Meet the Staff

Front Office



Tara is the first face you will see when you enter our office. Tara recently joined our team in 2017 but she already feels like family. Tara began working in dentistry over 25 years ago. After taking a break to focus on raising her sons, we are very excited she decided to jump back into the dental field. Her primary position is at the front desk, helping you get checked in for your appointment and filing any insurance information for you. 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 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 five grandchildren and traveling with her husband, Ken. You may also see Donna shopping on the weekends with her daughter Natalie.



Registered Dental Hygienists


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. 



Bowman Dental Group is happy to have added Sam to the team shortly after her graduation from Lewis and Clark College Dental Hygiene program in 2014. Sam enjoys staying up to date on continuing education courses to offer her patients the best care possible and looks forward to many years of excellent patient care. 

Sam is married to Corey. They love spending time with their family, friends and their two dogs, Scooter and Moose.



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 twin boys, Parker & Miles. You can find Janelle at the Cardinal’s games occasionally, but she will be wearing her Chicago Cubs attire.



Tammie has been a Bowman Dental Hygienist since 2009. She has a very gentle touch and finds it rewarding to help instill good oral hygiene habits in her patients.

When she isn’t working, Tammie loves to spend time with her church choir, serving as a mom to her four children, and helping her husband, Dave, at their State Farm Insurance office.


Dental Assistants


Patty has been an assistant at Bowman Dental Group for 18 years and is very skilled in helping patients have a positive experience at our office. She loves getting to know the patients during their visits.

Aside from assisting, Patty enjoys time with her husband, Tracy, being with her children, and spoiling her granddaughter like grandmas are supposed to. She also loves to be outside, hiking or walking with her dog, and she enjoys going to the movies.