Larry Bowden DMD, Holistic Dentist in Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Mercury Safe Dentist in Lake Oswego, OR 97035

17437 SW Boones Ferry Rd

Suite 200

Lake Oswego, OR  97035 • 503-675-7300

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Mercury-Free (Amalgam Free), Mercury-Safe, Holistic, TMJ, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

About Our Mercury Safe Dental Practice
Dr. Larry Bowden's "Mercury Safe Dentist" office is located in Lake Oswego, OR. He is mercury free (amalgam/silver filling free) and mercury safe and is dedicated to practice of healthy, integrated, holistic dentistry. He specializes in neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry, including custom smile design and smile makeovers. His goal is to treat his patients in the most healthy, caring, holistic way possible and to share information about dental wellness with his patients so that they may make educated decisions about their oral health. He fully understands the important relationship of oral to overall health and realizes that; "You cannot be truly healthy without good oral health!"

Safe Mercury Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Bowden is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ (bite) problems can have a negative impact on oral and overall health. Because of these concerns, we focus on patient education and strive to remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings in a safe way. For information about why it's important to use a mercury safe dentist, Click Here.

To accomplish this, we utilize removal protocols based on recommendations of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) and other prominent biological and holistic dental organizations. For more information about why we use safe removal protocols and an explanation of what they are, Click Here.

Holistic Dentistry
Holistic /Biological Dentistry is a philosophy that recognizes that the teeth and associated oral structures are a part of the whole body. Because of this important relationship, we offer a wide range of treatment options. Dr. Bowden also takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science, modern technology, and years of experience with a deep concern for his patients' physical health and emotional well-being and comfort.

Whole Body Dental Philosophy
This Whole Body philosophy stresses the use of biocompatible dental materials whenever possible. He also works closely with highly qualified health professionals to assist him in his efforts to return the patient to optimal oral and overall health. His Health-Focused - Patient First approach to holistic dentistry means that he treats the teeth, jaw, and related oral structures, with specific regard to how that treatment will affect the entire body.

Continuing Education
Dr. Bowden is a strong advocate of continuing education because it allows him to give you and your family the best, state-of-the-art dental care. Each year he takes many hours of continuing education courses in holistic and traditional dentistry in order to provide his patients with the most advanced dental care possible.

Treatments and Services
Our dental office uses modern, high-technology dental equipment and instruments. We offer many general and alternative treatment options and evaluations, including:

  • Digital X-Rays
  • Preventive Dental Education
  • Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Spa Dentistry
  • Implants & Implant Maintenance
  • TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Invisalign: Teeth Straightening with Invisible Braces
  • Neuromuscular Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
  • CEREC: One Appointment Restoration
  • Oral Surgery
  • Family Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry
Our office also specializes in state of the art restorative and cosmetic dentistry to correct, restore or enhance your smile to fit your own unique facial form. Our goal is to integrate esthetics as part of total dental and overall health while creating an overall pleasing and natural facial appearance.

Bowden can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile! 

Associations & Organizations
Dr. Bowden belongs to a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:

  • International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)

About Dr. Bowden
Dr. Bowden has devoted his dental career to practicing healthy, holistic, non-invasive, biocompatible dentistry. He is also a proponent of making the dental office occupationally safe as possible regarding mercury and he strives to protect the patient, the staff, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury at the dental office. 

He is dedicated to providing our guests with comprehensive dental excellence in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere so that optimal health, beauty and comfort can be realized. Care and treatment are customized to each individual’s needs. The finest quality will always be provided.

Dr. Bowden graduated Cum Laude from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine where he received the Dr. Joseph P. Speranza Memorial Award for patient care. He has also done extensive post-doctoral work at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a premiere institute for the study of Neuromuscular and Aesthetic Dentistry. He believes strongly that every patient should strive for nothing less than perfection when it come to attaining a healthy and beautiful smile.


In his leisure time Dr. Bowden enjoys skiing, golfing, and most of all, spending quality time with his lovely wife Shauna and his two wonderful children Jenna and Max.


Our Staff
Our fantastic staff is made up of highly-trained, dedicated, caring and motivated professionals who work together as a unique team to bring you the highest quality holistic dental treatment in a healthy, caring, and supportive setting.

We would be honored to add you to our list of satisfied patients and encourage you to visit Our Office Website to learn more about our office and the many services and treatments we offer. We want to thank you for considering our office for all of your dental needs.

Patient Education 
Our dental practice is dedicated to patient education. As a member of Dr. Tom McGuire's International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) we work closely with him to support our goal of providing important information to our patients about numerous oral health that can affect overall health, including issues related to mercury amalgam (silver) fillings. Click on the appropriate link to access important information about these topics.

NEW! Dr. Tom McGuire's new Video, Mercury: The Poison in Your Teeth conclusively proves that amalgam/silver fillings not only release toxic mercury vapor - but that the common act of brushing just one amalgam filling - will release more mercury than allowed by governmental regulatory agencies at the workplace! It also tells you what you can do about it. Click Here to watch this amazing video demonstration - and don’t forget to tell your friends and family! (You can also access it by searching YouTube for The Poison in Your Teeth or Tom McGuire, DDS.)

A Personal Note from Dr. Tom

Dr. Bowden belongs to a number of highly regarded holistic dental organizations, including the International Association of Mercury Free Dentistry (IAMFD) and the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). These organizations encourage taking a holistic, whole-body approach to dental treatment and promotes quality dentistry and patient education. His integrated approach to healthy dentistry includes the understanding that you cannot be healthy without good oral health and he takes this into consideration when planning his patients dental treatment.

I know Dr. Bowden and believe him to be a caring, highly trained, skilled and experienced dentist. His commitment to healthy dentistry, his ongoing dedication to continuing education, and his concern for his patients' health and well being, makes him ideally suited to safely remove and replace mercury amalgam fillings.

Dr. Dr. Bowden is a charter member of my mercury-safe dentist association and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a mercury free, holistic and caring dentist. I encourage you to visit his website to learn more about him and the many health focused services he provides. When you visit his office, please let him know where you found out about him and say hello to him from me. Thanks!