Meet our Team

Although our sign proclaims dentistry, we are really in the people business. We have an uncompromising commitment to the patient first. This concept guides the design, implementation and evaluation of all procedures and conduct whether administrative or clinical. Our goal is simple . . . It is to provide professional dental care services of the highest quality with the utmost compassion.

Our goal is EXCELLENCE! To achieve this goal, it is necessary for all individuals to be part of the team and for each team member to agree to maintain the dependability, integrity, responsibility and pride. Each individual is as important as the other; each job as necessary as the other job. Cooperative team support will enable us to successfully attain our goal.

We pledge to be kind, sympathetic and understanding to our patients and to each other. We will be alert to patient and employee dissatisfaction and respond appropriately. We will be committed to open communication and positive relationships. Most importantly we will enjoy what we do, whom we work with and the patients we care for.


Gordon – Dental Hygienist

Gordon is a 2003 graduate from the Indiana University School of Dentistry dental hygiene program. He was a frequent visitor to the deans’ list but not so frequent as to wear out his welcome.

Gordon grew up outside of Chicago but has also lived in Atlanta, Georgia prior to moving to his families’ native Indiana. He has lived here for the last 26 years.

Gordon is married with two children, and too many cats. He has also been a loyal employee for the past seven years.


Jamie – Dental Assistant

Jamie earned her Dental Assisting Certificate from Dental Careers Foundation and has 16 years experience. She has worked with Dr. Garvin for 6 years.

Jamie has an outgoing personality and will help patients relax and feel comfortable during dental treatment. She will be your side while Dr. Garvin is improving your smile.

After hours, Jamie enjoys spending time with her daughter, friends, and 3 dogs. She spends time outdoors camping, boating, swimming, and watching her daughter play sports.

Shelby Koval

Shelby – Dental Hygienist

Shelby grew up in Hamilton, IN and joined the Navy out of high school in 2008. She graduated with a dental hygiene degree from Indiana University Northwest in 2017 and moved to Indianapolis the same year.

In her free time, she spends time with her boyfriend Logan and their dogs. They bought their first house and really enjoying Indianapolis.

Donna Bowman

Donna – Business Assistant

Donna returned to Garvin Dentistry in January of 2019 after a brief absence, she has worked in the dental industry since 1978.

She enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband Scott, reading, decorating interiors and spoiling her 2 grandchildren.