Dr. David Dowsett is an oral health care physician and a leader in the Complete Health Dentistry movement. He believes that the mouth is the gateway to health and wellness. Dr. Dowsett and his team want not only to correct existing problems but to help you as the patient understand what true health means, understand the cause of disease and provide solutions back to health. Prevention of disease is our primary focus.
As part of your team of health care providers, Dr. Dowsett and his team will spend the time to listen and understand your needs, identify causes of disease, evaluate future risk and provide comprehensive care for you—whether you are one or one hundred years old.
A third-generation Oregonian and 1995 honors graduate of the OHSU School of Dentistry Dr. Dowsett comes from a long line of physicians. He is married to a dentist, Dr. Kristi Dowsett, D.M.D. She is currently on hiatus from dental practice to raise their three grade-school aged children.
Passionate about sports and the care of athletes, Dr. Dowsett is actively involved in the field of Sports Dentistry. Sports Dentistry involves the prevention and treatment of orofacial athletic injuries and related oral diseases, as well as the collection and dissemination of information on dental athletic injuries and the encouragement of research in the prevention of such injuries. He is certified as a team dentist by the Academy for Sports Dentistry. He has been on the medical staff of the Portland Trail Blazers from 2000-2013 and was the first team dentist for the USL Portland Timbers in 2010. He is currently on staff with the Portland Winterhawks Hockey Club and consults with and supports the Portland City United Youth Soccer Club.
Dr. Dowsett is also actively involved in the study and dental management of sleep disorders.