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Greeted Personally, Treated Personally

Dr. Bowman-Hensley attended A-B Tech for Associate of Arts and the Registered Dental Hygiene program, UNCA for multiple undergraduate studies, and WCU for a bachelor in Chemistry. She worked as a registered dental hygienist in high-quality local practices for 13 years, studying under the finest dentists in Asheville and Black Mountain. Dr. Bowman-Hensley was encouraged to go on to dental school and continued to work as a hygienist as well as holding several other odd jobs to put herself through school.

She was accepted on her first attempt at the University of Kentucky where she completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2000.

Once Dr. Bowman-Hensley graduated from dental school, she served in public health work for two years before opening her own practice in 2002 with the support of her mentor dentists. In addition to her professional pursuits, Dr. Bowman-Hensley served as an adjunct professor at A-B Tech, where she taught both clinical assisting and hygiene. She also served on the ABTC Advisory Board, the Buncombe County Board of Health, and for numerous years on the North Carolina Academy of General Dentistry (NCAGD) Executive Board of Directors. She currently serves in the House of Delegates and maintains active membership in the North Carolina Dental Society, Buncombe County Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bowman-Hensley has served in many leadership capacities with the North Carolina Dental Society, most recently as full Chair of the state meeting at Myrtle Beach in 2023.

Dr. Bowman-Hensley held all officer positions with the NCAGD, including president, and served as the Meeting Chair for five years. She also volunteered at numerous clinics for underserved individuals and accomplished several special projects. Dr. Bowman-Hensley served for many years with the North Carolina Academy of General Dentistry as the Legislative Chair, held a presidency there, and was a meeting chair for five years. She and her husband actively support local rescue shelters, veterans groups, her church, Eblen Charter, and other community-related charities.

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Dr. Bowman-Hensley Remains Committed to Her Craft

If you’re looking for an experienced and knowledgeable dental professional in Asheville, NC, seek out Dr. Barbara Bowman-Hensley.

Dr. Bowman-Hensley Continues to Further Her Education

Dr. Bowman-Hensley completed her Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Fellowship in 2014 with over 500 credit hours of continuing education in various disciplines. She then achieved her Mastership in 2019 which requires over 1,500 hours of continuing education in various disciplines.
In addition to her Mastership through the AGD, Dr. Bowman-Hensley completed all mastery-level courses in the Peter Dawson Advanced Clinical Education series and the Dr. John Kois Advanced Dental Post-Graduate Program.

Additionally, Dr. Bowman-Hensley completes approximately 100 hours of continuing education every year to further expand her knowledge. The dental profession changes each year, and staying up to date on the latest techniques and technology is a crucial component of Dr. Bowman-Hensley’s success. Dr. Bowman-Hensley is a founder and active member of the prestigious NC KOIS Study Club, and for the past 12 years, she has helped run the NC Mastership courses to mentor and teach other NC dentists the masters levels of the 15 disciplines recognized by the AGD.

A Hometown Girl

Dr. Bowman-Hensley has lived in Buncombe County almost all her life. She chose to establish her practice close to home and is passionate about treating and connecting with the local community, making lifelong friends. Dr. Bowman-Hensley spends much of her spare time with her husband, three rescue dogs, and two rescue cats. As often as she can, she gets out in the garden, watches the Cubs’ games, and enjoys photography – her pups are the most photographed dogs on the planet!

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