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Dr. Lance Bowers

Meet Dr. Lance Bowers

Dr. Lance Bowers grew up on a farm in Winlock. He graduated from Roseman University in Salt Lake City. Prior to that, he attended Utah Valley University and obtained two Bachelor of Science degrees: one in biology, the other in biotechnology. After finishing dental school, Dr. Bowers learned many aspects of general dentistry while practicing alongside his brother in Shelton, Washington, at Bowers Dental Group.

Dr. Bowers pursues continuing education courses to improve his knowledge of the latest dental techniques and procedures to ensure great patient outcomes and aesthetics. He regards himself as a people pleaser, and patient satisfaction is his number-one priority. His favorite aspect about dentistry is improving patient/dentist relationships through gentle dental interactions. Dr. Bowers also enjoys making patients smile with his sense of humor and his warm attitude.

His professional memberships include the Washington State Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Thurston-Mason Counties Dental Society.

When he’s not practicing dentistry, Dr. Bowers enjoys outdoor activities with his wife and four children. He also continues to help on the family farm, which includes growing a one-acre garden.

Your harbor for caring dentistry.

At Safe Harbor Dental, one thing is easy to see — how much we truly care! The meaningful connections we build allow those in our care to experience quality dentistry in the comfort of a practice that feels as safe as home port.

Meaningful Personal Connections
At Safe Harbor Dental, we place our patients at the forefront. Our team strives daily to build genuine connections with those in our care, and we love the lasting friendships that come as a result. We will welcome you by name, listen to your needs and treat you with compassion and respect. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, it will be easy to see how much we truly care.

Warm, Home-Like Environment
When you walk through our doors, we want it to feel like you’re at home in our office! Feel free to relax in our cozy chairs or catch your favorite show on a tablet. You can also give our noise canceling headphones a try or cuddle up with a warm blanket and neck pillow during treatment. Whatever your need, we will do our best to accommodate because we know how much the environment of an office can add to your overall experience with us.

Gentle Treatments & Services
Dr. Bowers and our team understand that some people don’t like seeing the dentist and others have dental anxiety. We offer a safe harbor for caring dentistry and will never judge you! We’re here to help you, and part of that help is to assist you in facing your fears and working through them. Our gentle team will work at a pace that is comfortable for you and provide the proper attention to alleviate any discomfort or anxiety. We feel confident you will be able to relax in our care.

Friendly Team Members
Although we’re highly trained professionals who take our work seriously, we also love what we do, and it shows. Our team members have a passion for making our practice an enjoyable place to be around, and you’ll see that in the friendly service we provide. We love to laugh with our patients and maintain an upbeat sense of humor. If you don’t think it’s possible to have fun at the dentist, we think we can change your mind!

Quality Dentistry
We’ve gained the trust of our patients through the excellence of our care, and we look forward to showing how you too can enjoy the benefits of coming to a skilled and artistic dental expert. Dr. Bowers works at the highest standard of quality and has a strong passion for keeping up to date with the latest dental techniques, technologies and procedures to aid him in the exceptional results he delivers. As a people pleaser, his greatest success comes for your ultimate satisfaction. He will settle for nothing less and proudly stands behind his work for you.

Thorough Patient Education
Our mission is to help you achieve a lifetime of comprehensive dental health, and we know that patient education is key in making that possible. Our team will provide easy-to-understand explanations of your oral condition (with the use of pictures, analogies and models when necessary) and answer any questions you might have. Additionally, we will teach you everything you need to know about at-home prevention so you can enjoy your healthy smile for years to come.