We are very proud of our team here at Pediatric Dentistry East PC. Our staff is specially trained to provide not only the best care, but also the best overall experience for you and your child. All of our staff members are well trained in child psychology and filled with compassion and understanding. They love working with children of all ages. We will do everything that we can to ensure that your child has a good visit.

Our entire staff is dedicated to oral health and giving our patients the very best care dentistry has to offer. We do this by continuing our education and keeping up with the latest developments. We are able to provide the highest quality dental services only because of our amazing staff.


Dr. Sue Nimer

Dr. Sue Nimer is a native of Birmingham, AL. She received her D.M.D from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and subsequently her Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry from the Children’s Hospital of Alabama and UAB School of Dentistry. She has a master’s degree in Pediatric Dentistry and a PhD in neurophysiology. She taught full-time at UAB’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry for several years, later becoming a part-time Associate Clinical Professor once she began working in a private practice setting. She is certified in the treatment of persons with special needs, in the use of oral sedation and treatment with the aid of general anesthesia. She holds clinical privileges at The Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Stringfellow Memorial Hospital and Floyd Medical Center.

Dr. Nimer is an active member of the Alabama Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the UAB School of Dentistry Alumni Association. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Bruce (also a dentist!), her children, Mark and Leanne, her three grandsons and her German Shepherd. She loves traveling, hiking and reading.


Dr. Bowman

Dr. Bowman is Dr. Nimer’s daughter … we like to keep in it the family here at PDE! She is a native of Birmingham, AL where she attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham, obtaining her undergraduate degree, her D.M.D degree and Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Bowman is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. During her pediatric training, Dr. Bowman obtained extensive experience in the treatment of persons with special needs, sedation dentistry and general anesthesia. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry and UAB School of Dentistry Alumni Association. She currently serves as the president of the Alabama Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and as the secretary of the Alabama Dental Association’s Fifth District.

Dr. Bowman lives in Gadsden with her husband, Brian, their sons, William and Barrett, and their Weimaraner, Lexie. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Bowman enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, spinning and Pilates.


Dr. Amber Martin-Bishop

Like our other doctors, Dr. Amber Martin-Bishop is also a native of Birmingham, AL. Her aspirations for dentistry began with her singing orthodontist at age 12. She followed her dreams to the University of Alabama where she graduated with honors in 2002 with a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology. Dr. Martin-Bishop attended the UAB School of Dentistry. Upon graduation she practiced general dentistry for 6 years where she cultivated a love for kids through work in practice and in her community. She also served 2 years in the National Health Service Corps. In 2013 Dr. Martin-Bishop returned to UAB and Children’s Hospital of Alabama to complete her pediatric dental residency. During this time, she received extensive training in preventive, restorative, and hospital dentistry for children. Dr. Martin- Bishop was selected as a Sparks Center Trainee where she received additional training in treating persons with special needs. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Birmingham District Dental Society and American Dental Association.

Dr. Martin-Bishop lives in Birmingham her sweet hubby, Fred, and their daughter Charleigh. She is a member of Church Of The Highlands and loves God, her family, and the Alabama Crimson Tide! She loves to read, travel, and cuddle with her sweet girl.


Meet Our PDE Staff

Kelley Russell – Office Manager

Shannon Ragan – Dental Hygienist

Chasity McCord – Dental Assistant

Emily Sherrod – Insurance Coordinator

Gina Battles – Patient Coordinator

Paige Hilburn – Dental Hygienist

Chelsea Bell – Dental Hygienist

Abigail Gregerson – Dental Assistant

Madelyn Womack – Dental Assistant

Brianna Coogler – Dental Assistant

O’Dalys Cruz – Patient Coordinator

Tonya Fox – Clinical Assistant