Why Choose Our Practice?

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When it comes to picking a dentist, we know that you have options. Personalized, gentle, comprehensive patient care is our number one priority.

Here are just a few things that make our practice unique:

Care and Commitment

From the front office to the exam room, our practice is made up of professionals who take your oral health very seriously. Using state-of-the art equipment designed with safety and efficiency in mind, we are able to offer top-notch care. As you walk through our office, you will notice that everything is clean, comfortable and thoroughly sterilized. Your safety and comfort are our priority.

Honesty and Affordability

We know that the cost of care can be confusing. In addition to offering a number of payment options to fit your budget, we also give you up-front cost information on your treatment ahead of time. We are in-network with a variety of insurance plans, and we offer various forms of dental financing with credit available in time frames that fit your needs. We are happy to help you navigate your dental insurance and alternative payment options.

Easy Access to Dental Care and Information

We know that your time is valuable to you, and that’s why we offer extended office hours every day starting at 7am, automated dental appointment reminders, and a quick turnaround time on calls and appointment requests. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns in the office, over the phone or via email.

Comprehensive Dental Care by highly trained doctors all within the same office

At IronHorse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are qualified to handle all aspects of your care, so you are always surrounded by people that you trust.

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 Bowdoin, D.M.D, FAGD, DABCP, DABCDSM

Dr. Laura Bowdoin D.M.D, M.S, DABO, DABCP, DABCDSM, FAGD

Dr. Lauren Gehling, D.D.S

Dr. Angel Hale, D.D.S

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 – 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.

Learn about what a Diplomate dentist is here

If we must refer out, we promise to send you to carefully vetted colleagues who apply the same professional principles in their office that we do in ours. Most of the recommended referrals are procedures that are better treated by a specialist. We have a full-time Board-Certified Orthodontist on staff at both of our locations in Leawood, Kansas and Louisburg, Kansas to treat all your orthodontic and TMJ issues, for more information please visit our orthodontists website at www.drlaurasortho.com


We respect and understand that many patients experience dental anxiety. At our office, we do everything we can to make sure that your experience is as enjoyable as possible. By communicating clearly what you can expect during your treatment, we are often able to alleviate dental fear. We encourage you to bring headphones and music to listen to during your treatment and ask us about our dental sedation options.

Personalized Service

At our practice, you aren’t just a patient. We take an interest in you and your oral health needs. We think you’ll find a friend in your dental professional during your visit!

Give us a call today at Leawood Office Phone Number 913-851-9969 for our Leawood, Kansas office or Louisburg Office Phone Number 913-214-8482 for our Louisburg, Kansas office. You’ll be happy you chose us for your dental needs!