Bowen Legacy Dental
Richard Bowen, DDS:
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Bowen Legacy Dental
Richard Bowen, DDS
Columbus, OH













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Dan H. from Kihei, HI (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Bowen and Dr. Gehlert and the entire staff take amazing care of our family’s teeth and oral health. They always go the extra mile and make sure we’re comfortable and satisfied. The staff are professional and provide amazing service. They make us feel like a member of their family. There is no need to look further for your dentist.

Viktoria Jurkovic (Source: Google)


So glad I stumbled upon Bowen Legacy when researching functional dentists in the Columbus area. Dr. Bowen was able to rebuild teeth that had been affected by years of night grinding and recommended an ENT to discuss possible solutions to correct my deviated septum. My toddlers see Dr. Gehlert, and I wouldn’t go elsewhere, not only is she patient with them, but she is one of only a few pediatric dentists that I have found in Columbus that focuses on airway health and myofunctional therapy. We’ve seen a few hygienists in the practice and they’re all wonderful. The staff is excellent and beyond helpful. I highly recommend this family owned practice for your family!

Sara Reat (Source: Facebook)


I put off finding a new dentist for far too long due to some anxiety I had about it- but some good friends recommended Bowen Legacy Dental to me and I have been so happy with my experience there so far. They have gone above and beyond to help ease my anxieties and have made it really easy for me to stay on top of things now. Taryn Gehlert and the rest of the staff are knowledgeable, kind and lovely people!

Jacqueline R. from Columbus, OH (Source: Yelp)


I have had many bad experiences with dentists, but all of that has changed with Dr. Bowen.  Even with the terrible teeth I have, no one there has ever treated me like a “sub-par” individual like I have experienced in the past.  Dr. Bowen is working with me both to get my teeth and smile back in shape, but also understanding that I have significant financial limitations, so he takes my wants and needs into consideration each time.  I am so THANKFUL for Dr. Bowen and his team.  I will continue to make the trips back as often as I can to get my teeth into shape.  Thank you Dr. Bowen!!

Nicole Celebrezze (Source: Google)


I have been seeing Dr. Bowen for about 6 years now and I absolutely love him and his staff. They treat me like family and have went above and beyond. The receptionist Kara is always so kind and personal. During my last visit Kailei and Kristen went above and beyond to educate me on how to improve my oral health. I highly recommend Bowen Legacy Dental

Doni J. from Columbus, OH (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Bowen and his associates are the best! I have been a patient for over 17 years. There isn’t anyone I would trust more. I go twice a year to have amazing Janet clean my teeth and Dr. Bowen has kept my smile beautiful for all these years. Going to the dentist use to be a dreaded experience but everyone in Dr. Bowen’s office makes you feel welcome and important.

Ryan H. from Columbus, OH (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Bowen and his team are great! I needed an emergency appointment because my one year-old son head-butted me and broke my front tooth. I had not been to the dentist in quite some time and they put me at ease very quickly. They created a treatment plan and over the course of three additional appointments I had some major, long overdue dental work taken care of. The cost was comparable to many competitors, but the level of professionalism and personal care could not be matched. Dr. Bowen called me on his cell phone late in the evening after the first appointment to make sure I was doing OK.I recommend Dr. Bowen and his team wholeheartedly!

Sarah Beech (Source: Google)


We have been coming here for several years now and absolutely love coming here! The facility is immaculate, the staff is friendly, gentle, genuine, and overall amazing to work with. I truly cannot say enough about how wonderful they are! My 3 year old is excited to go to the dentist! That says it all!

Katie McLemore (Source: Google)


Wow! Bowen Legacy Dental exceeded my expectations. Everyone is super friendly and amazing at that they do. I really liked being able to fill out paperwork at home, online, before my appointment. Kara at the front desk took me back right away to chat new patient details and it was super quick. I really love hygienist Kayla. She rocks and is super knowledgeable. Dr. Bowen is sweet and gentle. 10/10!

Cathy Pello (Source: Facebook)


I had to have extensive work done on my mouth due to an accident. Dr Bowen has done a beautiful job through his cosmetic expertise. Janet had been my dental hygienist for many years. It’s great knowing his staff want to stay in his practice I believe it shows they respect him as a person and a doctor. Janet is very gentle and competent hygienist.

Timmy McLellan (Source: Facebook)


I don’t think that I’ve ever been so happy after a dental visit in all my life. It took me an embarrassing amount of time (ten years) to go to the dentist and I was nervous about it. The staff is probably the friendliest group of staff members in any business I’ve been a customer at. Special thanks to the hygienist, Janet who gave me confidence in my smile again! Highly recommend to anyone in Columbus area searching for a dentist!

Veronnika Greanthum (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr. Bowen since 1988. No dentist has ever made me feel more comfortable, more confident, more trusting. I trust him, and now his daughter who has joined the practice as of a few years ago now (time flies) to continue the 3-generation dental practice. They have all the latest technology and expertise for any dental procedure. They are honest about needed services, costs, timing, and implications. Janet is my dental hygienist and I’ve been seeing Janet for over 20 years. I’ve watched her have her children who are now grown, and she ALWAYS greets me with a smile and I love my time chatting with her each time I get my cleaning. I like going to the dentist so much that I go every 4 months instead of every 6 months!! You can trust these people to always do the right thing. Jackie is also one of my favorites!!

Daniel John Conklin (Source: Facebook)


The openness of the staff, dental hygienists and Dr. Bowen has made my dental experience much better than in the past with dentists I have had in other states that I have lived in. I call Columbus, Ohio home now and it is helpful that I have a great dentist that can take care of my teeth. The people here are friendly also, which is inviting and provides comfort as well!

Dan Harris (Source: Facebook)


Every member of our family are patients of Dr. Bowen. I’ve personally been a patient of Dr. Bowen and Dr. Gehlert. The staff takes great care to make sure we’re comfortable and they provide tremendous service. They make us feel like a member of their family.

Mary Beth Parisi (Source: Google)


I was referred to Bowen Legacy Dental by a friend who told me they were the best dentist office they had ever been in! She was spot on! Great Dentist. Clean, comfortable office. I didn’t have to wait at all! The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable. Everyone took their time to answer every question I had and I never felt like I was being rushed out the door! Dr Bowen is friendly and took plenty of time to do a through examination and explain to me my options. I would recommend this office to my friends and relatives!

Suzette Dybiec (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Bowen and his team have been taking care of me for over 20 yrs. and their expertise and care have eliminated my anxiety of dental work. I was referred in needing many crowns due to fractured teeth from grinding and not being forewarned by my prior dentist. Not only have those crowns stood the test of time but I’ve also benefited from all the other technologies and advanced care their office provides. I even learned recently they are serving patients with sleep issues. Truly amazing practice.

Matthew Beech (Source: Google)


I’ve been mostly going to Dr. Bowen since ‘93 and have always had a great experience. They are careful to make sure you have as pain free an experience as possible. There was a period of time I wasn’t in the central Ohio area and I didn’t realize how spoiled I was with Bowen Legacy until I went to a different dentist. It was one of the most unpleasant experiences and that was just for a basic cleaning. Believe me when I say this, Bowen Legacy Dental is the best in central Ohio, if not one of the best nationwide. The whole staff cares about each individual they see. I say individual and not patient because I believe they get to know every person on more than just a perfunctory level

Alyx Holt (Source: Google)


My five year old had his first visit with Dr. Bowen today, and he loved every bit of it. He has seen other dentists previously, but this was by far his best experience. His hygienist, Janet, was very thorough and patient yet very quick and kept his attention throughout the appointment. My son loved he had got to choose his toothpaste flavor, and really enjoyed selecting a prize from the treasure box at the end of the appointment.

Monica B (Source: Google)


I took both of my sons here (ages 5 & 7) and it was the best decision I made! I wish I would have known about this office sooner. Every single person here is amazing and made my sons and I feel so loved and comfortable. They really care. I will be bringing the whole family here. I appreciate them taking care of my sons’ health.

Heidi B. from Columbus, OH (Source: Yelp)


Bowen Legacy Dental is a top notch operation. Dr. Bowen challenges himself to stay educated in all new and improved techniques. The staff in the office are kind and patient. They have been able to work with some of my non-English speaking friends in a way that calms their fears about dental work. If you are looking for a new dentist, give Bowen Legacy Dental a go. You will not be disappointed.

Chelsea F. from Columbus, OH (Source: Yelp)


I would highly recommend Dr. Bowen. I have been going to him for two years now and the experience is always stress free and comfortable. Dr. Bowen talks you through the procedures and takes the time to listen to you and your concerns. My procedures with him have always been painless. I am also extremely impressed with their amazing high tech equipment! They show me my teeth on their computer when explaining to me in layman’s terms what the procedure involves. And during long procedures, I can watch movies! The staff is very friendly and you can tell that they make it their number one priority to make sure you are comfortable throughout the whole visit. They are highly skilled and professional. I recommend Dr. Bowen to everyone I can because it took me a while to find such a great dentist!

Kaswan Crossfield (Source: Facebook)


I have been going to Dr. Richard Bowen since 1972 and he taken such good care of my teeth for that long! They are always very friendly and accommodating and while I am being treated, they make sure I am comfortable as possible and even go out of their way to do so. I recommend this dentist very highly!

Kaitlin Janes (Source: Google)


I recently started going to Bowen Legacy after trying to find a holistic dentist that focused on overall health. I’ve been so happy with the experience so far as the staff is so helpful, positive, and transparent. I feel like I have time to ask questions and get a true understanding for what’s going on and what the next steps are.

Sara Kovich (Source: Google)


After 3 different round of braces and jaw surgery years ago, I did not want to go down the same route again to ease my jaw pain. I researched other options to get to the root cause of the problems. I found Bowen Legacy offered the care I was looking for. I am currently working with Kristen who is helping me with therapy for my jaw. I appreciate their efforts to help me avoid surgery again if possible. Each time I’ve been in the office, I have shared other concerns with my teeth. Dr. Bowen always takes the time to listen, make suggestions and help me with my concerns. I am very appreciate of the care I’ve received at Bowen Legacy Dental. Thank you, Dr. Bowen, Kristen and Jackie for going above and beyond.

J.S K. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family moved to Columbus recently and was looking for a family Dentistry. I searched and asked ones in my community for help as I was facing some discomfort with one of my teeth. I went ahead and scheduled an appointment for myself and family. When I walked in today, I was greeted by everyone. The x-ray, cleaning and the follow-up appointment were all a wonderful experience. I felt cared for and not rushed in anyway. Dr. Bowen, Kara took the time to explain everything as well as the hygienist. I’m looking forward to my next appointment.

Holly W. from Columbus, OH (Source: Yelp)


Highly highly recommend! I’ve seen a lot of dentists and had a lot of work done, but this is by far the best dentist I have been to. Friendly staff and environment, everyone seems happy to be working there. I love walking into their office, they make you feel like part of their family. Dr. Bowen is fantastic, very caring and professional. He is repairing poor cosmetic dental work I had done years ago and just the temporary repairs he’s made look 100 times better!

Carrie Zartman Herkins (Source: Facebook)


FIVE STARS!! I’m sure there are a lot of great dentists around but you won’t find this kind of service at other practices. I always feel like I’m catching up with friends when I’m there for my cleanings and they always remember little details about myself and my family. A special touch was when they learned that my sons both required neurosurgery in NYC. They sent a card with build-a-bear coupons, and each of them still have their animals to remember how brave they were. You really remember the people that were supportive during a difficult time.

Jeanne Levy (Source: Google)


I was hesitant to see another dentist after experiencing dental trauma but the staff at Bowen Legacy Dental were able to ease my mind. They worked through my hesitation with me by asking specific questions prior to my visit. Dr. Bowen himself reached out to me and the receptionist was very helpful prior to my appointment. The office was easy to find. There is a beautiful salt water aquarium in the lobby. I did not have to wait to be seen. Immediately I was impressed by the education of the receptionist and dental assistant. They quickly diagnosed my dental issue that has caused me to turn away from other dentists. They asked me what I was hoping to accomplish during my first visit. This a family practice that is very warm, welcoming and compassionate. They incorporate nice touches into their practice. I received chap stic and a jar of honey that Dr. Bowen harvested himself (delicious). It truly is a legacy. My only regret is not finding them sooner. Finally, I am excited about going to the dentist.

Katy Sanders (Source: Google)


Having moved to Columbus a couple of years ago, it took me a little while to decide on a dentist. I am so glad I decided on Bowen Legacy Dental. Its been a great experience starting with the phone call to schedule my first exam. All of the staff are kind, courteous, and well educated. They are all focused on what they can do for the patient, promoting the best oral health while focusing on prevention first. Due to my odd schedule I have actually seen both hygienists and both dentists. Same high quality professional care no matter who was working with me. They make sure I understand exactly what is going on and all options available to me. I am grateful for their direct and honest approach. I would highly recommend this dental practice!

Dunk (Source: Google)


I just had the best experience I’ve ever had in a dental office. This was my first appointment at Bowen Legacy Dental and the staff was incredibly kind and accommodating at all levels. Kayla was my dental hygienist today and she was awesome, and Dr. Bowen seems like a nice dentist who genuinely cares about his patients. The ladies in reception and billing were equally as helpful. They even gave me a little jar of Dr. Bowen’s honey, since apparently he keeps his own bees. It’s the little things in life…I never thought I’d write a review for a dentist’s office on Google, but they sent a follow up email with a link to provide feedback and here I am. I really just had an awesome experience.

Star Blackford (Source: Facebook)


I never thought I could truly LOVE going to the dentist until I found this practice. Dental work can certainly be uncomfortable and provoke anxiety, but the kindness, care and concern of the entire team is so genuine that you want to be there. This is a true family practice that treats patients like members of the family too!

Sara Reat (Source: Google)


I put off finding a new dentist for far too long due to some anxiety I had about it- but some good friends recommended Bowen Legacy Dental to me and I have been so happy with my experience there so far. They have gone above and beyond to help ease my anxieties and have made it really easy for me to stat on top of things now. Taryn Gehlert and the rest of the staff are knowledgeable, kind and lovely people!

Katie McLemore (Source: Facebook)


Wow! Bowen Legacy Dental exceeded my expectations. Everyone is super friendly and amazing at that they do. I really liked being able to fill out paperwork at home, online, before my appointment. Kara at the front desk took me back right away to chat new patient details and it was super quick. I really love hygienist Kayla. She rocks and is super knowledgeable. Dr. Bowen is sweet and gentle. 10/10!

Rach k (Source: Google)


My experience, I will be very candid, I was referred here by a friend. I had not been to a dentist in a long while, mostly due to life happenings. I also had the trauma of dental shaming in the past handed to me with a plate full of paranoia. I was able to get a last minute appointment as I really needed to be seen. I was ready to start this process of taking care of my teeth.. needless to say I was amazingly surprised at the pleasant Demeanor of the staff. Paperwork was facilitated by email. I had a brief discussion with Kara, over my expectations of my visit, my complaints, issues etc. This team spent time to learn my issues, my needs And what were my expectations for my visit. The bedside manner of the team was so pleasant, comforting and they were able to deliver all the news in a positive fashion and creat a plan for me at my schedule based on what I could do. Dr. Bowen was so pleasant and kind. Overall this was a stellar appointment and I know now I have found my dentist. They know how to make your most unpleasant experience so pleasant.

Libby Aguirre (Source: Google)


My family has been going to Dr. Bowen for pretty much my entire life, and to his father before that!! They are a very professional practice that stays current on all of the latest technology and practices. They let you know upfront any problems that you are having/starting to have, so that you can try and correct them before the next appointment. They are very friendly and take the time to make sure that you are comfortable and understand what is going on with your teeth. We also Love the fish tank!!