ABOUT DR. DOWNIE
Growing up, I spent a lot of time in my dad’s dental office after school. Through that, I gained a first-hand understanding of how important it is to have a warm and inviting dental environment. I wanted that in my own practice: connecting with my patients while providing affordable, competent care is still a top priority.
Today, I love living and working as a dentist in Florida. Before moving to Tampa, I earned my DDS from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and joined my father’s dental practice, where I worked with him for four years. Once in Tampa, I practiced corporate dentistry and knew I wanted to reconnect with patients on a person-to-person level. That’s when I decided to open Pearl Dental Center.
My office staff is equally dedicated to patients and demonstrates their commitment
I love being able to spend time with patients and actually getting to know them. I'm proud to offer a homey dentistry feel, designed to provide necessary services that improve self-perception and understanding fears and needs. I believe in honest, affordable dentistry and educate my patients on the process for each procedure so there are no surprises. My general and cosmetic procedures come with a gentle touch, and include exams, cleanings, fillings, bonding, crowns, veneers, bridges, dentures, implant restorations, routine extractions, routine root canals, whitening, and clear aligner teeth straightening.
As a practitioner and patient, I appreciate both sides of dentistry and am dedicated to providing the best in personable, honest services."
Dr. Downie has two dogs and loves running with her chocolate Lab, George, at the bay. She also enjoys spending time with her husband at national and state parks and going to festivals and concerts. Since moving here, she has taken full advantage of the beautiful weather and wide range of activities in Tampa.
Dr. DOWNIE offers a full suite of comprehensive DENTAL services
What People Are saying About Dr. DOWNIE
New to Tampa and I searched over 50 different dentists. Rebecca by far had the best reviews and now I know why.
I was terrified to go to the dentist and hadn't been in years, but when I went to see Dr. Downie I was 100% glad.
I did the paperwork digitally a few days before the appointment. Dr. Downie was very polite, warm and friendly. I was put at ease.
Education and Experience
Dr. Downie received her DDS from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. During her time there, she received the Academy of General Dentistry’s Senior Student Award. Dr. Downie has been in practice since 2008, and as a member of a number of dental associations and the dental honor society, she maintains the highest levels of accreditation and pursues ongoing education to remain abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Indiana University School of Dentistry
Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree with Distinction
Certifications and Memberships
Florida Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry's Senior Student Award
West Coast District Dental Association
American Dental Association
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, Theta Theta Chapter