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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!


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.

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.


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.


We wish Emily the best and brightest beginning as she moves in preparation for her wedding! We are so grateful for the asset she has been to our dental team and our community for the past two and a half years, and we will all dearly miss her!

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