Our Team


All our professionals maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Lisa M. Carvalho, DMD

Dr. Lisa Carvalho is native to the area having been raised in Fairhaven, where she attended Fairhaven High School.

She continued her studies at Stonehill College and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with honors.

Dr. Carvalho then attended the Boston University School of Dental Medicine.  In 2004, she graduated from dental school magna cum laude, and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national honor society which recognizes the highest achievement in dental studies among top graduates.

She decided she wanted to further her knowledge and experience beyond dental school, and following graduation, Dr. Carvalho was accepted into Boston University’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.  This is a very competitive program with many applicants and only twelve students are chosen to participate.  This program offered an opportunity to study with dental specialists and concluded with her being awarded a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study.

She joined Dr. L. Michael Gouveia in practice in January of 2007.

Dr. Carvalho has wasted no time in seeking opportunities to contribute to members of the community by offering her skills to the less fortunate.  She has participated in local Give Kids A Smile Day events and has volunteered on the Mobile Access to Care Van sponsored by the MA Dental Society helping to care for the city’s underserved children.

In addition, she volunteered her time by serving as the Secretary of the Southeast District Dental Society for many years.  She also served as the District Chair for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. This has enabled her to be part of the legislative process that governs dentistry for our state and allows her to stay abreast of present day issues while being a part of the decision-making process.

In her spare time Dr. Carvalho stays very active enjoying biking, gardening and preserving her fresh vegetables.

Our Team

Donna, RDH

Donna is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) who received her degree from Bristol Community College.  She is our longest tenured team member having joined the practice in 1987 and has been a steady presence as the practice evolved over the years from a "single dentist/single hygienist" practice to it's current state.  Her calm and gentle nature has garnered her a legion of faithful patients as she continuously strives to improve their dental health.  Her experience over the years in general dentistry has been invaluable to her patients as she helps guide them in making good choices regarding their treatment planning decisions.

Maria, RDH

Maria joined us in March 2013.  Listed officially as a part-time hygienist, she is a regular on Fridays.  She graduated from Bristol Community College in 2003 as a Registered Dental Hygienist.  maria has been a welcome addition to our office and has blended in seamlessly with our group.  She is quite experienced in working with children and has been well received by all of our regular patients.  Maria is fluent in both Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole.

Diane, CDA

Diane, another long term employee, is our only Certified Dental Assistant.  She came on board in 1986, took some time off to raise her family and returned in 1996.  Trained in our office over the years, she studied hard for her CDA examination and became fully certified in dental assisting.  Diane takes great pride in her work and as a result has earned the opportunity to take on added responsibilities.  She is well versed in occlusion and thus makes nightguards for our patients with little supervision.  Her calm demeanor and her ability to lend a caring ear is very reassuring to patients.  We are all grateful that her organizational skills keep the treatment area of our office running smoothly.


Marta was initially hired to work the front desk, however, it soon became obvious that her people skills, caring demeanor and artistic talents would be better served directly with patient contact in the treatment area.  Trained in office, she has demonstrated her ability to learn quickly and takes great pride in her acquired dental assisting skills.  She is high energy and often in motion, but also has the innate ability to connect with patients and readily puts them at ease.  She is a dedicated employee who will assume any task required to make the office run better.  Born on the island of St. Miguel, Acores, Marta is fluent in Portuguese.


Sabrina joined us as a dental assistant in 2007 when Dr. Carvalho joined the team.  Sabrina has a wonderful sense of humor that helps keep the practice mood light.  Her quick wit belies her serious nature when it comes to the quality of her work.  Keeping her patients relaxed with easy conversation, she has a sharp focus on the task at hand.  Although trained and graduated from a dental assisting program, she plans to become fully certified in the future.  The daughter or immigrant parents, Sabrina is fluent in Portuguese as well.


Justina is the newest member to our team.  She had spent time at our office while still in the dental assisting program at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School .  Although she has a very quiet demeanor, we realized her capabilities and her fantastic work ethic.  She joined our group soon after she graduated.  Justina has been very helpful with every aspect of the dental office and jumps in wherever she is needed.


Paula replaced Marta at the front desk as our receptionist in 2007.  She has wonderful telephone skills and is a warm and friendly face greeting patients as they arrive.  Always willing to be helpful, patients will find her ready to assist in a speedy check-in and check-out process, and scheduling or rescheduling their appointments as the need arises.  She too is fluent in Portuguese - a necessary quality for her contact with patients.

Call Today: 508-992-4608
499 Rockdale Ave
New Bedford, MA 02740
New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Acushnet, Westport