About our office

Thank you for your interest in our office. Our dental team utilizes state of the art dental equipment, while maintaining a friendly, personal relationship with our patients. Our first concern is providing you with the best dental care possible, not only because we are professionals devoted to your well being, but because you should expect nothing less. While we understand that going to the dentist is not at the top of most people’s “to do” list, we pride ourselves on our ability to put our...Read More

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Meet our team

Leif K. Bakland, DDS General Dentist Read Bio

Dr. Bakland graduated from Loma Linda University in 1980 where he earned the Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. Immediately after graduating, he opened a dental practice in downtown Newburyport where he’s been actively practicing for the last 32 years. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the MA Dental Society, the North Shore Dental District Society, and the International Association of Dental Traumatology. He has contributed in providing Dental care for the Gloucester Denta...Read More

Nicholas A. Vaillancourt, DMD General Dentist Read Bio

Dr. Nicholas Vaillancourt is a general dentist who possesses a high sense of attention to detail and a passion for providing quality comprehensive care. From a young age he was drawn to the dental profession due to its unique blend of qualities including helping others, science, and art. Dr. V earned a bachelor of science double major degree in biology and anthropology from the University of Connecticut, and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University. He is a memb...Read More

Angela Donovan, CDPMA Practice Manager Read Bio

Angela Donovan is a Certified Dental Practice Management Administrator through the Dental Assisting National Board. She has over 25 years of dental practice administrative experience. Currently, she is the President and Founder of the NE Dental Office Managers Study Group and Co-Founder of the New England Dental Practice Administrators and Managers (NEPAM) Retreat. She is also an active member of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with ...Read More

Amy Prime, RDH Hygienist Read Bio

Amy is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from the University of New England in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Dental Hygiene. She prides herself on getting to know her patients and understanding how to meet their individual needs for the best quality care possible. Amy is very passionate about dentistry and oral health. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Adam, family, and friends. She also loves live music, being outside, living on the Nort...Read More

Elizabeth Nichols, RDH Hygienist Read Bio

Liz is a Registered Dental Hygienist with over 30 years experience in the dental field. She is a graduate of the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists. In her spare time, Liz enjoys exploring local history, boating, and spending time with family and friends.

Stephanie J. Bakland Dental Assistant Read Bio

Stephanie started her career in dentistry over 20 years ago. She has developed many specialized dental skills from her extensive training at the Pankey Institute, MA Dental Society and the Schuster Center for Professional Development. She is devoted to patient care and always goes above and beyond to make patients feel comfortable during their visit to our office. Stephanie lives in Gloucester with her husband, Leif. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and ...Read More

Kerri Wilson Patient Care Coordinator Read Bio

Kerri Wilson has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology which assisted her as the director of a boys group home for adolescent troubled teens. She counseled teens and provided a safe environment for kids to heal and cope with issues such as substance abuse, physical abuse and other family issues causing hardships in their lives. After many years working in that field, she decided to change careers and pursue her passion for dentistry. Kerri loves to interact with our patients and make them feel welcom...Read More

Neva Carroll, CDA Dental Assistant Read Bio

Neva has an Associates of Science in Dental Degree from the University of Maine at Augusta. She is a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) in the state of Massachusetts and Maine. She stays current with continuing dental education classes and is dedicated to helping patients maintain their dental health. When she’s not assisting Dr. Vaillancourt, she enjoys the beach, hiking and spending time with her friends and family.

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At Harbor Cove Dental we strive to provide our patients with the best and most complete dental care. Our doctors and staff frequently attend continuing education seminars to learn the latest dental techniques. Here are some of the services we provide, please click here.

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