Meet Dr. Richard Downing

Dr. Richard Downing is an experienced, dedicated dentist that has made it his mission to provide each and every patient with comfortable, personalized dental care. Using the latest, most up-to-date technologies and gadgets, as well as attending multiple post graduate courses and lectures, Dr. Downing brings quality dental care to the Tumwater community.

Dr. Downing showed his commitment to his practice early on by attending one of the best dental programs in the country – The University of Washington School of Dentistry. After receiving his DDS degree, he continued his studies and attended several post graduate courses offered by some of the most prestigious dental institutes across the country.

Dr. Downing has attended and/or takes part in advanced educational courses at these prestigious institutes:

  • The Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida
  • Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies
  • Cerec Doctors Mentor at Scottsdale Institute

Dr. Downing is proud to bring a wide variety of dental services to Tumwater. He currently provides a variety of services that range from routine cleanings and fillings to surgical and cosmetic or restorative treatments.

Giving back to the community is a huge part of Dr. Downing’s philosophy, not only in his personal life but when it comes to his dental practice. For the past seven years, he has taken part in the annual Dentistry From the Heart’s Free Dental Day. His participation allows him to see patients who were in desperate need of dental care, but were unable to afford it.

Recently, Dr. Downing has taken his commitment to the community a step further and started to work in conjunction with The Washington Oral Health Foundation and Smile Mobile. Working together with these organizations, Dr. Downing is able to expand his offering of free dental services to the Tumwater community.

Each year, Dr. Downing sees over 100 patients through his various community efforts and provides over $50,000 in free dental services.

When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Downing is out spending time with his wife, Michelle and his children, Hunter (7), Forrest (3), and Archer (1). He can be found engaging in favorite activities that include fishing, hunting, working out, backpacking, and traveling. He grew up in Walla Walla, WA.

Dr. Downing with his wife and 3 boys.
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