Each member of our team brings years of specialized dentistry experience and understanding your oral health.
Dr. Sharon Barr is the owner of Longworth Dental. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a chemistry minor (B.Sc.) from Mount Saint Vincent University in 2004. During her time at MSVU, she was on the Dean's List every year, and 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).
Her interest in oral health led her to study dentistry at McGill University in Montreal. During her time there, she participated in a number of public outreach programs, where she manifested a particular talent for working with children. She won the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Award (2008) before graduating with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD).
In 2009, Dr. Sharon went through the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency Program at the Eastman Dental Centre in the University of Rochester, NY. During that time, she worked on implant cases and third-molar surgical extractions in addition to her regular responsibilities.
Dr. Sharon strives to provide the highest level of dental care. She is the mother of three children, and loves to work with children.
Dr. Cooper graduated with an honours degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Guelph in 2005. His interest in dentistry and oral health led him to study at the University of Toronto, where he completed his Master of Science in Physiology. Dr. Cooper continued to study dentistry at The University of Toronto where he graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery, in 2013. Dr. Cooper is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association.
Dr. Cooper is a very energetic and outgoing individual, with a great sense of humor. Dr. Cooper is committed to forming long term relationships with his patients and providing the best possible care.
Dr. Cooper lives in Clarington, with his wife and three daughters. When not in the office, Dr. Cooper enjoys travelling, the outdoors, cycling, soccer and spending time with his family and friends.
Debbie is one of our expert hygienists. She takes care of our patients from their initial cleaning visit to the maintainence visits to follow, making sure that their teeth and gums stay healthy.
She was born and raised in Bowmanville and attended both Durham College and Algonquin College. She is married with 4 children ("heaven help me--all teenagers!").
Debbie has worked as a registered dental hygienist since 1991, spending all of her career in Bowmanville. As a result, she have been privileged to come to know her patients on a personal level and consider many to be friends and extended members of her family.
Anita is another of our expert hygienists, and she makes sure that patients are taken care of when they come in for their check-up and cleaning appointments. She has experience with all ages from 2-92 and has worked in both general and periodontal practices.
Anita grew up in Clarington and has many friends and family in the area. She is married and has three children.
She attended Durham College and graduated as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1986 and has worked in this field every since. She has worked in different parts of Ontario and London, England for a brief period of time as well. She has been working in Bowmanville for the last 23 years. Anita maintains her membership in the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association as part of her commitment to her profession. She is always learning and taking courses that keep her up to date with her skills and strives to do her job to the best of her ability and her continuing education allows her to be able to benefit her patients and offer them the best care they deserve.
Anita has always enjoyed the relationships she has built with people coming to the dental office and is very happy to be at Longworth Dental.
Karen joined the dental profession as a Certified Dental Assistant in 1985. Looking to further her education she graduated with honours from Durham College’s Dental Hygiene program in 1993. She is a lifelong learner committed to improving her dental knowledge and skills. Karen regularly participates in continuing education courses offered by the Ontario and Durham hygiene Associations. Karen and her family live in the community and she has been working in the Clarington area for over 20 years. She enjoys building long term relationships with patients. Karen is excited to be working with her dental family again at Longworth Dental!
Amanda Waugh is the primary Dental Assistant at Longworth Dental. She is directly involved with patient care, along-side Dr. Barr and Dr. Cooper. By seating patients, sterilizing instruments, mixing dental materials, taking x-rays and providing oral evacuation during dental treatment, she prepares patients for procedures and ensures their comfort.
Amanda was born in Scarborough, ON. At age 6, her family moved to Bowmanville. Moving here has made her love the small town feel, and as the town has developed, so has she. While attending high school at St. Stephen’s Secondary School she was very interested in the dental field. She spent a lot of her time at the dentist having fillings, extractions and root canals done, so she thought she should learn about how teeth decay and what kind of things are done to maintain the health of your teeth.
Emily plays a dual role at Longworth Dental. You may catch her at the front desk, or in the back clinic area. Emily moved to Bowmanville five years ago, when she fell in love with the town. Emily feels she couldn’t have picked a better community to raise her family. Emily graduated from Durham College in 2009 from the Dental Assisting Level II program. Emily has been working for six years now, in the dental profession as a dental assistant. She enjoys working side by side with Dr. Barr and Dr. Cooper, as well as being at the reception desk.