Meet Our Team
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
Robert Sr., DDS
Started Practice in 1953
In Loving Memory
Retired Feb 28 2018
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. Dr. Robert 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 has been married to his wife Carol “Bunny” for 34 years. They have two wonderful children, Hilary and Robert III, and two sweet dogs: Evie and Blossom, two standard poodles. Dr. Robert Jr.’s hobbies include skiing at Saddleback Mt. in Rangeley, Maine; teaching yoga; and target shooting.
In November, 2020 Dr. Robert became a certified 500 hour Yoga teacher. He is also a certified Reiki Master. In his spare time, he enjoys using dowsing rods, which he inherited from his Uncle Father Gilbert Patenaude.
Carol (Bunny), General Manager
Education: Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
The University of Maine at Farmington: BS in Community Health Education. Thomas College (Masters of Business Administration.) Currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Liberty University.
Hobbies: Teaching yoga, playing the harp, biking, and skiing.
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.” Tigers can even be spotted throughout the office.
In November, 2020 Carol became a certified 500 hour Yoga teacher. Carol is also a Certified Reiki Master.
Education: University of Maine: Associate of Science State of Maine Dental Hygiene and Local Anesthesia License
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends, hiking and biking.
I enjoy working at Patenaude Family Dentistry because I love providing quality care with a dental team I love. We are a family.
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.
Hilary, Dental Assistant/Lab Tech
Education: Cony High School, Kents Hill School, Attended Pace University, Capillo Institute for Cosmetology
Hobbies: Skiing, drawing, writing, music, film
I enjoy working at Patenaude Family Dentistry because I like meeting and helping all our wonderful patients. I am thrilled to be a part of such an excellent team of people. I especially like working with my family.
Pamela, Dental Assistant
Education: Cony High School, Attended Mid State College, KVCC- Personal Training
Hobbies: I enjoy working out, attending social events, spending time with my family and volunteering for local events and my church.
I enjoy working at Patenaude Family Dentistry because the work environment is great, we have an amazing team and I enjoy getting to know the patients.
Education: Chariho Regional High School, Rhode Island
Hobbies: Meetup groups, Hiking, snowshoeing, traveling, spending time with my family, eating out and cooking, having fun, enjoying life.
I enjoy working at Patenaude Family Dentistry because the environment is cheerful, friendly, and helpful. Our team truly cares to make our patient’s experience here the best. Our co-workers work as a team and are also friends. I am so blessed to work with such incredible people. Thank you, Dr. Robert and Carol (Bunny), for all you do for your patients and your office family.