All Smiles At Our Family Dentist Office
Dr. Thomas A. Bowles & Associates strive for the highest quality of general, preventive, and cosmetic dental services to patients in Sarasota, FL and surrounding counties. Our services include teeth whitening, dental cleanings, extractions, fillings, root canal therapy, crowns, dentures, and more. Our friendly dentists, go out of their way to make every patient feel comfortable during their appointment.
When you come to Dr. Thomas A. Bowles & Associates, you will be treated like family!
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Proudly Serving the Greater Sarasota Area
We are a family dentist office and take great pride in keeping up with evolving technologies and techniques in the ever-changing world of general and cosmetic dentistry. Our staff at the office of Dr. Thomas A. Bowles & Associates has the knowledge and skills needed to maintain your dental health and keep your smile bright. We are committed to providing every patient with the highest quality of services and treatment available.
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Our staff brings impressive care and compassion to the field of dentistry. We have been providing patients of all ages with cosmetic and general dentistry services since 2005. When you come in for your appointment, you’ll be welcomed into our friendly, clean environment and be taken care of by our warm staff.
Each member of our staff will go above and beyond to make sure you have a comfortable and pleasant dental experience.
Meet The Team!
Thomas A Bowles, DDS
- The University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry – Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS)
- Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
- Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Thomas Bowles, DDS, believes that education is the foundation for good dental health. His beliefs in education, along with the support from his family, lead him to take a whole-hearted approach to patient education in dentistry. Dr. Bowles takes the time to get to know his patients and educate each one of their dental condition, needs and treatment options.
Raised in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Bowles was inspired by his father, who was also a family dentist. Growing up, he admired his father’s ability to help his patients live healthier lives. This inspired him to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Dr. Bowles completed his undergraduate studies at Marquette University in Milwaukee and Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry. Upon receiving his degree, Dr. Bowles joined his father’s practice in Flint, Michigan. His passion for continuing education brought him to Sarasota, Florida, and to the beginning of his thriving family practice here.
Traveling to Sarasota with his wife Jennifer to attend a mini-residency in TMJ Disorders, Dr. Bowles fell in love with the city. They took one look out over the city and bay from their hotel balcony and they knew they had found their new home. After moving to the area in 2005, Dr. Bowles opened his practice with a vision of providing high quality dental care with a very personal touch. He and Jennifer started their family and now have three children, Blake, born in 2006 and twins, Parker and Hayden, born in 2009.
Dr. Bowles approaches each patient with a goal of creating a total well-being of their oral hygiene and health. Focusing first on the foundation of dental health, soft tissue (gum) health, he creates an individualized plan that works both functionally and financially. Comprehensive examinations and patient education play key roles – ensuring each patient understands their dental condition, needs, and treatment options.
Garrett A Karow, DMD
We are excited to announce Dr. Bowles has an Associate! Welcome Dr. Garrett A. Karrow D.M.D., P.A.!
Dr. Garrett Karow’s mission is to give patients something to smile about! Every person is unique and so is their smile. He takes the time to connect with his patients as friends to understand their specific needs and goals, delivering individualized care and unique solutions.
Dr. Karow graduated from the top-ranking University of Florida College of Dentistry. Since then, Dr. Karow has completed advanced training in root canal therapy, aesthetic & complex restorative dentistry, oral surgery, implantology, sedation, orthodontics, laser dentistry, and digital dentistry. Dr. Karow has advanced certifications in E4D Planmeca CAD/CAM 3D, ALD laser certified, gold Invisalign provider, oral sedation permit, and is a fellow of the International Dental Implant Association.
Dr. Karow is a native Floridian and thus loves boating, fishing, and fun in the sun with friends and family! He also enjoys giving back to the community and has volunteered hundreds of hours to dental services at the Freedom Clinic, Sulzbacher Clinic, We Care, and Remote Area Medical Corps.
Hi, I am Destany! I believe that everyone has a right to be educated on their oral health since it has everything to do with their overall health. Growing up, I was raised by a single mother and didn’t always have the ability to go to the dentist. I started college early at the age of 16 and soon after realized I wanted to try dental. I graduated as a certified dental assistant in 2012 at MTI and later went back to school to graduate as a certified registered dental hygienist in 2017 at SCF. As a native to Sarasota, when I am not working I enjoy being outdoors, doing artwork, going to the gym, being active in my church, spending time with family and pets! Oral health is the window to your overall health. I take pride in career making it a priority to make my passion known.
My name is Erin and I am a restorative dental assistant. I have been in dentistry for 5 years and recently graduated from UF with my restorative certification. I’m a dog mom to 2 miniature doxies and in my free time, my husband and I love to go to the beach.
Born in Trenton NJ my family and I moved to Florida in 1988 where I now live with my husband, two kids, and our 5 lb Chihuahua Joy in beautiful Sarasota. I’ve been in dentistry since 2003 and have a passion to make people smile and laugh, which I enjoy doing daily with this Team!
Hi, I’m Stacey. I love my fur babies, Jalepeno and King! I moved from Maryland four years ago and worked for an oral surgeon which helped me discover my love for dentistry! I currently am the insurance coordinator and enjoy being a part of our awesome team!
Extended Function Dental Assistant
Hi My name is Jasmine. I was born and raised in sunny Sarasota! I started at Dr. Bowles office as a sterile technician and worked my way up to dental assistant. Being a part of this vibrant team has been a great learning experience and I look forward to growing with the office. On my free time I very much enjoy collecting exotic house plants as well as exploring Gluten Free cooking!
Certified Registered Dental Hygienist
I was Born and raised in Sarasota. I graduated from Florida State University with my Bachelors in Biological Sciences in 2016 and completed my Associates in Dental Hygiene in 2020 at the State College of Florida. My husband and I currently live in Lakewood Ranch. We love to travel and be out on the water together. I’ve always known I’ve wanted to be in dentistry, and I love educating and connecting with my patients every day.
Restorative Specialist/HR/ Office Admin
Hello, my name is Karen. My favorite thing to do is to change people’s lives through dentistry and I have been doing that for over 25 years. I am a southern born and southern bread from Laurel, MS. I have been married for 32 years to the most wonderful man you will ever meet, and we have three awesome children that have given us two beautiful granddaughters, one handsome grandson and one more grandson on the way who are my pride and joy. I love my home family and my work family. I always look forward to meeting new people and I am looking forward to meeting you.
Born in West Warwick, RI, I moved to Bradenton, FL with my family in 1979 and never left this paradise. I went into the Dental Assisting Program right after high school and moved to administrative in 2012. I have enjoyed dentistry and seeing all of the transformations over the years that have created beautiful smiles and changed people’s lives. I am a mom of two beautiful daughters and now am blessed with two grandchildren and another on the way. I also have a four-year-old female Havanese puppy named Annabelle. It’s a privilege to be a part of this awesome team!
Certified Registered Dental Hygienist
Originally from Buffalo, Let’s Go Buffalo! I made my way down to Sarasota five years ago to get out of the blistering cold and into more sunshine. In Buffalo, I achieved my hygiene degree at ECC and have been refining my practice for the last fifteen years. My goal is and always will be to make people smile! In my free time I enjoy lifting at the gym and loving my two fur babies Giovanni and Dino.
Registered Dental Assistant
Native to Ecuador, I moved to Long Island, NY in 1995 where I met my wonderful husband. We have two beautiful children, a 13-year-old boy, and an 11-year-old girl. After my husband retired from the NYPD in 2020, we made the decision to move to Venice, FL to enjoy our lives surrounded by beautiful weather and beaches. I graduated as a dental assistant in 2002 and worked in Pediatric Dentistry for 18 years. After moving to Florida, I was given the opportunity to work in General Dentistry with Dr Bowles and Dr Karow. I feel blessed and fortunate to be able to work in an office full of talented and compassionate people, that genuinely care about their patients, and dental needs.
Our Commitment To Community
We always look forward to giving back to the Sarasota community in any way we can! You may have noticed Dr. Bowles and his team in the community sporting their Dr. Bowles Team shirts! Dr. Bowles is a proud and active member of the community.
We think community is everything, and strive to support ours every day. Check out some of our favorite community events and fundraisers.
“Dr Karo and his assistants are very professional and very pleasant to have work on your new teeth.” – Earnest C.
“Dr Bowles has been the only dentist that I have ever gone to that has taken the fear out of the appointment. He and his employees have always given me the details of every plan of action and made me comfortable during the process. A big THANK YOU to them.” – Nan P.
“I was greeted warmly by the staff as I entered the door. Destiny did a super job and had Dr. Karo check me. It is always a very pleasant experience.” – Sara B.