Lars O. Bouma, D.D.S.

Equipped with years of intensive dental training and experience, a craftsman’s eye for detail, a technological savvy, and a passion for his patients’ quality of life, Dr. Bouma will expertly restore both maximum beauty and function to your smile. In addition, this native Texan’s quick wit, hearty laugh, and neighborly demeanor will promptly ease any anxieties you may have about dental procedures.

Not only does Dr. Bouma provide excellent care to his patients at Implant & Prosthodontic Associates, but he also works tirelessly to raise the quality of dental care by instructing and mentoring dental professionals from all over the country via the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and the McGarry Implant Institute.

Prior to joining Implant & Prosthodontic Associates on August 1, 2006, Dr. Bouma spent 11 years in the United States Air Force with stops at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX and Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska. During his time in the Air Force, Dr. Bouma served as Chief of Prosthodontics, Dental Laboratory Flight Commander, and Assistant Director for the AEGD Residency. He separated from the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel.

  • 1990 Tarleton State University, Bachelors of Science
  • 1994 Baylor College of Dentistry, Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree
  • 1995 Veterans Administration at Little Rock, General Practice Residency Certificate
  • 2000 United States Air Force Prosthodontic Residency, Certificate in Prosthodontics
  • 2000 University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Masters of Science degree

American College of Prosthodontists

  • Fellow
  • Board of Directors
  • Regional Director Midwest Region 3
  • Regional 3 Alternate Regional Director
  • Regional Coordinator of ACP Education Foundation
  • Oklahoma Chapter President
  • House of Delegates
  • Nebraska Chapter President
  • Nebraska Chapter Vice President
  • Nebraska Chapter Vice President
  • Nebraska Chapter Secretary
  • Texas Chapter Student Member

American Board of Prosthodontics

  • Diplomate

Oklahoma County Dental Society

  • Board of Directors
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Program Chairman
  • Peer Review Committee Chairman
  • Peer Review Committee Consultant
  • Member

Oklahoma Society of Prosthodontists

  • Member

Academy of General Dentistry

  • Member
  • University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Removable Prosthodontics
    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Offutt Air Force Base, Bellevue, Nebraska
    Chief of Prosthodontics and Assistant Director
    Air Force Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Assistant Professor, Department of Removable Prosthodontics
  • McGarry Implant Institute Study Club
  • Periodontics, Endodontics, and Prosthodontics Study Club
  • Meritorious Service Medal
    United States Air Force
  • Volunteerism Medal
    United States Air Force
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
    United States Air Force
  • Company Grade Officer of the Quarter (Winter 95)
    United States Air Force
  • Undergraduate Achievement Award
    American College of Prosthodontists
  • Voted Favorite Part-Time Instructor by Student Body in 2006-2008
    University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
  • A Nontraditional Technique for Obtaining Optimal Esthetics for an Immediate Denture: A Clinical Report
    Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 10, Number 2, June 2001, pp. 97-101(5)
  • Osseointegration in Dentistry: An Overview,
    2nd Edition, Journal of Prosthodontics, Volume 14, June 2005, pp. 147
  • The Accuracy of Noncontact Three-Dimensional Laser Surface Scanning in the Fabrication of Facial Moulage (thesis)
    Presented to the Faculty of The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at San Antonio April, 2002
  • Literature Review appropriate for publication entitled “An over-view of research on the Dentsply Spectra-System Implant System in Partially and Completely Edentulous Patients at the John L. McClellan Veterans Hospital”