Maine Family Dental Practice
The team at Maine Family Dental Practice welcomes you! We are strong believers in continued education and using the most effective dental technologies in order to keep you comfortable and your smile healthy. Our team's goal is to improve your oral health, provide a comfortable office environment, and, of course, to make you smile!
Take some time to get to to know our team and feel free to contact us with any questions!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Travis Buxton, DDS
Dr. Travis Buxton, DDS, was raised in Utah where he graduated from high school in 1996 and later married his high school sweetheart. He continued his education at Weber State University in Utah.
After graduating, he moved his growing family to Canada, where he was one of very few candidates accepted to Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry. After graduating in 2010, Dr. Buxton and his family relocated to Bangor to begin his dental career by joining Maine Family Dental Practice.
Dr. Buxton and his family fell in love with the Northeast while he was attending dental school in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They are a close family, and they love Maine for the outdoors, the people, and the lifestyle. In his spare time, Dr. Buxton enjoys spending time in the outdoors, physical fitness, and spending time with his wife and four young children.
Julie Ann - Dental Hygienist
Julie is one of our skilled and friendly dental hygienists. A graduate of the University of Maine Augusta Dental Hygiene Program, Julie has been a valued member of our team for seven years. Notably, Julie earned the Golden Scaler Award in 2003. This is an award given to outstanding dental hygiene students.
Julie’s favorite part of working at Maine Family Dental Practice is connecting with each patient and helping them toward better dental health. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, playing piano, practicing yoga, and relaxing with her family.
Una - Dental Hygienist
Una, one of our dental hygienists, received her Associates in Dental Hygiene degree from the University of Maine at Augusta. She’s been with Maine Family Dental Practice for two years.
Una loves the fact that her job helps people have beautiful smiles and takes a great deal of pride in her work. Outside of work, she loves singing and photography.
Mary - Dental Hygienist
Mary is a Registered Dental Hygienist who will make you feel right at home in the dentist’s chair! Mary is a graduate of the University College of Bangor Dental Hygiene Program and has been with the Maine Family Dental Practice team for 21 years. She is patient-focused and says that her favorite part about her job is “helping give people a better smile!”
When she’s not improving smiles, she spends time riding her bike, hiking, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, going to the movies, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Nicole - Dental Assistant
As a dental assistant at Maine Family Dental Practice, Nicole most enjoys working with people, getting to know our patients, and helping them with their dental needs. She is a graduate of the University of Maine Augusta Dental Assisting program. One of her top priorities is educating patients about good dental health practices, and she has even been awarded the Excellent Patient Educator Award.
When Nicole is not working to connect with and educate patients, she spends time playing with her dogs.
Susan - Dental Assistant
Susan has been an integral part of the Maine Family Dental Practice team for 17 years. A graduate of The Bryman School of Dental Assisting in East Brunswick, NJ, she is a caring and gentle dental assistant. Some people are just born to go into a dental profession, and Susan is one of them! She truly enjoys every aspect of dentistry.
When Susan isn’t busy helping patients, she can be found reading and spending quality time with her grandchildren.
Beckey - Office Manager
Beckey has thirteen years of experience working in the dental field. She loves the people she works with – both her coworkers and our patients!
Beckey is originally from Clinton, Utah, and lives with her husband (Dr. Buxton) and her four children. When she’s not managing the office, she enjoys reading and spending time with her wonderful children.
Gale - Patient Relations/Scheduling Coordinator
Gale has been with Maine Family Dental Practice for six years. She is our dedicated patient relations and scheduling coordinator. Her favorite part of the job is building positive relationships with patients and interacting with her coworkers. When Gale is not caring for patients, she likes baking, hiking, crocheting, and running.
Doreen - Patient Relations/Scheduling Coordinator
Doreen is likely the first member of our team who will greet you and help you schedule your appointment. With her caring and friendly attitude, you’ll understand why she was voted Miss Congeniality during her senior year of high school. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Doreen is patient-focused and her main concern is that you have a great experience!
Sherri - Patient Relations/Insurance Coordinator
If you’ve got questions about financing and insurance, Sherri is a great person to speak with. She is our patient relations and insurance coordinator and has been with Maine Family Dental Practice for 21 years. When asked what her favorite part of her job is, Sherri said, “our patients!”
When Sherri is not at work, she likes to spend time playing with her Labrador retrievers.