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Our Staff

All of our professionals at Bloomington Dental Group maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

The brief description below is designed to familiarize you with our doctor’s training, professional credentials and work experience.

Dr. Joshua O. Howder, DDS

Dr. Joshua O. Howder, DDS

Josh grew up in Vincennes, Indiana, where he attended Vincennes Lincoln High School and graduated in 1995. Josh attended Vincennes University from 1995-1997. He continued his education at Indiana University, where he received his B.S. in 2000. After working for a year, Josh enrolled in dental school and received his dental degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2005. In 2008, Josh married his wife, Dr. Seelye Parker, and they have two young boys, Benjamin and William.

Josh enjoys attending IU sporting events, music, and spending time with friends and family.


  • Indiana Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • South Central Dental Society
  • Bloomington Dental Society​

Dental Experience

Bloomington Dental Group March 2006-Present
Jackson Creek Dental July 2009-October 2012
Brownstown Dental Clinic July 2005-2009
Monroe County Dental Center July 2005-December 2005

Continuing Education

Fellow: International Congress of Oral Implantologists 2011-Present
Bloomington Dental Society: ongoing variety of C.E. courses 2006-Present
Perio Institute: basic implant surgery June 27-28, 2008
Basic Cerec Training May 17, 2008
Noble Biocare: noble guide implant January 9, 2007
Mercer Leadership Training November 9, 2006
Imtec Corporation: Imtec Sendax Mimi dental implant September 22, 2006