Dr. Benny Edwards
Dr. Benny Edwards grew up in the Ada area, attending Konawa High School and East Central University. He graduated from the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry in 1980 and started his dental practice in Ada that same year.Dr. Edwards' dedication to continuing dental education has enabled him and his dental team to stay "fired up" about dentistry and to stay on top of all of the changes.
He is a graduate of the L. D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and the Dale Carnegie course. In addition, he is a member of the American Equilibration Society, American Orthodontic Society, Red Earth Dental Study Club, Oklahoma Dental Association and the American Academy of Dental Practice Administrators.
Dr. Trey Edwards
Dr. Trey Edwards grew up in Ada, OK, and graduated from Ada High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and dental degree from the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry. After dental school, Dr. Trey was accepted into a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry where he completed comprehensive training in cosmetic procedures, dental implants, and surgical procedures.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, Oklahoma Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Trey enjoys being active in the local community through serving on the Ada Chamber of Commerce Board and leading a small group with his wife, Lindsey, at H20 Church. He and Lindsey are self -proclaimed dental nerds who enjoy adventures with their boys when away from the office.
The Ada Smile Place Team
Rita K. (Roberson) Edwards
Rita graduated from Roff High School and East Central University with a double major in mathematics and physics. She completed both a Master of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics at the University of Oklahoma and completed all coursework for a PhD in mathematics education.
Presently, she is the chief financial officer for the Ada Smile Place and has been working with her husband, Benny, in the dental practice since 1980. Rita loves to cook and makes freshly baked cookies every morning for the Ada Smile Team and patients to enjoy.
Lindsey (Shores) Edwards, RDH
Lindsey was born and raised in Ada. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene after attending ECU for her prerequisites.
Lindsey is a member for the American Dental Hygienists Association and the Oklahoma Dental Hygienists Association. She is a firm believer in the link between oral health and overall health. Her passion is about educating patients and helping them achieve their goals! She loves to build relationships with her patients and provide a relaxing atmosphere in which her patients feel comfortable.
Taran (Vass) Williams, RDH
Taran was born and raised in Ada, graduated from Ada High school in 2010. She took her dental hygiene prerequisites at East Central University. Taran graduated with an associate degree from Amarillo College of Dental Hygiene.
She is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association, Oklahoma Dental Hygienists Association and the Red Earth Study Club for Dental Hygienist. She believes that a healthy active lifestyle and good oral health contribute to a healthy life.
Melanie Hill, Dental Assistant
Melanie has been with Dr. Edwards and the Ada Smile Team since 1987. She has received certifications from the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry in radiology, coronal polishing, sealant application and the use of nitrous oxide.
She encourages people to maintain better oral health because the link between it and their physical health has been proven to be extremely important. Melanie loves to see someone transformed by the services we provide, every thing from restoring a mouth to a more healthy state for one patient, to helping another have a brighter and whiter smile, to simply easing another patient’s fear of dentistry.
Jeanne Curtis, Dental Assistant
Jeanne has been a dental assistant for Ada Smile Place for 22 years but she has 35 years of experience in the dental field. She received her dental assisting certificate in Oklahoma from the College of Health Careers 1981 and worked for an orthodontic office in Oklahoma City for 11 years. When her family returned to the Vanoss area she started working for Dr. Edwards and the Ada Smile Place.
Since Dr. Edwards does orthodontics, including Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, it allowed her to utilize her prior orthodontic experience. One of Jeanne's favorite things to do is to pamper her patients. Since she works with the patients that are having major restorative or cosmetic procedures done, they usually have very long appointments. She tries to make their visit more pleasant and relaxing by offering paraffin hand treatments, a back massage unit in the dental chair, flavored lip balms, warm guest towels, and their favorite music on an I-pod or DVD's shown on the television in the ceiling above their heads. When treatment is finished she gives them a milkshake. She truly enjoys helping patients not only with their oral health but their overall well being.
Shauna McCary, Dental Assistant
Shauna McCary started at Ada Smile Place in 2008 while attending East Central University and became a full-time employee in 2011.
Shauna is certified in radiology, nitrous oxide, coronal polishing and sealant application. Shauna has attended East Central University and lives in Byng with her husband Malachi and their son Jonathan Wayne.
Kayla (Johnson) Taylor, Smile Coordinator
Kayla is currently the team quarterback, as she schedules the plays for each day. She was born and raised in Ada. Kayla graduated from Byng High School in 2008 and spent her first two years of college studying and playing softball at Seminole State College. After receiving her Associate's Degree from Seminole State, Kayla spent three years studying at East Central University where she graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science. Since joining our team in 2013 she has received her certification in radiology and coronal polishing.
Barbara Jolly, Treatment Coordinator
Barbara is our treatment coordinator. She attended Mississippi State University where she earned a degree in English Education. For many years, she supported her husband, Lance, during his career as an officer in the U. S. Air Force. After his retirement, they moved their family to Ada and settled here.
Barbara has four children and two grandchildren. She enjoys reading, cooking, and crafts. She was interested in working at Ada Smile Place because of the excellent dental care she and her family received, and she became part of our team. She believes in providing a positive environment where others are supported and cared for.
Amelia Stevens, Insurance/Financial Coordinator
Amelia is a native of Ada, and she is thrilled to be serving her community by working with the wonderful team members that make up Ada Smile Place. She graduated from East Central University in May 2016 with a degree in English Education. While at ECU she was a member of and held many leadership positions in Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, Panhellenic Council, Habitat for Humanity, National Honor Society, and she played the trumpet for the Pride of Tigerland. Amelia was also a member of the Greek and English honor societies.
Jana Fisher, Dental Assistant
Jana Fisher joined the team at Ada smile place July of 2016. She lives in Ada with her husband, Wyatt and dog, Bailey. Jana has a Bachelor’s degree in Family & Consumer Sciences and enjoys cooking, yoga, home improvement projects, camping and other outdoor activities.
Jeannine White, Hygienist
Jeannine graduated from Washington High School in Washington, Oklahoma. She acquired her Dental Hygiene prerequisites through Oklahoma City Community College and Rose State College. She then graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Dental Hygiene.
Jeannine is a member of The American Dental Hygiene Association and The Oklahoma Dental Hygiene Association. Jeannine knows the importance of having good oral hygiene and takes pride in helping her patients achieve their goals to obtain a healthy smile.
We want all of your patients to be relaxed and comfortable while they wait for their appointment. Take a seat in our tastefully decorated reception area and enjoy a cup of coffee or a hot mug of tea.
Our staff loves children! We have gone above and beyond in making our office a pleasant experience for all of our patients, regardless of their age. We encourage your children to enjoy our brightly colored waiting area, complete with fun activities and an arcade machine.
Our treatment rooms are truly state of the art. There are two TV’s in each room: one 32” mounted against the wall so patients can actually see their own teeth, radiographs, and images in high definition and another flush with the ceiling so patients can watch something entertaining while receiving treatment. There are computers in every operatory as well as up-to-date dentistry technology to provide you with the best possible service. One thing that sets us apart from other practices is that all of our treatment rooms have glass doors which allow us to provide our patients with privacy and keeps us HIPAA compliant.
Proper sterilization is a top priority at Ada Smile Place. We also have a cutting-edge hospital-grade sterilizer called a Triangle Unit which is developed by Patterson Dental. The sinks, doors, and drawers are all foot activated which helps us keep everything as clean as possible.
The consultation room is the heart of our office. Here we can talk with patients one-on-one about their treatment and finance options. It is much better talking face-to-face in a quiet non-dental room where the patient and financial coordinator can discuss possible options, and they can choose the treatment that best coincides with their own dental goals.
The comfort of our patients is one of our highest priorities. Our staff is always ready to offer you a paraffin wax hand treatment, a massaging dental chair, flavored lip balms, warm guest towels, and a chance to listen to your favorite music or watch a movie while you get treatment. Afterwards, we will give you a delicious milkshake!
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