Meet the Team
Dr. Nicole Mitchell, DMD
Dr. Nicole Mitchell is a native of Connecticut who moved to Tampa and graduated from Gaither High School. After high school she attended the University of South Florida where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry and went on to the University of Florida where she received her DMD degree. After graduating she served in the United States Army were she was able to obtain advanced dental training and was stationed at Ft. Benning, GA. Following the military Dr. Mitchell has been serving the New Tampa area since 2006. Dr. Mitchell takes pride in building patient relationships and doing her very best to cater to every patient’s needs. She is dedicated to the newest advancements in dentistry and keeps up to date with latest technologies.
Dr. Jim Bowles
Dr. Jim Bowles graduated from the University of Oklahoma where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In 1980, he received his D.D.S. degree at the University of Oklahoma Dental School. He has over 30 years of practice in both Wyoming and Tampa. He is a member of the Hillsborough County Dental Research Clinic. He has been a member of the American Dental Association since 1980.
Jim keeps active by playing tennis, biking, and many outdoor activities.
Shayne graduated from Florida College of Medical and Dental Assisting. She has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of dentistry. She continues to take continuing education courses and grow in knowledge and expertise. She loves her field and the joy of changing smiles and educating her patients as well as making sure we meet their needs.
She is a native Floridian, she loves spending time with her family, especially her husband (Ray) they love camping, boating, fishing, riding motorcycles, and she also loves singing.
Megan, Administrative Assistant
Megan, originally from Panama City Beach, FL, moved to the Tampa area when she was 11. She brings to our office over 10 years of experience in human resources. Megan enjoys getting to know her patients and always making them feel comfortable.
When she isn’t at the office, she spends time with her family and friends playing board games, cooking, and fishing. Megan is very outgoing and never meets a stranger. Megan is an avid animal lover and would have a houseful of dogs, cats and goats if her family let her!
Denise, Administrative Assistant
Denise is originally from Bethpage, NY. She graduated from PHCC where she received her degree in Nursing. Denise worked in the nursing field for 15 years in various positions and decided it was time for a change. She is enjoying learning about the field of Dentistry.
Denise is happily married to her husband Glen and they have 2 boys Michael and Eric. Denise enjoys baking and bowling and as a family they are all very active in Boy Scouts.
Joy, Administrative Assistant
Joy Bowles graduated from the University of Oklahoma where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to start a thriving dental practice with her husband, Dr. Jim Bowles. She moved to New Tampa with her family in 2001 after 20 years of practice in Wyoming. In 2001, she retired from Dental Hygiene to be a stay at home mom to her two sons, Clint and Spencer. She is experienced in all aspects of the dental field including dental assisting and office management. Now an empty-nester, she is enjoying the challenge and stimulation of being back in the dental office!
Joy loves to play tennis, bike, hike, read and spend time with her husband and sons.
Catherine “Cathy”, RDH
Cathy graduated with an Associate in Science of Dental Hygiene from Hillsborough Community College and has over six years of experience in the dental field providing patients with oral hygiene education, oral cancer screening, treatment of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Cathy has a passion for patient care and wellbeing. She is very caring and compassionate and always tries to make patients as comfortable as possible. Committed to lifelong learning Cathy enjoys attending continuing education courses on a regular basis. Cathy is bi-lingual, fluent in Spanish and English and enjoys cooking and spending time with family.
Jahmaica “Maica”, BASDH, CRDH
Maica graduated with a Bachelors of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from St. Petersburg College and an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Hillsborough Community College. She received the Golden Scaler Award, Clinical Excellence Award, and Leadership Award while in hygiene school. Maica is devoted to patient education and always strives to provide a high standard of patient care. She is committed to lifelong learning and enjoys taking continuing education courses. In May 2013, she received her certification for administration of local anesthesia. Maica has been an active member of the American Dental Hygienists Association since 2010 and currently serves as the secretary for the Hillsborough County Dental Hygienists Association. During her free time, Maica loves to do arts & crafts, read, cook, and travel with her husband and son.
Melissa, BS, CRDH
Melissa graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology from USF, and an Associate of Science of Dental Hygiene from Hillsborough County Community College. While in hygiene school, Melissa was awarded the Student Excellence Award for Leadership and received the Sigma Phi Alpha award, from the national dental hygiene honor society. She is currently earning her Masters Degree in Public Health Education from the University of South Florida, and enjoys promoting dental health literacy in special needs populations through volunteer work with Special Olympics. Melissa enjoys camping and hiking, and spending time with her dog, Fozzie.
Deborah “Deb”, CRDH
Deborah is a native Floridian, she has lived in the Pasco County area her entire life. She graduated with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from Pasco Hernando State College and has over 25 years of experience in the dental field. Deborah started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant prior to going back to school to become a Dental Hygienist. She is dedicated to her profession and enjoys taking continuing education courses to make sure she is providing the best care that is available to her patients.
Vanessa, Dental Assistant
Vanessa is a Florida native. She attended Durant High School in Plant City and went on to the University of North Florida where she received a full ride on a swimming scholarship. She has 10 years experience in the dental field including being a certified orthodontic assistant. She loves her field and is always ready for expanding her knowledge of dentistry.
Vanessa has been married to her husband Rusty for 11 years and they have three beautiful children McKaley, Trace, and Ethan. She loves spending time with her family and being outdoors.
Brittany graduated from Sanford Brown Institute in Tampa, Florida. She has 4 years of experience working in the dental field and is continuing to grow and learn new things every day. She loves working with patients making them feel better about themselves by having a healthy smile. She feels accomplished when she can make a patient feel comfortable and smile with confidence.
Born and raised in Florida, Brittany loves quality family time. She loves the beach, theme parks, family activities, and just being busy outdoors with anything productive.
Meet Max and Mandy!
In January of 2016, we welcomed to the office nine week old Max and Mandy. Named after the Maxillary and Mandibular jaw, these therapy dogs were trained for the purpose of providing comfort and kindness to our patients. In accordance with the ADA, these Maltese Shih Tzu companions have been statistically shown to reduce stress and anxiety in patients as well as improving mental and physiological health.
Not only are Max and Mandy hypoallergenic, but these loving lap dogs are part of our ongoing commitment to making your experience with our office the very best.
Alongside roaming the office, Max and Mandy enjoy sitting on the laps of patients and a good belly rub. While both dogs are of the same breed, they have very unique personalities. Max is very active and playful while Mandy is more calm and sweet. Together the siblings work to brighten your day as we brighten your smile. If Max and Mandy are in during your next visit, please feel free to pick them up and hold them at any time.