Meet Our Dental Team – Tulsa, OK
A Dental Team That’s Tulsa-Trusted
Many of our team members have been with us for over five years and have built meaningful and personalized relationships with our patients, making our office feel homey and welcoming. With a commitment to providing exceptional care that’s memorable, our friendly Tulsa dental team is always happy to answer patients’ questions and concerns so they feel comfortable and confident in the dentistry they receive from us.
Chelsea Martin, Practice Manager of Operations
Chelsea joined our team in 2017, bringing along her natural talent for making people feel right at home. She’s a native of Riverside, CA and studied at Ottawa University. Today, what she enjoys most about her role is helping our entire team take care of patients in the best way possible. At home, Chelsea is recently married and has a daughter. Outside of working hours, she enjoys playing with her daughter, renovating her home, and playing slow-pitch softball. She’s a big baseball fan in general and has visited nine different MLB stadiums so far. One day, she hopes to see them all!
Ciara Mowery, Dental Hygienist
Before joining our team, Ciara attended the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology as well as the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. Today, she has more than six years of experience in the dental field and has completed additional training in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and laser dentistry. She absolutely loves helping each patient feel comfortable and designing home care strategies to help them maintain their healthy, happy smiles between their visits as well. Life at home is busy for her too – she and her husband just welcomed a precious baby girl into their family, Stevie! In addition to spending lots of time with loved ones, she enjoys traveling, shopping, golfing with her husband, and cleaning.
Kendra Chaney, Dental Assistant
Kendra studied at Dental Careers of Tulsa, and she has over three years of experience with oral surgery assisting. She is certified in X-rays and BSL. Today, what she enjoys most about her job is helping patients regain their confidence through a healthier, happier smile while also working with such a great doctor and team! Outside of the dental office, she and her husband Ian have a daughter named Lydia and a son named Brody. Her personal hobbies include camping, boating, going to the lake, taking road trips, and traveling with loved ones. In addition to her dental expertise, she’s a licensed hair stylist and cosmetology instructor.
Lacey Kanipe, Dental Hygienist
Lacey has been an essential member of our team for more than four years now, and she’s been working in the dental field for over a decade! She studied dental hygiene at the University of Oklahoma and is certified in CPR, nitrous oxide, local anesthesia, and laser dentistry. What she enjoys most about her job is forming relationships with our wonderful patients and helping them achieve their oral health goals. Away from work, she loves spending time with her spouse, their baby boy, and their fur baby. Her other hobbies include staying active with church, visiting Lake Tenkiller, and cheering on the Sooners. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she’s left-handed and comes from a family where most of the members are left-handed too.
Rylee, Hygiene Assistant
Born in Verdigris, OK, Rylee loves being part of a dental team that feels more like a family! Not only does she get to work with people who care about each other, but together they get to make a positive impact on the lives of their patients. She started her journey in the dental field by attending Tidewater Community College and Rogers State University. She later studied at Tulsa Tech to earn her license as a dental assistant and hygienist. She’s also certified in nitrous oxide, sealants, polishing, and X-rays.
At home, Rylee spends time with her father and pet golden doodle named Ruger. When she has the chance, she enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends and family, tasting new foods, walking her dog, and shopping. One fun fact about her: she’s had the same group of friends since she was 10 years old!
Kari Taylor, Dental Assistant
Kari’s career in the dental field spans an impressive 20 years so far, and she continues to love meeting new people and having a positive impact on their lives! As for her studies, she attended Oklahoma Health Academy and pursued additional training in radiography, dental sealants, nitrous oxide, and polishing. At home, Kari and her husband have four amazing children that keep them very busy. However, they always make time to be together, whether it’s cycling, spending time outdoors, or hanging out with friends. Here’s something you might not know about her: she’s very musical!
Stephanie Karn, Dental Hygienist
Stephanie is originally from Lake Arrowhead, California! Before coming to Oklahoma a few years ago, she studied at Loma Linda University (which is where she earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene). Today, she has nearly a decade of experience in the world of dentistry and has undergone additional training on anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and dental lasers. When she isn’t at our office, she loves spending time with her husband of 15 years as well as their three beautiful children. She also enjoys watching Oklahoma football, and she is working on her master’s degree in clinical and mental health counseling.
Sue Klatt, Business Associate
Sue is originally from Iowa, which is where her 20+ year career in dentistry began. After attending Iowa State University and St. Ambrose University, she worked as an office manager in a dental practice. Throughout the years, she has thoroughly enjoyed connecting with patients, and she looks forward to getting to know each and every one of you! Her family consists of her four wonderful adult children and six adorable grandchildren. She truly loves spending as much time as she can with them as well as reading, getting involved in her church, and doing arts and crafts. In fact, she is a talented calligrapher!
Sofia Arenas, Dental Assistant
Sofia grew up right here in Tulsa, so having the opportunity to care for the smiles of our patients is extra special. She currently has over three years of experience in the dental field as well as advanced training in radiation, coronal polishing, and nitrous oxide. As for life outside the office, she loves spending time with her close-knit family, friends, and hairless chihuahua pixie!
Stephani, Dental Assistant
With well over a decade of experience in the dental field, Stephani loves being able to help people change their smiles and create a major difference in their lives. She began her career by studying at the Eastern Oklahoma State College, earning her license in dental assisting. She is also certified in various topics, such as Radiation Protection and Safety, coronal polishing and topical fluoride, pit and fissure sealants, and the administration of nitrous oxide. Outside of dentistry, Stephani enjoys hanging out with her niece and nephew and their boxer puppy, Sadie. She also likes watching sports and spending time outdoors and on the lake. One cool fact about her: she can play five different instruments!