Dr. Adnan Ahmed DDS, FICOI
Dr. Ahmed joined Dental Innovations in Grand Rapids, Ohio, in 2008 to provide high quality dental care. Since then he has continued his education with courses in implant dentistry, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and Invisalign. He has received a fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and continues to study best practices and new techniques in all aspects of dentistry.
Dr. Ahmed enjoys the artistry of dentistry, as well as the knowledge of cutting edge science and techniques for incredible results. To create a beautiful smile, perfect teeth, and a healthy mouth, the artistry is very important. His focus is on providing excellent patient care, serving individuals and families – from kids to great-grandparents, in a community-based practice.
Tested technologies and specialty services are incorporated with best practices every day, not just offered a few days a month.
He enjoys building relationships and involvement in the communities he serves. Dr. Ahmed shares his interest in art and artists, traveling, and enjoys spending time with his family. Reflecting his passion for motorsports, he recently became a contributor to a national publication for dentists, Incisal Edge, writing reviews of automobiles.
Dr. Ahmed received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, followed by a Doctor of Dental Science from the New York University College of Dentistry. He then attended a General Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Patterson, New Jersey.
Dr. Douglas Bowman, DDS
Dr. Bowman has had a passion for providing excellent, compassionate dentistry in a relaxed setting for over 40 years.
Dr. Bowman has received extensive training at West Virginia University, the Medical College of Ohio, the U.S. Army, and understands human disease and how it impacts dental disease and treatment. While at the Medical College of Ohio, he trained under an Ear, Nose & Throat surgeon, and developed a knowledge base of medical procedures that can impact dental treatment, especially the medically compromised patient. These include cardiac, cancer, dialysis, head and neck surgery, and transplant patients. This experience allows him to treat a variety of dental patients with underlying medical conditions, with best practices and keeping the focus on the patient’s needs.
Because of his broad range of experiences, Dr. Bowman brings to the practice a maturity in dealing with patients of all age levels. He guides his patient into a good dental treatment plan through an initial interview process, to meet the patient’s desires and needs. He is experienced in treating patients with dental anxiety or fears of going to the dentist. Dr. Bowman is licensed by The State of Ohio to provide sedation, including oral medications for relaxation, or IV sedation (twilight sleep) for patients with anxiety. Most importantly, he builds trust and confidence in his patients, so they can have their dental work done in a comfortable relaxed setting.
Dr. Bowman supports the patient-centered dental experience offered at Dental Innovations. He believes in a straightforward approach, giving patients his time and attention to ensure patients are heard and understood. He believes this is essential to the practice of good dentistry. He wants his patients to feel good about their smile when they leave the practice.
Dr. Bowman lives and works in Perrysburg, and enjoys walks with his wife and two dogs in the neighborhood. He also likes to travel, hike, fish, and is often seen enjoying his grandkids play sports. His community involvement includes volunteer activities at St. John xxiii and the Toledo Dental Society, “Give Kids a Smile Day”.
Kathy – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kathy has been a Dental Hygienist in our practice for 15 years, she continued her education as a Dental Hygienist graduating from Rhoades College in 2000.
She enjoys working with patients that she has seen in the practice for the past 30 years.
Kathy also enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Tammy – Dental Hygienist
Tammy graduated from Owens Community College in May 2003. She has enjoyed working in private practice, as well as, working as a clinical instructor at Owens early in her career. Her favorite aspect in the dental field is the relationships she builds with her patients. She loves getting to know them personally and becoming part of a dental family. She values being able to positively impact her patients with their dental and overall health.
Tammy and her husband have two beautiful daughters, who keep them very busy with sporting activities and showing horses. Along with her love of family, Tammy enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time outdoors.
Kimberly – Dental Hygienist, EFDA
Kimberly began her dental career in the administrative side of a dental practice in 1999 but realized her great interest in working hands-on with patients. She began assisting and returned to school to pursue a degree in dental hygiene. Kimberly provides our patients with the best care she can by educating them on the best ways to improve and maintain their dental health. She has a particular interest in working with children. Her goal is to lower patients’ anxiety toward dental treatment and listen to patients’ concerns.
Kimberly enjoys her family, friends, reading, yoga and nature.
Kennedy – Dental Hygienist
Kennedy is a 2017 graduate from Owens Community College. She enjoys meeting and getting to personally know patients on a daily basis, as well as educating them about what’s best for their oral health. In her free time, Kennedy loves spending time with family and friends, drinking coffee, and reading a good book.
Rachel – Dental Hygienist
Rachel graduated in 2016 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She spend her first 2 years in Columbus. She moved back home to Northwest Ohio after getting engaged to her wonderful finance.
She enjoys traveling, going to concerts and spending time with family and friends.
PRACTICE TEAM MANAGEMENT:
Tara – Office Manager
Tara is our day-to-day operations manager for our two dental locations and has been with the practice since 2002. She brings experience and expertise to running a busy dental office. Tara has a passion for dentistry and for the great things it can do for people. She is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers as well as their Virtual Study Club.
Tara has three children with her husband, Chad.
Heidi – Scheduling Coordinator
Heidi has been with Dental Innovations for 3 1/2 years and enjoys meeting new people each day.
Heidi has been married for 19 years and has 5 children. She enjoys watching her children play sports and spending time with her family.
Ashley – Scheduling Coordinator
Ashley has been with our practice since 2015. She attended the Maumee Valley Dental Assisting program. She enjoys seeing the happiness that great dental work brings the patient.
When she is not at work she enjoys doing hair, drinking coffee, and spending time with her animals.
Brittney- Scheduling Coordinator
Brittney attended Penta Career Center for Dental Assisting. She has been with Dental Innovations since 2008. She enjoys working in a team-oriented atmosphere in a patient-based practice.
Brittney and her husband have one child. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.
Aimee – Scheduling Coordinator
Aimee has had the pleasure of working in the dental field for the past 4 years. She has a passion for patient care and loves meeting new faces and seeing what a difference a smile can make for a person. She feels so fortunate to be part of the Dental Innovations’ team!
When she’s not at the office, she’s all about spending time with her amazing husband and two beautiful children. As far as hobbies, she loves going to music festivals, playing Rock Band, reading, and cooking!
Our Dental Assistants:
Jennifer-Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Jennifer has been working at Dental Innovations for over 5 years, as an EFDA and Dental Hygienist. Jennifer’s career first started in the dental field in 2002 by joining the air national guard right out of high school. She stayed in the military for six years as a dental assistant while she was in dental hygiene school at The Ohio State University. After four years, she received a bachelor’s degree in the Science of Dental Hygiene in 2006 and has been practicing ever since. She enjoys seeing people’s mouth change for the better in overall health and appearance.
She’s also a wife and mother. She and her husband have two handsome boys and two dogs. They love to travel as much as possible and spend time with family and friends.
Samantha- Dental Assistant
Samantha is a dental assistant and has worked at Dental Innovations since 2012. Samantha enjoys meeting and talking with her patients each day.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband on their home away from home, their boat.
Kara- Dental Assistant
Kara is a dental assistant and graduated from Owens community college as a certified dental assistant. Kara has been working at Dental Innovations for 3 years.
Kara enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Lydia- Dental Assistant
Lydia is one of our newest staff members. She has been in the dental field for 8 years. More recently she attended Owens Community College to receive her certification as an Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary. Her favorite part about her job is working in a family friendly atmosphere where she enjoys getting to know each patient!
Lydia recently moved to the Toledo area in 2017 and spends her free time with her family and friends enjoying all Toledo has to offer.
Annie – Dental Assistant
Annie is a dental assistant who started at Dental Innovations as an intern while studying at Owens Community College. She enjoys getting to know patients and working in the dental field.
During her free time she enjoys being outside, spending time with her family, friends and dogs.
Tracy – Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Tracy has enjoyed working Fridays with Dr. Ahmed in Grand Rapids since September of 2017, and has recently joined the Perrysburg office as well.
She has been a dental assistant for more than 25 years and received her EFDA certificate form Owes Community College in 2012. She loves being a hands-on dental team member and truly enjoys meeting and getting to know new people every day.
Tracy enjoys traveling often, cooking and walking at the park with her 2 dogs. She lives in Bowling Green with her husband and 2 children.