Meet Dr. Larry Bowers - Doctor of Dental Surgery
Dentistry gives me a chance to improve my patients’ chances of having a long, uneventful life of smiling confidently and chewing comfortably- with their own teeth! My relationships with my patients give me a chance to celebrate their successes and support their challenges. Many of my patients have been with me for years, so it’s really like we’ve grown up together. Seeing the impact a new smile, regained comfort, and sustained health can make on a patients self image and seeing the reaction of my patients the first time they look in the mirror with a new smile is what truly makes my day.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor of Arts degree, Middlebury College, 1975
- Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, Medical College of Virginia, 1980
Continuing education is a big part of my professional life. I spend about 75 hours in classes every year focusing on cosmetic and restorative materials and techniques that will give my patients the best chance to get exactly what they want for their smiles and their health. Continued training invigorates me personally, giving me a chance to share ideas with the best clinicians in the country, so that I can bring those ideas home to my patients.
Outside the Office
I’ve been living upstairs above the office on Capitol Hill since 1981! Life on Capitol Hill is like that-where work, play, and community all blend together. I’ve been married to my wife, Susan, since 1982, and we have two grown sons, Langley and Case. Langley is now a dentist and has joined the practice. I love to make things and will carve anything-sandcastles, wood, pumpkins, and jewelry. I also enjoy dancing, juggling,and playing tennis whenever I get a chance.