Dr. Owen has been in practice since 1981 when she graduated from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston. She also has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from UT Austin (1971) and a Master in Public Health from UT School of Public Health in Houston (1974). Prior to dental school, she worked as the Public Information Officer for the City of Houston Health Department. Dr. Owen, after working as an associate in two different practices, opened her own solo practice in 1995. She is a lifelong learner, often completing 100+ hours of continuing education each year. She is on the faculty and the boards of advisors and directors of the L.D. Pankey Institute for continuing dental education and has been on the faculty of Spear Education, dental continuing education institute. In addition, she was part-time faculty at UT School of Dentistry, Houston, 1982 -1990.


She currently serves on the board of the Greater Houston Dental Society and chairs the scholarship committee. In addition to the local, state and national dental associations and the Academy of General Dentistry, she has been inducted into the American and the International Colleges of Dentistry. When she is not at the office, Dr. Owen enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling. She and her husband, Kevin Dubose, an appellate attorney, have been married since 1981. They have two grown sons, Travis and Ryan, and have lived in a 1907 Victorian house in the Heights since 1982. Travis and his wife, Rachel, have a daughter, Grace, who was born in March 2016. Ryan and his fiancé Carolyn Hippard, will be married in October.