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Claire Black, DDS

A Hendersonville native, Dr. Claire Black earned her DDS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. She joined Hendersonville Dentistry right after graduating, and she was a partner with the original owner, Dr. Clay Sanders, until his retirement in June 2017. Dr. Black strives to stay well-informed and offer her patients the highest level of care possible by taking continuing education courses throughout the year on topics that capture her interest. She is also a Spear Study Club member, and meets monthly with other local general dentists and specialists to further their education. Dr. Black has received additional training for dental implant placement, and is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the North Carolina Dental Society. Her goal as a dentist is to help patients of all ages achieve the highest level of oral health possible in a most gentle and efficient manner.

Dr. Black has been married to her husband, Preston, since 2006. Together, they have one daughter, who was born in 2014. In her leisure time, she enjoys riding dirt bikes with her family, autocrossing, and hiking. Dr. Black is also a member of the Hendersonville Seventh-Day Adventist Church.


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Ross Bower, DMD

Originally from South Africa, Dr. Bower moved to the U.S. in 1998. He completed his dental training at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine in Charleston, South Carolina. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, he moved to Greenville, North Carolina, to complete a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. As a new resident of western North Carolina, Dr. Bower is excited to get to know the community.

As an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and the American Dental Association (ADA), Dr. Bower is committed to providing the most current and up-to-date dental treatment to his patients. He enjoys working with people to ensure an enjoyable dental experience. He actively volunteers and participates in dental clinics across the state and mission trips to serve remote areas including Ecuador and Jamaica.
Outside of the office, Dr. Bower spends his time outdoors, enjoying fly fishing, mountain biking and hiking with his pug, Frank.

Ask us today about scheduling your next appointment with Dr. Bower!


Meet Our Team

Our caring and knowledgeable team at Hendersonville Dentistry looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile to last a lifetime! We work together with our amazing dentists to welcome you, and treat you like family, so you can achieve optimal oral health in a comfortable environment. We invite you to contact our dental office in Hendersonville, North Carolina, at 828-692-3933 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Claire Black, or Dr. Ross Bower.

carriCarri – Registered Dental Hygienist
Carri has been in the dental field since 1995 and became a registered dental hygienist in 2000. She joined Hendersonville Dentistry in 2003, and enjoys being part of a practice where she gets to work with her friends in such an uplifting, fun environment, while delivering professional care to patients. Carri contributes to our success with her joy, laughter, and professionalism.

heather jHeather J. – Registered Dental Hygienist
Heather graduated in 1995 and has been at Hendersonville Dentistry since 2014. She truly enjoys what she does and helps things run smoothly with her incredible attention to detail. Heather is thankful to be part of such a great, family-oriented team, and looks forward to coming into work every day. Heather is married and has two kids.

heather sHeather S. – Registered Dental Hygienist
Heather graduated from A-B Tech in 1995 and joined our practice in 2002. Her favorite thing about being a part of Hendersonville Dentistry, is the family atmosphere combined with the mutual respect everyone has for each other. Heather helps us succeed with her support and by treating patients like family. Heather is married to her husband of 25 years. Together, they have four children. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and reading.

SarahSara – Dental Assistant
Sara has been with Hendersonville Dentistry since 2011, and she loves how her co-workers are more like family. She helps our practice succeed with her kind, caring, and professional manner. In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time with her partner, Rick, her dogs, Sadie and Lucky, and her cat, B.B. Her hobbies include hiking, Pilates, and gardening.

HeidiHeidi — Dental Assistant
Heidi has been working in dentistry since 2013, from practices in general dentistry to oral surgery. With her positive and uplifting attitude, she helps every patient feel at home. At our office, she loves working alongside her kind, friendly coworkers. When at home, she loves hiking, singing and keeping active, while also spending her time with her husband, Jason, and their dog.

Karen – Insurance Coordinator
Karen has been with Hendersonville Dentistry since 2008, and she enjoys being a part of such a great team on a personal and professional level. As our insurance coordinator, she helps patients get the treatment they need by maximizing their insurance benefits and assisting them in understanding the often-challenging aspects of their plans. Karen has a wonderful husband, Kent, and together, they enjoy hanging out with friends, camping, and just making life an adventure. She is also blessed to be a part of her step-children’s lives, which include their seven grandkids.  Karen also loves her fur babies, who are a big part of her life.

shannonShannon – Personal Assistant
Shannon graduated from Southern Adventist University in 2005 with a bachelor’s in psychology, and then earned a bachelor’s in nursing from Western Carolina University in 2008. She joined Hendersonville Dentistry in 2015, where she enjoys the pleasant, family atmosphere, combined with the great teamwork and excellent patient care. Shannon contributes to our success with her friendly, positive attitude. She also helps our dentists with non-clinical projects, so they have more time for patient care. Shannon is married to her husband, Kevin. Together, they have a two-year-old son named Thomas. Shannon’s hobbies include cooking, gardening, playing volleyball, reading, and listening to or playing music.

hopeHope – Front Desk
Hope joined our practice in 2015, and she enjoys being part of such a personable, warm, and friendly practice. Hope has three siblings and a dog. Her mom is a dental hygienist, so dentistry runs in the family. Her hobbies include hiking and reading.

kelseyKelsey – Front Desk
Kelsey is the newest addition to our practice, but she is already enjoying the family-oriented atmosphere and friendly team. She helps things run smoothly by making sure appointments are scheduled in a timely manner, and by providing a warm, friendly presence for patients from the moment they walk in. Kelsey is married and has four awesome step-kids. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, hiking, and board game night with her family.