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Patenaude Family Dentistry was established in 1953 in Augusta, ME by Dr. Robert Patenaude. Today, his son and the rest of the staff continue his legacy of guiding patients down a path to optimal dental health in a relaxing, pleasant environment. We couldn’t be happier with our team and their dedication to fulfilling this mission every day!

Helping Generations of Families Since 1953

Dr. Robert in Augusta, ME

Robert Sr., DDS

Started Practice in 1953
In Loving Memory

Dr. Robert in Augusta, ME

Dr. Nancy

Retired Feb 28 2018

Dr. Robert in Augusta, ME

Dr. Robert Jr.

Dr. Robert Jr. graduated from Cony High School in Augusta. He attended the University of Maine and graduated with high honors, earning a BA in Psychology. Four years later, he graduated with high honors from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He continues his education at Maine Dental Association and American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry.

 Dr. Robert Jr. joined the family practice in 1990 working alongside his father, Robert A. Patenaude Sr., D.D.S., and his sister, Nancy Clifford, D.M.D. Robert Patenaude Sr., D.D.S. originally started the practice in 1953.

Dr. Robert Jr. has been married to his wife Carol “Bunny” for 30+ years. They have two wonderful children, Hilary and Robert III, and two sweet dogs: Bella, a German Shepherd, and Evie, a standard poodle. Dr. Robert Jr.’s hobbies include skiing at Saddleback Mt. in Rangeley, Maine; tennis with family and friends; and target shooting.

In June, 2019 Dr. Robert Jr. became a certified 200 hour Yoga teacher and is working toward his 500 hour certification.

Carol in Augusta, ME

Carol, Administrator

Education: Acton-Boxborough Regional High School

The University of Maine at Farmington: BS in Community Health Education. Currently enrolled in a Masters of Human Resource Management program at Thomas College.

Hobbies: Yoga, knitting, telling funny stories, biking, hiking, skiing, and reading

I am extremely fortunate to work with an amazing group of dental professionals. It is a privilege to work with my husband. The staff is friendly and our patients are fantastic: A lot of them have been coming to this practice for so many years and they fondly remember Dr. Pat calling them “Tiger.” To honor their father, Dr. Pat, both Dr. Robert Jr. and Dr. Nancy have decided to bring the tiger back to the practice: tigers can be spotted throughout the office.

In June, 2019 Carol became a certified 200 hour Yoga teacher and is working toward his 500 hour certification.

Robert III in Augusta, ME

Robert III, Lab Technician

Education: Kents Hill High School, Kents Hill, Maine
University of Maine at Orono, Chemistry

Hobbies: Tennis, skiing, gaming and baking

I enjoy working at Patenaude Family Dentistry because I get to spend time with my parents and co-workers who are very nice. Everyday I am able to work on a variety of intricate projects in the laboratory.

Jessica in Augusta, ME

Jessica, Hygienist

Education: Oak Hill High School
UMA Bangor

The University of Maine at Augusta and Bangor

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends

I like working at Patenaude Family Dentistry because I like what I do. I am proud to be a part of a dental team that puts our patients first from the moment they walk in the door.

Colleen in Augusta, ME

Colleen, Hygienist

Education: Winthrop High School, Westbrook College Degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist

After graduation, I attended several seminars with a focus on using a phase microscope for periodontal treatment. During this time, I also attended several seminars focusing on periodontal scaling and treatment.

Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends. I love all sports especially Boston sports. I also enjoy boating and all water sports.

I started working for Dr. Robert Patenaude, Sr. in 1988. During these 28 years, I have made so many life-long friends. I have seen families grow from one generation to the next. I try to make my patients’ dental experience a wonderful one with the help of my wonderful colleagues.

Lisa in Augusta, ME

Lisa, Hygienist

Education: Gardiner Area High School

Dental: Naval School of Dental Technology, San Diego, CA

University of Maine-Bangor, ME: Dental Hygiene  

Hobbies: Sewing and knitting

I like working at Patenaude Family Dentistry because I enjoy getting to know my patients and their families. I am part of a dental team that works together to provide the best dental care possible.

Ann in Augusta, ME

Laura, Billing Specialist

Education: BA Psychology, BA Vedic Astrology

Certifications: Yoga Teacher, Myer-Briggs Type Indicator Professional, Reiki Master

Hobbies: Sculpting, Walking, Cooking

I respect and like my employers. I cannot work in most traditional work environments. This one is exceptional for its kindness.


Ann in Augusta, ME

Ann, Receptionist

Education: Hall-Dale High School

Hobbies: My grandchildren are my main hobby: Lila, Shane, and Chloe complete my life. I enjoy photography and crocheting for Ronald McDonald house. Also, I enjoy lawn sales and finding treasures.

I love greeting the patients and chatting with them. I see people from my past who I haven’t seen for a very long time. I enjoy my coworkers and appreciate when everyone works together. This is truly a family dentistry.

Vanessa in Augusta, ME

Vanessa “Red”, Dental Assistant

Education: Graduated from Gardiner High School in 2013

Hobbies: When not caring for patients, I spend a lot of time doing crafts (especially clay crafts) and honing my skills in the kitchen. Once it warms up outside, I love to hike and spin fire. My cats take up much of my time.

I enjoy working at Patenaude Family Dentistry because it gives me the opportunity to brighten someone’s day.

Vanessa in Augusta, ME

Shaylen, Dental Assistant

Education: Winthrop High School

Hobbies: I like to spend time with my family and my dog, Hazel. In winter I bundle up inside with hot chocolate in hand and in the summer enjoy being out on the water.

I look forward to working at Patenaude Family Dentistry because of all the amazing staff.

Vanessa in Augusta, ME

Bella, German Shepherd

Vanessa in Augusta, ME

Evie, Standard Poodle

Helping you achieve a “grrrreat” smile!

To learn more about the general and cosmetic services we provide, please contact us. Have a question about our patient information? Give us a call at (207) 623-8122!

Patenaude Family Dentistry

169 Water St.
Augusta, ME 04330


Monday - Thursday
7AM - 4PM