About Us

Meet Dr. Barr

Dr. Sharon Barr owns and operates Longworth Dental. Her heart-felt mission is to provide the highest level of dental care. She has a passion for working with children.

Education

Dr. Sharon graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in biology with a chemistry minor from Mount Saint Vincent University in 2004, and studied dentistry at McGill University where she participated in various public outreach programs.

Awards

Dr. Sharon has always pursued excellence. When she was at MSVU, Dr. Sharon was awarded the Louyse Drouin Kennedy Jubilee Scholarship (2001), the In-Merit Scholarship (2002), the Leading Women Scholarship (2003) and the L. McDonald Memorial Award (2004). At McGill, she won the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Award (2008) before graduating with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD).

Love For Children
Her experience working with outreach programs revealed a particular talent for working with children, a passion Dr. Sharon lives every day. She ensures “her kids” receive the best experience 100% of the time. It's the same kind of experience she wants and expects for her own children. If you're online looking for pediatric dentistry in Bowmanville, look no further.

Meet Dr. Cooper

Dr. Andrew Cooper is a very energetic and outgoing individual with a great sense
of humour. He knows how important it is to make patients feel at ease and at home while at Longworth Dental.

Education

Dr. Andrew graduated with an Honours Degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Guelph in 2005 and a Master of Science in Physiology from the University of Toronto where he continued to study dentistry. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2013 and is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association.

Philosophy
Dr. Andrew is committed to creating long-term relationships with his patients, while always providing the best care. Dr. Andrew believes it is important to consider your needs and your personal goals for your smile when creating your treatment plan. He values the health of your smile, and the way it looks and feels, as much as you do.
Interests
For Dr. Andrew, the commute to work is an easy one — he lives in Port Hope with his wife and three daughters. When not in the office, he enjoys travelling, being outdoors, cycling, soccer, and spending time with his family and friends.

Meet Our Team

 
Hygiene Team
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    Emily Dobos — Registered Dental Hygienist
    • Having joined us in 2017, Emily is our hygienist.
    • Received her certification in dental assisting and hygiene at Durham College and is working on her Allied Health Science degree.
    • Emily enjoys travelling and hanging out with her mini golden doodle named Milo.
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    Karen Down — Registered Dental Hygienist
    • Karen and her family have lived in the community of Clarington for over 20 years.
    • Karen became a Certified Dental Assistant in 1985. In 1993, she graduated with honours from Durham College’s Dental Hygiene Program.
    • Karen likes to spend time at the cottage with family.
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    Debbie Gazley-MacVicar — Registered Dental Hygienist
    • Debbie has been practising since 1991 and is one of our in-house experts. She’s been with us since 2012.
    • She ensures you have the best experience.
    • Born and raised in Bowmanville, Debbie likes to bake and travel out of town to Blue Jays games!
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    Anita Osborne — Registered Dental Hygienist
    • Anita will eagerly help and encourage you with your preventive general and periodontal homecare techniques.
    • After graduating in 1986, Anita worked in London, England for a brief period before returning to Canada.
    • Anita travels, cooks and gardens in her spare time.

     
    Certified Dental Assistant Team
    All our dental assistants are “level II” meaning they have increased training and expanded duties. Their priority is to ensure you are comfortable during your visit.
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    Kayla Owen — Certified Dental Assistant/Infection Control Coordinator
    • Kayla chose our practice because she wanted to work with friendly people who focus on helping others!
    • She and her partner Tyson have a Great Pyrenees mountain dog named Maggie.
    • In addition to Assisting, Kayla is on track to reach her goal — to become a Certified Dental Hygienist.
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    Amanda Germaine — Certified Dental Assistant
    • Amanda is committed to excellence in patient care. She has spent a lot of time at the dentist throughout her life, making her very empathetic and compassionate.
    • Your host at Longworth Dental, Amanda will guide you to your private treatment room. She's also responsible for sterilizing instruments, mixing dental materials, and assisting your doctor throughout your treatment.
    • She’s married to Ryan and together, they love to go to sporting events, concerts, do home renos, and spend time with family and friends.
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    Meaghan Thomas — Hygiene Coordinator & Certified Dental Assistant
    • Meaghan’s favourite part of her career is seeing how far dentistry has come, especially for patient comfort levels. She can’t wait to see what’s coming next!
    • Day in day out, without fail, her focus is assisting the doctors with a high level of care for our patients.
    • With her husband Matt, Meaghan has 2 kids — Adrianna and Elliott — and a giant schnauzer puppy named Harley. They love to camp, swim, and watch movies.

     
      Administration
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      Emily Bovaird — Restorative Coordinator & Certified Dental Assistant
      • Emily loves her career — especially ensuring you are comfortable, relaxed, and enjoy your experience.
      • Raised in Pontypool, she moved to Bowmanville in 2011 to raise her son Logan and start her married life with Dan.
      • Emily’s had cosmetic dentistry. Next time you’re in, try to guess what it was!
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      Melissa Staples — Hygiene Coordinator
      • Melissa is excellent at ensuring patients feel welcome when they arrive, are comfortable throughout their visit, and look forward to their next visit.
      • Melissa enjoys family time with her two boys, Jaxson and Kaleb, her husband, Chris, and her boxer, Chloe.
      • Melissa spends her spare time relaxing and enjoying life through travelling, cooking, gardening, and going to the cottage.
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      Jeremy Barr — Office Manager
      • Together with Dr. Sharon and their kids Aria, Adara, and Darian, Jeremy loves to be active in the great outdoors, work out, play soccer, and read.
      • Jeremy is a math and French teacher. Bienvenue! Nous sommes heureux de vous acueillir!
      • He helps ensure you have the support you need during your visit, so that you have the best possible experience and receive the highest level of dental care.

      Meet Our Team

      Hygiene Team
      Image
      Emily Dobos — Registered Dental Hygienist
      • Having joined us in 2017, Emily is our hygienist.
      • Received her certification in dental assisting and hygiene at Durham College and is working on her Allied Health Science degree.
      • Emily enjoys travelling and hanging out with her mini golden doodle named Milo.
      Image
      Karen Down — Registered Dental Hygienist
      • Karen and her family have lived in the community of Clarington for over 20 years.
      • Karen became a Certified Dental Assistant in 1985. In 1993, she graduated with honours from Durham College’s Dental Hygiene Program.
      • Karen likes to spend time at the cottage with family.
      Image
      Debbie Gazley-MacVicar — Registered Dental Hygienist
      • Debbie has been practising since 1991 and is one of our in-house experts. She’s been with us since 2012.
      • She ensures you have the best experience.
      • Born and raised in Bowmanville, Debbie likes to bake and travel out of town to Blue Jays games!
      Image
      Anita Osborne — Registered Dental Hygienist
      • Anita will eagerly help and encourage you with your preventive general and periodontal homecare techniques.
      • After graduating in 1986, Anita worked in London, England for a brief period before returning to Canada.
      • Anita travels, cooks and gardens in her spare time.

      Certified Dental Assistant Team
      All our dental assistants are “level II” meaning they have increased training and expanded duties. Their priority is to ensure you are comfortable during your visit.
      Image

      Kayla Owen — Certified Dental Assistant/Infection Control Coordinator

      • Kayla chose our practice because she wanted to work with friendly people who focus on helping others!
      • She and her partner Tyson have a Great Pyrenees mountain dog named Maggie.
      • In addition to Assisting, Kayla is on track to reach her goal — to become a Certified Dental Hygienist.
      Image
      Amanda Germaine — Certified Dental Assistant
      • Amanda is committed to excellence in patient care. She has spent a lot of time at the dentist throughout her life, making her very empathetic and compassionate.
      • Your host at Longworth Dental, Amanda will guide you to your private treatment room. She's also responsible for sterilizing instruments, mixing dental materials, and assisting your doctor throughout your treatment.
      • She’s married to Ryan and together, they love to go to sporting events, concerts, do home renos, and spend time with family and friends.
      Image
      Meaghan Thomas — Hygiene Coordinator & Certified Dental Assistant
      • Meaghan’s favourite part of her career is seeing how far dentistry has come, especially for patient comfort levels. She can’t wait to see what’s coming next!
      • Day in day out, without fail, her focus is assisting the doctors with a high level of care for our patients.
      • With her husband Matt, Meaghan has 2 kids – Adrianna and Elliott – and a giant schnauzer puppy named Harley. They love to camp, swim, and watch movies.

      Administration
      Image
      Emily Bovaird — Restorative Coordinator & Certified Dental Assistant
      • Emily loves her career — especially ensuring you are comfortable, relaxed, and enjoy your experience.
      • Raised in Pontypool, she moved to Bowmanville in 2011 to raise her son Logan and start her married life with Dan.
      • Emily’s had cosmetic dentistry. Next time you’re in, try to guess what it was!
      Image
      Melissa Staples — Hygiene Coordinator
      • Melissa is excellent at ensuring patients feel welcome when they arrive, are comfortable throughout their visit, and look forward to their next visit.
      • Melissa enjoys family time with her two boys, Jaxson and Kaleb, her husband, Chris, and her boxer, Chloe.
      • Melissa spends her spare time relaxing and enjoying life through travelling, cooking, gardening, and going to the cottage.
      Image
      Jeremy Barr — Office Manager
      • Together with Dr. Sharon and their kids Aria, Adara, and Darian, Jeremy loves to be active in the great outdoors, work out, play soccer, and read.
      • Jeremy is a math and French teacher. Bienvenue! Nous sommes heureux de vous acueillir!
      • He helps ensure you have the support you need during your visit, so that you have the best possible experience and receive the highest level of dental care.