Meet Our Dental Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.


Office Manager

Kathy has been the office manager for Dr. Dowden's patients for the past 5 years. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program at the Indiana School of Dentistry and worked for 10 years as an expanded function dental assistant.  She then decided to move into more of a management role to help the patients understand their treatment and the many different aspects of their benefits.  She continues to find this patient contact and assistance as one of her most gratifying roles in dentistry.  In her spare time, Kathy likes going to garage sales looking to find that next undiscovered treasure.  She likes spending time with her three children and three grandchildren with another grandchild soon to arrive.  Her kitties keep her and her husband, Rick, company at home when then children are not visiting.


Dental Hygienist

Maryssa is the Dental Hygienist at Dowden Family Dentistry. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in May 2018. She recently got married and moved to Westfield with her husband, Drew. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family as well as making jewelry. One of Maryssa’s favorite things about being a dental hygienist is getting to know her patients and building relationships with them. Her favorite quote is “You don’t have to brush all of your teeth, just the ones you want to keep!” 


Dental Assistant

Kacie is a Certified Dental Assistant at Dowden Family Dentistry in Fishers.  She was a CNA for 13 years prior to becoming a Dental Assistant. She received her dental assisting degree from Ross Medical Education Center in Kokomo. She has three daughters ages 15, 13, and 7. She recently moved to the Fishers area with her boyfriend, Chris. Her hobbies include playing volleyball, shopping, watching moves and sports and taking bike rides.  When she is not at work she is spending her time with her daughters, or her family.


Dental Assistant

Taylor became a Certified Dental Assistant after graduating from the Dental Assisting program at the Indiana School of Dentistry with her coronal polishing and fluoride certification.  During her time in school, she received the Best Clinical Achievement Award.  She will be attending an Expanded Functions Course in the fall.  In her free time, she likes to go hiking at Turkey Run State Part as well as travel over the U.S. with her friends and family.  She has a guinea pig named Dori.