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We Offer Top-Notch Family Dentistry

Dr. Barbara Bowman-Hensley isn’t the only highly qualified and committed dental professional in the office. Our staff plays a vital role in our patients’ oral health. From the front office staff to the dental assistant, each team member carries out her responsibilities with dedication and professionalism. When you arrive at Gentle Family Dentistry, our front office staff greets you with a smile and ensures you feel comfortable. Given that many of our patients feel uncomfortable or even afraid of visiting the dentist, their role is essential. From there our dentist and dental assistants work hard to clean their patients’ teeth. For high-quality family dentistry in Asheville, NC, you can trust our team!


Dental Assistant

We were thrilled to welcome Brandi into our clinical team in the summer of 2022. She is currently working toward her dental assistant certification and aspires to make dentistry her long-term career. Brandi is passionate about making a difference in her community and has spent the bulk of her post-high school life volunteering and participating in social work.

In her time outside the practice she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family and hiking.


Dental Assistant

Emily is one of our incredibly talented dental assistants! Her thorough education in Dental Assisting provides her with fresh insights and passion to share with the rest of our team. Emily’s energy and positive attitude are contagious, and she thrives on making a difference in others’ lives. She has wanted to be in the dental field all her life and is excited to now be living out her dream.

When she’s not here caring for patients, Emily loves to spend time with her family


Dental Assistant

Azure joined our practice as a Dental Assistant in the summer of 2020 and possesses an enthusiastic, detail-oriented work ethic. Her desire to care for others and her fantastic interpersonal skills are wonderful assets to us! Azure is a favorite among our energetic, younger patients. She completed additional dental courses in two key areas since joining our team and has quickly integrated these skills into our practice.

Azure loves to barrel race her horse Silver.


Business Manager

Rebecca is our business manager—a Jill of all trades! She coordinates care between patients and specialists and ensures each patient’s needs are met with the highest level of attention. She enjoys hiking on the weekends and baking goodies for her family.

Rebecca has lived in two continents, attending a university in Australia and getting her Bachelor’s degree in Florida. She has since moved back to the Blue Ridge Mountains which she missed. Rebecca enjoys hiking on the weekends and baking goodies for her family.



Insurance Coordinator

Cheryl is our insurance coordinator, expertly helping patients maximize their benefits. Sometimes you may see Cheryl in the clinical setting, using her many years of hands-on dental experience to offer assistance where needed.

Cheryl was born in Charlotte, NC, but raised all over the United States and Germany while her father was in the USAF. She has since moved to the Asheville area with her beloved Golden Retriever Maggie. She has two children and two beautiful granddaughters.

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