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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 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 fiancée, Galen, and his pug, Frank.