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Bonnie L. Bower, DDS

Bonnie L. Bower, DDS

Bonnie L. Bower grew up in Albion, New York, a small farming community of 5000 people. She received her Bachelor of Science and a Masters degree, both in Biology, from SUNY College at Brockport. Dr. Bower was involved in hearing research at the University of Michigan Medical School where she was employed as a Research Associate, and while there, became interested in dentistry. She attended the University of Michigan Dental School, graduating in 1983. After practicing in the Providence area, Dr. Bower moved to New Bedford to practice in 1985 and she moved to her current location in 1997. She loves helping her patients achieve and maintain beautiful smiles, and especially seeing families over the years.

Dr. Bower is a past president of the New Bedford Dental Society, and is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Massachusetts Dental Society (Southeastern District).

She lives in Westport with her husband Mark and has one daughter. Dr. Bower volunteers in the community and in her spare time enjoys gardening, canoeing, snowshoeing and traveling.


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Lori, Front Desk

Lori has been with Dr. Bower since 2002. In her front office position, her responsibility involves managing all the private insurance issues. One of Lori’s favorite things is to help our patients get the dental treatment they want and need by showing each one of them their financial options. It is her goal to make sure our patients achieve the smile and dental health they desire, she is here to help with all their questions! Lori has attended several continuing education courses and will do so on a regular basis. She is also certified in CPR/AED.

Lori is fluent in Portuguese and in her spare time she loves to spend quality time with her husband, children and family.

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Rachel, Dental Assistant

Rachel graduated from a local Dental Assisting program and has been a chair side dental assistant with Dr. Bower Since 2005. Rachel was certified in Radiology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She also holds Certifications in CPR/AED and continues to expand her knowledge in the Dental field by completing continuing education courses. She is also working toward becoming a Certified Dental Assistant. Rachel performs various jobs at the office such as, assisting the Doctor with numerous procedures, sterilization, digital x-rays, ordering supplies, assisting at the front desk, as well as Zoom Whitening. In her spare time Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and her close friends. An avid animal lover, Rachel has expanded her family with two dogs, loves camping, traveling, and exploring new things.


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Sandra, Dental Assistant

Sandra became a dental assistant in 2004 after completing a New England Dental Assisting program. She has worked for Dr. Bower since 2010 with her twin sister Rachel. Sandra is certified in Radiology, CPR and also attends continuing education classes on a regular basis. Her job consists of assisting the doctor, sterilizing instruments, working in the lab and helping the hygienists. Sandra grew up in Fairhaven and now lives in New Bedford.

She enjoys her career and working with patients. Sandra also likes going for walks, camping and spending time with her family and friends.


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Sharon, RDH

Sharon has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2000 and has been with Dr. Bower since 2003. In addition to educating her patients on maintaining good oral health, her responsibilities include child and adult prophylaxis, scaling and root planing, periodontal maintenance, radiology, antibiotic therapy and sealants. Sharon is a knowledgeable, gentle and thorough hygienist with a friendly, soothing demeanor that truly helps patients relax. She strives to provide each and every patient with the best possible care.

Sharon graduated from Bristol Community College and attends continuing education courses regularly. She is also CPR and AED certified. In her spare time she enjoys watching her son play basketball, spending time with her daughter and grandson, reading, skiing and surrounding herself with family and friends.


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Courtney, Dental Hygienist

Courtney has been a registered dental hygienist since 2012. And started working for Dr. Bower in July 2014. In addition to Courtney’s responsibilities as a dental hygienist, it is of the utmost importance to her that her patients feel calm and comfortable in her chair. Courtney achieves this by having a gentle hand during hygiene procedures, a positive attitude and making sure all her patients leave feeling informed about their oral health.

Courtney graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and is also licensed in local anesthesia. She is CPR/AED certified, and enjoys taking continuing education in all facets of dentistry on a regular basis. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancée, painting and baking.