Dr. Ernest McDowell, DMD

Dr. Ernest McDowell, DMD

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Orthodontics  ·  
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59 y/o
(51)

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Dr. Ernest McDowell, DMD is an orthodontics practitioner in Bradenton, FL and has been practicing for 31 years. He practices orthodontics.Read his story

Blue Wave Orthodontics

6060 State Road 70 E

Bradenton, FL 34203
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus

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Dr. McDowell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McDowell "Dr. McDowell is committed to remaining at the cutting edge of techniques and technologies. Only a small percentage of orthodontists are board certified, and he and his staff are uniquely qualified and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of all malocclusions. Doctor McDowell has achieved an Elite Provider Status for Invisalign due to his extensive level of education and experience with this exciting new technology. This level is awarded to only the top 1% of Invisalign Providers in the world! He was born and raised in Pinellas County, graduating from Dixie Hollins High School in 1977. He then attended the University of South Florida, receiving a BA in Biology in 1981. From there, Ernest H. McDowell received his D.M.D. degree at the University of Florida, graduating with honors in 1985. His residency in Orthodontics was completed at the University of Louisville in 1987, after which he returned to Pinellas County to begin his private practice. Ernest H. McDowell remains currently active in lecturing to the orthodontic residents at both the University of Florida as well as Nova University. He has been published in the national orthodontic publications as well as presenting topics both nationally and internationally. Dr. McDowell remains active in the local and national dental and orthodontic societies, serving on the Upper Pinellas Dental Board from 1996-2003, culminating in the Presidency in 2003. Because of his commitment to the community, Dr. McDowell is very involved in various activities that enhance the lives of many children and adults. Every year, he is a sponsor of six separate Little League baseball and softball teams throughout Pinellas County., He also participates in local health fairs, various YMCAs, community projects, and more. In addition, he and his staff are constantly involved with local schools, discussing oral health topics."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McDowell "Dr. Ernest H. McDowell has been creating beautiful smiles and enhancing self confidence in thousands of patients since 1987. "My greatest passion for creating beautiful smiles comes from the positive difference it makes in peoples lives." Dr. McDowell, as a Board Certified Orthodontist, is committed to remaining current and at the cutting edge of techniques and technologies available."

1  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics

8  Conditions Treated

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Spacing
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth

10  Procedures

  • Bite Adjustment
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Brace
  • Nightguard
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Removable Appliances
  • Retainers
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Spacers for Braces
  • Springs for Braces

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of South Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University of Lousiville
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McDowell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McDowell

4.5

Based on 51 reviews

5 Stars
72.54901960784314%
(37)
4 Stars
15.686274509803921%
(8)
3 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(3)
2 Stars
1.9607843137254901%
(1)
1 Star
3.9215686274509802%
(2)

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