Meet the Doctors
Dr. Steven Wright
Dr. Steven Wright earned his undergraduate degree from Wesley College graduating summa cum laude with a major in psychology and a double minor in music theory and chemistry. Dr. Wright graduated from Temple University’s Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dental Medicine in 2002. Having passed the Delaware board in his senior year, he then went on to a general practice residency at Christiana Care Health System at Wilmington Hospital. Dr. Wright was fortunate to join his father in practice and to enjoy a close working relationship until Dr. Bruce Wright’s retirement in 2016.
Professionally Dr. Steve Wright enjoys all aspects of dentistry with an emphasis on surgical and cosmetic dentistry. Throughout his career he has sought out and studied from some of the greatest minds in the modern dental field, logging 200 + hours of continuing education per year. Dr. Wright and his Maplewood partner, Dr. Luckenbaugh practice dentistry using a unique, risk-based model that applies science to further the pursuit of highly esthetic, long-term results.
Dr. Wright is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of Osseointegration, the Kent Sussex Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the Spear Education Faculty Club.
Born in Sussex County, Dr. Wright grew up taking advantage of all the outdoor recreational activities that majestic, coastal Delaware offers. Today he and his wife, Renee, still live in his beloved coastal Delaware with their two dogs, a too-smart-for-his-own-good Portuguese water dog, named Bay and his hunting/fishing partner, a Chesapeake Bay retriever, named Keely.
Dr. Dan Luckenbaugh
Dr. Dan Luckenbaugh earned his Bachelor of Science from Messiah College graduating magna cum laude. Balancing the rigors of a biology major, Dr. Luckenbaugh played four years of intercollegiate athletics on the men’s soccer team. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, He began his dental education at the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore. Following dental school, he was accepted into a general practice residency at Christiana Care Health System at Wilmington Hospital. While there, Dr. Luckenbaugh began to hone his skills, focusing on restorative, cosmetic, periodontal and implant dentistry.
Realizing that dentistry is an ever-changing field, Dr. Luckenbaugh, and his Maplewood partner, Dr. Wright, consistently search out the highest level of continuing education offered across the country. Dr. Luckenbaugh enjoys the challenge of merging biology with art in order to provide the best functional and esthetic outcomes for his patients.
Enjoying many aspects of dentistry from surgical implant placement to veneers, Dr. Luckenbaugh has been a student of many of the top minds currently teaching in the field of advanced dental education. Specifically, for restorative/cosmetic rehabilitation, he has completed the prestigious Spear Education curriculum in Scottsdale, Arizona and currently remains active with the community, serving as a Faculty Club member. In addition to Spear Education, Dr. Luckenbaugh has also had the privilege of learning under the tutelage of Dr. John C. Kois in Seattle, Washington. This advanced continuing education has provided Dr. Luckenbaugh with the utmost confidence in both diagnosing and treatment planning complexities in cosmetics and severe wear cases.
Implant dentistry has become a standard of care for tooth replacement in our current climate. Along with Dr. Wright, Dr. Luckenbaugh completed the Columbia University Implantology Continuum in New York in 2014. Led by leading implant clinician and researcher, Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, this series of instruction included training in implant placement (utilizing cone beam 3D imaging) in the nuances of successfully restoring implants in the esthetic zone.
Dr. Luckenbaugh is a member of the American Dental Association, the Delaware State Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
He resides in Rehoboth Beach with his wife, Meredith, their daughter, Sloane, and their miniature schnauzer, Sophie. Not only do the Luckenbaughs love all the recreational activities that a beach town has to offer, but they also enjoy hanging out with friends and family at all the fantastic restaurants found in the area.
Dr. Katherine Townsend
Dr. Katherine Townsend is a Delaware native, originally from Middletown, DE. She received her degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Delaware in 2008. Dr. Townsend continued her education at the Temple University School of Dentistry where she also completed a mission trip to Jamaica, providing dental care to those in need. After dental school, she was accepted into the Christiana Care General Practice Residency program in Wilmington, DE. After completing her training, Dr. Townsend worked for several years at Westside family Healthcare, a non-profit organization dedicated to treating the underserved communities. She continues to stay active in the community by working as a contracted dentist for the military, providing exams and treatment to service men and women of the Delaware Air National Guard.
In order to better serve her patients, Dr. Townsend stays current in the field of dentistry with continuing education courses, including advanced courses at the Spear Education Institute. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Delaware State Dental Society. Outside of the office, Dr. Townsend can be found running, biking or traveling with her husband.