FPS staff report
October 29, 2009
A longtime dream is coming true for Dr. Stephen Dowell.
The Carrollton dentist is opening a second dental office in Minerva this week. The dream has been a longtime in coming. Dowell began his practice in Carrollton in June 1990 with a single patient. Today his dental practice has grown enough to accommodate a second location.
“We looked in Carrollton for property to purchase, but couldn’t find the right spot,” he explained during a visit to the new facility on E. Lincolnway (adjacent to the Eagles). “The Minerva property became available and the location was perfect, so we bought it and here we are today.”
The property included an existing home, which was renovated and a large addition built on. Most of the new addition includes the dental offices - eight operatory rooms, consultation rooms, a business office and handicapped restroom.
Dr. Dowell said he plans to add one more dentist to the staff and is expanding the support staff as well. He has hired a new hygienist and is in the process of hiring a receptionist. He also plans to add an assistant in the next six months.
“I have a great staff and all of us enjoy being involved in dentistry and love to brighten smiles,” he said. “We are excited about opening a second office. We look forward to being an active part of the community in Minerva as we are in Carrollton.”
Services offered at the two locations include lumineers, same-day crowns, bridges, tooth colored fillings, extractions, implants, veneers, zoom whitening, natural looking dentures, invisalign, adult ortho sealants, root canal therapy, gum disease treatment, snoring devices, night guards, personalized athletic mouth guards and smile makeovers. Dr. Dowell has the only 3-D x-ray machine in Carroll County.
His staff includes registered dental hygientists, expanded function dental auxiliaries, certified dental assistants, traditional dental assistants, a lab technician and office personnel. The staff and Dr. Dowell are continuing their education on a consistent basis to better serve patients.
Both offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday hours are by appointment. New patients are accepted at both locations. The Carrollton office can be reached by calling 330-627-5005. The Minerva office can be reached by calling 330-868-5001. The business accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards and outside financing is available with Citi Health Card and CareCredit. Information is also available on the Internet at www.dowelldental.com.