(202) 544-0086

711 East Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Meet The Staff

Welcome to the best dental team in D.C.

In 40 years of dentistry I have never worked with a staff as experienced, compassionate, and dedicated to their patients as the team I work with now. We are committed to making your experience exceptional, bringing everything we have learned to your care.

- Dr. Larry Bowers


Jess – Front Office Coordinator

Olá, I am Jess, a Brazilian by birth, and now a happy American. I speak Portuguese and can understand a little Spanish. I work at the Front Desk scheduling appointments and making sure that our patients feel welcome. It is my number one priority to make our patients feel comfortable. We know that some people have had bad experiences, but not to worry, this will not be a problem at our practice. Here we will make sure that you leave happy and with a beautiful smile. Dr. Larry and Dr. Langley are wonderful dentists; they treat people with respect and honesty. I have had a lot of experience, having come from another country and having worked with the public since I was fourteen years old. It has taught me that respect and honesty are the most important things in a good relationship. We offer that at East Capitol Dental.  

I recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia and love it. In my extra time I am a realtor. I help people find their dream home. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work at this awesome dental office. 


Sonia – Front Desk Reception

Hello, I am Sonia, a Southern belle, born in Washington, DC and raised in South Carolina. The loves of my life are my two children, Lyric and JaQuan. Joining the office in March, 2019, I am qualified as both Front Desk and Dental Assistant. I found myself enjoying the Front Desk where I can meet and greet our patients. In my spare time, I like to travel back to S.C. to visit my family and friends. I enjoy shopping in the DC Metro area, and love a good book. The best part of my job is seeing the patients smile. I love my great boss-doctors and my friendly coworkers. This office was definitely a great pick for me.! I am so happy being part of East Capitol Dental.

Tracey – Dental Assistant


Hi, I’m Tracey and I’ve been Dr. Bowers’ only assistant for over 25 years. I try to be very sensitive to the needs of my patients. I want to be able to provide whatever they need in order to make their time in our office as comfortable and pleasant as possible. My favorite part of my job is talking with my patients. I love the connection I have with almost all of them and I love that they feel comfortable and safe when they’re here. In the 37 years I’ve worked in the dental field, I’ve never worked with anyone as caring and giving as Dr. Bowers. I am so very proud to work here!

I’m a single mother of two sons and a daughter who I love to spend time with. I am also an avid walker, especially when I have my dog, Bayer, with me. I am very involved in my church community of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church and their role in improving hunger and homelessness in and around the city.

Kanene – Registered Dental Hygienist


Welcome, I’m Kanene and I’m one of Dr. Bowers’ hygienists. I educate patients on proper oral health habits and make sure that their teeth are clean, healthy, and ready for smiling! I like to get to know what’s important to my patients, learn about them, and help establish a trusting relationship with them. It’s wonderful when a patient takes my advice on improving their health and they see what a huge difference it makes! Our doctor creates a mellow environment that is enjoyable to enter into. When you come here you have fun whether you’re the patient or the staff.

Cindy – Registered Dental Hygienist


Hello, I’m Cindy and as a hygienist, I help improve our patients’ overall health through “thorough but gentle” dental cleanings and home care education. My goal is to make patients feel comfortable in the dental chair.  I hope they will leave feeling more relaxed than they were when they walked in the door. Every patient is unique, has their own expectations, and deserves to be treated as the special person they are.  I have worked with Dr. Bowers since 1982.  The compassion he shows for his staff and patients  is unparalleled.

I’ve been married to my husband, Kevin, since 1984. We have two children, Stephanie and Cliff, and a golden retriever named Shiloh. When I have free time I enjoy knitting, reading, swimming, riding my bike, and going to the beach.