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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.

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Before Your First Visit

For your convenience, you can download and complete the forms online at your leisure and digitally send it to us before your appointment.

Why Choose Lifetime Dental?

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.

General & Cosmetic Dentistry

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.

Your Comfort Is Our Priority

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

Dentist

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

Dentist

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

Dentist

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.

Verna

Verna

Office Manager

Over 47 years ago Verna started her career in the dental field. Upon her graduation from the Medix School, she was employed at the Baltimore City Hospital Dental Residency Program. Her position as coordinating Dental Assistant gave her the opportunity to assist and learn the management side of dentistry. This also gave her the insight on how to treat each patient in a kind and caring manner.

For the last 24 years, her home has been here at Lifetime Dental Care. She worked all positions for the first 6 months. As the office grew, she moved up to the business manager position 20 years ago.

Verna graduated from the Pride Institute for Practice Management and continues to gain continuing education in her dental field. These experiences have given her the knowledge and wisdom to manage this dental practice successfully.

Verna enjoys cooking, baking, and canning. Traveling with her daughter, son-in-law, and other family members and friends is her greatest joy. She loves her 2 kitties Fluff, Mini, and her dog Buck.

Fran

Fran

Business Team

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.

Mary

Mary W.

Business Team

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.

Kim

Kim

Business Team

Kim has over 39 years in the dental field, she spent the first 10 years as a chairside dental assistant. From there she attended multiple business and insurance courses, which expanded her knowledge for the business office. She joined the Lifetime Dental Care team a little over a year ago.

Married for 36 years, she has 2 children and four grandchildren. In her free time she enjoys spending it with her grandchildren and loves retail therapy!

Liz

Liz

Business Team

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.

Amber

Amber

Dental Assistant

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

Brittany

Dental Assistant

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

Caitlin

Dental Assistant

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 E

Mary E.

Dental Assistant

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.

Nicole

Nicole

Dental Assistant

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 14 years. She loves what she does and enjoys building relationships with her patients. She does a little bit of everything from Clinical coordinating, working chairside with all doctors, directing our social media, marketing and website. Nicole also helps with our business team members as well.

She continues to educate herself by going to many continuing education courses, and maintaining CPR, First Aid, and radiation certifications.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Joe, watching her son A.J play football and enjoying her 3 furry Old English bull dogs Ella, Rocco and Pearl. Nicole and Joe are also expecting a baby girl in early December.

Taylor

Taylor

Dental Assistant

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.

Jill

Jill

Hygiene Coordinator

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.

Alex

Alex M

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.

Denise

Denise

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.

Donna

Donna

Registered Dental Hygienist

A member of the team at Lifetime Dental Care since 2003, she attended the Medix School of Dental assisting and received certifications as a qualified dental assistant and in dental radiology in 1984. After graduating from the CCB Dental Hygiene program in 1992, she continued to improve as a clinician. She is a personable and caring professional who takes pride in her work. She strives for patient comfort and acknowledging their oral health needs.

I enjoy spending time with my husband, Tom, of 34 years and our two children, Ryan and Mackenzie. A perfect day is “My Toes in the Sand”.

Janet S

Janet S

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

Janet Z

Janet Z

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.

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Heather

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.

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