Dr. Vance Horne, DMD

Vance was trained at Tufts and has practiced in Bath for a long, long time. He continues to attend regular programs, classes and conferences year in and year out to stay on top of the latest technologies, practices, and advances in the science and art of dentistry.

He likes good food and good red wine, preferably at the same time. His passion for boats and sailing the Maine coast was an inspiration for the name Brightwork. Meticulously caring for teeth and meticulously cared-for teak have a lot in common.


Sue Gurney

Sue met Vance over coffee at the now legendary Front Street Deli in Bath in 1990 and has managed his office ever since. (That’s 20+ years, but who’s counting?) Married more than 40 years, she has a son and a granddaughter (cutest in the world, of course.) She likes meeting new people and listening to books in her car.


Joanna Bradley, RDH

In addition to her degree in Dental Hygiene, Joanna earned a BS in Health & Family Life Education at UMO in 1992. A native cornhusker (from Nebraska, that is) she loves travel, reading and gardening, and has worked with Vance since 1994.

Linda Lincoln, RDH

With a BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan, Linda has worked for Vance since July of 1993. Born and raised in Michigan, she is a passionate weaver, combining color, texture and structure to create fabric on her loom. She also enjoys knitting, antiques, and her two teenaged granddaughters.

Melissa Stewart

Fresh from UMO’s dental assisting program, Melissa began in a general practice in 1992. She has maintained her State CDA certificate which includes Radiology and Infection Control exams since 1997 and completed a yearlong continuing ed program at York County Community College in 2009. She really enjoys continuing her education in the field. At home, she is the mother of two who cooks, gardens, reads and socializes.

Jill Shaw

With a B.S. in Business Administration, an M.S. in Organizational Leadership and an M.B.A, Jill is the newest member of the Brightwork team. She was born and raised right here in Maine and has worked in the medical field for over 5 years. In her downtime she enjoys traveling, knitting, reading a good book, and watching New England sports teams.
Every member of our team is CPR certified.