About Your Dentist
“Always wear a smile, because your smile is the reason for others to smile." – Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Committed to Exceptional, Comprehensive Care
Dr. Downing is proud to provide a wide variety of dental services for the Chehalis community that range from routine cleanings and fillings to surgical, cosmetic, and restorative treatments.
Dr. Richard Downing is an experienced, dedicated dentist that has made it his mission to provide each and every patient with comfortable, personalized dental care. Using the latest, most up-to-date technologies and techniques from multiple post-graduate courses and lectures, Dr. Downing brings world-class dental care to the Chehalis community.
Dr. Downing earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the prestigious University of Washington School of Dentistry – one of the best dental programs in the country. He then pursued advanced training by attending several post-graduate courses offered by some of the most renowned dental institutes across the country.
Dr. Downing has participated in advanced educational courses at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida and the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. He also attended the Scottsdale Institute’s CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics) Doctors Mentor program.
Giving back to the community is a central tenet of Dr. Downing’s professional philosophy. For the past seven years, he has taken part in Dentistry From the Heart’s Annual Free Dental Day during which, he is able to provide much needed dental services to economically disadvantaged patients.
Recently, Dr. Downing has increased his commitment to the community by working in conjunction with The Washington Oral Health Foundation and Smile Mobile. In collaboration with these organizations, Dr. Downing is able to expand his reach and offer much needed dental treatment to the traditionally underserved segments of the Chehalis community.
Each year, Dr. Downing sees over one hundred patients through his various community efforts and provides over $50,000 in free dental services.
When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Downing loves to spend time with his wife, Michelle and their children, Hunter (7), Forrest (3), and Archer (1). His favorite leisure activities include fishing, hunting, working out, backpacking, and traveling.
"A smile is often the key thing. One is paid with a smile. One is rewarded with a smile. One is brightened by a smile." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“I am dedicated to providing exceptional dental care with empathy, honesty, and integrity. I look forward to working collaboratively with my patients and to fostering lifelong relationships built on mutual trust and a desire to enjoy optimal oral health. Every person is unique and needs individualized service that is tailored to most effectively treat their specific situation. I take this responsibility seriously, and I want my patients to feel comfortable entrusting their dental health to me and my team.”
Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry – San Francisco, CA
Bachelor of Science
University of California San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
Bachelor of Arts in Zoology
University of California Berkeley – Berkeley, CA
Associate of Arts
Contra Costa College – San Pablo, CA
Dr. Osolin has completed advanced training in practice management, esthetic dentistry, and full-mouth restoration.
Personal Life & Hobbies
Dr. Osolin enjoys all phases of home improvement, from remodeling to building and woodworking. He is also an avid photographer, particularly when he goes biking, hiking, or skiing. In addition to staying fit by staying active, Dr. Osolin loves to relax with his friends and share exquisite food, wine, and beer.