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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 was born here in Asheville and moved to Australia for 12 years before living in Florida during her college career. She graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She spent her first year out of college at a publishing company. However, she missed the Blue Ridge Mountains and decided to return home. Rebecca has always been passionate about building strong ties with others, which makes her a great fit as our Business Manager. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, sports, and baking. Rebecca is excited to continue her education in the future.



Insurance Coordinator

Cheryl was born in Charlotte, NC, but raised all over the United States and Germany since her father was in the USAF and lived in many states during her husband's 25 years of service. She has one three-year-old granddaughter, the light of her life.

She recently moved to Black Mountain from Johnson City, Tennessee. In Cheryl's spare time she drives for Uber and Lyft. She also enjoys hiking and walking with her Golden Retriever Maggie on the many trails around Asheville.


Dental Assistant

Emily is the newest addition to our practice, and her recent education as a Dental Assistant provides her with a wealth of knowledge to share with the rest of our team. Her 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 has joined our practice as a dental assistant, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her desire to care for others and her fantastic interpersonal skills on board! She recently participated in a continuing education course for radiology and is excited to put her additional knowledge into practice. Azure gives horse riding lessons when she is not at the practice, loves to barrel race, and has three adorable dogs.

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