Richard L. Owens, DDS
Dr. Richard Owens is a dentist in Louisiana from Lafayette and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. He was on active duty with the U.S. Air Force and maintained inactive reserve status for 9 years while he continued his education. He attended LSU School of Dentistry, graduating in 1981. After working as an associate dentist in 5 dental practices, he entered private practice in Destrehan, Louisiana in 1985. He is a member of several dental associations and study clubs including the Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of CAD/CAM Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, New Orleans Dental Association (Past President - 2016), and the Cerec Study Club of New Orleans.
He is ethically committed to his lifetime journey of excellent dental care treating oral facial pain through his ongoing postgraduate continuing education for the benefit of his patient population. He received his Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2011 which is achieved by only 2% of U.S. and Canadian dentists. He has completed over 1500 hours throughout his career, including the completion of the Core Curriculum from the prestigious Dawson Academy of Advanced Dental Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the 2008 to 2010 Comprehensive Dentistry Program (MasterTrak) at the University of Florida School of Dentistry in Gainesville, Florida. In January 2012 Dr. Owens was commissioned as a Lieutenant Colonel Dental Officer in the LA Army National Guard and is presently serving our Louisiana Service Members as the State Dental Officer.
He and his wife Sandy have lived in Destrehan since 1983. They have four children, Richard Jr., Rachael, Ross, Reid, and two grandchildren, Austin and Madelyn. They are also blessed with their best friends, boxers Bacco and Stella.
In addition to his family, his other interests include ushering masses at St. Charles Borromeo Church, playing league tennis, attending Saints Football Games, and going to professional tennis tournaments.
He also enjoys going to Broadway and local theatre plays. He loves listening to instrumental music due to his professional trumpet playing experiences in earlier years.