Meet the Staff

Front Office

Tara
Tara is the first face you will see when you enter our office. Tara began working in dentistry over 25 years ago. After taking a break to raise a family, we are very excited she decided to jump back into the dental field. She will help you get checked in for your appointment and file insurance claims. You will also see her helping out in the back from time to time, as our whole office works together as a team. 
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. She also loves scrapbooking, stamping and photography. 

      

 

Donna
Donna is the Office Manager at Bowman Dental Group. You may also see Donna assisting from time to time, as this was her first position in the office over 25 years ago when Dr. Bowman first started practicing. She is also able to answer any questions you may have about your account and takes pride in ensuring the office runs smoothly and efficiently with patient care being the first priority. 

Outside of the office, Donna enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and traveling with her husband, Ken. You may also see Donna shopping on the weekends with her daughter Natalie.

Registered Dental Hygienists

Jill
Jill is a graduate of SIU Carbondale and has been a dental hygienist at Bowman Dental Group for 7 years. She enjoys providing dental health care for patients of all ages, takes pride in educating her patients, and getting to know them and their families. 

When Jill is not working, she enjoys being outside with her two dogs, Jake & Maddie, and cheering on the St. Louis Blues and Cardinals with her husband, Brian.

 

Sam
Sam is another one of our caring dental hygienists. She graduated in 2014 from Lewis and Clark. Sam enjoys staying up to date on continuing education courses and looks forward to many years of excellent patient care. One of her favorite aspects of being a hygienist is being able to spend time with her patients on dental education. 

Sam enjoys spending time with her husband, Corey, their son, Milo, and their two dogs. She is also a St. Louis Blues fan!

Janelle
Janelle graduated from SIU Carbondale and has been a team member for 8 years now.  Janelle is an energetic team member who is easy and fun to work with. She enjoys the opportunity to help her patients become healthier and more educated about their oral health. 

After work, Janelle enjoys spending her time with her husband, Greg, and their children, Parker, Miles and Mackenzie. You can also find Janelle at the Cardinal’s games, but she will be wearing her Chicago Cubs attire.


Sydney

Sydney received her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from John A. Logan College. She is very passionate about educating patients on the connection between oral health and overall wellness. Her favorite part about being a hygienist is seeing the boost of confidence her patients have when they are happy to show off their smile! Sydney looks forward to getting to know you to provide guidance in helping you attain your dental goals.
In her free time, Sydney enjoys taking Pilates and Barre classes to stay active and healthy. She also enjoys traveling on the weekend with her family and friends.

      
     

Dental Assistants

Patty

Patty has been an assistant at Bowman Dental Group for over 20 years! She is very skilled in helping patients have a positive experience at our office. She loves getting to know the patients during their visits and treats them like they are part of her family.Aside from assisting, Patty enjoys time with her husband, Tracy. She loves being with her children, and spoiling her grandkids. She also loves to be outside, hiking or walking with her dog, and she enjoys going to the movies. 

Kristine

Kristine is another one of our friendly dental assistants. She has been with Bowman Dental Group since 2015. Kristine prides herself on making patients feel comfortable during their dental treatment. She is very passionate about making sure each patient leaves with a positive experience. 

Outside of the office, you can find Kristine enjoying family time with her husband and their two sons, Wyatt and Owen.