Yukon Dentistry Team - Hygienists, Dental Assistants & Office Staff
The heart of SmileArts Dental 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 personalized attention to every patient, we 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.
Amber has been a faithful part of the Smile Arts since 2002. She is our clinical supervisor for both offices and always has a warm, friendly and welcoming attitude. "What I love most about my job is helping patients and seeing a big smile on their face when we complete their new smile." She is proud to be part of a team that strives to provide the best and most advanced dental treatment possible for over 14 years. Amber has been married to her husband, Clint since 2006, has a son named Corbin and a new puppy eating everything in her house..!. They enjoy anything outdoors and spend some of their free time drag racing. Join us at SmileArts Dental and meet Amber!
Carla came to SmileArts Dental after 20 years in the oral surgery field and added her superior surgery abilities to our highly skilled team of doctors. Her quiet manner is soothing to our patients and her knowledge and skill is second to none! We regularly perform IV sedation dentistry so that our patients sleep through their entire dental procedures...many times 3-4 hours at a time...while we repair their ENTIRE SMILE! Carla is there through the entire procedure making sure each patient is comfortable and safe. Come visit us and meet Carla....she will get you to sleeping like a baby....literally!
Charlie Jo is our resident clown....always with a smile and a joke....a friendly face that is truly glad to see you! Everyone loves Charlie because she makes coming to the dentist FUN! She started with SmileArts Dental in 2016 with dental assisting as a new career and she is now an efficient dental professional...giving superior patient care with a smile and a laugh that eases the pain and fear of dentistry. Visit us at SmileArts Dental and you will find a friend in Charlie Jo that will make your smile bigger and make you forget you don't like coming to the dentist!
Dee is one of our dental hygienists who graduated in 1988 from the OU College of Dentistry with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. A native Oklahoman, she grew up and graduated high school from Broken Arrow. Dee is a veteran hygienist who is friendly, quick, and efficient. She offers a gentle touch while educating her patients on how to create and maintain excellent dental health. She has two children, Jordan and Miranda, who are active in baseball and cheerleading. Her daily companion is her 97 lb. lap dog, Daly. Everyone here calls her "Aunt Dee"....come and she'll make you part of our family...everyone needs an "Aunt Dee"!
Katie joined our SmileArts team in 2018 bringing her CNA skills into our dental office. The mouth is the doorway to whole body health and Katie helps keep our medical records up to date as well as learning new dental procedures to add to her skill set. She is a bubbly person that never met a stranger and she will put you right at ease with her cute country accent. She loves singing at church and hanging out with her family and friends. Come and meet Katie...she will have you smiling in no time!
Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Kelly joined SmileArts Dental in 2014 as the insurance coordinator and front office assistant and now is primarily our accounts receivable. She is the go-to person for all matters with insurance, which is no easy task in this culture of insurance upheavel. At SmileArts Dental, we strive to give accurate insurance estimates and Kelly works with a team of people to make that happen. She also will go to task with an insurance company to fight for your benefits which makes her a great friend to our patients and a wonderful office asset. Kelly is married to Jesse and they have one daughter, Tatem. Kelly has a houseful of pets and if the world were her playground, she would have good homes for every dog in the world! Come and make a friend that is on your side...meet Kelly!
Kristi has been our general manager over both offices since 2013 and strives to oversee the office in an efficient, professional manner, while also facilitating a family atmosphere. She is loved by her staff and is one of the most kind and giving people you will ever cross paths with. We feel truly blessed to have such an amazing woman as the leader of our team. While keeping a timely schedule for our patients she makes time to help with treatment plans that suit the individual health and financial needs of each patient. She and her husband Chuck also pastor a church in Chickasha, Oklahoma where they have been serving since 1996. She is the proud mother of three grown daughters and three grandchildren, Lawson, Laina and Davis. Kristi remembers each patient that comes to SmileArts Dental....visit a place where everybody knows your name!
Sawyer joined SmileArts Dental to help with our surgical team. She comes with a background and special training in surgical dentistry and will put you at ease when you need an understanding person to calm your fears. She is super friendly and will talk your ear off if you want someone to talk to! Dr. Aaron has the specialty training to sedate you under IV Conscious sedation to complete all the work in your mouth..extractions, fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, root canals...all while you SLEEP. Ashley is there the entire appointment to see that you are healthy, comfortable and calm. Come meet Sawyer!
Shelli joined us in 2014 as our front desk coordinator and friendly patient greeter. She keeps all of our patients information correct, safe, and secure while making new friends and learning all about our patients. Shelli is a certified dental assistant and will occasionally use her assisting skills in the clinic as well as utilizing that knowledge in the front office answering any questions that patients have about their treatment options. Having someone up front that genuinely cares about you is a rarity in the medical field but you will find that in abundance with Shelli and all the staff at SmileArts Dental. She has one son, Blaine and a daughter, Gemma. Come meet Shelli... you'll feel like family!
Ron is one of our dental hygienists and adds a male perspective to our dental hygiene team. His gentle, caring manor has made him a favorite with many of our long-time patients and he is always a gentleman when providing dental care. He is married to his wife, Dr. Ginger Bratzel and has two children, Weston and Brynn. Graduating from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science degree, he has been a dental hygienist since 2004 after dental assisting for many years with his wife. Visit us at SmileArts Dental and Ron will make you a patient for life!
Alyssa joined SmileArts Dental recently after a tour in Alaska with her husband Kendal who served in the Air Force. She is originally from Colorado but is now a proud Oklahoman after marrying her sweetheart who was born and raised here. In fact....he has been a patient at SmileArts Dental for over 20 years! She is very quiet but a real a sweetie and will make you feel right at home at SmileArts Dental! She loves to travel and meet new people so come on in and meet Alyssa!
Monica joined our team in 2018 and brings her vast knowledge of dental and medical insurance to benefit all of our patients at SmileArts Dental. Insurance is very difficult to navigate and takes a special kind of person to "dig down" to get it right. Monica is that person. We pride ourselves at SmileArts to get every patient's treatment plan correctly figured....we don't just GUESS! Monica makes that happen! She is super efficient at her job and makes the insurance companies pay their fair share! You might not meet Monica....she is working in her office so diligently that she rarely makes an appearance in the front office...but you will appreciate her hard work when you see your treatment plan! She has a daughter Sofia and a beagle named Boi. She was born in Los Angeles, CA and loves to play soccer. She also speaks Spanish and helps us out as an interpreter. Come see what an office with a great insurance coordinator can do for you!
Clinic Patient Liaison
Cassandra is a new edition to SmileArts Dental Studio. She comes with several years of experience in patient care and she works to make sure the front office and clinic staff are all on the same page with patient care. She is super friendly, a mother of two, and avid soccer player, and she speaks Spanish to help interpret for our Spanish-speaking patients. Come one come all to meet Cassandra and you will get a great smile and maybe an "Hola!"
Elizabeth joins our team as a treatment planner with multiple years of dental experience. She is a person who truly cares about our patients and wants to help them to afford their treatment while maximizing their insurance benefits. She can show you how you can get to a healthy smile with the least amount of $ out of your pocket! Her sweet demeanor will calm your spirit and her beautiful smile will make you feel encouraged! She has one son that is the light of her life....Come meet Elizabeth and make a quick friend!
Tori is a new hygiene addition to SmileArts Dental and works in both Yukon and Oklahoma City locations. She is a sweet little bubbly cutie who's passion is to educate her patients about good dental care. She takes great pride in making sure her patients feel well cared for by the time they leave her chair...answering all questions and giving great home-care instructions. Come meet Tori and you will feel right at home in her chair!