Dr. John Randall “Randy” Owen received his dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in 2003 and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (A.E.G.D.) residency program at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans in 2004. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree in history with distinction from Wake Forest University. Following completion of his residency program, Dr. Owen practiced as a general dentist in Morgantown, West Virginia and Williamsburg, Virginia before establishing Tidewater Family Dentistry here in Newport News.  Dr. Owen was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. When not practicing dentistry, his life revolves around his wife Meredith and son Tommy.  He has been active with various community programs, civic groups, and volunteer dental missions.  His favorite pastimes include saltwater fishing, hunting, tennis and racquetball, golf, American history, bowling, sporting clays, and vintage British sports cars.  An avid sports fan, Dr. Owen closely follows A.C.C. basketball and football, the Washington Redskins, and the San Antonio Spurs.  Dr. Owen also spends lots of time with his yellow Labrador retriever named Woody!




VCU School of Dentistry American Society of Dentistry for Children Award – for outstanding promise in the field of pediatric dentistry

VCU School of Dentistry Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities Award – for excellence in and commitment to the area of dentistry for people with disabilities

Virginia Dental Association Leadership for Tomorrow Certificate – recognized as a future leader of the VDA and to the profession

International College of Dentists Fellowship - recognized for outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service, and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind

American College of Dentists Fellowship - recognized for outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society

Virginia Dental Association Fellow - a class of membership that is reserved as an honor for those who by special devotion to the Virginia Dental Association, and to the profession of dentistry, have given freely of their time and energies to the end that the welfare of all has been promoted

Professional Associations:

American Dental Association

Virginia Dental Association

Peninsula Dental Society (Past President)

Old Towne Dental Clinic Volunteer Dentist

Missions of Mercy Volunteer Dentist

Give Kids a Smile Volunteer Dentist

Virginia Donated Services Volunteer Dentist