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Practice News



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We can now shorten treatment time up to 50%!



At McDowell Orthodontics we are committed to providing the most advanced technology to our patients. We are now offering Acceledent Aura, an innovative new tool that can cut treatment time up to 50%.



                                      How does Acceledent Aura work?

-SoftPulse Technology applies gentle micropulses to accelerate bone remodeling

-Safe acceleration of the bone remodeling process complements conventional orthodontic treatment 


Is Accedlent Aura Safe?

Accelednt Aura is a class 2 medical device cleared by the FDA. Patients simply use the device for 20 minutes each day while gentle micropulses safely accelerate bone remodeling. Softpulse Technology micropulses are gentle. Orthodontists and patients have reported reduced discomfort during orthodontic treatment.


If you are interested in finding more about Accelednt Aura and what it can do for your treatment please call our office today at (727)442-6098



You're Invited!


Clear you're calendar - It's going down! The 2014 McDowell Ortho Patient Appreciation Party is going to be on September 20th @ 9:30 at Cobb Countryside Theatre. We will be holding the premier for Dolphin Tale 2, the story of the local Clearwater dolphin -- we will also be providing food, drinks and drawings for our patients and as many guests as you would like to bring! Come one come all for this morning of fun!


But here's the best part... This is when we will be giving away the Carnival Cruise for 4!! If you have referred a family member of friend in the 7  months leading up to the party, this is your chance to win! Make sure you don't miss this oppurtuinty!!

You can RSVP for yourself and your guests at the following link:


McDowell Patients Rock!

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Dr. Ernest H. McDowell D.M.D. Becomes one of the few orthodontists to offer 3-D Dental Imaging with Lower Radiation And Sleep Apnea Treatment

McDowell Orthodontics is expanding to now help treat Sleep Apnea, an ailment more than 18 million Americans suffer from, for long-term correction with the advanced digital imaging technology of the i‑CAT® FLX.

Pinellas County, FL (January 13, 2014) Dr. McDowell is one of the first orthodontists in Pinellas County to offer this new 3D Imaging Technology to his patients, and patients of referring doctors. This technology immensely expands the ability to see and detect problems with patient airways which will help treat ailments like Sleep Apnea in a more effective way.

This Cone Beam technology is the lowest radiation 3-D Imaging technology on the market and is used for implant planning, TMJ and airway analysis, orthodontic and oral surgery planning, and to detect pathologies such as cysts and tumors. 

Safety and Convenience for Patients “We are excited to offer this diagnosis capability, which keeps us at the cutting edge of our profession” says Dr. McDowell “Most importantly; this technology is the safest and lowest radiation on the market today.” Dr. McDowell can now take an immediate scan for patients with MUCH lower radiation dosage and without the inconvenience of sending them to a hospital. Once the scan is complete, he is able to share an immediate visual diagnosis to help patients truly visualize and better understand treatment options. These preoperative scans are easily shared with other doctors helping them perform less invasive procedures through increased precision, thus reducing risks for patients. This opens the door to life-long treatment without the continued use of dental appliances or possible invasive surgery for those who suffer from Sleep Apnea.



Wow!! What an amazing Party!!

This year we held our patient appreciation party at Airheads Trampoline Arena, AND IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!! We had a fantastic turn out of over 100 patients, thank you to everyone who came! We are pleased to announce that we have one lucky winner of a brand new iPad, Michael I.! For the patients who brought friends we entered them into a raffle for whatever they liked between 3 options. Congrats Michael! We hope everyone had as much fun as we did and we hope to see you at the next party, keep your eyes peeled!

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Woohoo!! It's Spirit Week 2013!!

To celebrate a wonderful new school year with our patients we are doing SPIRIT WEEK!

The first day was a great start, LUAU DAY!!! Here is a sneak peak of all the fun...


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Exciting news! Dr. McDowell was nominated by his peers as Top Dentist in the field of Orthodontics for the Clearwater area for 2013-2014. This award will be featured in November’s issue of Tampa Bay magazine. This is the SIXTH consecutive year in a row that Dr. McDowell received this honor.

Congratulations Dr. McDowell!









Smile for a LIFETIME!!


3-smile-for-a-lifetimeResidents of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Seminole now have another reason to smile. Dr. McDowell has founded Pinellas County chapter of Smile for a Lifetime as a way to give back to the community and invest in the future of underserved children. It is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Through this organization, Dr. McDowell provides scholarships for orthodontic treatment to 8-10 local children each year on a completely pro bono basis.

At Smile for a Lifetime Foundation the mission is to create self-confidence, inspire hope, and change the lives of children in our community in a dramatic way. The gift of a smile can do all this for a deserving, underserved individual who, in turn, can use this gift to better themselves and our community.  The "Pay it Forward"  requirement is the foundation's way of rewarding those individuals who are truly deserving of this wonderful benefit, and to serve by example that good deeds within our community do not go unnoticed.

The foundation will award one set of braces per month to individuals that could not otherwise afford orthodontic treatment (approximately $60,000 donation to our community per year).  If you, your child or a deserving individual you know could benefit from Smile For A Lifetime, please visit to download the application.  Dr. Mcdowell has recruited a local board of directors to help inform our community on the benefits of Smile For A Lifetime and to help determine the recipients.  

The foundation does have income guidelines.  Smile For A Lifetime provides free orthodontic services to qualified financially disadvantaged children as well as those with special circumstances. Please e-mail Marcia Catlett, Executive Director, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. NOTE: All correspondence will be via e-mail, and we will reply to your questions within 48 hours during normal business hours.  There is NO DEADLINE. However, applicants are welcomed and encouraged to resubmit their applications every quarter.












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