Dr. Bowman’s Outside the Office


Dr. Bowman considers himself fortunate that his profession has offered the opportunity to travel and give lectures in places he would never have imagined visiting otherwise. Fortunately, Jay’s vocation is also his avocation as he enjoys problem solving, designing/inventing, writing, collaborating, and talking about orthodontics with colleagues around the world. Jay is also an avid St. Louis Blues and Kalamazoo Wings hockey fan and Formula 1 racing maven.

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Jay’s career is reflected in his passions, “I always to be in control of my work environment, select the music I wanted to listen to, and insure that the daily experience is enjoyable.” Jay is a passionate music fan, having been a radio DJ and music director, once owning a collectible record store, and also playing keyboards in rock bands. Thanks to his close friend, Louie Pérez of the band Los Lobos, Jay is able to occasionally “step behind the curtain” to see the real rock world on the road, traveling with the band, and even having the unique chance to play on-stage with Los Lobos in Italy!  “I once told my Mom that when I grow-up, I want to be an orthodontist.”  She wisely replied, “Sorry, but you can’t do both…”

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing

– Mother Teresa