About Us

Since 1991 Baarsvik Souza Orthodontics has been creating beautiful smiles for patients throughout Dartmouth, New Bedford, and South Coast, MA, transforming their lives and giving them more confidence to do the things they love. Our team strives to give our patients the best orthodontic experience possible. Dr. Bob Baarsvik and Dr. Jauna Souza work individually with patients and their families to create personalized treatment plans for truly unique smiles.

Dr. Baarsvik and Dr. Souza are certified Gold Plus Invisalign® providers, and hold the highest status of a single office in the area. They have treated more than 400 cases, both Adults and Teens, with this convenient clear aligner system.
We specialize in orthognathic surgery and provide laser soft-tissue treatments, as well as surgical mini implants (Temporary Anchorage Devices – TADs).
You deserve a smile that is every bit as special as you are! Contact our North Dartmouth office to schedule your complimentary initial orthodontic consultation.

Meet Our Doctor

"I am very excited and honored to join Baarsvik Orthodontics, a practice that not only creates beautiful orthodontic results but establishes meaningful relationships with patients, family members and the community. A smile is one of those things that can positively affect those around us and can stay with a person for a lifetime and I am overjoyed to be a part of the transformation."

Education and Work History
After graduating from New Bedford High School in 1999, I went on to study at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. There, I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology, graduating Cum Laude in 2003. I then pursued my dental degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where I received my Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2007. I practiced for 2 years in New Bedford as a General Dentist exclusively treating children and adolescents. I then earned my Certificate in Orthodontics from Montefiore Medical Center in New York and graduated as Chief Resident in 2012.

Professional Affiliations
•American Association of Orthodontics
•World Federation of Orthodontics
•Massachusetts Dental Society
•American Dental Association

Outside the Office
I was born and raised in New Bedford. I enjoy spending quality time with my family including my mother, sister, niece and nephew. My hobbies include cooking, photography, scrapbooking, and traveling. I have been involved in Project Stretch which is a non-profit corporation providing vital dental services to needy children. I look forward to being involved in many other local charities and foundations within the community now that I am back in the area.

Meet Our Staff

Tammy Bonds is a Treatment Coordinator. Tammy started working in the dental field in 1995 and joined Baarsvik Orthodontics in 2012. She is responsible for greeting our new patients starting with their initial phone call and making sure they feel comfortable. Once they arrive to the office she shows them around and introduces them to Dr. Bob and the staff. She reviews the treatment recommendation and is available to answer patients/parents questions. She is the patient’s contact person before starting and throughout their treatment. Tammy enjoys the relationships that she builds with our patients and their families.

“Dr. Bob has built an amazing practice with his patients and staff.”

Taneisha Sears is an Orthodontic Assistant. She has been working for Baarsvik Orthodontics since 2007. She enjoys working with our patients and her co-workers and seeing the transformation of our patients from start to finish. Taneisha is married and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

“Dr. Bob cares for his patients and for the well being of his staff.”

Susan Barradas is a Scheduling Coordinator. She has been in the dental field since 2006 and has recently joined Baarsvik Orthodontics in 2012. Susan always has a smile on her face and is always willing to lend a helping hand to both patients and co-workers. She enjoys spending time with her dog, Lola. Her favorite season is summer when the flowers are blooming. She enjoys camping and cookouts and spending time with her family.

“I enjoy working with Dr. Bob. He is a very outgoing and down to earth man.”

Michelle Souza is our Lab Assistant. She has been working for Baarsvik Orthodontics since 2001. She enjoys meeting new people. In her spare time she enjoys taking her dog, Kimba, for walks. She is also an avid Patriots fan.

“Dr. Bob creates such a positive atmosphere within the office.”

Orthodontic Assistant

Ashley is an Orthodontic Assistant. She has been with Baarsvik Orthodontics since 2007. She enjoys working with all the different age groups and spending time with her co-workers. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with family and friends.

“Dr. Bob is an awesome person to work for. Not only does he care and love his patients but he cares for each one of his employees. He is funny, outgoing and works well with children.”

Maria Joaquin is a Scheduling Coordinator. She has been with Baarsvik Orthodontics since 2000. Maria always makes our patients feel at home whether it is greeting them as they walk through the front door or answering questions over the phone. She also assists the financial coordinator whenever she can. She finds it extremely rewarding and takes great pride in knowing that the service we provide can truly make a difference in someone’s life by boosting their self-confidence. Maria is married with two beautiful children. She enjoys cooking and cuddling on the couch with her family.

“Dr. Bob has a great sense of humor and he takes great pride in the fact that his practice is a fun, warm and welcoming atmosphere for all ages. I feel privileged to be part of such an amazing team.”

Kayla Leite is an Orthodontic Assistant. She has been working in the dental field since 2005 and has been with Baarsvik Orthodontics since 2010. She enjoys being part of creating beautiful smiles for our patients. Kayla is soon to become a mommy to a beautiful baby boy in June of 2012. One of her favorite hobbies to do in her spare time is shopping and spending time with her silky terrier, Dolce.

“Dr. Bob makes our working environment very pleasant and it is always enjoyable to come to work.”

Kathi Newman is our Office Manager. Kathi makes sure that the office provides quality care and customer service to all of our patients and their families. She takes great pride in being part of an office with such a professional, efficient and friendly staff. When away from work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys the summer and working in her yard and is a big fan of shopping in her spare time.