East Capitol Dental
Langley Bowers, DDS:
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East Capitol Dental
Langley Bowers, DDS
Washington, DC













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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Wib C. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been seeing Dr. Larry Bowers for more than 20 years, and his team’s care has always been fantastic. I have had some interactions with Dr. Langley Bowers, and he seems very knowledgeable and following in his father’s footsteps. Danielle is my new hygienist and was wonderful in my first visit with her. Keep up the great work.

Tish Lyons (Source: Google)


I had a crown fall of, and was scared to get it repaired due to COVID, but had no choice. I got an appointment, the day after I called the office. Dr. Langley and staff took every safety precaution, wearing masks and shields, and got me in and out of the office as quickly as possible. Everyone who works there are so kind and very professional.

Jeff S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I haven’t been to the dentist since before Covid pandemic caused everything to shut down and just got back to a cleaning and inspection of my mouth. In the meantime staff changed a little. I was happy to be seen by Dr. Langley Bowers this time, relatively new, and Danielle, a new hygienist whom I really liked. East Capitol Dental remains a very good practice and I am always confident being treated there.

Adam B. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been looking for a new dentist close to home in Capitol Hill and friends referred me to Langley Bowers, DDS when I lost a crown.  They were fantastic.  As a long-standing family practice, it’s a completely different feel from big box dentists. The immediate care, staff, setting, technology was all very impressive — and reassuring when you’ve lost a tooth.  I wouldn’t hesitate to go back — hopefully for just a cleaning next time!

Marjorie S. (Source: Google)


Dr. Langley Bowers came into his office at 8:30 PM to save my front teeth after a terrible accident in which I face planted into asphalt at high speed. Without his skill and expertise and compassion, I would be missing several front teeth. I am so very grateful to him. I have been going to East Capitol Dental for 20+ years and cannot recommend them more highly. I am looking forward to the continued expert care of Dr. Langley and Dr. Larry.

Talia S. from Bethesda, MD (Source: Yelp)


By far the best dentist and practice I’ve ever attended. The staff is friendly, accommodating, efficient and very knowledgeable. Larry’s never pressured us into medically unnecessary procedures and provides excellent referrals on short notice. I’ve only just met Langley, and not for anything beyond a routine cleaning, but I can still say that he inherited Larry’s excellent bedside manner. You never feel talked down to and you leave the practice (and irrelevantly, it’s a beautiful practice) with a smile you’re not afraid to shine at the world.

Barbara D. from Northeast Washington, Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I have been looking for a good and trustworthy dentist since I moved to DC 5 years ago and I finally found it! The cleaning was the best I’ve had in a long, long time and Dr. Langley spent a lot of time examining me and suggesting treatment. The last dentist I went to suggested about $10,000 of procedures and I was aghast. Not Dr. Langley. And the office space is immaculate, the Covid prevention processes extensive, and the office art fun.

Erin Fox-Ramirez (Source: Google)


This place was recommended by a friend and I am extremely grateful! I have never had a more thorough exam. They showed me my x-rays and pictures of my teeth, and we talked through a plan to get my desired results. It shows a level of care I have never gotten at another doctors office. Cannot recommend more!

Rudi Riet (Source: Google)


Dr. Bowers and his team of technicians and hygienists are all top-notch. They are personable, and they clearly explain what they need to do to keep your oral health in good shape. If a procedure is necessary, Dr. Bowers’ approach to pain management is modern and effective. And the quality of the finished work is impeccable.

Randy S. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Dr, Bowers office called when they had a late cancellation, and so I had a cleaning and examination. The office procedures for everyone’s care are employed, both commonsense and the PPE that the technician (Ms. Keeton) wore to do my cleaning. I was glad to be back in the chair, having their professional dentistry services helping me maintain my health as well as my teeth, though they are one and the same. Always friendly and professional, glad that Jessie could fit me in. Thank you! Randy

Anica L. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist ever! I have been going to Doctor Bowers for years (12 or more) and I really appreciate how amazing everyone is, my hygienist Kanene especially. I love the office vibe which feels far more comfortable than your tradition “dentists office” and how kind everyone is. Going to the dentist can be no fun but these guys are 1000% best at everything including making you feel comfortable and valued as a patient. I found Dr. Bowers when I was in an emergency situation (turned out I needed a root canal) and got a very nice personal recommendation from someone in my ecowomen listserv. He was with me through that, coached me through finally getting my wisdom teeth extracted, and all in all just makes me good with personalized care and without trying to constantly ‘upsell’ me on cosmetic procedures. Best dentist in DC.

J Johnson (Source: Google)


I went to Dr. Bowers for cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Bowers came up with a great plan within my budget and executed it perfectly. I am thrilled with how everything turned out. He answered all of my questions, explained the different options and gave a thoughtful recommendation. He always follows up via email and is very responsive. It’s very important to him that his patients are happy so he was constantly offering to tweak things to make sure I was satisfied. Even my periodontist was impressed with his work. The whole office especially his assistant Tracey is the best. I will recommend him to all of my family & friends!

John B. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had an emergency and East capitol Dental was able to get me a quick appointment and take care of everything quickly. I was explained everything in advance and everything was done with great care and at what I considered a reasonable cost for the procedure. Everyone was extremely nice and accommodating. It was easily the best dental experience I’ve had. I was very pleasantly surprised considering what my condition was when I went there. I recommend them very highly.

Dan G. from Columbia, MD (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a customer of Larry’s nearly 30 years. I was terrified about doctors and took lousy care of my teeth when I was young. That caught up with me and I luckily found Larry. Decades and lots of dental work later, Larry has has helped me get over my fear of doctors with incredibly great care. Near Christmas several years ago, I was in New York and suddenly had a bad tooth ache. I called and the office was already going on holiday. Larry told me he would see me personally in the morning. I had decay under a crown and Larry took care of me personally. With no assistant because I needed it. Even though he was already on vacation. If there were 10 stars available, I’d give them to him.

Evan P. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Larry Bowers is a VERY GOOD dentist. The office is pleasant, and runs like a well oiled machine. I’ve been seeing Dr. Bowers for some time now, and am impressed with the relaxed professionalism that you feel from the entire team. Everyone seems to enjoy there place of work, and it shows. In my experience, I’m unaware of any staff turn over. That says a lot, and makes going in for your appointments a pleasurable experience. With all do respect; every little thing adds up when your in a recline, with your mouth open. I highly recommend Larry Bowers, and love his support staff.

Neil P. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


The best dentist I’ve ever been to. Langley Bowers DDS was very friendly, clear and concise. There was virtually no wait and the entire staff was incredible. The office itself was so cozy and I thought it was so sweet of them to have a sign up welcoming me. Also, they do not overcharge or try to make you come in for unnecessary visits. Highly highly recommend this dentist office.

Elizabeth N. from Parkville, MD (Source: Yelp)


I picked Dr Bowers from yelp. One of my best choices – I had a dental emergency and they were able to see me the next morning. I have been attending appointments for cleanings every six months and have been a patient of his over 2 years. I have always been able to get the first appointment each time and have been out of the office to start my day without interruption.

Paul Corfield (Source: Google)


I LOVE going to the dentist! Yep, hard to believe coming from someone who as a girl hid and cried and scratched on dental day. Upon entering the office in a charming row house on Capitol Hill one is greeted by delightful jazz, original art, and smiling faces! The entire upbeat staff is terrific! Lie back in your chair and savor the hand painted ceiling art, chat with the happy staff and relax! Rest assured that when Larry Bowers walks in you are in really good “hands”! For ten years I enjoyed their services and that was ten years ago! Yes, I left DC but do return for cleanings and check ups. If there should ever be any tooth issue I would be there in a heartbeat! On those rare occasions when I can’t get to DC and I step into another dental office for cleaning, never as good as at 711 E. Capitol, EVERY single person who has looked into my mouth expresses awe at the amazing work thus confirming what I already knew about the Bowers care. They are the BEST!

Elizabeth Nash (Source: Google)


My appointment was for my biannual cleaning. My cleaning was a pleasure- great conversation – yes I was able to talk and converse between my scaling. I was given tips on using my electric toothbrush that I did not know and had not been shown in the past. I will start using the methods right away. My visits are always right on time – I have never waited beyond 2 to 3 minutes – for the room to be thoroughly cleaned in between clients. The office is taking all COVID precautions and I felt extremely comfortable during my visit. I requested information about some cosmetic work and was given a referral for Orthodontics. I am looking forward to my next visit with my hygienist.

Kelvin R. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I was looking for a new dentist a couple of years ago and was referred to Dr. Bowers. It has been a great experience and I no longer dread going to the dentist. I have just gotten my teeth cleaned by Danielle, I must say that it was the best experience I’ve ever had getting my teeth cleaned. No pain and just like everyone else in Dr. Bowers office, extremely nice and personable. 2 thumbs up!

Roger M. from Vineyard Haven, MA (Source: Yelp)


My dentist of 40 years retired earlier this year. Visited with the new owners and was not satisfied. My wife has used ECD for a number of years with gret praise. So I scheduled and had my first visit with Langley and cleaning by Cindy this week. All went well from checkin to checkout. Facility clean and bright, COVID safeguards in place. 10 am appointment was at 10 am, no delays, had thorough initial exam by Langley followed by a cleaning from Cindy. Now my dentist of record.

Jonathan B. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I had been looking for a new dentist for a while as my previous location was near my office and left a lot to be desired. Larry Bowers office was conveniently located in our neighborhood and looked promising based on other reviews. Immediately upon visiting and talking with Larry and his staff I knew I had found a great place. They did a wonderful job with the exam and cleaning. It was painless and easy. I’ll definitely be going back!

Nancy Faasiu Glass (Source: Google)


My experience at Dr. Bowers office was amazing as it always is. I got there around 7 mins past my appointment time, the receptionist who is always very friendly gave me a mask since I had forgotten mine in the car. I waited no more than 3 mins when Dr. Bowers called me in and took care of my problem within 15 mins at the most and I was out of there, AND to no avail didn’t charge me which was kind as I haven’t been working and just started a new job. So I can only say great things about their office, high quality dentistry with high technology equipment which makes the service quicker and and at a high level of dental service delivery which allows the staff to provide the highest of quality dental care and always with a friendly face. One of the dental assistants Tracy is very friendly and always makes you feel welcomed and comfortable which means alot to me. 10 stars no questions asked. I drive from Maryland to DC because I know I’ll receive the highest quality dental care. Id highly recommend him to anyone. Nancy

Diane Marie (Source: Google)


Dr. Bowers is top notch. The quality of work done by him and the dental hygienists is superb. What I also love is the attention that has been made to customer care and service. The office has paintings on the ceilings to look at while being treated, you are always greeted with warmth, and they know who you are.

Curtis F. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I couldn’t be happier with my experience at East Capitol Dental.  Dr. Langley and the entire staff were awesome, and the vibe of the office was incredibly comforting.  Making my first appointment with Jess was easy, and I was able to be seen in a very reasonable amount of time.  During the appointment, Dr. Langley and Hygienist Cindy were fantastic at communicating with me about their findings and what the best plan going forward would be.  I can’t imagine my visit going any better.  I left feeling like I definitely found a dentist that I can trust.  I highly recommend East Capitol Dental.

Marci H. from Washington D.C., DC (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist on Capitol Hill.  Everyone there knows their stuff – they are competent and compassionate. A wonderful asset to our neighborhood. And, they are taking special care during COVID-19 — masks, face shields, gloves, PPE, hand sanitizer. You name it, they’re using it. Would give them 10 stars if I could. I’d show you how nice my teeth look, but I’m wearing a mask.

Nancy L. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


East Capital Dental is such a well run office.  From dentists to staff, all are very welcoming, professional and thorough, and the environment is about as relaxing as can be.   Nothing about the rooms has the look of a dental office, and the music always soothes as well.  But it’s the jobs always well done that are the reason I’ve been a loyal client over the years.  Can’t imagine going anywhere else.

Rosa G. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


My husband visited Dr. Bowers office for the 1st time and he was very impressed with the services he received.  Dr. Bowers takes time to explain the dental work needed in an easy to understand way.  He and his son Dr. Langley are very nice and professional.  Dr. Bowers, Dr. Langley and the staff make coming to the dentist like a visit with family and friends.  My husband and I are very happy to be dental patients here.

Virginia Tiernan (Source: Google)


Dr. Bowers is the absolute best! I just moved to DC and had the strangest dental SOS–a small piece of apple caught in between my tooth and my gum. After googling the best dentists on Capitol Hill, I walked into his office–a very nice building on a row of houses straight down the front entrance of the Capitol building–and was greeted by his excellent staff. Better yet, he took the apple out in two seconds and did not even bother to charge me! Highly recommend Dr. Bowers!

Gregory LaMontagne (Source: Google)


I can’t tell which was first that struck me: the beautiful decor of the office or Jess’s sweet-smiling demeanor. Promptly at 8, I sat down with Bowers himself and received thorough and comprehensive analysis of my concerns and past history. Examining my teeth and X-rays, he never talked down to me, but kept conversation to the point and made sure I understood each subsequent aspect of treatment. Tracy, his assistant, eased my nerves with her chummy conversation; to be fair, every person on the staff seemed nice, and the ceiling paintings and jazz soundtrack also did their part to keep anxiety at bay. Cindy cleaned me teeth to the point that I wasn’t embarrassed to smile in the mirror again. And then you leave with a bagful of party favors?Classy. Thanks y’all!

Harry S. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I unfortunately did not visit Dr. Bowers but I give him and his office five stars for transparency. I have TMJ and while Dr. Bowers is capable of evaluating, his office admitted he is not a specialist. I set-up an appointment and his office called me back saying they’d be happy to meet but would recommend I go to a specialist instead. They provided me with that doctor’s information. It saved me time and money not having to visit Dr. Bowers. Unlike other doctors I’ve been to who advertise themselves as specialists (Arlington Dental Excellence, for example) and make a referral to someone else, Dr. Bowers did not do that. Five stars.

Sean L. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


My wife and I came to this practice on the enthusiastic recommendation of friends. We’re glad we did–Dr. Langley Bowers is the best dentist we’ve ever had. He is patient, thorough, and an amazing communicator. The staff is all friendly and professional as well. There is no pressure or upselling. As other reviews mentioned, you do pay upfront after each visit, but they submit the paperwork to insurance for you, and reimbursement has always been very fast.

Alan Y. from South Burlington, VT (Source: Yelp)


My recent visit to Dr Bowers was similar to those I’ve experienced since changing dentists (15 yrs +/- years ago), excellent! From the regular check-ups/cleanings, to the specialty visits like replacing a bridge that I’d had for many years, I know that I’ll receive the best care from Dr Bowers and his friendly and competent staff.

Page Schindler Buchanan (Source: Google)


Professional, thorough, friendly, communicative, helpful, warm, understanding, practical, honest and relaxed… I walked away from my first appointment thinking that when I have kids, this will be the dental experience I want them to have. Focus was on health and my priorities, not selling bleaching or grinding through just another cleaning. If you don’t mind filling your insurance claim yourself – they fill out the paperwork for you – this is the place to go.

Steven C. from San Antonio, TX (Source: Yelp)


I am new to the Washington area, had not yet begun my search for a new dentist. With one minor accident, I found myself looking for someone who could evaluate damage on one of my teeth. Dr. Bowers was able to see me the next day, and I can say I won’t be looking for any other dentist while I live here. From the moment I walked in, he and the staff made me feel welcome and cared for, and Dr. Bowers honest and thorough. I will certainly be back.