OFFICE CLOSURE: We are closing the office to non-emergency procedures from Tuesday, March 17th through Monday, April 13, pending future ADA recommendations. During the hours of 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, a staff member will be here to take your phone calls, schedule appointments, and assist patients who need to be seen. If you do have an emergency, please call our office at (505) 884-6408, and our staff will assist you.
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"From the minute you walk in the door until you leave the office - a positive experience! Professional and hospitable. Highly recommend this practice" - L&GW
What Our Patients Are Saying About Us
"As always, very excellent and professional service. We are very happy that Drs. Bowers and Oki took over this dental practice. We were patients of Dr. Cullen for so many years and were just happy to know that the same kind of professionalism is still with this office, with both the doctors, Mary, Cece and all the staff. Thanks" - Del
What Our Patients Are Saying About Us
"Excellent dental care with a gentle, caring and professional approach. Be it a routine cleaning or repairing an old filling I have always felt comfortable and cared for. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else!" - P Gonzalez
The dental work you need... at a price you can afford!
At Bowers and Oki Family Dentistry we strive to give you the best dental care possible. We will work with your insurance company and can offer financing options to help you make the best decisions for you and still achieve your goals. We believe that financing should not keep you from making good health care decisions. If you have questions about financing, your insurance benefits or coverage, please call the office. Our staff will be happy to help you.
We accept most major dental insurances and are in-network providers for the following insurance companies:
No insurance? No problem.
At Bowers and Oki Family Dentistry, we have a membership plan to help you keep your teeth healthy. This option is great for those who do not have insurance, or are looking to get away from the hassles associated with insurance companies. For most patients, a membership plan ends up cheaper than paying for traditional dental insurance.
Guidelines for antibiotic premedication prior to dental procedures are constantly changing. As such, we recommend patients consult with their physician regarding their individual case in order to decide what is best for them. Current guidelines for antibiotic premedication are as follows:
prosthetic cardiac valve or prosthetic material used for cardiac valve repair
a history of infective endocarditis
a cardiac transplant that develops cardiac valvulopathy
the following congenital (present from birth) heart disease:
unrepaired cyanotic congenital heart disease, including palliative shunts and conduits
a completely repaired congenital heart defect with prosthetic material or device, whether placed by surgery or by catheter intervention, during the first six months after the procedure
any repaired congenital heart defect with residual defect at the site or adjacent to the site of a prosthetic patch or a prosthetic device (that inhibit endothelialization)
For most people, brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing once a day is ideal. This gets is enough to get off most of the bacteria before it hardens and has the chance to cause a gum infection or other dental problems. For those patients who are prone to cavities and heavy buildup on their teeth, brushing 3 times a day can help to minimize risk. We recommend waiting 30 minutes after eating to brush however, so the the pH of your saliva can return to a more neutral level.
A lot of people have anxiety about dental pain and dental procedures. Pain is the most common fear patients have of the dentist. At Bowers and Oki Family Dentistry, we aim to make your visit as pain free as possible. We use powerful topical anesthetics to minimize the pain you feel on injection.
While you are in the chair, you are always in control. Should you ever feel pain or sensitivity while working we will immediately stop and administer additional anesthetic as needed to keep you as comfortable and pain free as possible during your dental visit.
Getting your filling or crown should be a pain free and atraumatic experience. Try to eat prior to your appointment, since you will be numb for a few hours following treatment, making eating and drinking after the appointment difficult. When you come to our office remember to bring a list of any new medications you are taking and information on any recent hospitalizations or health changes. If your doctor or surgeon has requested that you take an antibiotic premedication, remember to take the medication 1 hour prior to your appointment. Unless you will be taking an oral sedative, you will be able to drive and return to work after your treatment is complete.
Due to recent developments and recommendations regarding COVID-19, we are closing our office to non-emergency patients. We will still be available during this time to treat dental emergencies and any urgent concerns you may have. During the hours of 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, we will be available to take your phone calls, schedule appointments, and assist patients who need to be seen. The doctors can be reached outside of these hours for any emergency calls. If you need to schedule your cleaning appointment, you may also do so online by visiting our website: https://www.bowersandoki.com/Contact-Us-Schedule-Appointment
Our plan is to reopen on Monday, April 13 for regular patient hours. Should recommendations from the CDC or ADA change we will modify this schedule. You can find further updates on our Website or Facebook page.
If you have any questions, contact our office. Please stay healthy and let's all work together to keep our community safe. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.