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Dr. Curtin knew at an early age that he would choose a career in dentistry. Having grown up the son of a dentist, it seemed the natural choice to make. Dr. Curtin graduated from St John's Prep, received a B.S. in Biology from Providence College and went on to earn his D.M.D. from Boston University's Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. After graduating from Dental School, he decided to further his education by completing a General Practice Residency at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.
Although he enjoyed his time in Philadelphia, he was glad to return to the North Shore and begin his career in private practice. Dr. Curtin spent several years as an associate dentist at West Somerville Dental Associates and Dr. Patrick Curtin D.D.S. in Salem, MA. In March of 1999, Dr. Curtin felt it was time to go out on his own and he purchased the practice of Dr. John Carbone D.D.S. here in Ipswich. Having spent time in Ipswich when he was growing up, made him realize that Ipswich would be the perfect town to own a dental practice.
Dr. Curtin has always been interested in the modern technology that is available to today's practitioners. He has worked hard to make sure that he and his staff stay well educated to be able to provide the latest advancements for his patients. He has been fortunate enough to take CE courses at The Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, AZ, and the Montana Center for Laser Dentistry in Whitefish, Montana. He enjoys seeing how excited his patients get when they see the advantages of modern dentistry.
In his spare time, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. He is an avid golfer, enjoys skiing, playing racquetball, and riding motorcycles.
Dr. Zachary Bowen received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of New England’s College of Dental Medicine in 2019. Prior to his dental studies, he received a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Boston College. He also conducted biochemistry research at Dartmouth College and Harvard University.
Dr. Bowen was born and raised in Southern New Hampshire. He is dedicated to providing exceptional, patient-focused care. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society and Academy of General Dentists.
Dr. Bowen was a competitive swimmer at the NCAA Division I level and still competes in open-water races. He enjoys hiking and skiing with his wife, and spending time with their daughter, Eloise.
Carla has been with Ipswich Smiles for over 8 years, and at one time she thought she would like to try dental assisting. Educating herself in the field and received her X-ray certification in 2009, she then realized that the business aspect of the dental industry, as well as interactions with patients at the front desk was where she really wanted to be.
Her work week entails: Scheduling patient appointments, billing, researching insurance benefits, and making sure the staff is well-equipped with all they need to care for patients. Her focus is keeping staff morale positive and upbeat especially during any challenging times.
She loves interacting with patients, and enjoys seeing the kids as they grow from one year to the next. Carla has a way of helping patients understand how their insurance benefits work, or easing their minds if they have had a prior dental experience, or were hesitant to continue with preventative dental care. She feels great when she sees how happy and calm patients are once they have come into the office knowing that they are on the right track.
Carla’s favorite things to do outside of work: Reading, biking, exercising, cooking, and spending time with family. She has been married for over 35 years, has 3 children and 3 grandsons that they enjoy regularly. She also has a small lake home in NH and enjoys summers there with family.
Robin worked as an Insurance Coordinator for a periodontal dental office for 14 years. She started at Ipswich Smiles in 2020 as Patient Coordinator and is gaining more perspective into general dentistry. So far, her experience here had given her the chance to greet patients and make the most nervous patient feel welcome and comfortable. Robin has been married for 33 years, has two children and three grandgirls. She enjoys Aruba vacations, singing with Merrimack Valley Chorus, roller skating and family time with her husband Scott and cat Neko.
Dawn has been working in the industry as a Dental Assistant for the past 23 years. She started with Ipswich Smiles in 2018. Assisting Dr. Curtin with all procedures, her favorite part of the job is taking care of her patients in need! Meeting a patient’s needs is Dawn’s top priority. She love spending time with her family, watching sports and movies, going for walks, and loves leisure time with her family cat, Bella.
Teal joined our team in 2021. Her love for working with people and the desire to keep learning drew her to the dental field. Her favorite part of the job is connecting with patients. Outside of work Teal loves to travel with her husband, spend time with her nephews, and enjoys running. Fun fact: Teal speaks Spanish.
Andrea has been a hygienist for 8 years. She graduated from St. Petersburg College in Florida and now lives in Haverhill with her husband, Peter and daughter, Hailey. Andrea enjoys camping, kayaking and going out to eat on the weekends.
Emily is a graduate of Middlesex Community College in Lowell, Ma. with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and is a member of American Dental Hygienists Association. Emily joined Ipswich Smiles in 2020 as a Registered Dental Hygienist and enjoys working as part of a team where compassion and integrity are paramount. Emily loves Ipswich and enjoys working in the community. She holds a dual license in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire and is certified in Local Anesthesia. Emily grew up in Newbury, MA. and currently resides in Newbury with her husband, children and dog, Raven. Emily loves all local beaches and enjoys walking the beach year round.
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