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Pulaski County is home to Fort Leonard Wood, so we have had the pleasure of caring for many of our servicemen, servicewomen, and their families over the years. We thank you for your service to our great country! If you are looking for a Fort Leonard Wood orthodontist for yourself or your loved ones, we invite you to take advantage of our free Bowen Orthodontics Smile Assessment to learn more about our state-of-the-art treatment options and friendly, experienced orthodontic team!
Dr. Thomas Bowen proudly served as a dental officer in the United States Army. He served as a DENTAC officer at Fort Stewart, Georgia. He also served as Brigade Dental Surgeon and was deployed to Kuwait during OPERATION DESERT THUNDER.
We understand the unique challenges that a career in the military presents in regard to receiving orthodontic care. We are here to guide you through the process.
Military transfers are inevitable, and we want to make the transfer of your orthodontic care as easy for you as possible. If you do not already have them, we will request the necessary records from your previous orthodontist on your behalf. Your initial evaluation and records at Bowen Orthodontics are complimentary, and the fee to complete treatment will be based on the amount of remaining treatment necessary. Dr. Bowen can advise how much longer your treatment is likely to take during your initial visit.
We are always sad when our patients have to leave midway through treatment, but we understand that this is a reality of military life. Let us know about your upcoming transfer as soon as possible. We will assist you in locating an orthodontic specialist in your new location, and we will transfer your records as needed. Just as we are familiar with military transfers in and out of our practice, your new orthodontist probably will be too, so don’t worry! When transferring out, we only charge for the portion of your treatment that is completed before you go, and we will adjust our fee accordingly.
Deployments vary depending upon the situation; you may or may not be able to deploy with appliances on. Please let us know as soon as possible, if you need to deploy during treatment, so that we can adjust your treatment plan.
Most often, you will not be permitted to attend boot camp with orthodontic appliances in place. Please talk with Dr. Bowen regarding your options if you are in treatment and plan to join the military before your treatment is expected to be complete.
We do accept most insurances, including the current military insurance. Our financial coordinator is experienced with working with insurance companies and can help ensure you receive the benefits you are entitled to. Feel free to call our Fort Leonard Wood orthodontist at 573.364.0700 to learn more. To schedule your free Bowen Orthodontics Smile Assessment online, click here.