When hiring team members we look for intelligent, friendly people who work well with others and comfort patients with care and kindness. Our team is comprised of talented, hard working people who strive to understand our patients’ needs while treating them with respect and kindness.
Because our team members play such an integral role in the successful treatment of our patients, we include them in every aspect of the practice. Every morning we meet to discuss treatments for all of our patients, and review new developments in the dental field. Every month we have a team meeting over lunch, and the dentists teach staff members about new techniques, medications and treatments, as well as discuss clinical and staff issues requiring the understanding of the entire team. In addition, all staff members attend regular continuing education programs both locally in Kansas City and in other major cities like Chicago or New York. We spare no expense to ensure our staff is qualified to provide the best dental care available.
Front Office and Business Staff
Debbie: Practice Administrator
Debbie is our practice administrator, and a certified notary public. She possesses the uncanny ability to know almost all of our patients by name upon sight. She is often overheard chatting with patients about dental and personal issues, but maintains the efficiency necessary to accommodate a large number of patients, and manage a busy front office. These unique qualities allow her to aid each patient in a personalized manner.
Debbie started working in dentistry in 1972, and has been with our office since 1983. She started here career as a dental assistant prior to transitioning to her current position as practice administrator, so she commands knowledge of both the clinical and business aspects of our practice. Outside of her professional life, Debbie has been a devoted wife for 30 years, is the proud mother of two successful adult children, and loves to spoil her five grandchildren.
Ali: Patient Care Coordinator
Ali graduated from MCC-Penn Valley with an associate of applied science degree in dental assisting and is a certified expanded functions dental assistant. She recently received her bachelor of science degree in public health from Kaplan University. She also teaches for the Penn Valley dental assisting program
Ali truly enjoys working at the front desk. She is professional, compassionate and cares dearly for every patient that enters the office doors.
Ali and her husband, Corey, were married in October of 2011. They both love spending time with their family and friends and two cats.
Melissa: Marketing & Event Manager
Melissa is the behind-the-scenes support for Bowles Dental Center. From marketing and website management to organizing patient and staff appreciation events, Melissa supports and helps build a thriving practice.
We employ five dental hygienists and three dental assistants. Their efficiency, skill and calming presence is imperative to the success of our practice.
Kelly: Registered Dental Hygienist
Kelly is a Dental Hygienist blessed with the gift of motivating our patients to take an active role improving their oral health. She earned a Bachelor of Science in allied health administration from the University of Kansas Medical Center, and has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 20 years. She is the mother of two young children, and an avid tennis player.
Karen: Registered Dental Hygienist
Karen graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2003 and currently holds membership in the American Dental Hygienist Association. She finds joy in helping our patients claim gorgeous smiles and healthy mouths. Karen also likes getting to know our patients on a personal level and building long-term relationships with them. She and her husband, Cliff, have a dog named Daisy. On the weekends, Karen likes to golf, garden, and take walks with Daisy.
Megan: Registered Dental Hygienist
Megan grew up and attended high school in Topeka, Kansas. She then attended Missouri Western University in St. Joseph, Missouri where she played soccer. Megan graduated from the dental hygiene program at Johnson County Community College
Megan enjoys running, playing sand volleyball and spending time with friends and family.
Lynn: Registered Dental Hygienist
Lynn has been practicing dental hygiene for over 13 years. She obtained her bachelors of Liberal Arts from UMKC in 1998. Lynn graduated with her dental hygiene degree in 2001 from Southern University in Shreveport Louisiana. She is currently licensed to practice in both Kansas and Missouri. Lynn enjoys getting to know her patients while taking care of their preventative oral care needs. When not working, Lynn enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three children.
Krista: Dental Assistant
Krista has been in the dental field for over 24 years and received her certification through United Technical Institute in Wichita, Kansas. As a dental assistant, Krista enjoys educating patients on the importance of dental care. Krista values the relationships she has built through the years with the patients. Krista resides in Olathe with her husband, Dave, and their 3 boys. In her spare time you will find Krista cheering her boys on in sports, especially baseball.
Tiffani: Dental Assistant
Tiffani has been a dental assistant for 19 years. Her education in dentistry began at Concorde Career Institute in Kansas City. She has been employed with us for the last 13 years. She took three of those years off to have her twins Becca and Gavin and to be with her family. Tiffani has been married to her husband, Bert, for 15 years. They have four children, Allyssa, Karson, Becca, and Gavin. Allyssa and Karson keep Tiffani and Bert very occupied with their love of softball. Both girls play on the year round competitive softball teams. Tiffani's hobbies include her family, reading, playing cards with her sisters, and enjoying her pups Titan and Oliver.
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