Meet Our Team

jane bowden and husband on a boat

Jane: Dental Hygienist

I grew up in the Mid-Coast area and have worked in the dental field since 1989. I joined the Penobscot Bay dental team in 2007. I am a 1994 graduate of University College of Bangor, holding an A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene. I also hold a license from the University of New England in administration of local anesthesia as well as nitrous oxide.

My husband, Brian, and I love spending time with our grandchildren and our two dogs. I also like kayaking, swimming, sewing, knitting and reading.

I enjoy my career as a dental hygienist and am proud to be a member of the Penobscot Bay Dentistry team. We look forward to providing you and your family with exemplary dental service in a friendly and relaxed environment.


Juliana: Dental Assistant

I have been a dental assistant since 1996 and started at Penobscot Bay Dentistry in July 1998. Since 1997, I have held a Maine Dental Radiography License. Working with Dr. Lewis has been a wonderful learning experience. He strongly encourages his entire staff to continue to improve performance by attending continuing education seminars.

I was born in Belfast, grew up in Camden and now live in Lincolnville with my three dogs: Blueberry, Luther and Lily. We live next door to my parents, who provides daycare for our pets.

I graduated Camden-Rockport High School in 1987 and Southern Maine Technical College in 1990 with an associates degree in Law Enforcement.

I enjoy being part of the team at Penobscot Bay Dentistry, and I look forward to seeing you.


Karen: Office Coordinator

I have lived in Waldo County most of my life and graduated from Mt. View High School in Thorndike, Maine in 1977. I have worked at various jobs along the way that have ultimately prepared me for the most rewarding job of all: my work at Penobscot Bay Dentistry.

I began here in May 2002. Dr. Lewis and our staff are committed to providing the newest technology in dental care. We create a friendly and relaxed environment from the time you enter our office until the time you leave. We look forward to welcoming new patients into our dental family.

In my spare time I enjoy traveling and spending time at our family cottage on Swan Lake with my husband, Bill, my children, family and friends.

Samantha Riply

Samantha: Office Manager/Dental Assistant

I was born in Vero Beach, Florida. I spent my childhood growing up, traveling in the military. I attended and graduated from Bucksport High School.

After high school I attended Indian River Community College for medical/nursing assistant.

I started at Penobscot Bay Dentistry in 2000 as a dental assistant and also trained as office coordinator. I help in many aspects of the office. In 2003, I completed training for dental assisting and received my Maine State Dental Radiology license.

I am very fortunate to be part of such an amazing, friendly and professional team. Our goal is to provide a comfortable, relaxed environment. Providing our patients with up to date technology and a positive experience. We look forward to many of you joining our dental family!

When I am not at Penobscot Bay Dentistry working, I enjoy spending time with my family, running, biking, paddle boarding, hiking, photography and traveling. I am married and have two wonderful sons.


Janie: Dental Assistant

I started at Penobscot Bay Dentistry at the beginning of 2019, I attended classes at the University of Maine Bangor campus for dental assisting. I currently hold my Maine Dental Radiology license.

I grew up in Montville and graduated from Mount View High School. I live with my husband and two boys. We have cats, dogs, goats, cows and a mini donkey. ( I have a soft spot for animals, and my oldest son wants to be a farmer).

In my free time, I enjoy bonfire, beaches, traveling and being with friends and family. I am very happy to be part of the team here, and look forward to meeting you!



Patty Jo: Dental Hygienist

I have been a practicing Dental Hygienist since

1991 and earned my AS from State University of New York at Farmingdale’s hygienist program. I later attended the New Center College for Holistic Health Education and Research in Syosset, NY where I graduated with a second AS in Massage Therapy in 1996. In 1999 I became a certified Yoga instructor through Sivananda Vedanta Center in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

I have a great husband and four wonderful children. I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy my daily practice of yogic breathing and stretches. My passion for my work as a hygienist drives me to continuously develop and hone my skills. I draw on my collective experience to make your time in the dental chair as calm and comfortable as can be. I am friendly and caring while extremely skilled and professional.

Morgan Kirby

Morgan: Dental Hygienist

I am a graduate of the University of Maine Augusta-Bangor. I received my AS in Dental Hygiene in 2013 and also obtained my license to administer nitrous oxide and local anesthesia.

I grew up in Belfast and attended Belfast Area High School. It is very rewarding to be able to practice what I love in the town in which I grew up. I am proud to be a member of the Penobscot Bay Dentistry team and am very thankful to be able to work at such a warm, welcoming office where the patients needs come first.

Aside from work I enjoy traveling, cooking, running, and spending time with friends and family.

Brittany: Dental Hygienist

I am a graduate of the University of New England. I received my BS in Dental Hygiene in 2016 and also obtained my license to administer nitrous oxide and local anesthesia. I grew up in Waldoboro and attended Medomak Valley High School.

In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors- camping, bass fishing, hiking, and swimming. I also enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and dog. I am proud to be part of the Penobscot Bay Dentistry team and look forward to the years to come.

Karen Kenney

K.K: Office Coordinator

I’m very happy to be a member of Penobscot Bay Dentistry’s front end team. It’s very rewarding to be a part of such a professional working environment with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

I grew up in Belfast, Maine and graduated from Belfast Area High School. I attended the University of Maine in Bangor and graduated with a degree in Dental Assisting and received my Maine State Dental radiology license in 2008.

When I’m away from the office I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy kayaking, gardening, reading and all the little things life has to offer.