At Bozart Family Dentistry our philosophy is to provide comprehensive dentistry to all patients. This means explaining all available options to every individual and having the patient make an educated decision with regards to their treatment. Dr. Bozart understands that what the textbook recommends is not appropriate for every patient. He states:
the textbook does not take into account the patients situation. The textbook fails to recognize financial or time constraints, personal desires, fear, etc.”
Dr. Bozart tries to develop an understanding of the patients desires, situation, and personality to help establish an individually appropriate treatment plan. He believes every patient should have a well established relationship with their healthcare provider. This lends itself to better understanding, trust, and personalized treatment.
Dr. Albert Bozart
Dr. Albert Bozart was born and raised in North Carolina. He received both his Bachelor of Arts and Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the UNC at Chapel Hill. The education he received provided a solid background for his professional career. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Bozart participated and graduated from an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency. This residency provided the opportunity to explore more complex and diverse patient cases. Dr. Bozart learned numerous skills and treatments under the direct supervision of over 20 board certified specialist. He states, “While UNC provided a solid academic foundation, the AEGD residency gave the clinical skill and confidence through treating difficult cases in all areas of dentistry”.
After graduation, Dr. Bozart fulfilled a military obligation. He attended UNC Dental School on a full military scholarship. He agreed to become a US Army Dentist after graduation in return for the military paying for his education. He states, “this turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life”. While on active duty, Captain Bozart treated numerous soldiers at Fort Gordon and Fort Benning, Ga. After leaving active duty, Dr. Bozart entered private practice as an associate in Wilmington, NC. He chose to move to Wilmington, NC because he has extensive family in the area and his children love the beach. The private practice experience was very rewarding for Dr. Bozart. He learned the complexities of dealing with the business side of dentistry. He states. “this is the aspect of dentistry I dislike the most. I wish the business side of dentistry did not exist, like in the Army, but it is a necessary evil and I did learn valuable information during this time.” As you can see, Dr. Bozart has a very diverse and enriched professional and educational experiences.
Dr. Bozart has two girls, Alison and Sydney. They both are fun loving, caring, and sweet girls. On weekends the girls can be found playing TopSoccer, Special Olympics bowling or just hanging at the beach. They both have a rare condition called Mucolipidosis Type IV (ML4) and need constant help. Dr. Bozart finds tremendous strength in Alison and Sydney. He states. “all of the education in the world does not provide the gift that both girls have provided. They have provided me with a purpose that no job title ever could”, Dr. Bozart feels spiritually blessed to have been given the two girls and advocates for them and others like them.
As you can see, Dr. Bozart has a very diverse and enriched professional and educational experiences.
Dr. Lauren Francis
Dr. Lauren Francis is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has been in Wilmington since 2008. Dr.Francis attended Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree. Prior to that she attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology Degree.
After graduating from dental school, she completed a one year hospital based dental residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The residency provided advanced training in dentistry including hospital based dentistry, oral surgery and implant training. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society. She started with Bozart Family Dentistry in January 2010. Dr. Francis enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry and is an Invisalign certified provider. She lives in Wilmington with her husband Dan, two daughters and their dog Sadie.
Dr. William (Dusty) Carmichael
Dr. William “Dusty” Carmichael is a native of Concord, North Carolina. He graduated with Honors from UNC Chapel Hill where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Appalachian State University. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and the North Carolina Dental Society. Dr.Carmichael joined Bozart Family Dentistry in April of 2012.
In addition, Dr. Carmichael is an Invisalign Provider and is trained in Implant Dentistry. When he isn’t working, he is spending time with his wife and two boys and tries to fit golf in when he gets the chance.
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