IRONHORSE FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY
IronHorse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a Leawood based family dental practice that treats patients of all ages. We have provided dental services to the community for over 20 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 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. Laura Bowden, D.M.D, M.S, DABO, DABCP, DABCDSM, FAGD
WHAT ARE ALL THOSE LETTERS BEHIND MY DOCTORS’ NAME?
DDS or DMD – Doctor of Dental Surgery and Doctor
FAGD – Fellow Academy of General Dentistry
DABP – Diplomate American Board of Craniofacial Pain
DABCDSMM – Diplomate American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine
DABO – Diplomate America Board of Orthodontics
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 DIPLOMATE?
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.