Our team is awesome! At Fryeburg Dental Center, we’re dedicated to making your time with us comfortable and enjoyable. With over 40 years of combined experience, each team member is an expert in their field.
Michael Harper, D.M.D
Dr. Michael Harper, DMD was raised in the military and enjoyed living in Colorado, Idaho, Alaska, Texas, and Germany while growing up. Dentistry runs in his family as both his father and uncle are dentists, passing on their love for the profession. Dr. Harper completed college studies at Brigham Young University in Idaho and graduated from University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. After dental school, he completed a 12-month residency in Advanced General Dentistry, which provided him with excellent training in cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy, crown and bridge work, and an in-depth comprehensive understanding of the profession. Dr. Harper has spent the last 7 years providing dental care to soldiers of the Armed Services and was awarded a Bronze Star while deployed in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Dr.Harper, his wife, Michiye and 4 children (Naomi, twins Rhett & Bennett, and Nolan) enjoy the outdoors, music, snowboarding/skiing, fishing, sports and spending time with the family. Dr.Michael Harper looks forward to working with you and your family to provide excellent dental care for years to come.
Jessica Fadden, RDH - Dental Hygienist
Jess is currently living in Conway, New Hampshire, where she grew up. She is a graduate of University of New England where she acquired her Bachelors degree in applied science of Dental Hygiene in 2009. Jess is a mother of 2 kids and is always looking for new adventures involving the things she enjoys most, like; traveling, any water activities in the summer and skiing/ snowboarding in the winter. One of Jessica’s favorite things about working at Fryeburg Dental Center is being able to help and care for people to keep their smile going!
Karen Bacchiocchi, RDH - Dental Hygienist
She is a dental hygienist living in Lovell, Maine. Licensed in both Maine and New Hampshire she is a graduate of Fryeburg Academy, and a 1988 graduate of Westbrook College in Portland, ME, which is now part of UNE, including a dental school! Karen and her husband, John, love to travel and camp in Maine, particularly along the coast. They have a boat which they love to spend time on during the summer on Kezar Lake and a camp on Horseshoe Pond where they love to be at peace. They both received their PADI open water diver certifications last year so they are excited to do much more diving! Karen also loves to read when time allows. She has 2 children in their twenties and 2 elderly cats, she also has a freshwater tropical aquarium in her home which she really enjoys.
Karen and her husband love to cruise around Maine, New Hampshire and even further on her husbands motorcycle, she feels so lucky to be living in such a beautiful region!
Karen loves meeting people and has earned so much through her interactions with patients over the years. She values good dental health and overall health, so it is wonderful for her to be able to be part of helping people improve their own dental and whole-body health.
Barbie Hanson, RDH, - Dental Hygienist
Currently living in Casco, Maine with boyfriend Alex and English Bulldog Rocky. Originally from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania and new to Maine as of January 2016. Barbie graduated with her Bachelors from Pennsylvania College of Technology and holds a RDH license in both Maine and Pennsylvania.
Barbie is one of five siblings and strives to maintain and strong family bond even at 450+ miles away
In her spare time, Barbie enjoys exploring all different areas of Maine with Alex and her four legged child- Rocky! She also enjoys pottery, making driftwood art, fishing, canoeing, finding new trails to hike & loves to listen to all kinds of music!
One of Barbies favorite things about being a dental hygienist at Fryeburg Dental Center is that she not only has fantastic co-workers and works for an awesome Dentist; but she gets to pursue her goal of helping people of all ages who come into her dental chair achieve optimum oral hygiene.
Trish Shaw, RDH - Dental Hygienist
Trish Shaw, RDH is a dental hygienist living in Naples, Maine with her husband Ron, children Molly and Andrew and good dog Bella, a Golden Retriever. Trish and her family enjoy boating and spending time at camp in Rangeley during summers, skiing and snowmobiling in winter. Trish is also an avid reader and is always looking for a recommendation on a good book!
Trish grew up in Summit, NJ, moved to Maine and graduated from Westbrook College in 1983. She has practiced dental hygiene in private dental practices and public health settings in Maine. Trish enjoys the personal contact with patients at Fryeburg Dental Center and strives to improve the oral health of our patients.
Lily Swansburg (Fadden), - Dental Assistant
Born, raised and currently living in Conway, New Hampshire. Finished her high school career as a home schooled student and attended NHTI in Concord, New Hampshire to pursue her dental assisting career. Previously employed as an orthodontic assistant in the lakes region, she now works along side Doctor Harper as his chair side assistant!
As a seventh generation local, Lily values her personal connections with the patients of Fryeburg dental center each day. Newly married to her husband Nick as of October 2016, lily enjoys spending time with her family, taking road trips, cuddling with her two cats (Big boy & Fluff), walking her dog- Tux, and rock climbing with her brothers.
What lily loves most about Fryeburg Dental Center is the connection she has with her coworkers and how they have great friendships, even outside the work environment. She appreciates the team approach of the office and the overall staff & patient relations.
Amy Stoddard, RDH, - Dental Hygienist
Amy Stoddard, RDH,Dental Hygienist, is a native of Fryeburg and is a graduate of Fryeburg Academy. She initially completed her education at New Hampshire Technical Institute as a Dental Assistant. Due to her desire to provide quality dental care to her patients, she returned to school to earn her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree at University of New England. Amy enjoys being part of the fun and friendly Fryeburg Dental Center team and brings over 25 years of dental experience to the office. Working in the dental field has been a calling for Amy since her own visits to the dentist as a child. She has realized her dream of being a dental professional and she continues to be passionate about providing personalized dental care to her patients. One of Amy’s favorite things about being a dental hygienist is the connections to her patients. Patient rapport is so important and giving personalized attention to all of her patients is one of Amy’s best qualities. Amy has built many relationships over the years, which is why she looks forward to coming to work each day.
Amy loves the summer season and can usually be found near a body of water. She also enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and camping with her husband, Jim and their two children, Naomi and William at Waukewan Lake, one of her favorite NH locations.
Jan Hudson - Front Desk
Peggy North - Front Desk
Fryeburg Dental Center is relatively new to all of us, but I feel so blessed to be a part of this team. Small changes have been made in the clinic so far, with more to come, and it is all very exciting for me! We are moving in a positive forward direction which will certainly allow us to offer superior patient treatment. Dr. Harper has been very well-received by our existing long-term patients and our new patients. I actually experienced his dental skills first-hand recently. I have to say, Dr. Harper showed phenomenal needle-injection skill: I honestly didn’t feel anything! I think I can say that all of us here are working daily in a positive, cheerful and professional environment with open communication amongst us.
Dr. Harper has created a team approach to patient care where all staff members have an essential role in caring for our patients. We look forward to helping our patients achieve good oral health.
It is always a pleasure to work with Dr. Harper in such a friendly and welcoming atmosphere that provides outstanding dental care to the Fryeburg community.