Meet Our Team

Our Passionate and dedicated team 
Sandy, Registered Dental Assistant
Sandy was born and raised in Adams, MA .  She earned her degree from McCann Technical School in 2002 and has been a valued member of the practice ever since.  Although she wears many hats at Berkshire Dental Arts, Sandy particularly enjoys helping our patients to feel at ease and to understand their dental needs and treatment options.  She says her favorite part of the job is "talking to our patients and getting to know them.  I like making them feel comfortable while assisting the doctor in providing quality care."
Sandy and her husband of 17 years are together blessed with two daughters.  In her free time she loves spending time with family and friends, and listening to music.  Her motto:  "Life is short, so I like to have as much fun as I can!" 
Charles, Practice Manager
Charles grew up in Savannah, GA before attending the University of Chicago and marrying Anne (Dr. Barnes to everyone else).  While Dr. Barnes was in dental school, he earned his veterinary degree (DVM) at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, MA and fell in love with New England.  Charles worked in small animal practice (dogs, cats, etc.) in Colorado Springs, CO while Dr. Barnes completed her residency and military service.  Although he loved his patients and colleagues, Charles made a family decision to scale back his veterinary practice.  He feels that switching from the role of vet to practice manager is a natural one - in both cases his goal is to fix problems and help people feel good about the care they receive. 
 
Outside of the office, Charles enjoys home remodeling projects, hiking and bird watching, and spending time with Anne, Colby, and their pet birds.
Colby, Registered Therapy Dog
Colby LOVES our patients and is here to do what she does best: relax and comfort our guests and make people smile.  Interactions with Colby are entirely voluntary for our patients; if you would like to say “hi” and make friends, please let our staff know and we will introduce Colby—otherwise, she will not be in your way.
In her downtime, Colby lives with Dr. Barnes and Charles.  Her interests include food, naps and eating socks.