About Your Dentist

Owen Boales, DMD

After many years working in the dental field I still enjoy coming to the practice every day and seeing all the wonderful, bright smiles on my patients' faces! For years, I have built my practice around the philosophy of providing an accepting, welcoming, nonjudgmental environment where my patients feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and treatment goals. To this day, I still believe in this philosophy, and I believe it's what makes our patients choose us and continue seeing us for all their dental care. I consider it a great honor to treat and have treated so many wonderful patients, and I look forward to the years of smiles I have yet to share.

I truly enjoy my work as a dentist. One of the most exciting aspects of my job is having the ability to provide my patients with minimally invasive, soft-touch dentistry; giving patients a beautiful, healthy, new smile without any injections, drilling, or pain! An easy example is of a young adult with stained, crowded, chipped front teeth. Minimal invasive dentistry provides this patient with bleaching, high-speed braces, or Invisalign, and bonded resin restorations for the chips. No crowns, no veneers, and probably no injections, no drilling and no pain! Many times this kind of high-tech, "soft-touch" dentistry costs almost 50% less than a full "cosmetic makeover" and it's noninvasive!

Mission Statement

At Reedy Branch Family Dentistry, we strive to provide a great dental service in a relaxed "soft-touch" atmosphere. We enjoy treating our patients with respect, kindness and sensitivity to their unique dental goals.

Practice Philosophy

Our practice goal is to provide an accepting, welcoming, nonjudgmental ambiance that allows patients to fully communicate their dental goals and any possible limitations to achieve those goals.

Education Background

My journey toward becoming a dentist started over 30 years ago when I first attended St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA (Pennsylvania):

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in biology from St. Joseph's University - 1974
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Pennsylvania - 1978
  • Completed three years of active duty in the United States Army.
  • Completed several advanced specialized courses from the Nash Institute in Charlotte, NC, The Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg, FL, and the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

In 1981, I began practicing dentistry here in Jacksonville. I am an Invisalign certified provider, as well as offering lingual iBraces, TADs, and clear braces. I believe wholeheartedly in continuing education, and I feel that it is a great way to continue offering my patients the most advanced dental treatment options. I am a member of several professional dental associations, where I participate in regular continuing education courses.

Professional Associations

  • American Orthodontic Society
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Northeast District Florida Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Invisalign
  • Celebration Church

Even outside of the practice, Dr. Boales stays smiling!

When I am away from the practice, I can usually be found spending time and sharing smiles with my wonderful wife of 34 years, our four children, and three grandchildren! I am originally from Philadelphia, but I have called Jacksonville "home" since 1978. I enjoy living and practicing dentistry in Florida, and I look forward to working with you and your family toward a future of bright, healthy, beautiful smiles!

Monica Iskander, DMD

"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." – Mother Teresa

My Mission

"My mission is, through restoring one's smile, I also help him or her restore a confidence he or she had lost or never even had. Through this, I am not only helping my patients achieve good oral health, but also a healthy state of mind."

Education

University of Florida College of Dentistry – Gainesville, FL

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Iskander is currently an active member of the American Academy of Women Dentists, American Student Dental Association and Academy of General Dentists. She is committed to continuing education in order to remain knowledgeable with state-of-the-art technology, procedures and materials in dentistry.

Life & Hobbies

When she isn't practicing dentistry, Dr. Iskander enjoys music – performing, singing, and playing the piano. She also loves running, biking, experiencing nature and outdoors, and spending quality time with her friends and family.