About Us:

Welcome to Baarsvik Orthodontics!

For over ten years Baarsvik Orthodontics has been creating beautiful smiles for our patients, transforming their lives and giving them more confidence to do the things they love. Our team strives to give our patients the best orthodontic experience possible. Dr. Bob Baarsvik works individually with patients and their families to create personalized treatment plans for truly unique smiles.

Dr. Baarsvik is a certified Invisalign® provider, and has treated over 300 cases with this convenient clear aligner system.
We specialize in orthognathic surgery and provide laser soft-tissue treatments, as well as surgical implants.
Our practice uses new Virtual IQ software to apply brackets with more accuracy in order to shorten the length of the treatment and requiring fewer office visits than with traditional braces.
You deserve a smile that is every bit as special as you are! Contact our North Dartmouth office to schedule your complimentary initial orthodontic consultation.

Serving North Dartmouth, New Bedford, and the South Coast, MA (Massachusetts)– Dr. Robert Baarsvik is your orthodontic specialist, offering Invisalign and braces for children, teens, and adults.

Meet Our Doctors

I never take the remarkable transformation that takes place in people’s smiles when they experience excellent oral care for granted. I believe that it goes well beyond the mechanical process of moving teeth. The difference good orthodontics makes in improving quality of life and self-esteem is vast. It is similar to the changing a caterpillar to a butterfly. To create incredible results, I work to provide personalized care designed to meet your specific needs. I strive to build relationships of trust and friendship based on honest, clear communication. I want you and your family to look back on your time with me in a positive and meaningful light.

Education and Work History
After graduating from New Bedford High School in 1974, I went on to study at Boston University. There, I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing, graduating Summa Cum Laude. I then relocated to San Francisco where I worked as an RN in several critical areas of the hospital. I pursued my dental degree at the University of San Francisco where I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1987 and graduated at the top ten percent of my class. I was happy to return to Massachusetts where I earned my Certificate in Orthodontics from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry in 1989.

Professional Affiliations
I am involved in numerous professional organizations and study clubs. They allow me the opportunity to share information and remain on the cutting edge of orthodontic techniques. They include:
•American Association of Orthodontists
•World Federation of Orthodontists
•Massachusetts Dental Society
•American Dental Society
•National Orthodontic Study Club

Outside the Office
I was born and raised in New Bedford. I am the proud father of two great children. I enjoy reading, boating, fishing, and riding my motorcycle. I have traveled extensively throughout the US and abroad. I am also passionate about the arts, especially music. I love to hear my son, a professional musician in the USAF, play.
I have been involved in many local charities and foundations over the years. I have been involved with the Dartmouth Educational Foundation, New Bedford Women’s Center, the Woman’s Fund, and the Gottschall Autism Center. It is an honor to give back to the community in any way I can.

"I am very excited and honored to join Baarsvik Orthodontics, a practice that not only creates beautiful orthodontic results but establishes meaningful relationships with patients, family members and the community. A smile is one of those things that can positively affect those around us and can stay with a person for a lifetime and I am overjoyed to be a part of the transformation."

Education and Work History
After graduating from New Bedford High School in 1999, I went on to study at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. There, I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology, graduating Cum Laude in 2003. I then pursued my dental degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where I received my Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2007. I practiced for 2 years in New Bedford as a General Dentist exclusively treating children and adolescents. I then earned my Certificate in Orthodontics from Montefiore Medical Center in New York and graduated as Chief Resident in 2012.

Professional Affiliations
•American Association of Orthodontics
•World Federation of Orthodontics
•Massachusetts Dental Society
•American Dental Association

Outside the Office
I was born and raised in New Bedford. I enjoy spending quality time with my family including my mother, sister, niece and nephew. My hobbies include cooking, photography, scrapbooking, and traveling. I have been involved in Project Stretch which is a non-profit corporation providing vital dental services to needy children. I look forward to being involved in many other local charities and foundations within the community now that I am back in the area.

Meet Our Staff

Kathi Newman is our Office Manager. Kathi joined Baarsvik Orthodontics in 2011. Kathi makes sure that the office provides quality care and customer service to all of our patients and their families. She takes great pride in being part of an office with such a professional, efficient and friendly staff. When away from work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys the summer and working in her yard and is a big fan of shopping in her spare time.

“What I admire most about Dr. Bob is his high standard of quality and integrity. He truly cares about each and every patient and wants to make sure they truly enjoy their experience at our office.”

Kayla Leite is an Orthodontic Assistant. She has been working in the dental field since 2005 and has been with Baarsvik Orthodontics since 2010. She enjoys being part of creating beautiful smiles for our patients. Kayla is soon to become a mommy to a beautiful baby boy in June of 2012. One of her favorite hobbies to do in her spare time is shopping and spending time with her silky terrier, Dolce.

“Dr. Bob makes our working environment very pleasant and it is always enjoyable to come to work.”

Susan Barradas is a Scheduling Coordinator. She has been in the dental field since 2006 and has recently joined Baarsvik Orthodontics in 2012. Susan always has a smile on her face and is always willing to lend a helping hand to both patients and co-workers. She enjoys spending time with her dog, Lola. Her favorite season is summer when the flowers are blooming. She enjoys camping and cookouts and spending time with her family.

“I enjoy working with Dr. Bob. He is a very outgoing and down to earth man.”

Tammy Bonds is a Treatment Coordinator. Tammy started working in the dental field in 1995 and joined Baarsvik Orthodontics in 2012. She is responsible for greeting our new patients starting with their initial phone call and making sure they feel comfortable. Once they arrive to the office she shows them around and introduces them to Dr. Bob and the staff. She reviews the treatment recommendation and is available to answer patients/parents questions. She is the patient’s contact person before starting and throughout their treatment. Tammy enjoys the relationships that she builds with our patients and their families.

“Dr. Bob has built an amazing practice with his patients and staff.”

Orthodontic Assistant

Ashley is an Orthodontic Assistant. She has been with Baarsvik Orthodontics since 2007. She enjoys working with all the different age groups and spending time with her co-workers. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with family and friends.

“Dr. Bob is an awesome person to work for. Not only does he care and love his patients but he cares for each one of his employees. He is funny, outgoing and works well with children.”

Maria Joaquin is a Scheduling Coordinator. She has been with Baarsvik Orthodontics since 2000. Maria always makes our patients feel at home whether it is greeting them as they walk through the front door or answering questions over the phone. She also assists the financial coordinator whenever she can. She finds it extremely rewarding and takes great pride in knowing that the service we provide can truly make a difference in someone’s life by boosting their self-confidence. Maria is married with two beautiful children. She enjoys cooking and cuddling on the couch with her family.

“Dr. Bob has a great sense of humor and he takes great pride in the fact that his practice is a fun, warm and welcoming atmosphere for all ages. I feel privileged to be part of such an amazing team.”

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Kerrie Neagus is our Financial Coordinator. She is in charge of our insurance billing. She has been in the dental field since 1996 and began working for Baarsvik Orthodontics in 2012. She enjoys interacting with the patients and working in a family friendly environment. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her niece and nephew and her Chihuahua, Pedro. She enjoys travelling, outdoor activities and jogging.

“Dr. Bob takes pride in his work and cares about his patients. Our patients enjoy coming to their appointments.”

Taneisha Sears is an Orthodontic Assistant. She has been working for Baarsvik Orthodontics since 2007. She enjoys working with our patients and her co-workers and seeing the transformation of our patients from start to finish. Taneisha is married and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

“Dr. Bob cares for his patients and for the well being of his staff.”

Laurie Tavares is an Orthodontic Assistant. She has been with Baarsvik Orthodontics since 2005. Her favorite part of her job is working with all the kids. Laurie loves to have fun and stay active. In her spare time she enjoys Zumba and playing softball. She is also a big Patriots Fan.

“Dr. Bob makes this work environment fun and family oriented. He takes great pride in his work”

Michelle Souza is our Lab Assistant. She has been working for Baarsvik Orthodontics since 2001. She enjoys meeting new people. In her spare time she enjoys taking her dog, Kimba, for walks. She is also an avid Patriots fan.

“Dr. Bob creates such a positive atmosphere within the office.”

Susan Sykes is an Orthodontic Assistant. She has been with Baarsvik Orthodontics since 1995. Susan enjoys interacting with patients and their families and helping to ensure their treatment is the best it can be. Susan is married and a mother of three sons. She enjoys many family activities such as skiing, boating and traveling as a family.

“I like working with Dr. Bob because of the team-oriented approach he has created in this office.”

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