About Lifetime Dental Care®
At Lifetime Dental Care® we provide high-quality treatment in a friendly environment. Lifetime Dental Care® will provide our patients with the most advanced techniques in dentistry, combined with a highly communicative and skilled team, giving you, the patient, the highest level of care. Our focus is consistently on the well-being and comfort of the patient.
We aim to continuously improve our dental knowledge and experience to ensure all our patients receive the best possible treatment. We are committed to continuing dental education and keeping abreast of the changes in modern dentistry. We encourage preventive techniques – helping you to understand how to maintain the health of your mouth and keep it free of tooth decay and gum disease.
Before Your First Visit
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If you’re looking for a new family or general dentistry provider, you’ll love Lifetime Dental Care®. We believe that maintaining quality dental health involves more than just general cleaning such as brushing and flossing your teeth — it involves caring for your smile for a lifetime. We understand that most people have at least some degree of uncertainty regarding a trip to the dentist’s office. That’s why our goal is to keep you informed of your condition and treatment at all times, and to explain each dental procedure in a clear, straight-forward manner.
Everyone deserves a beautiful smile. At Lifetime Dental Care®, Bel Air dentists Drs. Kathryn R. Ver Brugge, Bivin Phillips, William Nagle will give you the smile you’ve always wished for through cosmetic and general dentistry techniques. If you live in Harford County and are interested in improving the appearance of your teeth, please contact our Bel Air dentists today.
Our new guests are amazed by the pampering they experience in our office, while our regulars look forward to their visits. From your first call to book your visit, you begin to notice the extras we offer our guests. You’ll receive unrushed, one-on-one care customized for you. We always take the time to listen to your concerns, to explain our procedures and to answer your questions. We use the latest, most gentle equipment, appropriate for your needs. We offer massage cushions, warm towels and comfortable pillows to put you at ease.
Meet the Team
Dr. Kathryn R. Ver Brugge
Dr. Kathryn R. Ver Brugge graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1988. She then attended a General Practice Residency at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore MD 1989-1990. After which she participated in 1 yr. of an Oral Surgery Residency at Cook County/ Michael Reese Hospitals in Chicago IL in 1990-1991. She worked as an Associate Dentist at The Dental Center for 7 years from 1991 -1997. Dr.Ver Brugge happily opened Lifetime Dental Care® as a solo practitioner from April of 1996 until July of 2000. At that time Dr. Ver Brugge and Dr. Phillips began working together as a team and own and operate Lifetime Dental Care® from 2000 to present.
Dr. Ver Brugge is a member of the Maryland State Dental Association, the American Dental Association, Graduate of the 2-year Pride Management training program and is currently actively working with the Jameson Management Group.
Dr. Ver Brugge has been working full time in Dentistry since 1988 and has been in private practice for after 30 years. She has been active with continuing education and reinvesting in her practice and her patients with well over 1500 hours of continuing education and much of the latest technology and equipment available in the dental industry.
Dr. Ver Brugge’s areas of practice include placement and restoring implants, Invisalign, cosmetic correction, Veneers, sleep apnea dentistry along with aspects of general dentistry. Lifetime Dental care® prides itself in providing excellent patient focused dentistry in a warm and friendly environment. We treat our patients and staff with integrity and respect.
Dr.Ver Brugge enjoys time with her son Zane, mentoring him threw his college experience at the University of South Carolina where he is majoring in finance and risk management. She also enjoys travel to exotic and not so exotic places, power walking, and gourmet dining. She loves time with her family and friends and planning and hosting gatherings.
Dr. Bivin Phillips
Dr. Bivin Phillips received his DDS degrees from New York University College of Dentistry. He completed a 1-year residency in advanced general dentistry at the University of Maryland Dental School. Over the years of private practice, Dr. Phillips has dedicated himself to providing comprehensive and quality dentistry. He believes continuing education is essential to maintaining a cutting edge in the rapidly changing field of dental technology and care. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry since 2009.
Dr. Phillips’ focus in dental practice is using innovative techniques like Invisalign and dental implants to restore your oral health for optimum function and cosmetics. He is also a member of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is also one of the very few dentists in the area who successfully treats Obstructive Sleep Apnea using an oral appliance. After taking many hours of training in dental sleep medicine he coordinates treatment with local sleep physicians to successfully treat patients who cannot tolerate the C-pap machine. His goal as a sleep dentist is to help you achieve quiet, restful sleep in order to improve your overall health and the quality of your life.
When he’s not practicing dentistry, he spends most of his time with his wife and two daughters.
Dr. William I. Nagle
Dr. William I. Nagle completed his DDS degree in Baltimore at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, where he excelled in patient care and took it upon himself to focus on working with patients living with special needs and older adults. Through his clerkship in special care and geriatrics he enjoyed being able to provide comprehensive dental care to an underserved population, aiding his drive to treat all patients equally. After being raised in Harford County, he is excited to practice at home and only a mile away from John Carroll High School where he decided to pursue dentistry as a career.
Dr. Nagle believes in providing the highest quality dental care possible through comprehensive treatment planning, using the best technologies available, and maximizing his patients’ comfort. He stresses the importance of continuing education in all aspects of dentistry, but truly enjoys improvements in managing dental anxiety. Having worked with Practice Without Pressure he believes every person has the ability to overcome their dental anxiety with the right resources. He strives to give his patients the smile they deserve and the oral health they need.
During his time away from the office Dr. Nagle enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, hiking, and playing music.
Dr. Caitlin Bartell
Dr. Caitlin Bartell graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry with highest honors and then continued her extensive training at Christiana Care Hospital. She comes to us with outstanding recommendations and is deeply committed to providing high-quality dental care. Dr. Bartell enjoys learning and staying up to date on the newest and best practices in dentistry. She believes that oral health is an incredibly important part of overall health and is enthusiastic about providing holistic dental care to patients that will support them throughout a lifetime.
In her free time, you can find Dr. Bartell spending time with her husband, two border collies, and their friends and family. Dr. Bartell and her husband just became parents to a beautiful little girl Isla. She enjoys crafts of all kinds, as well as baking, reading, and watching the newest Netflix series everyone is talking about.
Dental Assistant & Back Office Coordinator
In 2003 Nicole graduated from Medix School and became a Dental Assistant. She has been with Lifetime Dental Care® for over 17 years. She has done a little bit of everything from Clinical coordinating, working chairside with all doctors, directing our social media, marketing, website, and worked in the business team area as well. Nicole has always had an interest in continuing her career as an office manager, and in 2021 was rightfully given that opportunity. She loves what she does and enjoys building relationships with team members and patients. She has excelled in that managerial position!
She continues to grow in her career by attending many continuing education courses, and maintaining her CPR, First Aid, and radiation certifications.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Joe, watching her son A.J play football, and enjoying her little princess, Adriana. Nicole also has 2 Old English bull dogs Ella, and Pearl.
Fran started her career in the dental field 25 years ago as a dental assistant. She made an exciting choice to join the business team a year ago at Lifetime Dental Care®. She enjoys continuing her education and staying current on the latest dental technology.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her 3 sons, family, friends, cooking and traveling.
Hygiene & Business Team Coordinator
Mary started her career in the dental field in upstate New York. Mary has extensive continuing education in practice management and systems. She has been a happy member of the Lifetime Dental Care® family for over 13 years and enjoys working with patients, coordinating treatment plans, helping maximize your insurance benefits, and offering flexible and affordable payment plans.
Mary has been married for 38 years, has two children, Eric and Karen, and 3 beautiful grandchildren. Her interests are gardening, decorating, and nutrition. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
After graduating from high school, I didn’t know what I wanted to study. I always loved going to the dentist for as long as I could remember. After graduating from Medix in Towson as a dental assistant and working in 2 other offices I found my dental home in 2013 at Lifetime Dental Care®. In 2016 I moved from an assistant to a business team member to further my experience in other aspects of the office but keeping my x-ray and CPR certification current.
Family is everything to me, I ‘m a basic mom with 2 beautiful children Brixton, Kornelia, and a loving boyfriend Ryan. Between school and sporting events we spend a lot of time outdoors hiking and camping.
Natalie lives in Pennsylvania with her husband Travis (who is very active in the local fire department) and dog Gabby. They are expecting their first child in February 2022. She began her dental career in 2018 and joined Lifetime Dental Care® in March of 2021. She loves working with the business team and building relationships with patients.
In her free time, you can find Natalie hanging out at the firehouse with her husband and friends, catching up on Netflix shows, and working her side hustle, Scentsy.
Amber grew up in Harford county, she graduated from North Harford then attended Medix in Towson to become a dental assistant in 2001. Since then Amber has been working in the field of general dentistry where she maintains her radiology and CPR certification. Amber enjoys caring for her patients and making sure they feel comfortable and at ease during their time here.
In her free time, she enjoys being a mother to her son Joshua, and loves her cat named Bible.
Brittany lives in Pennsylvania and graduated from YTI Career Institute in 2018 as a Dental Assistant. She currently holds her radiology and CPR certifications. She enjoys dental assisting because there is always something new.
In her free time she enjoys working at the local pizza shop and spending time with friends.
Caitlin has been a dental assistant since 2009 upon graduation from Medix school of Towson. She has worked in general and cosmetic dentistry for most of her career. Caitlin has a background of early child development and enjoys working with children. She loves helping people and spreading positivity.
She enjoys time with her family and dogs. Her daughter Natalie is her whole world!
Mary has been happily working with the Lifetime Dental Care® family since she graduated from Medix School with honors in 2003. Mary is Maryland born and raised. As a child she always looked forward to getting her teeth cleaned. Her passion is to instill and promote good oral health and education to every patient. She holds licenses as a Qualified Dental Assistant and Dental Radiation technician. Mary is also CPR and First Aid Certified and continues to expand her dental knowledge by attending continuing education courses yearly.
Outside of work she enjoys being a woman of faith, spending time with her 2 children (Christopher and Holly), family and friends. Mary also loves animals and has many pets of her own.
Taylor has been working for Lifetime Dental Care® since she graduated from Fortis in 2018. She has her dental radiology license. She maintains her CPR and First Aid certification.
Outside of work, Taylor loves to spend time with her niece, family, two cats, and go to camping festivals in all different states.
Becca has been working for Lifetime Dental care since she graduated from Fortis in 2022! She realized she wanted to work in the dental field because she loved getting her teeth cleaned as a kid. She has her CPR and first Aid certifications. She enjoys dental assisting because she gets to interact with patients and loves to learn new things.
Becca comes from a big family! She is one of 6 girls! In her free time, she enjoys traveling to the mountains, spending time with family and friends, and visiting her home state of New Jersey!
Jill has been with Lifetime Dental Care® for a couple of years. She thoroughly enjoys her position as a hygiene coordinator and is pursuing her Radiology Certification. Building patient relationships and assisting hygienists to offer superior dental care is very important to her.
Jill currently resides in Fallston with the light of her life Reese, her 12-year-old son.
“He motivates me to do better in all aspects of my life, I adore being his Mother”.
In Jill’s spare time she loves hanging out with friends and family, going to the movies and cheering Reese on at all his sporting events.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Alex began her dental career in 1987 as a Dental Assistant. She then pursued her love of dentistry by continuing her education as a Dental Hygienist. Alex has been a Registered Dental Hygienist in Maryland since 1991. Alex stays current with all the latest technology in dentistry by attending continuing education courses in Periodontal Treatment, Cosmetic Dentistry, Pediatric and General Dentistry.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and horses. She recently completed her education in Equine Dentistry at the American School of Equine Dentistry and now provides dental care to horses as well.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Denise has been a part of the Lifetime Dental Care® team for the past 18 years as a Registered Dental Hygienist. A graduate of the Community College of Baltimore with an Associate of Arts degree in dental hygiene, Denise has been practicing for over 25 years.
In order to provide patients with the quality of care that Lifetime Dental Care® demands, she actively attends continuing education classes and dutifully maintains her CPR certification.
Denise has been a resident of Harford County. She lives with her husband Greg and their three children.
Registered Dental Hygienist
A graduate of University of Maryland with a Bachelor Science in Dental Hygiene. Janet is grateful to be working for the best dentists in Harford County for the past 18 years. She continues to stay active with the latest technology by attending continuing educations classes. She is passionate about her patients to have a healthy and beautiful smile, and to make a positive impact on their dental health.
When not working she spends time with family and friends. During her free time she enjoys time outdoors, hiking, biking and going to the beach
Registered Dental Hygienist
Janet graduated in 2000 from the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Recipient of the Hu-friedy Golden Scaler award. Past president of Harford Cecil County Dental Hygienists Association having served 4 years.
Janet is a proud mom of a son and 2 daughters. She enjoys spending time with her 2 grandchildren, and loves to shop, bake and dining out.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Heather has been a licensed dental hygienist since 2004. She graduated from Community College of Baltimore with an associate degree in Dental Hygiene. With more than 15 years of dental hygiene experience, she has expanded her education in dentistry by achieving a license to administer local anesthetic and carries a license to monitor Nitrous Oxide.
Heather is married with two beautiful daughters, Riley and Harper, who are both very active in sports. When not at work, you can find her on the soccer or lacrosse field cheering them on. She also has a house at the beach that her family visits frequently.
Katie began her career in dentistry in 2009 as a dental assistant. She then advanced her career and is a graduate of Community College of Baltimore County where she earned her dental hygiene degree in 2014. She received the clinical excellence award for outstanding patient care during her education. Katie is licensed to administer nitrous oxide and local anesthesia for patient comfort.
Katie understands that a comfortable dental experience will encourage patients to come for consistent care. She is passionate about continuing her education and keeping up with the most current research and technologies to provide the absolute best care possible is her top priority. She is thrilled to have joined the LTD team in 2021 and is confident you will be provided top notch care and a friendly, positive experience.
Katie was born and raised in Harford County attending St. Margaret School and John Carroll High School. She loves spending time with her family especially her husband and daughter.