Karen - Office Manager
Karen has been with us for nine years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Arizona State University. She has five years of corporate experience working for two of the big five accounting firms. Her main areas of concentration were in the audit and forensic accounting divisions.
At Whiteman Dental Associates she oversees all business aspects of the practice. Her nine years in the dental world affords her a deep understanding of both clinical and non-clinical issues. This enables her to assist our staff in the sometimes complex insurance issues that patients may have along with treatment plan explanation and coordination. She is our “go to person” to ensure the ultimate in patient satisfaction and service. Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.
Carolyn - Registered Dental Hygienist
Carolyn has over 29 years of clinical experience and has worked in several specialized fields of dentistry including orthodontics, pedodontics, cosmetic dentistry and public health. She was the Coordinator of the Dental Health Education Service for the City of New Bedford, which performed dental screenings and administered dental treatment to local school children. She received her A.S. from Bristol Community College, Fall River MA and attended the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) where she received advanced training in the treatment of TMJ disorders. She also holds a license to administer local anesthesia.
Carolyn’s love of dentistry led her to a teaching position at Mount Ida College where she was an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Dental Hygiene. She is currently an Education Representative for Waterpik, Inc.& stays current with all the newest technologies and changes in dentistry by continuously attending continuing education courses. She also is a licensed real estate agent.
Carolyn lives in the historic city of New Bedford with her husband Mike and their two "children" Sophie & Beckett who are Cavalier King Charles Spaniel’s. She enjoys cooking, art, traveling & golf.
Julia - Dental Assistant
Julia is our dental assistant. She has more than 11 years of experience working in direct patient care in the field of dentistry. Her experience, commitment to patient care and strong work ethic makes her a vital part of our team. In addition, she is extremely focused, organized and efficient and helps make things run smoothly on a daily basis. Her main role is to assist Dr. Whiteman chair side during all procedures. Other responsibilities include taking dental impressions, pouring models, triaging patients, answering patients’ questions and ensuring that their dental visit is both enjoyable and educational.
In her spare time, Julia enjoys reading, being outdoors on her rollerblades or enjoying a nice walk. She also enjoys attending various sporting events but most importantly she values the time spent with her two sons Tommy and Isa.