Jim Bowden D.D.S. was born and raised in El Paso, where he played on the state championship basketball team at Eastwood High School in 1976. He then went on to play basketball for the legendary coach Don Haskins at the University of Texas at El Paso. He completed his dental training and pediatric dental training at the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio and then went on to be trained in orthodontics at the University of Texas Dental School in Houston. Dr. Bowden is board eligible in both specialties and has the distinction of being the only dual trained specialist in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics in El Paso.