desk and is another friendly face to greet our patients. 

Outside of work, she enjoys baking, especially her famous dipped chocolate treats. She also has a knack for crocheting baby blankets, which she often gives as gifts. On any given Saturday morning, you can find Lisa curled up with a good book and a warm cup of coffee. 

Lisa has a passion for animals and generously volunteers at the Animal Welfare Association. She even has two pets of her own: a Yorkshire Terrier named Pebbles, and a Yorkshire Terrier-Schitzu mix named Chloe. We’re lucky to have Lisa on our team, and we hope you get the chance to meet her in person.

Kathy, Dental Assistant

Kathy has been working with Dr. Rhome for over two years. In addition to her excellent assisting skills, Kathy is the proud mom of a graduating high school senior, who is looking to attend college in the fall. Outside of the office, Kathy is quite a talented artist, and like Delores and Lisa, she is an animal lover too—she adores her cat named Frankie. Originally from California, Kathy now resides in the Philadelphia area, and we are both fortunate and happy to have her on our team.

Contact Your Philadelphia, PA Endodontist

We hope you’ve enjoyed meeting our team, and we hope you get a chance to meet them in person. In the meantime, you can always call us at 215-735-7113 with any questions about our office or your endodontic treatment. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we’re eager to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy new smile.