Meet the NBFD Team


Mallory Trate, Registered Hygienist (RDH)

Mallory has been a hygienist for Dr. Patel since 2015. She is from and still resides in Delaware. Mallory is a 2013 graduate of Harcum College and has been working as a hygienist since that time. Mallory has a passion for the dental field and loves the ever evolving nature of it. Mallory enjoys spending time with her husband who she met in high school. They like going to concerts, sporting events, and traveling anywhere they have the opportunity to go.


Season Wallace, Registered Hygienist (RDH)

Season grew up in Cecil County where she graduated from Perryville High School. She went on to receive her degree in Dental Hygiene from Allegany College in 1999. Season has enjoyed practicing dental hygiene for 18 years. She takes pride in helping her patients look and feel better along with providing the education needed to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Season enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with her husband and 3 children.


Brittany Houser, Dental Assistant

Brittany is a 2011 graduate of Delcastle Technical High School with certification in Dental Assisting and Radiology. In an addition the dental assisting, she has spent time as a patient care coordinator helping patients with insurance and appointment times. Brittany strives to help patients achieve their ultimate goal of leaving with healthy smiles. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, crocheting, and Eagles football games.


Kate Slayman, Patient Coordinator

Kate was born and raised in Cecil County and is a graduate of Perryville High School. She is the friendly voice you hear when you enter or phone our office. Kate loves to make herself available to our patients when they have questions about their payments, accounts, insurance, etc. She strives to be someone our patients are able to rely on and are always comfortable to approach for help. Kate is constantly looking for new ways to broaden her knowledge of the dental field. Outside of the office, Kate enjoys spending time with her son and being outdoors.