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Meet Dr. Jauna Souza

I am honored to be a part of Baarsvik Souza 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.


I was born and raised in New Bedford and have fond memories of my childhood and high school years at New Bedford High School.  I am very excited to be back in my hometown and to be able to give back to my community in which I grew up.

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 two 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
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • Southeastern Dental Society – Vice Chair
  • American Dental Association
  • Founder of the Southeastern Women’s Dental Study Group
  • Massachusetts Dental Society New Dentist Committee member
  • Board member for the Dartmouth Education Foundation
  • Board member for the Buttonwood Park Zoo
  • Southcoast Chamber of Commerce

Outside the Office

I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, Bill and son, Dominic.  I am a food enthusiast in both cooking and eating.  I love watching the Food Network Channel and HGTV.  My passion for art not only shows in my hobby of photography but is apparent in my attention to detail providing superior esthetic treatment results.