Owens Orthodontics began in July 1968, when Knoxville orthodontist Dr. Richard M. Bowles opened Bowles Orthodontics. In 1970, he expanded his practice and became the first orthodontist to establish a permanent practice in the nearby town of Maryville, TN.
Dr. Bowles’ son, Dr. Ryan G. Bowles, joined his father in practice in 2005 before taking over Bowles Orthodontic Specialists in 2009. They both continued to practice together until Dr. Ryan decided to leave orthodontics and pursue humanitarian work overseas. In 2011, Dr. Mark J. Owens acquired the orthodontic practice from Dr. Ryan Bowles, allowing Ryan and his family to relocate to the Middle East to pursue work in humanitarianism.
Today, Dr. Mark Owens and Dr. Newsom Baker work together in the practice. They abide by the philosophy that every patient is unique and every smile requires a personalized approach and custom treatment plan. Drs. Owens and Baker have completed advanced specialty training that allows them to strictly limit their practice to orthodontics. Patients can rest assured that this team has the experience and the focus to provide the best orthodontic care possible.
We are proud to serve patients from communities around east Tennessee, which is why we have convenient office locations in Maryville and Knoxville. If you are looking for compassionate and skilled orthodontists, then turn to the experts at Owens Orthodontics.