Welcome to Our Practice

Orthodontist Merced, CA & Mariposa, CA

Dr. Richard Rowan

Welcome to the orthodontic practice of Dr. Richard Rowan! We are excited to meet you and look forward to visiting with you about your orthodontic needs.

Dr. Richard Rowan has been working as a Board Certifieorthodontic specialist providing the best orthodontic care for patients in the Merced and Mariposa areas since 1982. Dr. Rowan's experience as an orthodontist is coupled with genuine concern for his patients. All of our staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention with our primary goal to help you to achieve a healthy and bright smile.

This website provides you with a simple to view and easy to navigate overview of our practice and the specialty of orthodontics. You will be able to access information about Dr. Rowan's practice philosophy, location, insurance policies and appointment scheduling procedures. Feel free to browse the site at your convenience and to contact us with any questions you might have.

We believe that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions about their orthodontic needs, whether it's teeth whitening, traditional braces or are the new Invisalign treatments, we encourage you to review this information to help you better understand any concerns you may face.

Dr. Richard Rowan was raised in the Merced area and has a strong attachment to this community. He and his wife Debra enjoyed raising their six children and now spend time with their 11 grandchildren (8 granddaughters and 3 grandsons). By coaching numerous baseball and soccer teams as well as serving in a variety of church, school, and community activities over the years Dr. Rowan has shown his love for the opportunity to live and work in the Merced and Mariposa communities.

Dr. Rowan comes from a long line of dental professionals, all which practice various dental specialties in the area, with a combined total of over 165 years of service!

Our practice is dedicated to the children, youth and adults of Merced and Mariposa counties with orthodontic needs. We strive to provide quality care at a reasonable cost, always keeping in mind individual service. Every patient in our practice is unique and deserves individualized attention and care.


CDA   Member American Association of Orthodontists   ADA   Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics  

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Richard Rowan

Dr. Richard Rowan is a graduate of Merced High School and has enjoyed his many years spent in this community. He attended many of the same schools that his young patients presently attend, and enjoys visiting with them about their experiences as he relates his own.

He graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and immediately began his dental education, attending dental school in St. Louis, Missouri. After he graduated with a Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree he felt the desire to specialize in orthodontics, so he continued with his education as an intern at Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis. As part of his education he obtained a Masters of Science Degree (MSD) in addition to his Orthodontic Specialty degree.

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