Meet Your Experienced New Bedford Dental Team

Our dentistry team at Clear Coast Dental is definitely a well-oiled machine! Everyone works together in unison to create outstanding care experiences for patients and families that are unlike any other. Plus, our extensive knowledge and collective decades of experience will help you know you’re in the right hands from the very first appointment. To learn more about our dentists and staff members, just keep reading below:

New Bedford dentist Dr. Herr Dr. Herr New Bedford dentist Dr. Luccio Dr. Luccio New Bedford dentist Dr. Arnold Dr. Arnold Front desk administrator Lori Lori, Front Desk Dental Assistant Rachel Rachel, Dental Assistant Dental assistant Sandra Sandra, Dental Assistant Dental Hygienist Courtney Courtney, Dental Hygienist Appointment coordinator Michele Michele, Appointment Coordinator Dental hygienist Brittanie Brittanie, Dental Hygienist Dental hygienist Maranda Maranda, Dental Hygienist

Dr. Herr

New Bedford dentist Dr. Herr

It didn’t take long in his education for Dr. Herr to realize that he had a real passion for the dental field, particularly implant dentistry, oral surgery, and prosthodontics! He really enjoys working closely with patients at Clear Coast Dental to help them achieve their personal smile-related goals. To learn more about his background, keep reading below.

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Dr. Luccio

New Bedford dentist Dr. Luccio

Dr. Andrew Luccio is a South Shore native, and he’s proud to be serving patients and families from all over the New Bedford community. His passion for continuing education and staying up-to-date with the newest dental technologies will be sure to benefit you and your loved ones’ smiles! Keep reading below to learn more about his background.

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Dr. Arnold

New Bedford dentist Dr. Arnold

As our newest team member, Dr. Alexandra Arnold comes from Lexington, Kentucky. She loves helping her patients solve dental challenges through creative, skillful solutions. For her, there is better feeling than when her patients go home happy. She studied at the University of Alabama before attending dental school at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. After that, she completed a General Practice Residency in Augusta, GA, where she focused on implant dentistry, conscious sedation, and complex full-mouth rehabilitation cases.

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Lori, Front Desk

Front desk administrator Lori

Lori has been a member of our team since 2002. In her front office position, her responsibility involves managing all the private insurance issues. One of Lori’s favorite things is to help our patients get the dental treatment they want and need by showing each one of them their financial options. It is her goal to make sure our patients achieve the smile and dental health they desire – she is here to help with everyone’s questions!

Lori has attended several continuing education courses and still does so on a regular basis. She is also certified in CPR/AED and fluent in Portuguese. In her spare time, she loves to spend quality time with her husband, children, and family.

Rachel, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Rachel

Rachel graduated from a local Dental Assisting program and has been a chairside dental assistant at our dental office since 2005. She was certified in Radiology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She also holds certifications in CPR/AED and continues to expand her knowledge in the dental field by completing continuing education courses. She is also working toward becoming a Certified Dental Assistant. She performs various jobs at the dental office, including assisting our dentists with numerous procedures, sterilization, digital X-rays, ordering supplies, assisting at the front desk, and providing whitening services.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and her close friends. An avid animal lover, she has expanded her family with two dogs! She also loves camping, traveling, and exploring new things.

Sandra, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Sandra

Sandra became a dental assistant in 2004 after completing a New England Dental Assisting program. She has worked at this office since 2010 with her twin sister Rachel. She is certified in Radiology and CPR and attends continuing education classes on a regular basis. Her job consists of assisting the doctor, sterilizing instruments, working in the lab, and helping the hygienists.

Sandra grew up in Fairhaven and now lives in New Bedford. She enjoys her career and working with patients. In her free time, she likes going for walks, camping, and spending time with her family and friends.

Courtney, Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Courtney

Courtney has been a registered dental hygienist since 2012 and joined our oral healthcare family in 2015. In addition to her responsibilities as a dental hygienist, it is of the utmost importance to her that her patients feel calm and comfortable in her chair. She achieves this by having a gentle hand and a positive attitude during hygiene procedures, as well as making sure all her patients leave feeling well-informed about their oral health.

Courtney graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and is also licensed in local anesthesia. She is CPR/AED certified and enjoys taking continuing education regarding all facets of dentistry on a regular basis. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancée, painting, and baking.

Michele, Appointment Coordinator

Appointment coordinator Michele

Michele has been our appointment coordinator since October of 2016. She is very friendly and always welcomes everyone with a smile. Some of her responsibilities include scheduling appointments, greeting patients upon arrival, and helping patients over the phone. She is enjoying meeting and getting to know everyone! One of her passions is to provide excellent patient service.

Michele attends dental education courses and is interested in learning everything she can to help our patients. She received her Dental Assisting License in January of 2015 and is certified in CPR. She loves spending time with family and friends outside of work.

Brittanie, Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Brittanie

Brittanie has been a registered dental hygienist since May of 2017. She began working for our office in November of 2017. In addition to having her dental hygiene license, she is licensed in the administration of local anesthesia and has her CPR certification too.

Brittanie graduated from the Community College of Rhode Island and plans to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and the outdoors.

Maranda, Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Brittanie

Maranda has been working in the dental field for a full decade now. She attended both the Community College of Rhode Island and Lincoln University for her education. She’s also earned her certification in local anesthesia.

Maranda hails from New Bedford and loves spending quality time with her very supportive and loving family outside of the practice. Her other hobbies include hiking, kayaking, traveling whenever possible, and playing with Jake and Buck, who are her two dogs.

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