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AboutIronHorse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

IronHorse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a Louisburg based family dental practice that treats patients of all ages. We have provided dental services to the Louisburg community for over 10 years. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We offer state of the art technology to ensure better diagnosis and more comfortable dental procedures by the use of dental lasers and 3-D imaging. We are cosmetic dentists that offers services like veneers, same day crowns, full mouth restorations, Botox and Dermal Fillers.

We also perform emergency dental services that include extractions, bonding of broken teeth, root canals, dentures and bridges. As a local dentist serving Louisburg for over 10 years, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. We are able to treat patients without shots or drills due to our advanced equipment. All our doctors have advanced education degrees, certificates and Board Certifications above the normal DDS dental degree most dentists get right out of school.

Ever wonder what all those letters mean behind your doctors’ name? Here is some insight on the high level of experience and credentials our doctors have achieved to better serve you.
Dr. Samuel Bowden, D.M.D, FAGD, DABCP, DABCDSM
Dr. Julia Riddick, DDS, GPR
Dr. Laura Bowden, D.M.D, M.S, DABO, DABCP, DABCDSM, FAGD

    What do all those letters mean behind my doctors’ name?
  • DDS or DMD – Doctor of Dental Surgery and Doctor
  • FAGD – Fellow Academy of General Dentistry
  • DABP – Dilpomate American Board of Craniofacial Pain
  • DABCDSMM – Dilpomate American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine
  • DABO – Dilpomate America Board of Orthodontics
  • GPR– General Practice Residency

What is an FAGD Dentist If your dentist is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), they are the best of the best in the field. Only the top 6 percent of general dentists in the U.S. and Canada are AGD Fellows. You can rest assured that your dentist cares about knowing the latest techniques and best practices in dentistry. Your dentist practices these techniques in a classroom setting multiple times a year — not every dentist does this. To become an FAGD dentist, a dentist must: be practicing Dentistry for over 5 years, complete over 500 credit hours of continuing education, earn 350 of those 500 credits in live courses and live patients, pass an exam equal in difficulty to a board certification exam.

What is a Dilpomate A Diplomate is a person who has received a diploma, especially a doctor and who has been certified as a specialist by a board within the appropriate profession. Diplomate status is an important professional achievement that signifies to patients plus dental, medical and other healthcare professionals that the Dentist promotes and maintains the highest standards of patient care, teaching and research in the discipline of their field for the benefit of the public.

What is a GPR The General Practice Residency (GPR) program is a one-year residency designed for advanced clinical and didactic training in general dentistry with intensive hospital experience after completing dental school. Residents complete rotations in Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Laura Bowden, Dr. Samuel Bowden, and Dr. Julia Riddick and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 913-583-4237 and experience why our patients think IronHorse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is the best dentist in Louisburg.