Meet The Doctors

Dr. Sara Lynde, DMD

Dr. Sara Lynde (formerly Haines) is a native of Millersburg Pa.  She is a 2003 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a 2009 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.  She has been in practice at Rising Sun Dental Care since June of 2009.  While at Pitt, Dr. Haines served as the President for the American Student Dental Association and was a representative to the American Dental Education Association.  She was honored with the Herman Langcamp Student Award, The American Student Dental Association award, and awarded a Certificate of Recognition for excellence in Implant Dentistry.   Dr. Haines is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Pennsylvania Dental Association and is a leader for her local Harrisburg Area Dental Society

Dr. Haines enjoys helping fearful patients learn that dentistry doesn’t have to be painful! Adults and children of all ages can depend on receiving gentle care utilizing the newest technology dentistry has to offer.  Dr. Haines emphasizes incorporating digital procedures to her general practice to enhance patient comfort, shorten appointment times and improve restorative outcomes.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Howard, two daughters, Makayla and Cameron, stepson, Caleb and their son Tyler.   They enjoy skiing and playing with their golden retriever Rambo.

Dr. Ofori "Philip" Oware, DMD

Dr. Oware is originally from Koforidua, Ghana which is the capital of the eastern region in southern Ghana.  He and his family moved to the United States when he was only six years old and they made their new home base in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  He attended Rutgers University where he studied Biology with a minor in Psychology. He went on to attend the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2020.

Dr. Oware is committed to providing high quality, state of the art dental care to all his patients.  His philosophy of care is one which is built upon mutual trust, respect, compassion, and understanding.  He believes it is imperative to understand each patient’s wants and needs to develop an individualized treatment plan. Dr. Oware is sensitive to patients who have high levels of anxiety and is determined to assist them in feeling comfortable in the dental office and providing them with the care they need.  He is passionate about learning and is committed to attending continuing education courses to ensure that he is well rounded and maintains his finger on the pulse of the latest trends in dentistry.  He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Oware is also currently studying to obtain his certificate as a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry! This qualification is only held by 6% of Dentists in the country.

He believes in giving back and making a difference in peoples’ lives on both the local and global levels.  You will find him volunteering at the New Jersey food bank and soup kitchen during the holiday seasons and he has also worked with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for low-income families.  His family was able to fund and build a library in Ghana and Dr. Oware serves as an advocate for literacy.  He supports his uncle’s endeavors to collect books for the African Book Challenge (ABC) to grow the library’s collection of literature. One day, Dr. Oware also hopes to establish a doctor without borders site in Ghana to help deliver much needed dental care. It is often difficult to find and receive dental care in Ghana unless you live close to a major city. 

In his free time, Dr. Oware enjoys exercising, playing volleyball, soccer, and hiking.  Acadia National Park was his most recent adventure! He takes great pleasure in woodworking and using the lathe. He believes there is nothing more satisfying than using a fallen tree to make something useful. You might also find Dr. Oware spending time with his nieces and nephews! A good game of hide and seek is customary for their visits.