Dr. Bowersox grew up in the Atlanta area and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in both biology and psychology. Following her undergraduate degree, she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University at the Medical College of Virginia. During her dental training, she was a teaching assistant in the department of general dentistry, receiving accolades in clinical excellence and patient management.
After dental school, Dr. Bowersox completed a two-year general practice residency at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, GA, a hospital-based advanced training program. The program was heavily focused on tooth extractions and dental implants. She began to appreciate how versatile implants are and how they can open up many options to patients with missing teeth. She became proficient in dental implant placement, IV conscious sedation, oral surgery, and complex case treatment.
During the second year of her residency, Dr. Bowersox filled the role of chief resident, allowing her to take on more advanced cases and see larger cases through to completion. She was also an instructor in the residency program’s maxi course, giving her the opportunity to teach general dentists the hands-on skills to place implants in their own private practices. Throughout her training and dental practice experience, she has placed and restored approximately 1,000 dental implants.
Dr. Bowersox now works as an assistant clinical instructor in the department of oral rehabilitation at Georgia Regents University. She earned her mastership with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and is pursuing her fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bowersox was also recognized at the 2015 Thomas P. Hinman Annual Dental Meeting as an Outstanding Table Clinician.
Besides her skills with dental implants, Dr. Bowersox uses her vast experience in sedation dentistry to make even the most apprehensive patients feel comfortable and at ease, including the treatment of patients with special needs.
Dr. Bowersox enjoys volunteering at various events, including the Georgia Mission of Mercy. She is also an active member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
When not in the office, Dr. Bowersox enjoys playing golf and tennis, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling to Athens to cheer on the Georgia “Bulldawgs.”