AboutRowley Family Dental Center

Make Yourself at Home

Expanded and renovated in 2006, our 3,000-square foot facility has 7 modern and spacious treatment rooms. With the large bell on top of the roof, the original building still resembles the schoolhouse it was constructed as in 1917. Today, the entire building is handicap accessible. All the treatment rooms are equipped with digital x-rays and intra-oral cameras. Fourteen computer stations help doctors and technicians provide each patient with timely service.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Shealy and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 978-364-8516 and experience why our patients think Rowley Family Dental Center is the best dentist in Rowley.

Dr. Douglas Shealy

Dr. Douglas Shealy founded Rowley Family Dental Center in 1985.

He grew up in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and received his dental degree from Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Shealy is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association®, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the North Shore District Dental Society.

Dr. Shealy resides in Rowley with his wife, Diane, and also has two sons. His hobbies include collecting antique dental paraphernalia, skiing, bird-hunting, and photography.


  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • North Shore District Dental Society
  • Member & Past President of the Ipswich Rotary Club
  • Dr. Richard Seltenrich

    We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Richard Seltenrich to our staff at Rowley Family Dental Center. Richard is a local native, originally from Ipswich, and graduated from Ipswich High School in 1994. Since then he attended Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and University of Louisville School of Dentistry, receiving degrees in both Architecture and Dentistry. Most recently he has been an AEGD Resident at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Having just moved back to his home town from Ohio with his wife and three children, Dr. Seltenrich is excited to be working with Dr. Shealy in providing optimum dental care.