Meet The Doctors
Dr. Gary Cowart graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1977. Not only is he an accomplished dentist, but he is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and is a published author. He currently has several books available in online form.
Gary focuses mainly on his patients that he has treated in the Kent area for over thirty years. When not at the office, Gary spends much of his time working in his home in Maple Valley where he has a few horses and other farm projects. He collects old farm artifacts and enjoys tinkering with his old tractors. You may also spot Gary in the Pioneer town of Roslyn, Washington as he is a huge fan of the television series Northern Exposure.
Dr. Joshua Cowart graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1999. He grew up in Kent, attending Scenic Hill Elementary, Kent Junior High and Kent Meridian High School. While in Dental School, Joshua taught himself to play the guitar and formed a band with his sister. Since then, he has been in several Indie Rock bands, released three albums and has played many of Seattle’s elite music venues.
While music is important to Joshua, he remains focused on his profession and has become one of Washington’s top dentists. Dr. Joshua Cowart worked as an affiliate instructor at the University of Washington School of Dentistry and at Renton Technical College’s Dental Assisting Program. He has also volunteered with a local program called Husky Smiles, as well as internationally in Jamaica and Uganda through International Smile Power.
Dr.Joshua spends a great deal of time in continuing education to ensure our office remains current with advancements in the dental field. He has taken mini-residencies in Lumineers, Implant Dentistry and Advanced Multi-Implant Supported Full Arch Bridges. The rest of his time is spent in the mountains stocking and fishing the most remote Alpine lakes in the Cascades as a member of the Washington Trail Blazers.
Dr. Erin Reed graduated from Nova Southeastern School of Dentistry in 2008. Like Josh, Erin also grew up in Kent where she attended Pine Tree Elementary, Sequioa Junior High and Kent Meridian High School C/O 1996. Prior to dental school Erin attended Eastern Washington University where she completed her Dental Hygiene degree graduating Cum Laude. While in dental school Erin received many accolades. To name a few, she was given honors from the Academy of Operative Dentistry and Academy of Peridontology for outstanding academic achievements, the Peirre Fauchard Annual Scholarhsip Award, she was inducted into the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon and she was given the Dean’s Award for graduating #1 out of 103 in her class.
Dr. Reed loves every aspect of dentistry. Her main concern is the quality of care she gives to her patient. She takes her time with each patient talking to them, getting an understanding to what the patient’s needs and wants are and making sure she treats them accordingly. Erin has been involved in the Seattle Study Club, she has volunteered through MTI giving free dental care to the homeless and those in need. She is involved in the community and takes the measures to keep up to date with the latest advancements in dental treatment.
When not treating patients Dr. Reed enjoys spending her time with her husband Dr. Travis Reed, DPT, PT and her three young kids. The kids alone keep her busy and she loves nothing more than spending time with them and watching them grow up.